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Sent: 5 Nov 2013 from Moscow, Russia
Received: 23 Nov 2013, Traveled 8,232 km in 18 days
This is a postcard I received before the Sochi 2014 Olympics. The scenery of snow covered Katchatka Volcano was perfect for the winter sport disciplines and the fierce competitions among countries held from 7 - 23 February 2014.
This volcano is just one in 160 of the volcanic belt along Kamchatka River and the surrounding valley. Twenty-nine of these volcanoes are active. Six sites were designated as UNESCO WHS in 1996. The description in the official UNESCO website describes the site:
The interplay of volcanism with active glaciers forms a dynamic landscape of great beauty. The sites contain high species diversity, including the world's greatest known variety of salmonoid fish and exceptional concentrations of sea otter, brown bear and Stellar's sea eagle.
It is a pretty relaxed Saturday for me today. I am dreaming of hiking in nature, and with that, it comes to mind a hike up to a volcano's crater I did back in Nov 2013. I thought it would be cool to share a souvenir. The photo was taken on top of Taal Volcano in Batangas, Philippines. It is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire.
Checking out my photos from adventures back in the Philippines make me miss my homeland. Which reminds me, I have less than 1 month before I fly back! Yipee! I probably would look into inviting my whole family for a trip to Taal Volcano View Park when I get back :)