Author: RunawayJuno

Photo of the Week: Dry Rivers of Namibia

  Dry Rivers of Namibia   Are there rivers in African deserts? Yes and No. Hiking on the dry river beds was one of the most eye-opening experiences during my time in Namibia. It taught me, once again, that something we see isn’t everything. As you can see from the picture, there are rows of trees and plants between the rocky valley. It was taken at Kuiseb River during a road trip from Windhoek to Swakopmund on the way to a skiing expedition on the sand dunes.  There’s no water to be seen. We know Africa is a dry...

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5 Reasons to Visit Brisbane Australia

Art Brisbane is a city with art built into its fabric. Statues stand on the ground and some art even floats in the sky . Or sometimes it’s hanging from the ceiling of a building, or covering a high-rise like a jacket. The Art Built-in policy came into effect in July 1999, meaning 2%  funding would allocated for public art within all large Queensland State Government capital works building budgets. The Government required that this money should be designated to integrating art and design. Thanks to the Art Built-in policy, Brisbane became one of the most interesting cities for...

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Photo of the Week: Lake Matheson New Zealand

Photo of the Week: Lake Matheson New Zealand

  Lake Matheson New Zealand The drive between Franz Josef to Queenstown, New Zealand, offers some of the most spectacular scenery. The entire ride was a series of rolling mountain peaks, deep-blue glacial lakes, a landscape of rain forests and crystal clear waterfalls, and many more interesting and beautiful landscapes. Especially Lake Matheson in the Westland National Park is famous for picture-perfect reflected views of Mount Cook (Aoraki) and Mount Tasman, and a home to many water birds. It is a must-do attraction for any visitors who do the  glacier walk on Franz Josef and Fox Josef Glacier (which...

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Photo of the Week: Sunrise over the Sea of Cortez Mexico

This week’s Photo of the Week comes to us from Juno Kim of Seven o’clock in the morning, four of us started hiking to the top of the small hill behind our hotel. We could see the Sea of Cortez (Gulf of California) from our balcony, but we were determined to watch a great view of the sunrise on our last morning in Baja California Sur. Only after a half an hour walking along the hiking path that was guided by giant cactus and animal bones, we reached the top. The sun was hiding behind the clouds, making...

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Pure New Zealand: 5 points of view

Pure New Zealand: 5 points of view The following is a guest post by Juno Kim of This is New Zealand: one of the world’s most well-known scenic places and one of the most adored countries on earth. However, New Zealand is not all about astonishing landscapes or adrenaline-rushing bungee jumping. It’s about the intimate feel of the place that warms your heart, that’s what makes New Zealand so wonderful. You’ve seen enough great scenery photos of New Zealand, so I’ll give you “Pure New Zealand” from five points of view.  These are the everyday scenes you’ll witness...

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