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Traveling the World, Solo and Without Sight

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Here is another short documentary about my travels and the way I live and cope with my blindness. Made for The Big Story, a documentary team, part of CNN online. Filmed 27th February 2018.

Totally blind and severely deaf! Meet Tony Giles – travelling the world! 🌎🌍🌏✨

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A day in a life of travel with Tony and Thor, two world travellers! Sidon, Lebanon, March 2018.

Tony the Traveller being interviewed on BBC Breakfast TV

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Tony being interviewed on BBC Breakfast TV at their Studios in Salford, Manchester.


Interview with ILTV, which is based in Israel. 9th January 2018.

Tony in Jerusalem, BBC Travel Show, part 1

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BBC Travel Show documentary (part 1) featuring Tony in Jerusalem. Broadcast 2nd/3rd December 2017.

Spain and Portugal, December 2017

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Plaza de San Juan de Dios, Cádiz, Andalusia, southern Spain. Taken on 28th December 2017.

Tony Giles, blind author-traveller

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Tony, Tatiana with friends in the small city of Seixal, south, across the Rio Tejo from Lisbon. Taken New Years Eve, 31st December 2017.

Israel, November 2017

Tony Giles, blind author-traveller

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Taken at the Sea of Galilee (Lake Kinneret), Tiberias, north Israel. 24th November 2017.

Tony Giles, blind author-traveller

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Tony at David Waterfall and the David River, Ein Gedi National Park, Ein Gedi, South Israel. Taken on Monday 13th November 2017.

Tony Giles, blind author-traveller

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More footage of Tony at David Waterfall.

Palestinian Territory, November 2017

Tony Giles, blind author-traveller

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Tony floating in the Dead Sea near Jericho, West Bank, Palestinian Territory. Taken by Tony’s couch surfing host, Khader, a local from Bethlehem who Tony stayed with. Taken on Wednesday 8th November 2017.

Tony Giles, blind author-traveller

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Tony in the Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem, Palestinian Territory, Tuesday 7th November. Christian Priests chanting in a ceremony – amazing!

Tony Giles, blind author-traveller

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Tony in the dark at Add’s apartment. Couchsurfed here for one night.

Jerusalem, Israel, November 2017

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Tony at Damascus Gate, the north entrance to the old city.

Tony Giles, blind author-traveller

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Church bells ringing and Tony with other tourists inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Christian Quarter of Jerusalem’s Old City. Taken on 1st November 2017.

Jordan, October 2017


Fascinating interview with Tony on the Inspire More video blog. View the original Facebook post here.

Tony Giles, blind author-traveller

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Tony in a jeep, part of a tour at Wadi Rum desert camp. Impressive views of the surrounding desert scenery. Wadi Rum is a protected area in south Jordan. 21st October 2017.

Tony Giles, blind author-traveller

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Tony on a camel at Wadi Rum desert camp. Desert rock formations. Whistle of the wind in the microphone. Afternoon of 20th October.

Tony Giles, blind author-traveller

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Tony at Petra. View across the site. 22nd October 2017.

Tony Giles, blind author-traveller

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Tony walking along the Siq at Petra. Bustling with people. The Siq is a two kilometre long canyon that slopes and turns and twists downhill into the heart of Petra with the treasury situated at the end.

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Tony at Petra near to the beginning of the Siq. View of rocky slopes leading up to cliffs with cave rooms.

Tony Giles, blind author-traveller

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Man directing Tony into the Siq. View of the Siq’s inner entrance.

Slovakia, September 2017

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Tony, Tatiana at the Music Fountain in the centre of Hlavna Ulica (Main Street), Kosice, eastern Slovakia, 19th September 2017.

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Again at the Music Fountain in Kosice. More music can be heard in this clip!

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Tony with Tatiana again near to the Music Fountain, 20th September 2017.

Hungary, September 2017

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Tony, Tatiana at Jet Fountain in the main street of Szekesfehervar, south-west Hungary, 14th September 2017. Jets of water shoot up from the ground at several intervals.

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Danubious Fountain, Elizabeth Square, central Pest, Budapest. Large odd shaped bowl fountain with three female figures representing the three main rivers in Budapest, but not the Danube! Friday, 8th September 2017.

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Another video of the Danubious Fountain. View of Ferris wheel in Elizabeth Square behind.

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The Open Book Fountain in University Square, Pest side of Budapest, capital of Hungary. Thursday 7th September 2017. Water crashing on blocks designed as open books.

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Music Fountain on Margaret Island, Budapest, 10th September 2017.

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Another vid of the colourful dancing music fountain, Tony is rocking :) Tatiana is enjoying :)

Japan, April-May 2017

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The wonderful sound and sight of Nunobiki Waterfall in downtown Kobe, Japan. A 43 metre high waterfall with a fantastic sound, surrounded by forest in the heart of a large Japanese city – nature at its best!

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Tony, Tatiana at Minoh Waterfall, Osaka Prefecture, Japan. 10th May 2017. 33 metres high and roughly 5 metres wide. Taken late afternoon during a rain storm, surrounded by forest.

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Tatiana swinging in Sendai, Japan!

Ghana, Burkina Faso and Senegal, March-April 2017

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Local Senegalese performing at the Little Baobab Guest House, Abene, Cassimance, south Senegal. 9th April 2017.

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Tony at Karfiguela Falls, near Banfora, south-west Burkina Faso. March 2017.

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Tony with sacred crocodiles as they are being fed, Paga, north Ghana! March 2017.

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Tony at Kintampo waterfall, central Ghana. Visited on a weekend, hence full of local kids playing. If visiting in the week, probably less people! Waterfall reached by bus or shared taxi from Sunyami. March 2017.

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Local Ghanaians performing for Tony at Paga Slave Camp. This historical site is at Paga, north Ghana. March 2017.

New Zealand, October 2016

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Two short videos of Tony and Tatiana with sheep, Rotorua, New Zealand, October 2016.

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Tony and Tatiana going through the ‘Hole in the Rock’ at end of Cape Brett Peninsula, Bay of Islands, North Island. Monday, 31st October 2016. The English guy speaking is named Scotty, a crew member.

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Tony in Zorb having fun, Rotorua, New Zealand, 25th October 2016.

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More Zorbing.

Tony and Tatiana Luging in Rotorua, NZ 27th October 2016. Having fun! :)

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Tony and Tatiana luging in Rotorua, 27th October 2016

Sandboarding at Giant Te Paki Sand Dunes, Northland, New Zealand

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Tony sandboarding at Giant Te Paki Sand Dunes, Northland, New Zealand, 30th October 2016.

Australia, September-October 2016

The Couch – October 9, 2016 (Episode 574)

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On Sunday 9th October 2016 Tony appeared on The Couch. This TV chat show is based in Perth, Australia.

Caribbean and Central America, February-May 2016

Tony driving a car!

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Tony driving a car! Bonaire, 26th February 2016.

Tony jet skiing, Eagle Beach, Aruba

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Tony jet skiing off Eagle Beach, Aruba. 28th February 2016.

Tony jet skiing, Aruba

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More footage of Tony jet skiing.

Ship entering Miraflores Lock, Panama Canal.

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A large cargo ship entering Miraflores Lock on the Panama Canal. 3rd March 2016.

Cargo ship inside Miraflores Lock

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Cargo ship inside Miraflores Lock on the Panama Canal. 3rd March 2016.

Tony on the Aquabus, Panama City Tour

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Tony on the Aquabus, Panama City Tour. Vehicle plunging into the Bay of Panama and the entrance to the famous Panama Canal. 5th March 2016.

The Aquabus, the only one of its type in Central America, is a custom made Hydra Terra model amphibious vehicle. The two hour tour starts at Causeway, Amador.

View of skyscrapers along the Panama City waterfront on the Aquabus tour

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View of skyscrapers along the Panama City waterfront during the Aquabus tour. 5th March 2016.

Tony ziplining, El Valle Canopy Tour

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Tony ziplining. El Valle Canopy Tour, El Valle de Antòn, Panama. The ziplines are in the jungle over the El Macho waterfall, four lines in all! 10th March 2016.

Tony ziplining over El Macho waterfall

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Ziplining over El Macho waterfall.

Tony zip lining at El Valle Canopy Tour, Panama

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Tony ziplining. El Valle Canopy Tour.

Yayas Waterfalls, central Panama.

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View from a viewing platform towards one of the three Yayas Waterfalls. Two cascades of water flowing over a cliff amongst trees and vegetation. 13th March 2016.

The three Yayas Waterfalls are so named from an old legend about three girls or yayas, who used to be seen by early settlers bathing in these waters. The waterfalls rise up to 5, 15, and 25 metres respectively. The thick 100-metre high canopy provides shelter, protecting visitors, and resident amphibians and birds from sunlight. The falls can be reached by bus from El Copé, Coclé Province, central Panama.

River in Boquete, Panama

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Pleasant view of a river looking from a bridge in Boquete, a small highland town in Chiriquí Province, north-west Panama. Approximately 60 kilometres (37 miles) from the border with Costa Rica. The town is notable for its high mountains and hiking trails. The river might be the Caldera River or one of its tributaries. 18th March 2016.

Beach terrace at BB’s bar restaurant on Carenero Island, Panama

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View out to sea from a beach terrace at BB’s bar restaurant on Carenero Island, Bocas del Toro Archipelago, Panama. Smaller islands in the distance. Sandy beach with palm trees. 25th March 2016.

Waterfall, Costa Rica

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Waterfall located near Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Caribbean coast, Costa Rica. Name of waterfall unknown – get in touch if you know. 29th March 2016.

Dancing in Turrialba Parque Central, Turrialba, Costa Rica

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Tony dancing in Turrialba Parque Central (central square), Turrialba City, Cartago Province, central Costa Rica. 3rd April 2016.

Pacifica Falls, Cloudbridge Nature Reserve, Costa Rica

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Pacifica Falls. A single powerful torrent of water tumbling down into a pool. Located in Cloudbridge Nature Reserve, near San Gerardo de Rivas Village, San José Province, south-central Costa Rica.

San Gerardo de Rivas is a small village high up in the valley of the Talamanca Mountains. The village is located approximately 20 kilometres north-east of San Isidro de El General – the second largest city in the province. The waterfall is situated in a beautiful and remote cloud forest on one of the highest mountains in Central America. 5th April 2016.

Small crayfish on Tony's feet

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Close-up of Tony’s feet in a pool of water. Several small crayfish on his toes. The pool is created from a small waterfall produced from rainfall. Located on part of the Tigre River or one of its tributaries – only reached on foot and wading through the river. Near Dos Brazos de Rio Tigre Village, Osa Peninsula, Puntarenas Province, south-west Costa Rica. Puerto Jiménez is 7.5 miles (12 km) to the east. 8th April 2016.

In the centre of Puerto Jiménez, the El Tigre colectivo (local minibus service) runs to Dos Brazos de Rio Tigre. Monday – Friday at 11am and 4pm from the Super 96 Supermarket – http://www.dosbrazosderiotigre.com

Uvita Cataratas (Waterfalls), Costa Rica

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Uvita Cataratas (Waterfalls), Costa Rica. Shaded pool of water in front with people sitting on rocks and bathing.

Uvita is a beach vacation destination in Puntarenas Province, on Costa Rica’s Pacific coast, 11 miles (17 kilometres) south of Dominical. It is the heart of Ballena Marine National Park.
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Ziplining at Extremo Canopy Tour, Monteverde, Costa Rica (1)

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Tony sliding down a zipline amongst forest vegetation. Extremo Canopy Tour, Monteverde, Puntarenas Province, north-west Costa Rica. This ziplining tour offers 14 ziplines, nearly 3.2 kilometres (2 miles), that range in distance from 40 meters (131 feet) to 750 meters (2,461 feet), including 4 cables that are longer than 425 meters (1,394 feet). Included in the tour is the superman, tarzan swing, a rappel and a new tunnel cable. 12th April 2016.

Ziplining at Extremo Canopy Tour, Monteverde, Costa Rica (2)

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Extremo Canopy Tour. Tony speeding down a long zipline.

Ziplining at Extremo Canopy Tour, Monteverde, Costa Rica (3)

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Extremo Canopy Tour. Travelling along a 120-metre long zipline.

Ziplining at Extremo Canopy Tour, Monteverde, Costa Rica (4)

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Extremo Canopy Tour. Heading down the final zipline. This was a frilling experience, especially as several of the ziplines cause the individual to bounce as they zip along!

Bungee jump, Monteverde, Costa Rica. April 2016.

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Tony’s 16th bungee jump. This 143 metre jump was at Extremo Bungee, Monteverde, north Costa Rica. Mid-April 2016.

Rafting in the Rio Pacuare, near Turrialba, Costa Rica

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Rafting in the Rio Pacuare, near Turrialba, Costa Rica (1). Mid-April 2016.

Rafting in the Rio Pacuare, near Turrialba, Costa Rica

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Rafting in the Rio Pacuare, near Turrialba, Costa Rica (2).

Rafting in the Rio Pacuare, near Turrialba, Costa Rica

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Rafting in the Rio Pacuare, near Turrialba, Costa Rica (3).

Rafting in the Rio Pacuare, near Turrialba, Costa Rica

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Rafting in the Rio Pacuare, near Turrialba, Costa Rica (4).

Rafting in the Rio Pacuare, near Turrialba, Costa Rica

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Rafting in the Rio Pacuare, near Turrialba, Costa Rica (5).

Rafting in the Rio Pacuare, near Turrialba, Costa Rica

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Rafting in the Rio Pacuare, near Turrialba, Costa Rica (6).

Rainbow Waterfall, Viento Fresco Waterfalls, Costa Rica

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Rainbow Waterfall, one of the Viento Fresco Waterfalls (‘fresh wind’ in English). A series of five waterfalls located 7 miles (11 kilometres) from the city of Tilaran. They are roughly halfway between the popular tourist destinations of La Fortuna and Monteverde, Costa Rica.

Rainbow Waterfall is the tallest single drop at 75 metres (247 feet). The water cascades through mid-air in wispy sheets before landing on the rocks below. The mist coming off can sometimes creates a rainbow. 14th April 2016.

Pool at the base of Rainbow Waterfall

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Pool at the base of Rainbow Waterfall.

Pigs inside pens, farm near La Fortuna , north Costa Rica

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Pigs inside pens. On the farm where I couchsurfed with Costa Rican, Geiner Quiros, and his lovely wife, near the small city of La Fortuna, within San Carlos, Alajuela Province, north Costa Rica. 16th April 2016.

I love the sound and smell of pigs!

Rio Celeste Waterfall, Tenorio Volcano National Park, Costa Rica

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Rio Celeste Waterfall hidden within the cloud forests of Tenorio Volcano National Park, north-west Costa Rica. A single torrent falling into a bright turquoise pool. 17th April 2016.

Another view of Rio Celeste Waterfall

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Again Rio Celeste Waterfall. Looking from a viewing platform above. Surrounded by vegetation.

Rio San Juan, El Castillo, south Nicaragua

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View across a wide but shallow and fast flowing part of the Rio San Juan (San Juan River), El Castillo, Rio San Juan Province, south Nicaragua. 19th April 2016.

Tony in “Superman” position, ziplining at Volcán Mombacho, Granada, Nicaragua

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Ziplining at Volcán Mombacho, Granada, Nicaragua. Tony travelling down a zipline amongst tall trees dangling from his back in the “Superman” position. Accompanied by one of the local instructors. 21 April 2016.

Ziplining at Volcán Mombacho, Granada, Nicaragua

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Again ziplining at Volcán Mombacho. Leaving another platform amongst branches of tall trees.

Ziplining at Volcán Mombacho, Granada, Nicaragua

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Continuation of the previous clip. Arriving at the platform at the other end.

Boat ride on Lake Nicaragua

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Part of a boat ride on Lake Nicaragua – the largest lake in Central America. View travelling along shoreline. 22nd April 2016.

Boat ride on Lake Nicaragua

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Again on Lake Nicaragua during an excursion around some of the many islands found in the lake. Bird song can be heard.

Tony riding a horse along a trail, foothills of Volcan Maderas, Nicaragua

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Tony riding a horse along a trail. Scrubby vegetation on Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua. Foothills of Volcan Maderas, Nicaragua. 25th April 2016.

Street scene, Masaya, Central Nicaragua.

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Everyday street scene filmed in the small city of Masaya, central Nicaragua, with music emanating from a store across the street. 30th April 2016.

Spectacular Pulhapanzak Waterfall surging over cliff, San Buenaventura, Honduras

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Spectacular Pulhapanzak Waterfall surging over cliff, San Buenaventura, Honduras. It’s apparently the largest waterfall in Honduras, dropping approximately 140 feet (45 metres). Rough steps lead down to the bottom of the falls for good views and excellent sound quality of the crashing water. Visitors can also undertake a guided adventure, swimming through the falls to access a hidden cave behind the powerful surging curtains of water. 11th May 2016.

Granada, Spain, November 2015

A fountain in the Generalife

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A fountain in the Generalife at the Alhambra, Granada. 4th November 2015.

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