Iceland, New Zealand and Portugal have come out on top in a survey of travel agents that measures Americans’ interest in visiting the world’s most peaceful countries, according to the Global Peace Index, which was compiled by a nonpartisan organization, the Institute for Economics and Peace.
I find cinder cones interesting. When they first erupt, bubbly gas-filled magma is ejected as “cinders” and pile up around the vent, forming a perfect cone. As the eruption wanes, heavier magma, no longer bubbly and gas-filled, leaks and oozes from the base of the cinder cone.
CUSCO, Peru — My legs ached and my lungs burned. Snow and sleet tore at anything uncovered, the wind threatened to tip me and my enormous backpack over and if it hadn’t been for the relentless impulse to keep moving forward, pain and fatigue would surely have stopped me in my tracks.