A view on Nong Khiaw, Laos

Eight more minutes, the sign indicates. “If I am fast it might be only 5”, I tell myself when I eagerly hike up the last few steep metres before reaching the viewpoint overlooking the rural town of Nong Khiaw in Northern Laos. Reaching the top after a one-hour hike, the 360-degree view on Nong Khiaw does not fail to impress: the terraces of light green rice paddies contrast with Keep hiking!

Photo of the day: Young green basilisk lizard, Costa Rica

This young green basilisk lizard is catching its breath on a stone in the middle of the warm waters of the Tabacon hot springs before crossing the river. This might seem highly unlikely given the current of the water but the basilisk lizard, or more commonly known as the Jesus Christ lizard, did not get this nick name without a good reason. Keep travelling