Advent Day 11…. Rainbow Mountain, Peru

Rainbow mountain tid bits! 1. Rainbow Mountain receives around 1,000 tourists a day. Sometimes, however, you can share Rainbow Mountain with up to 4,000 people since the place has become very popular over the last few years. 2. Around 2012, locals discovered Rainbow Mountain, and this happened thanks to the snow on top of itContinue reading “Advent Day 11…. Rainbow Mountain, Peru”

Advent Day 8…. The Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China need to know… 1. Several walls were built from as early as the 7th century BC 2. Ready for some numbers… big ones… there are 10,051 wall sections, 1,764 ramparts or trenches, 29,510 individual buildings, and 2,211 fortifications or passes that make up the whole wall. The walls and trenchesContinue reading “Advent Day 8…. The Great Wall of China”

Advent Day 7…. Nachi Falls, Japan

Nachi Falls facts! 1. The tallest waterfall in Japan is the stunning 133 meter high Nachi no Taki (Nachi Falls), and next to it the Nachi Taisha Grand Shrine (the beautiful orangey red Pagoda). 2. Early each morning the Shinto priest make offerings to the waterfall in a ritual. 3. In 1918, a mound wasContinue reading “Advent Day 7…. Nachi Falls, Japan”

Advent Day 6…. Easter Island, Chile

Easter Island facts! 1. There are some 1000 heads/statues dotted around the island. Their true name is Moai. 2. Initially europeans couldn’t work out how the moai had been moved from the quarries to their current locations as the island were mostly treeless by the time they arrived. Recent studies and theories believe huge groupsContinue reading “Advent Day 6…. Easter Island, Chile”

Advent Day 5…. St. Basil’s Cathedral, Russia

St Basil’s Cathedral facts 1. Ivan Vasilyevich, the first Tsar of Russia, ordered the construction of the cathedral in 1555. 2. Today, Saint Basil’s Cathedral is recognized for its vibrant palette. This was however not its original colour; the beautiful colours were added about 200 years after the building was completed. Originally the cathedral wasContinue reading “Advent Day 5…. St. Basil’s Cathedral, Russia”