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Old Faithful

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August 2014 – Yellowstone Park, Wyoming

Photo taken by Vasiliki Papacharalambous

Old Faithful, named by members of the 1870 Washburn Expedition, was once called “Eternity’s Timepiece” because of the regularity of its eruptions. However, despite the myth, this geyser has never erupted at exact hourly intervals, nor is it the largest or most regular geyser in Yellowstone. However, it does erupt more frequently than any other of the large geysers.

An Old Faithful eruption lasts 1.5 to 5 minutes and reaches a height of 90-184 feet (27-55 m). The period of time between Old Faithful’s eruptions ranges from 35 to 120 minutes.

Dangerously Beautiful

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August 2014 – Grand Canyon, Arizona

Photo taken by Vasiliki Papacharalambous

Unique combinations of geologic color and erosional forms decorate Grand Canyon in Arizona.  

Like every good thing in the world stands on the razor edge of danger, Grand Canyon is one of America’s mightiest sights and also a mighty destroyer. 

Since the mid-1800s, some 770 people have died in the Grand Canyon. Some are suicides, others are the result of dehydration or hypothermia while there is always the tragic accident of falling off.

Having the privilege of visiting Grand Canyon two years ago, I must admit that ‘Horseshoe Bend’  (Blog Post dd 04.01.15)  and Antilope Canyon in Arizona are even more breathtaking and worth paying a visit at least once in your life. If you happen to stay for more than one days in the area, then it is highly recommended to visit Zion National Park and hike ‘the Narrows’ (Blog Post dd 20.09.14) in Utah, which was rated #5 in the National Geographic ranking of America’s Best 100 Adventures. 

St John the Baptist

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November 2015 – Nicosia, Cyprus

Photo taken by Vasiliki Papacharalambous

For the lovers of cycling and natural beauty it is highly recommended to visit the Cycling Path that starts from the bridge south of the Presidential Palace. 

The path passes through the eucalyptus trees near the Presidential palace and through the bed of the plan area near the traditional core of Ayion Omoloyiton area and below the bridge Griva Digheni where it joins the park opposite from the Church of St John the Baptist near Giorkeio.

Enjoy the ride!