On my way back from the Manali bus stand yesterday, after enquiring about the ticket, I decided to make a quick stop at the pine forest that marks the road leading up to the Old Manali bridge. Running down from the slopes of the Hadimba temple, the forest is first abruptly bisected by the road and then further down valley...
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Sicily is the heart of the Mediterranean Sea and has been the cradle of culture for the most important western civilisations over the past 3000 years. Its wonderful variety of ashes, traditions and cultures, transform Sicily into the impressive and magnificent island it is now. Greeks, Romans, Goths, Byzantines and Arabs are just a few of the civilisations whose influences...
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The inhospitable Southern Highlands of Iceland are vast, sparse and un-populated. Here, nature is at its rawest, impossible shapes rise out of nothing amongst the glaciers, volcanoes, hot-springs and lava fields. The isolated structures belonging to the shepherds act as the frontier between nature and culture. They are buffer between order and chaos, between life and death.
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