Cape Town has been appointed world’s most biodiverse city, and its outstanding Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens are the perfect place to discover its ecosystems. This is probably what makes them one of the most beautiful botanical gardens in the world, attracting more than a million visitors a year.
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Photo of the day: colourful hummingbird taking a break
You can hear them hovering past your ear, maneuvering acrobatically into all directions and when you spot them they are already on the next flower: the hummingbird is one of a kind. Keep travelling
Photo of the day: The Lineated woodpecker, Panama City
Walking the city centre of Panama’s cosmopolitan capital, we encountered this woodpecker with its very neat and bright red puff. Keep traveling!
A quest to spot the most beautiful bird: The Quetzal trail, Panama
One of Central America’s most picturesque hikes runs between the mountain town of Boquete and the lesser known Cerro Punta in Pamana. Both lay in different valleys putting them a good three-hour bus ride away from each other. They are also linked by the famous 9-kilometre Quetzal trail, squeezed between two dead end roads, for a total of about 23 kilometres. Given the elevation gain, Keep traveling!
Photo of the day: The white-fronted parrot
The white-fronted parrot, known scientifically as the Amazona albifrons is a noisy bird which can imitate Keep travelling
Photo of the day: Kissing hummingbirds!
You can hear them hovering past your ear, maneuvering acrobatically into all directions and when you spot them they are already on the next flower: the hummingbird is one of a kind. Keep reading!
Kayaking Las Isletas de Granada, Nicaragua
The delicate brown little bird with its bright yellow beak dances elegantly on its high grey legs on a large waterlily leaf. It is a challenge to capture it from my unstable 1-person kayak that rolls violently on the waves caused by a lancha (a small passenger motor boat) passing by. I am kayaking around Las Isletas de Granada, (the islets of Granada), in Nicaragua. According to the legend, there would be 365 islands scattered around the peninsula, one for each day of the year… Quite a lot to explore!