Caño Cristales River in Colombia – “the river of five colors” or “liquid rainbow.”

Caño Cristales (English: Crystal Channel) is a Colombian river located in the Serrania de la Macarena province of Meta, and is a tributary of the Guayabero River. The river is commonly called the "River of Five Colors" or the "Liquid Rainbow," and is noted for its striking colors. Over the years some have said the … Continue reading Caño Cristales River in Colombia – “the river of five colors” or “liquid rainbow.”

BAGAN,MYANMAR (BURMA): the city of ancient temples

Bagan in central Burma is one of the world’s greatest archeological sites, a sight to rival Machu Picchu or Angkor Wat but – for the time being at least – without the visitors. The setting is sublime – a verdant 26 square-mile plain, part-covered in stands of palm and tamarind caught in a bend of … Continue reading BAGAN,MYANMAR (BURMA): the city of ancient temples

Nagoro, Japan – the village with toy residents

Nagoro is a tiny Japanese village with one very notable feature: a life-sized doll population that outnumbers the human population nearly 10:1. The toy residents are the work of local Tsukimi Ayano, who began making doll replicas of her neighbors after they died or moved away. Once working in the garden, Tsukimi made the first … Continue reading Nagoro, Japan – the village with toy residents