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Beautiful Caves Around The World

Hi everyone, I hope you are all having a good week so far… I think that the weather helps with everyone with what type of mood you are in, and the amount of energy you have, so I have been making the most of this time, while I can.

Today I thought that I would do about some beautiful caves. I know caves, right! You may think BORING!!! I always thought that caves were more like what you see in Indiana Jones, okay a lot are but there are some stunning caves out there in the world, so when I discovered that all caves are not like that, I thought that I would give you an insight into some remarkable caves from around the world.

Enchanting Caves

Here are 10 caves that are bustling with colour, covered either in ice, or could be considered sacred places. underground caves and caverns. You wouldn’t believe that these underground caves exist as they seem almost too good to be true to exist in our world. Here are some incredible caves for you to see for yourself.

Skaftafell Ice Cave, Vatnajökull Glacier, Iceland

This beautiful cave is located on the frozen lagoon of the Svínafellsjökull glacier in Skaftafell, Iceland. You can best enjoy the vivid blue scene of this magnificent ice cave, either in the fall or during wintertime.  It was constructed from centuries old ice from the slopes of Öræfajökull that as now transpired into what you now see before you, a pressurized glacier ice that contains hardly any air bubbles and making them become more transparent, except for the blue tinge. The ice as occurred over the last several years, and the holes in the Vatnajökull glacier have created amazing caves. The blue ice caves are a rare wonder to see.

Phraya Nakhon Cave, Thailand

The Phraya Nakhon Cave can be found in the Sam Roi Yot National Park in Thailand, it is one of the most mystical and mysterious landmarks there is in Thailand, but there are only a few that get to see it. The reason behind that is, it’s hard to get to the gold and green pavilion, only dedicated travelers, and hikers will accomplish this by making the journey. Those that do get to see it are rewarded with a stunning vision. The light that comes shining through the ceiling makes it even more magical, as it illuminates the Kuha Karuhas temple. The pavilion was purposely built for when King Chulalongkorn visited in 1890, and historically was a popular place for local kings to come and visit

Golden Temple of Dambulla Sri Lanka

The Golden Temple of Dambulla is also known as The Dambulla Royal Cave Temple and Golden Temple, it is the best well-presented cave that Sri Lanka as to offer. The Golden Temple was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1991. It is made up of five caves, that contain 157 statues of Buddha as well as many paintings on the walls and ceilings, which gives you an insight into the artistic talent of ancient times. The best time to go and visit this amazing temple is best late afternoon when it is somewhat cooler. This is one of the oldest temples going as it has been going for 22 centuries but it still looks remarkable for its age.

Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The Batu Caves is one of Kuala Lumpur main and most favoured attraction, which comes alive every year attracting millions of tourists worldwide, they come to celebrate the Thaipusam festival that they hold in the caves, with several having been turned into temples. You are met by a grand entrance that can be reached by a staircase of 272 steps and is guarded by a golden statue of the god Murugan which towers at 40 metre’s (131 feet high). The limestone that forms around the Batu Cave dates back 400 million years ago, and the temple are only 100 years old and features the idols, and statues that are stood inside the main caves. This is the largest and most popular of the Batu Caves, At the foot of Batu Hill there are two other caves, one of them is the Art Gallery Cave and the other is a Museum Cave.

The Marble Caves, Patagonia, Chile

The Marble Caves can be found in the General Carrera Lake in Patagonia, and is over 6,000 years old, and was declared a national monument in 1994. The smooth intricate shapes that are etched on the walls of the cave was created by the formations that is made up of calcium carbonate, which is a result of the lakes current, that had carved itself through the rocks over the years. This is one of the world’s most stunning of places to visit. The caves are known for their beautiful and spectacular turquoise water cast of marble ceilings.

Reed Flute Cave, Guilin, China

The Reed Flute Cave can be found in Guangxi, China. The limestone cave has been visited by many tourists over its 1200 years, with its ink subscription that dates to the 8th century BCE. Its name comes from several reeds that grow at the mouth, which can be made into flutes. The colorful lights illuminate off the stunningly formed stalagmites and stalactite causing such a beautiful effect, that as you mesmerized by its many colors, which is just spectacular to see.

Antelope Canyon, Arizona, USA

Antelope Canyon was carved out by millions of years of water erosion, but you would be forgiven for thinking that it has been sculpted by a professional, with its smooth beautiful lines, but that was not the case. Instead, it was formed out of the erosion of sandstones from flash flooding and rainwater. The stunning color of The Navajo sandstones flowing of the cave walls are awe-inspiring, attracting many visitors to the cave and even photographers come from all over the world to see it in all its splendour. The Navajo name for the upper Antelope Canyon is “Tse’ bighanilini,” which means in English “the place where water runs through rocks.” The Antelope is known for the light that shines directly down in to the opening of the canyon and wave like structure.

Han Son Doong Cave, Vietnam

The Han Son Doong cave can be found in Quang Binh Province, and is the largest known cave in the world, and it is utterly mesmerizing and is filled with many wonders. The stalactites measure 70 metre’s in height, with the pearls the size of basketballs. Every time tourists visits, they are stunned by the size of it, as they don’t expect it to be as big as it first appears, but it is a place of many wonders, and those who come, want to explore its many underground gems. There is plenty to see in the cave with parts of it illuminated by two sinkholes that flood the cave with its rays of sunlight beaming down, there is no place in the world like this…

Kyaut Sae Cave, Myanmar

Kyaut Sae Cave is known throughout the world, and is a magical and majestic cave that holds a Buddhist temple hidden within its cave. It does not diminish the fact of its natural beauty at all. There is a small opening in the ceiling that releases sunlight into the cave, illuminating it up giving it an orange or blue glow. This cave is only known to a small number of people that live in the area, as it is a relatively small and therefore not that interesting to researchers. The main visitors to the cave are pilgrims. The temple remains one of the most important places in the country. Trees and shrubs grow inside which gives it an even more stunning feature.

Cuevas del Drach Caves, Spain

Cuevas del Drach Caves can be located at Porto Cristo on the island of Mallorca and are made up of four Dragon Caves (Cave of Luis, Salvador, Black Cave, White Cave, and Cave of the French) it is an unbelievable sight to see. The striking formation was staged over millions of years of non-stop drip-drip. The winding corridors connect to each individual cave, with stalagmites hanging from its enormous ceiling. Near to the entrance is where the “Baths of Diana” is, when entering it you are hit by a small illuminating turquoise blue lake that is just so mesmerizing and enchanting. There in the middle of the lake sits a small orchestra, ready to give you a short concert, you sit in the surrounding boats before the band strikes up and fills the cave with beautiful music. Millions of tourists would come in their droves to see the wonders of this cave and see the only cave that as an orchestra.

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog, enjoy the rest of your week and I will see you back here next week

The History of the Eiffel Tower

Hi everyone, Today’s post is about The Eiffel Tower as exactly One hundred and thirty-three years ago today construction had first begun on what is now a main attraction in Paris, it has become one of the most visited attractions Paris as to offer. So how did this fine architect structure come to be?

How The Eiffel Tower Come to Be?

Paris is one of the most visited cities in the world, not just for being the most romantic place to be, but for what it as to offer with its unique features that defines it, in addition to love, lights, art and croissants it is also renowned for its breathtakingly beautiful architectures. From the enchanting Art Nouveau Entrances to its elegant Gothic Cathedrals, the capital city exhibits its French architecture at its finest, which includes the Eiffel Tower amongst its features.

The unofficial emblem of Paris is the most recognizable, being the Eiffel Tower. There are not many that is aware of its unique history and controversial beginnings. Here I will be telling you the story behind the tower that stands so tall over the city, for over a hundred and thirty years.

The Reason Why the Eiffel Tower was Built?

The company Eiffel et Compagnie is owned by French engineer and architect Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel who had designed and constructed the tower for the Exposition Universelle, or worlds’ fair, in 1889.

Gustav was selected from over 100 entries, he and his company were hired to build it, as they wanted it to act as an entrance to the event, where people all around the world would gather to experience its avant-garde attractions, including events from musical shows, theatrical performances and so that they could show off their inventions and anything to do with any scientific findings.

The Design

The idea for the design of the Eiffel Tower was presented to Gustav Eiffel-by-Eiffel et Compagnie engineers Émile Nouguier and Maurice Koechlin. They imagined it to be a great pylon, that would consist of four lattice girders which stood apart at the base, and would then come together at the top, and joined together by the metal trusses which would be evenly spaced out.

Gustav had agreed to build upon their vision. Along with his team, he and some top engineers and architects that included Maurice Koechlin, Émile Nouguier, and Stephen Sauvestre, who designed the tower’s signature arches, and imagined it to be three-levels high, a whopping 1,063-foot tower made of wrought iron.

The Architects Maurice Koechlin, Emile Nouguier, Stephen Sauvestre

Eiffel wanted to showcase his engineering skills, by commemorating the French Revolution with his accomplishment, and because the world’s fair would fall one hundred years after its onset. To Eiffel the structure was so much more than its entrance, to him it was “an expression of France’s gratitude.”

The Eiffel Tower Caused Controversy

Even though the design for the fair was given the go ahead, there was some members of the public that was not happy about the design that would stand so tall over the city. Fearing that the line between art and engineering was in danger of blurring the lines, a protest begun featuring composers, artists, writers, architects, and others that were passionate about the untouched beauty of Paris. They filled out a petition (which was named Protestation des artistes contre la tour de Monsieur Eiffel, or “Protest Against the Tower of Mr. Eiffel”). In February 1887, but it was already too late as the construction had already begun on it in January.

The tower opened to the public a few days after the debut of Exposition Universelle in May 1889. Due to the elevators not working until the end of the month, the visitors had to walk all the way up to the top, by climbing its 1,665 steps to the tower. Even though they came across opposition about the tower being constructed, 30,000 people happily made their way up to the top of the tower without using an elevator.

After the Exposition Universelle

The Eiffel Tower was originally intended as a temporary fixture was to be demolished after twenty years. However, in desperation to save it his masterpiece, Eiffel suggested that the tower be used as a radiotelegraph station. His pitch worked, and the tower then became a permanent Parisian fixture, a setting that would become well known across the globe and where people associate the Eiffel Tower as being the epicentre of Paris.

Today, it brings in a staggering 7 million visitors and is one of the most visited paid monument in the world, it remains the tallest building in the City of Lights and continues to captivate the tourists and locals alike with its sky-high silhouette.

32 Facts You May Not Know About the Eiffel Tower

Here are some amazing and interesting facts about the Eiffel Tower.

  • The Eiffel Tower was completed on March 31, 1889. For forty-one years this was the tallest structure in the world, that was until the Chrysler Building was built in 1930 in New York.
  • This is one of the most visited attractions in Paris, welcoming almost seven million visitors a year, with 75% of them being foreigners, making it the most visited monument that you must pay for in the world.
  • Most visitors in percentage are French 10.4%, Italy 8.1%, Spain 8.1%, USA 7.9%, Uk 7.4%, Germany 5.8%, and Brazil 5.5%.
  • It stands tall at 324 metres, which includes its antennas and weighs 10,100 tonnes.
  • During the cold weather the tower shrinks by almost six inches.
  • The Architect and engineer behind the tower was Gustav Eiffel who was also involved in the disastrous attempt by the French Canal in Panama, which damaged his reputation badly because of his failed venture.
  • It is possible to climb all the way up to the top, by climbing its 1,665 steps, but most people would rather take the lift.
  • For eighty-four years the tower was the tallest structure in France, until the construction of a military transmitter in the town of Saissac in 1973.
  • The lifts travel a combined distance of 103,000 km a year – two and a half times the circumference of the Earth.
  • The Millau Viaduct completed in 2004, is taller standing at 343 metres.
  • A con artist named Victor Lustig, had sold the tower for scrap metal on two occasions.
  • Since the tower’s first opened, it has had more than 300 million people that have visited the tower.
  • The construction of it took two years, two months’, and five days. Which was 180 years fewer than Notre Dame, Paris’ other great attraction.
  • It costs 19 euros to take the lift to the top of the tower.
  • Gustav Eiffel had also designed the interior elements of the Statue of Liberty.
  • Gustav died while listening to Beethoven’s 5th symphony.
Architect and Metals Expert Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel
  • In 1905 a local newspaper organised a stair climbing championship at the tower. M. Forestier won, taking three minutes and 12 seconds to reach the second level.
  • Pierre Labric won a bet that saw him cycle down the stairs of the tower in 1923. He was arrested by police.
  • Repainting the tower requires 60 tonnes of paint, which is done every seven years.
  • The tower appears in the 1985 James Bond film A View to a Kill. There is a scene in the Jules Verne restaurant, and a fight in the stairway.
  • There are 80 replicas of the tower scattered around the world, including one is in Las Vegas, Blackpool, England, Sidney, Australia and one at the world theme park in Shenzhen, China.
  • The Eiffel Tower and Margaret Thatcher share the same nickname, La Dame de Fer “The Iron Lady”.
  • A French car manufacturer Citroen had used the tower to place a giant billboard on it between 1925 and 1934. The company’s name was emblazoned on the tower for all to see, using a quarter of a million light bulbs and was put in the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s biggest advertisement.
  • In 2008 a woman with a fetish for objects married the Eiffel Tower, changing her name to Erika La Tour Eiffel in honor of her marriage to the tower.
  • The tower comprises of 18,000 metallic parts, joined together by 2.5 million rivets.
  • When the tower reached its 125th anniversary of when it was completed the British Virgin Islands marked the occasion, by a special tower shaped $10 coin.
  • The tower sways around six to seven centimetres (2-3 inches) in the wind.
  • The names of each of the 72 engineers, scientists and mathematicians can all be found engraved on the side of the tower, each one contributed to the structure you now see.
  • Gustav had kept a small apartment on the third floor for entertaining his friends. It is now open to the public.
  • There have been several aviators to have flown their aircraft under the arches of the tower. In 1926 Leon Collet was killed after he tried and failed at attempting it.
  • Have you ever wanted to build your own Eiffel Tower? Well… there is a LEGO set for that: it contains 3,428 bricks.
  • There are 20,00 lightbulbs that are used on the Eiffel Tower to make it shine every night.
The Eiffel Tower shining bright at night.

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog. Stay busy, safe, and well and I shall see you all next week!

7 Perfect European Winter Hideaways

Hello everyone, todays post is about the perfect hideaways, somewhere to go for a little last minute break, and get away from all the hustle and bustle of people pushing and shoving trying to get at the endless bargains that’s on sale, making sure that they get the best deals for Christmas presents, or like me a quiet place to get as much writing done as possible, so that I can finally finish the novel I’ve been working on.

1. Deplar Farm, Iceland

Deplar Farm is surrounded by some of the most beautiful picturesque snow covered valleys and hills that steeply lead you down to the Arctic Ocean that makes it an adventure in itself. There are a couple of ways to get to Deplar Farm, either by flying from Reykjavik on a turboprop plane to Akureyri which is in Iceland’s northern Troll Peninsula, and then whisked away in a Mercedes, or you can just get their by hailing an helicopter. It doesn’t matter which route you take, you will still be dropped off in front of a very quaint traditional farmhouse.

This is a well thought out structure that boasts a whopping 23,000sq ft. Each room is immaculately decorated throughout, and it boasts thirteen bedrooms, a media room, and games room, or why not pamper yourself with their private spa that sits on the slopes which comes with five treatment rooms, a heated indoor/outdoor pool, along with three hot tubs and two saunas, that is there for you to enjoy. Each room as plenty of light that comes through with its floor to ceiling window so you can see the beautiful landscape. This would be an artist’s paradise, painting or sketching the scenery.

A glass walled dining room which you can look out onto the snow covered mountains and the Skagafjörour bay, while eating the local cuisine, and tasting there succulent flavours of herbs and flowers. Deplar Farm is a place to be if you are looking for some fun, it as a playroom full of toys, with its snowmobiles, snowshoes, fishing rods, surfboards with its thick wetsuits, and not forgetting peak-to-fjord heli skiing. Eleven’s mountain guides know there way round the 1,500sq-mile heli ski area and if you manage to do your first descent of a couloir or bowl with your guide, they’ll put your name to it and annotate the lodge map accordingly.

From £8,140 per person for four days’ full-board, that includes airport transfers and semi-private heli skiing in groups of four, based on 28 sharing.

Address: 570 Fljót, Ólafsfjörður, Iceland, Phone: +1 970-237-5985

2. Adler Mountain Lodge, Italy

Adler Mountain Lodge is the ultimate Alpine Lodge, from the moment you enter its doors you get the fragrance of scented wood, it resides in the middle of the Alpe di Suisi, and it is the highest altitude alpine meadow in Europe, from the beautiful valley town of Ortisei in Italy. To get to this stunning lodge it is best reached by gondola and then a horse-drawn sled, or if you would prefer a longer scenic and surreal taxi ride which will include crossing a couple of busy piste skiers, that have the right of way. This is perfect place for someone who wants to have some alone time, with a place of solitude just for you,

Outside of the lodge you will have noticed the overhanging roof, of the carved heads of an eagle and a griffin. Once inside the lodge you will find spacious rooms, with the floor to ceiling windows, a fire pit, and the cathedral of dolomite rock that turns rose-pink at sunset. This is not like many hotels, it is not designed by any city-based interior designer. From the choice of colour of paint, to the length of fabric and every stick of furniture in the eighteen suites and twelve wooden chalets has been done by its owners the Sanoner family.

You can relax by their infinity pool or have a spa day with spoiling treatments which features natural alpine ingredients such as edelweiss, arnica and mountain hay. The Chef produces well balanced organic meals that might include leeks, toasted almonds, sweet and sour pumpkin, spinach and cheese ravioli, and why not drink it down with a glass of prosecco. This is a place that gives you the best of both worlds, a place to relax and take in the amazing views and a place to have some fun on the ski slopes.

Doubles from £560 per person for three nights full-board, including all drinks.  

Address: Via Piz, 11, 39040 Castelrotto BZ, Italy Phone: +39 0471 723000

3. Chalet Calistoga, Val d’ Isere, France

Chalet Calistoga, Val d’ Isere is situated in the quiet Le Crêt enclave of Val d’ Isère, it was originally owned by one of the Valley’s original families. When the new owners took over they reshaped it by putting their own stamp on it, which included the interior décor with French designer Emmanuelle Bardon, France’s top architect. Whom worked with Alain Perrier for eighteen years? The top floor as now become a double height lounge and as enough light coming through its giant windows, that look out at its picturesque views of the valley and you can watch the sunset from the lounge. They also added a 26ft pool that overlooks the valley too.

The Calistoga employs a private chef that can whip up anything from Alpine cuisine to paleo dishes. The staff are on hand to help with your every whim. They love creating surprises, with entertainment that range from musicians to magicians and of course the firework displays. Your children won’t miss out either as there’s a selection of children’s games and toys and if you want a night off they have an in-chalet childcare provider that is fully qualified. If it’s a family getaway you want, this is definitely the one for you, as it provides you with a picnic on the piste or a concert before you sit down to your meal. You are always greeted with a hot chocolate or a glass of Perrier-Jouët, the house champagne, when you come in from skiing on their slopes. This is no ordinary old family home as it is the best one around.

Address: Chemin de la Ruaz, 73150 Val-d’Isère, France Phone: 020 8525 9728

4. Backstage Luxury Loft, Zermatt, Switzerland

I love architects like Heinz Julen, they have such extraordinary minds, with the way they design these unique style architectures along with being the best he is also a furniture maker. The Backstage Loft is one of his own designs. With its most outstanding and remarkable shimmering glass walls with its triple height that looks out onto the Matterhorn. It is cleverly entwined and magnificently incorporated into this beautiful glass structure. It is a cosy suite and the dreamiest of bedrooms that’s sure to give you a perfect night’s sleep.

Backstage Loft as a main lounge and dining room, with bedrooms to the upper level which is superbly encased in glass that lets a lot of light in. It as a stainless steel kitchen which overlooks a 12 person glass dining table. There is a dedicated chef on hand to whip up what your heart desires, everything from a smoothie to a foie-gras tasting menu. The loft is not far from Zermatt’s slopes and restaurants, It comes complete with its own gym, spa hot tub and screening room, completed with its glass enclosure that can open up to give you a panoramic view of the mountain tops.

From £27,730  for seven nights’ chalet board, based on 10 adults sharing , including  two days’ ski instruction Tel: 0041 22 534 9774

5. House Hannes Schneider, Stuben, Austria

In the US this is known to be “the father of modern skiing”. Hannes shaped the way for skiers, as we skied through the twentieth century, with his teaching methods and ski stance it was soon to become the gold standard. Hannes grew up near here, just a couple of valleys over from St Anton, the hamlet of Stuben in Austria. When two Americans had heard the story of Hannes, they seized the opportunity to own and preserve a piece of history, and turned what had been a dingy café into the finest chalets in the Alps.

There are as of today black and white photographs of Schneider that are on the walls of the staircase that lead up to the chalet’s seven bedrooms. Each with contemporary art work, but with luxury touches, like monogrammed stationary and full size toiletries from Vienna’s St. Charles apothecary. Down in the basement you have a family cinema room, and a spa, but you will find that guests tend to gather either in the family sized kitchen or cosy up with a G&T or hot cocoa by the fire.

From £39,700  for seven nights’ chalet board, based on 12 adults sharing, including return flights,  private transfers and in-resort driver  

Address: Stuben 14, 6762 Stuben, Austria Phone: +43 5582 703

6. Chalet Chouqui, Verbier, Switzerland

Verbier is a place that as ultra-luxury chalets, it is hard to pick the finest Chalet Chouqui, however it is one of those that stands out from all the rest, thanks to its style and size. It is set within a quiet enclave, near to the Savoleyres lift giving you an amazing view of the Grand Combin that you won’t want to miss. Chouqui as absolutely everything you can think of. It is made up of two chalets that consists of nine bedrooms, two living rooms, a dining room, bar, games room, cinema and wine cellar and they are all linked by an underground walkway that’s hooked up to a sound system. There is a 50ft indoor pool which is Verbier’s largest to date, its situated facing south overlooking a hot tub that is designed to fit at least 20 people, it comes in handy for a hot tub party, or just sit on one of its sofa’s or loungers by the fire pit. This has become the hot new party pad.

The interior design is stylish and beautifully done out. The contemporary work was by Gytha Nuttall, with a blend of herringbone tweeds with custom made English furniture along with local materials, giving it the beautiful look. Verbier is place that you must experience at least once, to fully appreciate what it as to offer, while there you must grab the ski equipment and try out the slopes. While at Chalet Chouqui guests are encouraged to let their hair down and have some fun. There is a squad of nine staff, that includes two chef’s on hand to keep its guests happy and the food and champagne flowing, and a chauffeur is on hand twenty four hours a day, to drive you to the pistes, shops and bars.

From £69,500  for seven nights’ chalet board, based on  18 sharing

7. Mountain Bear Lodge, Aviemore, Highlands

Mountain Bear Lodge is surrounded by stunning views that is nestled in the Cairngorm Mountains in The Highlands. The log cabin is surrounded by the covering of snow. It as a special quality that will make any large family and friends want to get together on special memorable occasions.

The detached lodge is stunning outside as well as inside. It is surrounded by a very peaceful and private setting, just a mere ½ mile outside the forest village of Nethy Bridge, it is the perfect place if you want to go out and explore parts of the lovely Highlands. The peaceful nature of its setting gives the lodge a majestic effect, with a breath-taking back drop of the mountains to look at. There is plenty of wildlife to see, which includes mountain hares, red and roe deer’s, red squirrels and the many species of song birds. Mountain Bear Lodge is equipped with all the mod cons from state of art appliances, to stylish furnishings, along with some North America Native Memorabilia that blends together with the pine lodge.

The bridge is twelve miles from Aviemore, it is centred at the heart of Cairngorms National Park and at the head of Speyside Way. There you will find a range of shops, restaurants and bars, along with a very wide range of outdoor activities that you must try out, including snowboarding, skiing, hiking, mountain and quad biking, and there is a variety of water sports on Loch Morlich, Loch Insh, and the River Spey that you can choose from, including trips on the railway,, the adventure park and the reindeer centre. There is definitely plenty to do and see while staying at the lodge.

Address: Lettoch Rd, Nethy Bridge PH25 3DL

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog and I will see you all next week.

10 Majestic Waterfalls

Hi everyone, todays post is about waterfalls. I find that they are a good place to go and read as its so peaceful, you can get lost in your own thoughts, a place to get away from all the hustle and bustle of city life. I love waterfalls and think they are just magical places to be. Here are a few waterfalls that’s amazing.to see.

1. Arenal, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Arenal Guanacaste is situated in the beautiful rainforest in Costa Rica, that is just a tropical paradise, with its gorgeous waterfalls and hot springs. Its a place that everyone would love to escape too. A vacation heaven that leaves you not wanting to get back to your home life. Head inland to see the Volcan National Park for those of you that likes hiking, and want to capture the stunning landscape views.

2. Bigar Cascade Falls, Romania

Bigar Falls is located in the western part of Romania that is nicely nestled inside Nera Beusnita Gorges National Park, The fall gives off a nice effect with its rounded stone that is cloaked all over with vibrant green moss. The water flows gently over the rounded stone and breaks into a thousand little streams that gives you the impression of a glowing effect, as soon as they touch the water.

3. Cummins Falls, Tennessee

Cummins Falls is located in Jackson County, Tennessee, just a mere drive away from Nashville. This particular waterfall feels just like Eden, with it’s mesmerizing to see. You can take a dip in its waters, hike and camp nearby or just take a day trip, whilst there soak in the views and capture the breath-taking landscape.

4. Gullfoss Falls, Iceland

Gullfoss Falls is Iceland’s most iconic waterfall, a true indication of the natural, ice-toned beauty that is found throughout the country. For the best effect is to view it from above and you will capture the real beauty of it.

5. Havasu Falls Arizona

Havasu Falls is located in the Havasupai Indian Reservation in Arizona USA, it is within the Grand Canyon National Park. The vibrant blue water along with the striking red rocks, provides us with a captivating aura of beauty. It is one of the most remarkable waterfalls with views that will leave you feeling breathless when looking from above.

6. Iguazu Falls, Borders Brazil and Argentina

The Iguazu Falls is a beautiful waterfall that’s part of Iguazu river and is situated on the border of Brazil and Argentina. This fall is the largest waterfall system in the world, despite lying mostly on the side of Argentina, and leaving the rest of the fall in Brazil.

7. Niagara Falls, Borders New York and Ontario

Niagara Falls is among one of the best waterfalls in the world. The Niagara Falls is a collective name for the three waterfalls that is located at the border of New York, USA and Ontario, Canada. These waterfalls have the highest flow rate in the whole of North America. This is one of the top attractions to go and see in both the US and Canada. To get the best out of the Niagara Falls it is recommended seeing it from both sides.

8. Plitvice Falls, Croatia

There are many tourists that travel to Croatia for its sandy beaches, which means that the falls might get overlooked. Plitvice Falls is part of Plitvice Lakes National Park (the largest National Park in Croatia). It is a superb sight to see that’s hard to pass up seeing. The parks many waterfalls flow into a series of mesmerizing, teal blue lakes

9. Thor’s Well, Oregon, U.S.A.

Thor’s Well is located off the coast of Cape Perpetua in Oregon. The rush of water is going down what appears to be a bottomless hole, that’s never ending. Whilst you’re there, you can spot Devil’s Churn, where the waves crash against the Spouting Horn and the rocky shores and where sea water shoots up into the air.

Tip: Thor’s Well isn’t marked. To find it make your way to the park at Cape Perpetua Visitor Center, then take the Cape Cove Trail (The staff at the visitor center are always happy to point you in the right direction). It is dangerous to get to close to Thor’s Well, especially when the tide is high, so try to plan your visit an hour before the high tide to get the best view possible.

10. Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the world, making it the largest waterfall in the world, that’s when you consider its height and width together, It is located between Zambia and Zimbabwe, that’s situated on the Zambezi River. It is one of the world’s widest waterfalls as it measures more than a mile across. It is also one of the most powerful ones as the noise of the waterfall can be heard for several miles. Whilst there you can have a truly unique experience by swimming in Devil’s Pool at the top of the fall.

Bye for now and have a great week!