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Voormalige eilanden in Nederland | Schouwen

“Eilanden hebben iets speciaals. Ze zijn omringd door water. Vanwege het isolement is de sfeer er anders. Bij storm kun je niet weg en anderen kunnen jou niet 1-2-3 bereiken. Een ongerept stukje land midden in het water met een prachtige natuur. Dat biedt volop kansen voor het maken van mooie wandelingen.” Ik kan het niet beter verwoorden dan de auteur van de wandelgids ‘De mooiste eilandwandelingen van Nederland’.

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Voormalige eilanden in Nederland | Stevensweert

“Eilanden hebben iets speciaals. Ze zijn omringd door water. Vanwege het isolement is de sfeer er anders. Bij storm kun je niet weg en anderen kunnen jou niet 1-2-3 bereiken. Een ongerept stukje land midden in het water met een prachtige natuur. Dat biedt volop kansen voor het maken van mooie wandelingen.” Ik kan het niet beter verwoorden dan de auteur van de wandelgids ‘De mooiste eilandwandelingen van Nederland’.

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Taiwan – Taipei | ISLAND CAPITALS

Visiting Taipei during typhoon Megi in 2016… I did get to visit a few of the city’s highlights.

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Elba | Going underground in the Ginevro mine

The Island of a Thousand Fires The origins of extracting and working iron on the island of Elba (“Blue mineral” for the Egyptians, “sideros” for the Greek) goes back to the mists of time. The ores in Elba are among the oldest iron deposits in the world. Infact since the dawning of history, the position of the island has always been strategic both because of the sea trade control and because of its inexhaustible mineral resources that have always attracted the great Mediterranean powers.

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Dutch Antilles – St Eustatius – Oranjestad | ISLAND CAPITALS

St. Eustatius, or Statia, is definitely one of my favourite Caribbean islands. Why? It’s off the beaten track and nothing much happens. That’s the specific allure. You can just ‘be’ and unwind.
Let me take you on a historical tour around the island’s capital, Oranjestad.

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Cape Verde – Fogo – São Filipe | ISLAND CAPITALS

                                                 

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Cabo Verde – Fogo – Pico do Fogo | VOLCANOES

The Pico do Fogo is one of the steepest and most spectacular volcanic cones in the world. The 1,200m ascent and descent takes from 5 to 7 hours, depending on your level of fitness. Start early, before the sun is out and haze obscures the view.

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Cabo Verde – Fogo – Chã das Caldeiras | VOLCANOES

Photowalk: Cooperativa  – Portela – 1995 lava flow – Boca Fonte – Cooperativa   Fogo (Cape Verde Islands) rises steeply from the ocean, pokes through the clouds and towers above them. From the coast of Santiago or the peaks of São Nicolau it is as forbidding as a fortress. Fogo is a volcano, still active, and inside the crater the latest eruption still smokes gently. Fogo is a menacing place: dark lava flows from centuries of eruptions to reach down its eastern side to the ocean. But it has a soft heart.

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Cyprus | Silent War Witnesses And Countryside Dreams

It’s not uncommon to come across virtually deserted villages throughout Paphos Region. Many of these villages became ghost towns after the Turkish invasion of Northern Cyprus in 1974. As the Turks-Cypriots fled north, they left their homes as they were. The land and property being held protected for the day they might return. The result is that villages stand empty for nearly 40 years now, during which time they have decayed to the point of being ruins.

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La Marmora Washery, Nebida

Sardinia | Mining The Past In The South

This is where it all began. I mean, why I took a specialist interest in mining stuff. The mines of southern Sardinia: Monteponi, Masua, Iglesias, Ingurtosu & Piscinas.

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