North American ALPS

Many tall waterfalls occur where meltwater from mountain glaciers drop down a headwall, which are common occurrences in the North Cascades. Many waterfalls, despite their great height, are non-notable as they are not clearly visible and often have low volume. Seahpo Peak Falls, despite its great height at nearly 2,200 feet (670 m), is an example of one of these waterfalls. A few notable exceptions do occur; Sulphide Creek Falls occurs where meltwaters from two of the largest Mount Shuksan glaciers are forced through a narrow chute over a 2,183-foot…

Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon)

Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) is an island nation south of India, in the Indian Ocean. Its diverse landscapes range from rainforest and arid plains to plateaus and sandy beaches. It is famous for its ancient Buddhist ruins, including the 5th century Citadel of Sigiriya with its palace and frescoes. The city of Anuradhapura, the ancient capital of Sri Lanka, has many ruins over 2,000 years old.

Saona Island

Saona Island lies off the southeastern tip of the Dominican Republic. Part of the East National Park, it’s known for mangroves and coral reefs and palm-fringed beaches like Palmilla Beach. The island’s shallow waters are home to starfish. Mano Juan is a laid-back fishing village near Flamingo Lagoon, with colorful shacks and a turtle sanctuary. To the west, the Cave of Cotubanamá has pre-Columbian rock art.

The scarlet macaw

The scarlet macaw (Ara macao) is a large red, yellow, and blue Central and South American parrot, a member of a large group of Neotropical parrots called macaws. It is native to humid evergreen forests of tropical Central and South America. Its range extends from south-eastern Mexico to the Peruvian Amazon, Ecuador, Colombia, Bolivia, Venezuela and Brazil in lowlands of 500 m (1,640 ft) (at least formerly) up to 1,000 m (3,281 ft), as well as the Pacific island of Coiba. Formerly, it ranged north to southern Tamaulipas. In some…

Cashew

How many of us know that the Cashew nut comes from a fruit on a tree, The cashew tree is a tropical evergreen tree that produces the cashew seed and the cashew apple pseudofruit. The tree can grow as high as 14 m, but the dwarf cultivars, growing up to 6 m, prove more profitable, with earlier maturity and greater yields. The cashew is now of pan-tropical distribution and is grown commercially in many tropical areas of the world, including East Africa, Southeast Asia, India, and Australia, with India, Côte…

The Masai Tribe Kenya Africa

The Masai  are a tribe, estimated at about 880 000 people living in Kenya Southern and Tanzania Northern. They speak Maa , which is an Eastern Nilotic language , although many of them are able to express themselves correctly in Swahili and English . Most of the Maasai maintain their traditional religion, although in recent years some have converted to Christianity. 3 Before colonization they were dedicated to predation. Currently, they are nomadic herders of bovids , sheep and goats, around which their economic wealth revolves. They live in settlements…

Labadee Beach Haiti

This is one of the beaches of Haiti The location is named after the Marquis de La Badie, a Frenchman who first settled the area in the 17th century. The peninsula and a village were named Labadie. The cruise company spells the name “Labadee” to make it easier for American English-speakers to pronounce.Once you get to Labadee you will understand why it’s famed for its Zipline excursion and hopefully get to ride it. Soaring 500 feet above ground, it is the longest over the water zip line course world overAlthough Labadee is more safe than the rest of Haiti,…

Malaysia

Malaysia is a country in Southeast Asia. The federal constitutional monarchy consists of 13 states and three federal territories, separated by the South China Sea . Malaysia is a Southeast Asian country occupying parts of the Malay Peninsula and the island of Borneo. It’s known for its beaches, rainforests and mix of Malay, Chinese, Indian and European cultural influences. The capital, Kuala Lumpur, is home to colonial buildings, busy shopping districts such as Bukit Bintang and skyscrapers such as the iconic, 451m-tall Petronas Twin Towers.

St Nick Abbey

Battle Abbey and dedicated to St Martin of Tours. The Grade I listed site is now operated by English Heritage as 1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield, which 10 KB (1,092 words) – 19:27, 26 October 2019 Mount St Bernard Abbey Mount St Bernard Abbey is a Roman Catholic, Trappist monastery near Coalville, Leicestershire, England, founded in 1835 in the parish of Whitwick, and 81 KB (11,975 words) – 23:43, 25 January 2020 Downton Abbey Jessica (2011). The World of Downton Abbey. Foreword by Julian Fellowes, photography by Nick Briggs. New York: St. Martin’s Press. ISBN 978-1-250-00634-9 121 KB (11,325 words) – 01:09, 24 January 2020 St Albans Abbey railway…