In honour of #EarthDay today: this is a lahuan tree that only grows in the Argentinian Andes nowadays and is in danger of extinction. This particular one is 2600 years old, 57m high with a diameter of 2.8m.
19th of April 2017 02:06 PM
Let's spare a thought for those overworked Russian social media hackers, already busy with the French election, now that a British one has come up, as well.
I wrote this for my Nat Geo Traveller article on Athens Neighbourhoods, but in the end, for space reasons, only three of the four sections were published. Here is the unpublished fourth: on Kolonaki, the chic Athens neighbourhood http://www.malathronas.com/318706/kolonaki-athens/
Have you heard about the Grand Promenade in Athens? Well, there is one, and I wrote about it for a cruise magazine http://www.malathronas.com/wp-content/uploads/pdf/Moments_Grand_Promenade.pdf
My latest book is out on Amazon. Responsible for two chapters in this beauty.. https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/Books/Rough-Guide-Europe-Budget-Guides/0241270332/
Seven things to do in Kyoto. By me for Round The World Flights https://www.roundtheworldflights.com/rtw-blogs/index.php/worldwide/asia/japan/essential-kyoto.html
Back from Barcelona and Catalonia, watching again this moody video by Evanescence shot in the Barri Gotic of Barcelona's Old City. It's mostly shot in the Plaça Sant Felip Neri (him of the Oratory fame) and you can still see the bullet holes from the Civil War in the walls of the church (0:44, 0.55, 1:14, 1:50). Amy Lee, the singer, is lying on a rooftop facing modern Poble Nou, but in her very last frame you can discern the towers of the Sagrada Familia. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5anLPw0Efmo