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28 Real Life Pandora-like Nature Photos

Tuesday, November 29, 2011
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Zhangjiajie National Forest, China
Zhangjiajie National Forest in China inspired the floating mountains of Pandora

The movie Avatar smashed all sorts of box office records, and set the bar for all future 3D films. Pandora, the planet in Avatar, got people dreaming of a better world, but if you look around you'll see that a lot of places here on earth actually inspired this Pandora environment. I know it's a bit geeky, but this article is a collection nature photos which I found to be Pandora-like, or out of this world, or just really cool.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 24, 2011
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Thanksgiving Turkey
A Turkey as traditionally prepared for Thanksgiving

Today we celebrate Thanksgiving in the United States. Happy Thanksgiving!

Questions For 10 Day Trip Between Istanbul & Split

Walking to Kravice Waterfall Pools
About to go for a swim through the frigid cold water out to the waterfalls

Q. I am going to croatia for a week and the end of august but will have about 10 days before our boat trip there to cruise around eastern europe. will probably start in istanbul and work our way up to split. what cities would you recommend going to and what is the best way to get around through there?

Honeymoon Ideas in Turkey

Hagia Sophia, Istanbul
The Hagia Sophia Mosque in Istanbul

Q. Hope everything is going well with you. Nicole and I are doing our honeymoon in Turkey and I wanted to ask you a couple of questions. We are flying into Istanbul and staying there for 4 or 5 days and then we are thinking about going to Bodrum. Have you been there before? Is it cool? Is there anywhere else you would recommend over it?

The Column of Julian – Ankara, Turkey

Wednesday, June 23, 2010
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The Column of Julian In Ankara
The Column of Julian sits alone in the middle of the street

If you're wondering exactly which landmark the Column of Julian is in Ankara, here it is. Not the most exciting nor historical visit in Ankara, but not out of the way either. Located In Ulus within walking distance of the Ankara Citadel, The Roman Baths, The Roman Theatre, The Temple of Augustus and Rome, The Hacı Bayram Mosque, Gençlik Park, and more, you may as well pass by. If you head from the square by the The Temple of Augustus and Rome back towards the Ulus bus stop, down the steps to your right you'll see a large gathering of buses. Look a bit further to the right and you'll see The Column of Julian sitting in the middle of a V-Intersection.

Photos & Things To Do In Olympos, Turkey

View From The Citadel In Olympos, Turkey
A short hike up the mountain to the Citadel in Olympos provides this view of the beach

Olympos, Turkey, just outside of Antalya, is the perfect place to visit for a backpacker. Stay in a tree house at Kadirs, meals are included in the cost of your stay. Relax at the beach, explore the ruins, hike, kayak, rock climb, go cliff jumping, scuba diving, go canyoning, see the Chimera Flame, mountain bike, go out on a boat, or play volleyball. Come home, take a nap, then head out to the Hangar Bar at Kadirs for some drinks. When the Hangar Bar closes around 11, the Bull Bar Opens. Go dance and mingle until late night. Olympos is a vacation spot, so everyone is social, it's easy to make new friends from Turkey or anywhere else in the world.

Ski Ilgaz Mountain, Turkey

Thursday, March 4, 2010
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Ilgaz Mountain, Turkey: Slope View
View down Ilgaz Mountain from the top of the ski lift

Ilgaz Mountain in Turkey was much different than any US resort I've been too. To start, you can buy lift tickets per ride, or per day, which was pretty cool. Prices were cheap, but lines were long. Because of the single ride tickets, many patrons chose to ride the lift not to ski, but just to experience the views, which lead to lift waits exceeding an hour. Ilgaz is the smallest resort in Turkey, boasting just 2 lifts, neither of which are for beginners. Because of this it was very crowded, but still a nice place to visit.

Atakule Tower – Ankara, Turkey

Thursday, March 4, 2010
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Atakule Tower, Ankara
View of Atakule Tower, Ankara Turkey from the Botanic Park below

Atakule tower sits at the top of the hill in Çankaya, Ankara. The communications and observation tower stands 410 ft. high (125 meters) and houses a rotating restaurant and an open observation deck. Great panoramic views of Ankara are to be had from the top of the tower, including the Botanic Park to the North. The cost is minimal, and entrance to the deck is free with a reservation for the restaurant. Ankara is not a city with many tourist destinations, so this is a must see.

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