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The Romanian Sfinx is a megalith created by nature alone

Seen from one side and from the front, the Sphinx has a striking resemblance with a human head. But no chisel and hammer have touched this block of stone. The amazing shape is all the work of wind, water and the constant frost and defrost. The place where the Sphinx is found, close to the […]

Mount Pantokrator, the highest point on Corfu Island

Though Mount Pantokrator is rather a hill of 906 m above the sea level, and I am accustomed with higher altitudes, this mountain scared me to death. It starts like any other street in Corfu, where roads encircle the island, never going in a straight line, and although from one point the buildings disappear and […]

Natural pyramids of Melnik, Bulgaria

For the small Bulgarian resort of Melnik, the sandy hills have been turned into a marketing opportunity, as they are presented as natural sand pyramids. And indeed, they can be quite appealing in some moments of the day, with their yellow color reflecting the sun, but they are not quite the spectacle they are advertised […]

Transfagarasan: “The best road in the world” according to BBC’s Top Gear

When BBC filmed one of its Top Gear editions, the crew couldn’t miss Transfagarasan, a spectacular winding road that climbs the Fagaras Mountain, breaks the mountain through a tunnel and ends near a massive dam. While driving an expensive sports car on the road that resembles a Formula 1 race track in a wild landscape, […]

Amazing Meteora Monasteries, an Orthodox Miracle

The tradition of monasticism comes from Egypt and Syria, with the patron of this reclusive lifestyle, St Anthony. In the most extreme form of abandoning the world and its temptations, monks would seek the most remote places, living in the wilderness only by the means provided by nature. The rocky hills of Meteora were ideal […]

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