A sunny and peaceful Saturday morning… and we were driving our way out from Athens. Our destination was the Gereneia Mountains in the west border of Attica; however, there was only a tiny portion of all the distance separating us from our destination we got to cover, after all. As the car was rolling along the […]
It was one of those hot Saigonese evenings. I was sitting in one of those depraved pubs of Bui Vien street, having some beers with two fellow Japanese travelers while watching the motley crowd passing up and down the street. It was then when that cheery, young girl, all of a sudden, darted out of the […]
Pyxarias is the fourth highest mountain on Euboea, Greece’s second largest island. It is located at the northernmost tip of the great mountain range forming the spine of the island, right at the point where the range concludes before the Kereus plains of north Euboea. It owes its name to the common box (buxus semprevirens) shrub (Greek: […]
The sun that rose over the West African coast, that morning, was the last one to find me in Bissau. My plan for that day was to farewell that country and move up north to Serrekunda, Gambia’s largest city. I packed my stuff slowly, had my breakfast, and was ready to go. Getting out on […]
Mount Sibayak is an active stratovolcano located in North Sumatra. Its accessibility and its proximity to North Sumatra’s capital, Medan, make it a very popular destination for Indonesian, as well as international hikers who want to marvel at its seething crater and enjoy the astonishing views from its top.
Since that time I first remember myself being introduced to the world’s geography and history, my curiosity was always keenly animated by the prospect of visiting that tiny sovereign state, situated on the north coast of Borneo, called Brunei.
Doi Pha Hom Pok mountain is Thailand’s northernmost national park. It’s mostly covered by dense, wild jungle. Its summit reaches an elevation of 2285, which makes it Thailand’s second highest mountain. It is sparsely visited, especially by foreigners, so it can make an ideal destination for one who seeks to experience the wild in an otherwise crowded with tourists country. Being […]
Mount Helicon may not enjoy the honor of a good position amongst Greece’s highest mountains, coming only 59th in the row. Despite its nearly insignificant heigh (1749m) however, it may well boast of being one of the most renowned mountains in the world concerning its millennia-long, rich history and tradition. This mountain has been carrying a sacred notion […]