This beautifully shot video comes our way from the good folks over at Sweetgrass Productions. It was shot over a period of about three weeks, while following pro mountain bikers Graham Agassiz, Matt Hunter, and Matty Miles as they rode through the open expanses of southern Utah and the lush forests of the Pacific Northwest. Both of those locations are fantastic for mountain biking of course, but these riders rode the trails in the middle of the night, setting up an entirely different looking scene. Watch the video and enjoy the great riding intermixed with interesting light. Truly beautiful.
Thứ Hai, ngày 26 tháng 10 năm 2015
I've seen polo played on horses and even elephants before, but never on yaks. Those are the steeds used by four teams that play in a remote corner of Pakistan however, and they even hold an annual tournament to see which of them is the best. Villagers in the beautiful Broghil Valley region – situated at about 3962 meters (13,000 ft) – ride their favorite yaks while knocking a tiny ball around a picturesque alpine meadow. It is definitely a site to behold. Check it out in the video below, and start sharpening up your yak riding skills if you want to take part in this event.
A few days back I told you about Dan Berlin, a blind athlete who had just become the first person without sight to run the entire 26 mile (41 km) length of Peru's Inca trail. Now, we have video of his run, showing he and his support team making their way along the tough route that features more than 5000 feet (1524 meters) of vertical gain. If you're looking for a bit of extra inspiration today, or if Dan's story captured your attention earlier in the week, you'll definitely enjoy this clip.
Want to take a road trip through Montana? Have 90 seconds to kill? Than this video is perfect for you. It comes our way courtesy of National Geographic Traveler, and gives us an all-too-short glimpse of one of my favorite places on Earth. From mountain landscapes, to raging rivers, to pristine forests, Montana has it all. And we get a brief look at it in this clip. It definitely makes me want to hit the road!
Thứ Hai, ngày 05 tháng 10 năm 2015
The meaning of “Ha Long”, in Vietnamese, Ha means “descend”, and “Long” means “dragon”, so the word HaLong means “where the dragon descends into the sea”.
Wooden Stakes Cave
Among the stalactites of the first hall, scores of gnomes appear to be holding the meeting. The walls of the second chamber sparkle if bright light is shined on them. The cave derives its Vietnamese name from the third of the chambers, which is said to have been used during the 13th century to store the sharp bamboo stakes, which Tran Hung Dao planted in the bed of the Bach Dang River to impale the Kublai Khan’s invasion fleet.