The world we live in is a beautiful one, there’s no doubt about it. Nature has carved this planet into uncountable wonders, an they’re all out there just waiting to be discovered.
Over hundreds of thousands of years, Earth has been shaped and sculpted by both Nature and Man to form some awe-inspiring sights. So in this week’s Nourish Blog, we are taking a look at some of the amazing things that can be achieved when we work together…
Machu Picchu, Peru
Located in the mountains above the Urubamba Valley, Machu Picchu is a pre-Colombian Inca site that will leave history buffs, nature lovers and everyone in-between speechless.
Built initially in the middle of the 15th century, Machu Picchu was said to have been inhabited for around 100 years before it was abandoned, and went uncovered for over 3 centuries until a Yale lecturer, Hiriam Bingham, rediscovered the site in July 1911.
Today’s temperature in Machu Picchu… 21 degrees
Great Barrier Reef, Australia
Officially recognised as the largest reef system on earth, the Great Barrier Reef encompasses almost 3,000 reefs within the 2,600 kilometre area of land that it covers.
Although the Reef is clearly visible from space, it is when looking at it from underwater that its true beauty becomes apparent. There are over 1’500 species of sealife that call the Great Barrier Reef home, and over 400 types of coral can be viewed in the area, so if you do get a chance to visit the area, be sure to take an underwater camera!
Today’s temperature on the Reef… 25 degrees
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
One of the Society Island in the Pacific Ocean, Bora Bora is known today as one of the most beautiful and luxurious places in the world. It began to appear in the public eye just after World War II, as it was used by the American army as a supply base, and it is even rumoured that a many military personnel refused to leave Bora Bora after the war had ended, and stayed there permanently.
Best known now for its luxurious bungalows that sit on stilts in the water, Bora Bora is an increasingly popular destination with holidaymakers, (especially honeymooners,) and it’s not difficult to see why!
Today’s temperature in Bora Bora… 28 degrees
Victoria Falls, Zambia / Zimbabwe
During its long journey through South Africa, The Zambezi River flows over Victoria Falls in Zambia and Zimbabwe. Its highest point is well over 360 feet tall, making these some of the most dominant and naturally stunning waterfalls anywhere in the world.
Since the turn of the 20th century, Victoria Falls has become one of South Africa’s foremost tourist attractions, and are regularly seen as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of The World, more so than any other waterfall in the world.
Today’s temperature at the falls… 32 degrees
Milford Sound, New Zealand
Rudyard Kipling famously called this place ‘The Eighth Wonder of the World’, and looking at these pictures, it isn’t hard to see why. Milford Sound is a fjord on New Zealand’s South Island that is encompassed within the Fiordland National Park.
Surrounded by mountains that stand in excess of 1,200 feet above the Tasman Sea which flows through the sound, the area is well known for its diverse wildlife and impressive natural beauty, with many different varieties of fish living in the water, as well as dolphins and seals.
Today’s temperature at Milford Sound… 10 degrees
Although the village of Abisko is a picturesque and scenic place to visit, that is not what attracts thousands of Tourists per year. It is much more commonly recognised for the sky above, than for any attraction on the ground.
The Aurora Borealis, or the ‘Northern Lights,’ are caused when charged particles from the sun meet the Earth’s magnetic field, and are regarded as one of the greatest natural spectacles on Earth. While there are many places around the world from which it is possible to see the lights, Abisko is said to be one of the best.
Today’s temperature in Abisko… 12 degrees
Bhutan, South Asia
Bhutan, (officially known as The Kingdom of Bhutan,) is a small and unusual country located at the eastern end of the Himilayas.
Bhutan is reportedly the world’s only carbon sink, meaning it absorbs more CO2 than it gives out, and the only country whose largest export is renewable energy: they sell hydroelectric power. In keeping with the Buddhist belief that humans and nature form a symbiotic relationship, 72 per cent of the country is forested, and they maintain that 60 per cent always will be. This environmental pledge is part of their idea of “Gross National Happiness”, whereby the treasury measures progress against “four pillars” – sustainable development, environmental protection, cultural preservation and good governance – rather than just GDP…
Today’s temperature in Bhutan… 16 degrees