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Rishiri Island, Japan

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                  

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Yushan National Park

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

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Durand Line

The Durand Line (Pashto: د ډیورنډ کرښه‎) is the 2,430-kilometre (1,510 mi) international border between Pakistan and Afghanistan. It was established in 1896 between Sir Mortimer Durand, a British diplomat and civil servant of the British Raj, and Abdur Rahman Khan, the Afghan Amir, to establish spheres of influence and improve diplomatic relations and trade. From the geopolitical and geostrategic perspective, it has been described as one of… Continue reading Durand Line

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Suicide Site, Takashiki Island

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

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Shahr-e Sukhteh, Iran

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

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South/North Korean DMZ

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