Northern Lights

Aurora borealis is the scientific term used to describe the ‘Northern Lights’ phenomena that occurs close to the magnetic north pole in the arctic circle. Due to temperatures of million degree celsius at the surface of the sun, charged particles (electrons and protons) explode and travel in space, until they get attracted to the ‘weak’ magnetic … More Northern Lights

Atacama Desert

The driest desert in the world, Atacama is where most Mars situated movies and TV shows have been filmed. It covers roughly 1,000 km (600 mi) land strip, consisting of parts of southern Peru and the west coast of Chile. Rare precipitation due to a double-sided rain shadow is responsible for its unique dryness; NASA … More Atacama Desert

Rio Carnival

Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, roughly 300 years old, is considered the biggest carnival in the world, attracting nearly 2 million people on the streets each day. The festival is held right before Lent every year and lasts for 5 days. Consisting of samba school parades and adjacent street block parties, there is no room … More Rio Carnival

Salar de Uyuni

Located in southwest Bolivia, at an area of 10,582 km² (4,086 mi²) and elevation of 3,656 m (11,995 ft), Salar de Uyuni is the largest and highest salt flats ‘Salar’ in the world. The ‘high plateau’ containing no drainage caused a giant lake ‘Lago Minchín’ to form. The lake’s water evaporated long ago, but due to … More Salar de Uyuni

Machu Picchu

The reason behind the construction of Machu Picchu is still debatable, although most archaeologists believe it was an estate built for Pachacuti, a ruler of the Kingdom of Cusco, and later, the emperor of the Inca Empire (1438-1471). The Inca Empire existed between the 13th and 16th century, centered in the Andean Mountains – Peru. The … More Machu Picchu