"If anything can save the world, I’d put my money on beauty." - Douglas Tompkins
"The biomes are impressive displays of scientific prowess and artistic beauty. But what impressed me most about this tourist attraction - often referred to as the ‘eighth wonder of the world’ - was the spirit in which it was created."
"...we darted through the darkness in hidden alleyways, crossed time-worn bridges and passed glittering canals. Little did I know at this point that Venice already had me under its spell."
"Ireland has occupied a place in my imagination ever since I can remember. When I was growing up, my grandfather told me that I was an Irish princess, and that I descended from a line of brilliant Irish kings. I believed in this fairy tale until I was old enough to know better, much to my grandfather’s amusement and delight."
"It was a pretty rainy day so we nearly cancelled, thinking it might be too slippery; this was my first sign that maybe this wasn’t just a hard walk."
“Each day we went from stages of absolute misery in the mornings as we pulled ourselves up on our aching legs, to euphoria as we passed through an ancient ruin site or reached a new peak.”
"Iceland is such a beautiful place. Being from New Zealand, I was of the biased opinion that no country could come close to rivalling my home in beauty. But I must say that Iceland is that country."
"Luckily for us, a hostel in town did a briefing every afternoon for people who were going to do the hike just to answer questions, etc. because once you went, you were on your own."
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