While looking at a waterfall for hours, «getting lost" in a sunset and feel the majesty of a glacier can make you feel "smaller" and more generous toward others.
The awe we feel at these moments, this combination is of fear, respect and admiration, can make people more compassionate, generous and faithful. It can also extend the feeling we have about time to change how we make decisions and make us feel better about ourselves.
1. Jericoacoara, Brazil
This small, rural fishing village on the northeast coast of Brazil is the Mecca of windsurf and kitesurf lovers and the house of Pôr do Sol dune. This is a mountain of sand that overlooks some of the spectacular sunsets of North America.
2. Pamukkale, Turkey
And yet, these photos are not "tampered" with Photoshop! And no, it is neither a frozen waterfall. This land levels have large reserves of limestone which is rich in Calcio. The Turkish name means "Castle of Cotton", a name inspired by the fantastic scenery of the hot springs, forests, fossil and petrified waterfalls.
3. Valley Kalalau, Hawaii
It was once home to a large population of native Hawaiian. Today visitors can see the waterfalls of the valley, the steep slopes - by helicopter -, go catamaran, kayaking or -if they can make it- walk the 11 miles of Kalalau trail.
4. Sossusvlei, Namibia, Africa
You'll leave with sand in your shoes and a happiness smile and awe on your face, The dunes in this area - such as dune 45 and «Big Daddy» - are among the highest in the world, reaching up to 1,300 feet.
5. Glacier Upsala, Province of Santa Cruz, Argentina
Here the ice blue meets blue sky and even bluer waters. Of the many glaciers in the National Park Los Glaciers, Uppsala takes the prize as the biggest: it is 31 miles in length and six miles wide. At the same time, scientists record the decline as evidence of global climate change.
6. Grotto of Melissani, Kefalonia, Greece
Sunbeams radiate through a sunken roof and trees reflected in a turquoise lake, where there are small boats with visitors. The cave of Melissani, known as "The Cave of the Nymphs", makes guests feel as if they are in a fairy tale.
7. Thick Lena, Russian Siberia
You have to work and pay to get to this natural forest of stone pillars that are in a secluded spot of the Russian river Lena. If and when you manage to get there, prepare to feel inspired. They reach up to 1,000 feet in height and were created by the extremely hot and cold temperatures in the area.
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