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Barracuda Lake, Coron, Palawan, Philippines
2 years ago
Barracuda Lake’s composition of salt and freshwater makes for a unique diving experience! Prepare for the dramatic shift in underwater temperature by trading your wetsuit for lighter swimwear. Feel the 28-degree (Celsius) water rise 10 points higher as you straddle along the thermocline where you’ll see a translucent boundary pinpointing the convergence of two bodies of water. As you reach the silty seabed, sink your hand into the light sand and spread it across the airy space to engulf yourself in an aquatic cloud. Further down the lake, find tiny sea creatures shyly show themselves to you. Look out for barracudas—but don’t worry, they’re harmless!
a year ago
One of the three lakes formed from a calder and part of Mount Lesung. The name derives from "tamba", the balinese word for medicine. A great spot to enjoy the sunrise, the steep descent on the north shore offers countless trekking opportunities, winding through mesmerizing jungle and waterfalls. The flat south shore is home to numerous shore-front temples, beautifully untouched by the touristy gimmicks found in more iconic locations.
a year ago
Day 3, The world rushes past my window. We're in Siberia, the vast expanse of Lake Baikal stretches to the horizon. Been reading about the lake: it's 20 million years old and contains one-fifth of the world's fresh water supplies. Most interestingly three-quarters of all the species found in its icy depths are located nowhere else on earth. Just imagine all the species they HAVEN'T found...
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