Loughareema: The Vanishing Lake

The nigh unpronounceable Loughareema (Loch an Rith Amach) is, at first glance, nothing more than one of the many lochs and bogs that dot the Northern Irish countryside. That is, if you happen to be lucky enough to see it…

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Thursday, 7th October 2010

Vinpearl Land (Island Week 5)

The coastal Vietnamese city of Nha Trang is a well-known and well-traveled tourist destination. It is blessed with all the natural beauty a resort town could hope for: beautiful white sand beaches, crystal-clear water, and a bay full of unspoilt…

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Friday, 1st October 2010

The Skeletons of Roopkund Lake

Roopkund Lake lies tucked amongst the towering peaks of the Indian Himalayas at an elevation of more than 5,000 metres. Frozen almost year-round and extremely remote, this frigid alpine lake can only be reached on foot, four days walk from…

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Thursday, 16th September 2010

Ordos: China’s Vacant City

In grand Dubai-esque fashion, Ordos City in Chinese Inner Mongolia rises from the desert to proclaim the glory of mankind’s accomplishments. Its glittering high-rise buildings and grand government projects are skirted on all sides by smooth unblemished pavement and endless…

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Tuesday, 7th September 2010

Diamond Head (Volcano Week 5)

Rising 230 metres above the white sands of Waikiki Beach, the volcanic cone known as Diamond Head is an iconic part of Honolulu’s diverse and modern skyline. Sure it may not be filled with lava, sulphurous fumes, or noxious gasses……

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Tuesday, 3rd August 2010

North Brother Island (Island Week 4)

It’s Island Week 4 here at GSS, which means we’ll mostly be posting about Islands. For about a week. North Brother Island, home to many decaying and abandoned structures, sits just off shore of New York’s Manhattan borough in the…

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Monday, 28th September 2009
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Volcanoes of the Northern Marianas (Volcano Week 7)

The Mariana Islands are part of a great submerged mountain range that extends all the way from Guam north to Japan. While the southern Marianas are known worldwide as tourist destinations, the uninhabited northernmost islands are actually a long string of active volcanoes fed by the subduction of the Pacific Plate into the Mariana Trench, the deepest location on Earth.

Quirky Border Towns of North America

Have you ever walked through the front door of a building in one country and walked out the back door…

Sakura-jima (Volcano Week 7)

Once a volcanic island centered in Japan’s Kagoshima Bay, during an eruption in 1914 the Sakura-jima volcano decided to change…

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