Mount Rishiri (利尻山, Rishiri-zan) is a quaternary stratovolcano located off the coast of Hokkaidō, Japan in the Sea of Japan. The extinct volcano rises out of the sea forming Rishiri Island. Because its cone shape resembles Mount Fuji it is sometimes referred to as Rishiri Fuji. It is one of the 100 famous mountains in Japan. HIKING
Yushan National Park (Chinese: 玉山國家公園; pinyin: Yù Shān Gúojiā Gōngyuán) is one of the nine national parks in Taiwan and was named after the summit Yushan, the highest peak of the park. The park covers a total of 103,121 hectares including large sections of the Central Mountain Range. The park contains over thirty peaks more than 3,000 meters in elevation, and two-thirds of the area… Continue reading Yushan National Park
Duran Line, a buffer zone between British and Russian interest in the region.
While most ferry travelers to Takashiki Island were wearing flip-flops and shorts and carrying snorkeling gear, I had trekking boots on and wind jackets. The weather on the Island was idyllic and summer-like, even though I visited it around Easter time. The purpose of my visit to this island varied from other holidayers. Being a… Continue reading Suicide Site, Takashiki Island
Shahr-e Sūkhté Persian ( شهرِ سوخته, meaning "The] BurntCity"), also spelled as Shahr-e Sukhteh and Shahr-iShōkhta is an archaeological site of a sizable Bronze Age urban settlement, associated with the Jiroft culture. It is located in Sistan and Baluchistan Province, the southeastern part of Iran, on the bank of the Helmand river, near the Zahedan – Zabol road. It was placed on… Continue reading Shahr-e Sukhteh, Iran
The Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ; Hangul: 한반도 비무장 지대; Hanja: 韓半島非武裝地帶) is a strip of land running across the Korean Peninsula. It is established by the provisions of the Korean Armistice Agreement to serve as a buffer zone between the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) and the Republic of Korea (South Korea). The demilitarized zone (DMZ) is a border barrier that divides the Korean Peninsula roughly in half. It was created by… Continue reading South/North Korean DMZ
Lamma Island was named Lamma only because of a chart reading error by Alexander Dalrymple in the 1760s. He had acquired a Portuguese chart to the entrances to the Pearl River and, close to the west of the island, the Portuguese owner had written "Lama". Dalrymple misinterpreted that as the name of the island. However, it was a Portuguese… Continue reading Lamma Island