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IN Travel & Adventure ON 16 Jun, 2016
Blessed are those who can travel to any place with no issues. Every one of us loves to travel, but we're so engrossed in our lives, that fantasizing is the only option for us. Sometimes, I wish I could visit them anytime I want to. Travel places without leaving my couch. Sounds nice, doesn't it?
I can make this happen. No, I ain't kidding. You can visit the following fascinating places without leaving your place. Read on and thank me later.
Yuri Gagarin was the first person to go to space in 1961. And then the others followed. We've launched astronomical (pun-intended) amounts of man-made inventions in the space. International Space Station is, by far, the biggest object sent into space. It was launched on November 20, 1998. It can be manned by up to 6 men at any point in time.
Only a selected few can visit ISS. But, what about us? That's the reason why I'm writing his story. This is how Earth looks like from ISS.
Want to see how astronauts work up there? Watch the webcams here.
This picture reminds you of Finding Nemo, doesn't it? Coral Reef is also known as 'rain forests of the ocean home. It feeds about 25% of all of the marline-life species. Moreover, it generates about $10 billion in tourism each year. Beautiful colors of Coral Reef isn't the only reason for its exquisitiveness, what it contributes matter.
Take a virtual tour of Coral Reef here.
Only a brave can dare to visit Antarctica. Antarctica is a home to one of the most adorable species -penguins. There number around 3.8 million breeding pairs.
Watch the virtual tour of Antarctica here.
African Safari is one of the things to do before you die. No one will refuse to see elephants, cheetahs and many more animals in their natural habitat. If you have the time, energy and money, do give it a try. And for those who cannot, thanks to Africam. They have cameras installed in the busiest parts in the wildlife.
Northern lights is one of the favorite items in my bucket list. They are also called aurora borealis. They are formed by charged particles colliding with the atmosphere and bursting into different colors. These range from bright green to deep blue to ruby red, depending on the altitude. The different colors mingle and paint curious patterns in the night sky-a sort of nighttime rainbow.
To see it, you usually need to travel to regions near the Arctic, like Canada, Alaska, Iceland, or northern parts of Scandinavia. The best time to catch the northern lights is from September to April.
Can't travel? You can have a virtual tour here.
The capital of the Czech Republic is one of the oldest and most beautiful places in Europe. It's also the location of the oldest functioning astronomical clock in the world, hanging on the wall of the Old Town City Hall.
Joruksarlon means glacial river lagoon. It is located near Europe's largest glacier Vatnajokul in Iceland. FYI, this lake has been used as a filming location for many Hollywood movies like Batman Begins and Die Another Day.
Here's the live streaming video.
Tokyo is an epitome of hyper-modern architecture, high-speed lifestyle, and traditional Japanese culture. It has around 38 million residents. Tokyo Skytree is 634 meters high making it the tallest completely self-supporting tower. Skytree's primary function is as a communications tower. In the nighttime, the view is mesmerizing.
Have a look here.
There are 3 lakes on the US-Canada Border. Two of them are called American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls- they are on the US side. The one in Canada is called Horseshoe Falls or Canadian Falls. Niagara Falls serve a practical purpose: supplying a considerable amount of hydroelectric power to US and Canada.
Watch the streaming here.