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El Peñon De Guatape Is The Most Epic Way To ‘Take The Stairs’

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A massive stone rising over 650 feet out of the flat ground of Guatape, Colombia, the Piedra de Penol or El Peñon de Guatape, was once worshiped by the Tahamies Indians.

By the 1900s, the massive 10-million-ton rock was seen by local farmers as a nuisance, a giant version of the rocks that the farmers regularly dug out of their fields. In 1954 a group of friends — supposedly at the urging of a local priest — climbed the rock using a series of boards wedged into a crack. These were the first people known to have climbed El Peñon de Guatape.
Climbing the huge stone took five days, but the top of the rock revealed beautiful views and a new species of plant, Pitcairma heterophila. The rock soon became a modest tourist attraction.

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10 Most Beautiful Natural Swimming Pools on Earth

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As the mercury rises it’s hard not to daydream about taking a dip in the cool, crystal-clear blue-green waters of some imagined paradise. These photos of 10 most beautiful natural swimming spots around the world, from a deadly pool atop 360-foot falls to a mirage-like oasis in the desert of Arizona, will have you booking a flight or at least searching for a cool swimming hole close to home. [Continue reading]

These 24 Places Are Ranked #1 In The World At Things We’ve All Wondered About

Our world is full of impossibilities with great possibilities to happen. May you at the top or under of the world’s surface, you’ll find a lot of extremes that distinctively speaks the life we have. Although we humans obviously got the same … [Continue reading]

21 Most Amazing National Parks on Earth

What's the quickest way to realize how truly amazing our planet is? Simple: Visit the world's greatest national parks. From the sparkling Iguazu falls to the highest mountain in Africa, here are 21 most amazing national parks on Earth! … [Continue reading]

Taking a dip at the bottom of Skradinski Buk

Skradinski buk is a massive, clear, natural pool with high waterfalls at one end and cascades at the other.  It is the lowest of the three sets of waterfalls formed along the Krka river. In an area 400 m in length and 100 m in width there are 17 … [Continue reading]

10 Most Beautiful Places to Visit this Summer on Balkan Peninsula

The Balkan Peninsula contains some of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. The region is renowned for offering excellent servings of history, cuisine, adventure and some of the most beautiful natural environments in the world. With close … [Continue reading]

Top 10 Spring Festivals in 2014

Did you know that a Spring Festival is held in Jerusalem? And that Thailand celebrates its traditional New Year with a water Festival? Find out everything about the Spring festivals worth visiting right now in a very busy season. … [Continue reading]

10 Best Cities in Europe to See From a Boat or a Bridge

Making the most of the water is still the fastest way to the centre of some great cities. … [Continue reading]

Beautiful European Landmarks Seen From a Different Angle

Vadim Makhorov and his travel partner, Vitaliy Raskalov, "skywalked" Europe's most popular cities by taking in the continent's most prominent sites from high above--often by simply standing right on top of them. … [Continue reading]

10 Irresistibly Charming Cities in Europe

Cities don't have to be big to be beautiful. Sometimes, beauty is in the intimate charms of smaller destinations, like the canal-filled cities of Bruges and Strasbourg; windmill-dotted Leiden; or fairytale-like Chester. Some of Europe's most … [Continue reading]