Deserts

The Atacama Desert – Another World

We previously featured the fascinating Atacama Desert in 2008’s desert week, but to round off this year’s Desert Week we’ve decided to take another tour for those that missed this unique location the first time around. The Atacama desert in…

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Monday, 28th June 2010

The Lut Desert

If heat and dryness are the hallmarks of a good desert, then the Lut Desert in Iran might just be the most deserty of the lot. Covering more than 50,000sq km in the southeast of the country, this region (also…

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Thursday, 24th June 2010

The World’s Largest Desert: Antarctica

When one thinks of Antarctica, the word “desert” probably does not come immediately to mind. We think of deserts as hot, sandy, sun-drenched places. However, the technical definition is just a place that receives very little precipitation, less than 250…

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Wednesday, 23rd June 2010

The Tabernas Desert

You might not think you’ve heard of the Tabernas Desert before, but if you’ve ever seen a spaghetti western, then you almost certainly have. Located in the south of Spain, the protected wilderness area features three seperate wild west villages,…

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Tuesday, 22nd June 2010

Great Sandy Desert

The Great Sandy Desert covers an area of 360,000 square km of north western Australia, making it the country’s second largest desert. Uluru (Ayers Rock) is located in the far south-eastern area of the desert. We visited almost exactly 5…

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Monday, 21st June 2010

Revisiting Area 51 (Part 2 – The Extraterrestrial Highway)

So you can’t actually drive into Area 51 these days1, but you can get very, very close thanks to Nevada’s Extraterrestrial Highway. This desolate stretch of road in the desert northwest of Las Vegas is reportedly home to more UFO…

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Tuesday, 1st June 2010
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Lesotho: Kingdom in the Sky

Lesotho is one of the most unique countries on the planet. It’s the southernmost landlocked country, the largest country that’s entirely surrounded by another country, and the highest country on Earth. Yet, it doesn’t really show up on too many people’s radar. With the arrival of Google Street View imagery this month to Lesotho, it’s time to shed some light on the world’s largest enclave.

On this day: Mary Queen of Scots escaped Loch Leven castle

On May 2, 1568, Mary Queen of Scots escaped from Loch Leven Castle. After having been imprisoned on this isolated…

On this day: The Empire State Building was dedicated

On May 1, 1931, the Empire State Building was dedicated. The 103-storey skyscraper was the tallest building in the world…

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