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Photo of the Week: La Costa Verde, Miraflores, Lima, Peru

  • Wallace Faria (Photo and Text)
  • 27 March 2011

As usual, I was travelling around South America with my girlfriend. During our research about Peru, we read a lot about the Miraflores neighbourhood in Lima and decided to stay there for a few days before leaving for Cusco and Machu Picchu. On the way there, we drove us along this beautiful road by the sea called La Costa Verde – the Green Coast.

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Photo of the Week: Wreck Diving, Kaş, Turkey

  • Hakan Aydinkaptan (Photo) John Hogue (Text)
  • 9 January 2011

The photo shows a replica of a bronze age boat sunk off the coast of Kaş, Turkey, one of the best dive locations on the Mediterranean Sea. The boat is regularly accessible by certified scuba divers of any level, from beginner to advanced. For sheer fun and historical excitement, this Uluburun Wreck dive is a must.

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The Red Sea Resort of Safaga, Egypt, Joins whl.travel

  • whl.travel
  • 17 December 2010

THIS ARTICLE IS AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH AND ARABIC. The Egyptian port city of Safaga, built on the black sands of the Red Sea shore, offers a welcoming, friendly retreat from the hectic pace of life in the country’s major tourist hot spots. Two lengthy coral reefs skirt the coastline and promise plenty of great dive sites, while the engulfing waters are internationally renowned for both their perfect windsurfing conditions and their healing properties.

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Photo of the Week: the Dazzling Colours of Sunset, The Maldives

  • Canopus Maldives (Photo) Afrah Ahmed (Text)
  • 7 November 2010

To many, the Maldives, with its islands scattered in a swirl of diamonds, is a heaven on earth. Its language, culture, history and its peaceful way of life are unique to the island-nation. Picture the scene: You’re sitting on the slowly cooling sands, watching as the sun’s last rays of the day paint the sky with a beautiful range of colours and tones. The waves of the Indian Ocean gently lap at your feet and a soft breeze blows.

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Photo of the Week: Ilha da Saudade, Morro de São Paulo, Brazil

  • William Wazlawik (Photo and Text)
  • 24 October 2010

This ‘micro island’ is the Ilha da Saudade, found close to the village of Morro de São Paulo on the east coast of Brazil. It is technically only an island at high tide as the waters rise to cover the land bridge that joins it to the Second Beach of Tinharé Island. The island’s name is usually translated as “homesickness island” (although ‘saudade’ does not translate into English easily).

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Photo of the Week: Clear Waters and White Sands, Los Roques, Venezuela

  • Jacobo Reyes Galban (Photo)
    Melissa Gonzalez Llovera (Text)
  • 15 August 2010

The place evoked a deep feeling of peace and calmness, a sensation which is natural in this kind of landscape. The breeze, gentle as it was, along with the calm sea and the deep, vibrant blues that collided with each other out to the horizon, reminds me of nothing but the pleasure of being in such pristine surroundings, and our profound connection to nature as human beings.

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