LENA'S BLOG

Caledonian Canal

Caledonia Way. Loch Ness

Caledonia Way goes on Great Glen Ways, a very spectacular trail from Inverness to Fort Williams and further to the South. After riding along Caledonia Canals I decided that it can’t be anything better then that and even didn’t go to Northern Island to save the impression.

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The Inverness Highland Games

The Inverness Highland Games

The Inverness Highland Games are like a festival, taking place all over the Scotland on different weekends. So wherever whenever  in summer you are going, you will definitely see at least one.

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Ferry John o'Groats - Orkney

Cycling Scotland #6. Inverness to John o’Groats

The milestone of this part is Altnaharra. Either you go with other cyclists straight to  Bettyhill, or with almost nobody to Tongue, how National Cycling Route 1 prescribes. All cyclists I’ve met told me that Altnaharra – Bettyhill was one of the best part on their way across UK. So I checked another route.

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Cycling from Dundee to Stonehaven. Dunnotar Castle

Cycling Scotland #4. Stonehaven to Portsoy

Cycling Scotland #4 on National Cycling Route 1. The route to Aberdeen was exhausting. The most exhausting part of National Cycling Route 1. Nothing particular to see, no places to stop, no places to eat. I cycled into Aberdeen so hungry… 

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The ever coolest selfie

Camera Obscura, a World of Illusion in the old centre of Edinburg: mirrors, optical illusions, holograms, lights, tricky images and confusion corridors. Ten selfies in one shot.

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Amazon Boat Trip

Being a subject of so many books and movies, Amazon River is a many people’s childhood dream. To see it from the source to the mouth one should travel from Iquitos in Peru to Belem in Brazil. It can be done in three stages as there is no boat going straight from Iquitos to Belem.

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Loaded Truck onChile-Bolivia Border

From Chile to Bolivia Through Desert

There is no road from San Pedro de Atacama, Chile to Uyuni, Bolivia, but there is a way – dirt road through the Atacama Desert. One should be a genius of GPS to navigate if decides to go by himself. Tour agencies organise 4×4 tours from San Pedro to Salar de Uyuni.

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Geyser El Tatio, Atcama Desert, Chile

Atacama Desert, Chile

The Atacama Desert in Chile is the place you feel totally out of the planet Earth. The extreme dryness and high elevation make it’s landscapes comparable to Mars surface. In Space Odyssey TV series the Atacama Desert represents both Mars and Venus. And yes, there will be the moments you wish you were in a space suit.

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