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(Drone) Pictures PUERTO RICO

Puerto Rico is a Caribbean island that is a self-governing commonwealth of the United States of America. Located in the Caribbean Sea to the east of the Dominican Republic and west of the US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico lies on a key shipping lane to the Panama Canal, the Mona Passage.

Christopher Columbus landed on the island of Puerto Rico in 1493 on his second voyage of discovery, and originally named it San Juan Bautista in honor of Saint John the Baptist. The name of the island's present day capital, San Juan, honors the name Columbus first gave the island. It was then settled by explorer Ponce de Leon, and the island was under Spanish possession for over four centuries. Puerto Rico became United States territory under the Treaty of Paris, which also ended the Spanish–American War.

Source: http://wikitravel.org/en/Puerto_Rico

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(Drone) Pictures U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS

The U.S. Virgin Islands is an unincorporated organized territory of the United States of America between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east of Puerto Rico. It was formerly known as the Danish West Indies. Together with the British Virgin Islands, to the northeast, the territory forms the Virgin Islands archipelago. These islands are in an important location along the Anegada Passage - a key shipping lane for the Panama Canal; Saint Thomas has one of the best natural deep water harbours in the Caribbean.

The terrain is mostly hilly to rugged and mountainous with little level land. There are occasional earthquakes. The highest point is Crown Mountain at 474m. During the 17th century, the archipelago was divided into two territorial units, one English and the other Danish.

Source: http://wikitravel.org/en/U.S._Virgin_Islands

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(Drone) Pictures BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

The British Virgin Islands are a self-governing British overseas territory, situated in the Caribbean just to the east of the US Virgin Islands. The BVIs, as they are called, are a popular travel destination for sailors, fishermen, sun worshippers, and other independent travellers, albeit not for the cost conscious. Boating among the dozens of tiny, mostly uninhabited, islands is a great stop on any tour of the Caribbean islands.

The British Virgin Islands comprise 60+ islands and keys, with more than 43 of them being uninhabited islands. The islands fall into two types: the majority are steep volcanic islands (including the main islands, Tortola and Virgin Gorda), and a small number of relatively flat coral islands (such as Anegada and Sandy Spit). In fact, Anegada is referred to as »the drowned island« because its elevation is so low.

Source: http://wikitravel.org/en/British_Virgin_Islands

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HD Slow Motion Footage: 1 Minute in... SAN JUAN / Puerto Rico [DJI Osmo]

San Juan is the capital of and largest city in Puerto Rico, with a population of about 395,000. It has one of the best harbors in the Caribbean. The city celebrates its fifth century in 2008 or 2021, depending on whether one counts from the founding of the original settlement at Caparra or the act of moving the Caparra settlement to Puerto Rico isle (now Old San Juan).

San Juan is the oldest city under the jurisdiction of the United States. San Juan is in the northeast of the island of Puerto Rico, and features distinctly century-old architecture, such as Spanish military forts built from the 1540s to 1800s, an active harbor, and a very active economic area in the Hato Rey district. It features magnificent beaches, hotels, plazas, historic sites, museums, and so on. San Juan has a land area of about 76 square miles. The city's population is approx. 395,000.

Source: http://wikitravel.org/en/San_Juan

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(Drone) Pictures SAINT MARTIN

The northern, French side of the island is known as Saint-Martin, and is 54km² (21 square miles) in area. The southern, »Dutch side« of the island is known as Sint Maarten, and is 41km² (16 square miles). The French side, Saint-Martin, consists of the northern two-thirds of the island. It has a more »European« feel than the Dutch side. The native language is French and has the same guiding laws as France.

There are no casinos on the French side. It is less developed than the Dutch side, but contains more of the island's natural wonders. The French side is popularly known for clothing-optional Orient Beach and the adjacent nudist resort. The towns of Marigot and Grand Case provide some of the best gourmet meals anywhere and plenty of interesting shops. Beauty abounds on the island, with bluffs overlooking pretty harbours, sandy-cliffed beaches and tranquil rocky coves.

Source: http://wikitravel.org/en/Saint_Martin

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(Drone) Pictures ANGUILLA

Anguilla was colonized by English settlers from Saint Kitts in 1650, and administered by Great Britain until the early 19th century, when the island - against the wishes of the inhabitants - was incorporated into a single UK dependency along with Saint Kitts and Nevis. Several attempts at separation failed. In 1971, two years after a revolt, Anguilla was finally allowed to secede; this arrangement was formally recognized in 1980 with Anguilla becoming a separate UK dependency.

Anguilla has few natural resources, and the economy depends heavily on luxury tourism, offshore banking, lobster fishing, and remittances from emigrants. Increased activity in the tourism industry, which has spurred the growth of the construction sector, has contributed to economic growth. The island is made of limestone, providing many caves.

Source: http://wikitravel.org/en/Anguilla

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(Drone) Pictures SINT MAARTEN

The northern, French side of the island is known as Saint-Martin, and is 54km² (21 square miles) in area. The southern, »Dutch side« of the island is known as Sint Maarten, and is 41km² (16 square miles). The Dutch side, Sint Maarten, has become a leading destination in the property market with more and more developments being constructed. There are high-rise flats and waterfront communities, all of which are popular to buyers, especially Americans.

Many large resorts have been built and on many days cruise ships flood Philipsburg with their passengers. Philipsburg is one of the Caribbean's best shopping towns. If shopping's not your thing, you can sit out back on Philipsburg's harbour beach and have a drink. Or play at one of the casinos just down the street. There are nine on this side. When it all gets too mellow, go rip it up with a 4x4 excursion.

Source: http://wikitravel.org/en/Saint_Martin

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(Drone) Pictures SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS

Saint Kitts and Nevis are a pair of tropical islands in the Caribbean, about one-third of the way from Puerto Rico to Trinidad and Tobago. As if it were the custom in the Caribbean, St-Kitts and Nevis changed hands many times between English and French, which has left it a heritage of cities with names from both countries. Contrariwise, the architecture there is very Anglo-Saxon in the Victorian style and especially in downtown Basseterre.

The islands became an associated state of the United Kingdom with full internal autonomy in 1967. The island of Anguilla rebelled and was allowed to secede in 1971. Saint Kitts and Nevis achieved independence in 1983. In 1998, a vote in Nevis on a referendum to separate from Saint Kitts fell short of the two-thirds majority needed.

Source: http://wikitravel.org/en/Saint_Kitts_and_Nevis

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4K Drone Footage: 1 Minute in... DOMINICA [DJI Phantom 4]

Dominica is a Caribbean island country between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, about one-half of the way from Puerto Rico to Trinidad and Tobago. It is often known as »The Nature Island of the Caribbean« due to its spectacular, lush, and varied flora and fauna, which are protected by an extensive natural park system.

The most mountainous island of the Lesser Antilles, its volcanic peaks are cones of lava craters and include Boiling Lake, the second-largest thermally active lake in the world. Should not be confused with the Caribbean nation of the Dominican Republic. Dominica was the last of the Caribbean islands to be colonised by Europeans, due chiefly to the fierce resistance of the native Caribs. France ceded possession to Great Britain in 1763, which made the island a colony in 1805.

Source: http://wikitravel.org/en/Dominica

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4K Drone Footage: 1 Minute in... SAINTE-ANNE / Guadeloupe [DJI Phantom 4]

Guadeloupe, sometimes known as the Butterfly Island (French: I'ile Papillon), on account of the shape of two of its major islands, is a group of islands in the eastern Caribbean, and is a French overseas department. It is located southeast of Puerto Rico. Guadeloupe has been a French possession since 1635 except for the years 1813-1814 when it came into Swedish possession as a consequence of the Napoleonic Wars. The island of Saint Martin is shared with the Netherlands.

Its southern portion is named Sint Maarten and is part of the Netherlands Antilles and its northern portion is named Saint-Martin and is part of Guadeloupe. Guadeloupe is an archipelago of nine inhabited islands, including Basse-Terre, Grande-Terre, Marie-Galante, La Desirade, Iles des Saintes (2), Saint-Barthélemy, Iles de la Petite Terre, and Saint-Martin (French part of the island of Saint Martin).

Source: http://wikitravel.org/en/Guadeloupe

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4K Drone Footage: 1 Minute in... GUADELOUPE [DJI Phantom 4]

Guadeloupe, sometimes known as the Butterfly Island (French: I'ile Papillon), on account of the shape of two of its major islands, is a group of islands in the eastern Caribbean, and is a French overseas department. It is located southeast of Puerto Rico. Guadeloupe has been a French possession since 1635 except for the years 1813-1814 when it came into Swedish possession as a consequence of the Napoleonic Wars. The island of Saint Martin is shared with the Netherlands.

Its southern portion is named Sint Maarten and is part of the Netherlands Antilles and its northern portion is named Saint-Martin and is part of Guadeloupe. Guadeloupe is an archipelago of nine inhabited islands, including Basse-Terre, Grande-Terre, Marie-Galante, La Desirade, Iles des Saintes (2), Saint-Barthélemy, Iles de la Petite Terre, and Saint-Martin (French part of the island of Saint Martin).

Source: http://wikitravel.org/en/Guadeloupe

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(Drone) Pictures DOMINICA

Dominica is a Caribbean island country between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, about one-half of the way from Puerto Rico to Trinidad and Tobago. It is often known as »The Nature Island of the Caribbean« due to its spectacular, lush, and varied flora and fauna, which are protected by an extensive natural park system.

The most mountainous island of the Lesser Antilles, its volcanic peaks are cones of lava craters and include Boiling Lake, the second-largest thermally active lake in the world. Should not be confused with the Caribbean nation of the Dominican Republic. Dominica was the last of the Caribbean islands to be colonised by Europeans, due chiefly to the fierce resistance of the native Caribs. France ceded possession to Great Britain in 1763, which made the island a colony in 1805.

Source: http://wikitravel.org/en/Dominica

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(Drone) Pictures GUADELOUPE

Guadeloupe, sometimes known as the Butterfly Island (French: I'ile Papillon), on account of the shape of two of its major islands, is a group of islands in the eastern Caribbean, and is a French overseas department. It is located southeast of Puerto Rico. Guadeloupe has been a French possession since 1635 except for the years 1813-1814 when it came into Swedish possession as a consequence of the Napoleonic Wars. The island of Saint Martin is shared with the Netherlands.

Its southern portion is named Sint Maarten and is part of the Netherlands Antilles and its northern portion is named Saint-Martin and is part of Guadeloupe. Guadeloupe is an archipelago of nine inhabited islands, including Basse-Terre, Grande-Terre, Marie-Galante, La Desirade, Iles des Saintes (2), Saint-Barthélemy, Iles de la Petite Terre, and Saint-Martin (French part of the island of Saint Martin).

Source: http://wikitravel.org/en/Guadeloupe

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(Drone) Pictures MARTINIQUE

Martinique is a Caribbean island that is an overseas department of France in the Caribbean Sea, north of St. Lucia and south of Dominica. The island is dominated by Mount Pelee, which on 8 May 1902 erupted and completely destroyed the city of Saint Pierre, killing 30,000 inhabitants. In the South of the island, there are many beautiful beaches with a lot of tourists. In the North, the rain forests and the black sand beaches are worth seeing. The interior of the island is mountainous.

Martinique is an overseas department of France and retains both French and Caribbean culture. The island cuisine is a superb blend of French and Creole cooking that is worth trying. The north part of island lures hikers who seek to climb the mountains and explore the rain forests while the southern portions offer shopping and beaches for those who chose to just relax.

Source: http://wikitravel.org/en/Martinique

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(Drone) Pictures SAINT LUCIA

Saint Lucia is a British Commonwealth country that is an island in the Caribbean, off the coast of Central America. It lies between the Caribbean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean, north of Trinidad and Tobago. The twin Pitons (Gros Piton and Petit Piton) are striking cone-shaped peaks south of Soufriere that are one of the scenic natural highlights of the Caribbean.

Tourism is vital to Saint Lucia's economy. Its economic importance is expected to continue to increase as the market for bananas becomes more competitive. Tourism tends to be more substantial during the dry season (January to April). Saint Lucia tends to be popular due to its tropical weather and scenery and its numerous beaches and resorts. Other tourist attractions include a drive-in volcano, Sulphur Springs (at Soufriere), the Botanical Gardens, the Majestic twin Peaks »The Pitons«.

Source: http://wikitravel.org/en/Saint_Lucia

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(Drone) Pictures SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is an island nation in the Caribbean, north of Trinidad and Tobago. The main island of Saint Vincent has most of the land area and population of just over 100,000. The many small islands and islets of the Grenadines trail in a curve spanning more than 60km to the south, where the southernmost Grenadines are part of the independent island nation of Grenada. Bananas and other agricultural products remain the staple of this lower-middle income economy.

While the English were the first to lay claim to Saint Vincent in 1627, the French would be the first European settlers on the island when they established their first colony at Barrouallie on the Leeward side of Saint Vincent shortly before 1700. Carib Indians aggressively prevented European settlement on St. Vincent until the 18th century.

Source: http://wikitravel.org/en/Saint_Vincent_and_the_Grenadines

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Barbados - back in the Caribbean

Barbados has experienced several waves of human habitation. The first wave were of the Saladoid-Barrancoid group, farmers, fishermen, and ceramists who arrived by canoe from Venezuela's Orinoco Valley around 350 AD. The Arawak people were the second wave, arriving from South America around 800 AD. Arawak settlements on the island include Stroud Point, Chandler Bay, Saint Luke's Gully, and Mapp's Cave. According to accounts by descendants of the aboriginal Arawak tribes on other local islands, the original name for Barbados was Ichirouganaim.

The name »Barbados« comes from a Portuguese explorer named Pedro Campos in 1536, who originally called the island Os Barbados (»The Bearded Ones«), after the appearance of the island's fig trees, whose long hanging aerial roots resembled beards.

Source: http://wikitravel.org/en/Barbados

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Drone Pictures JERICOACOARA / Brazil

Jericoacoara is a place removed from the hurried modern world of screeching sirens, maniac deadlines, traffic jams and endless lineups. A place where streets are paved with sand, where beaches stretch as far as the eye can see and where warm water marries with palm swaying breezes. Until about 20 years ago, Jericoacoara was still a secluded and simple fishing village. There were no roads, no electricity, no phones, no TV's, no newspapers, and money was rarely used.

Since 1984, the area around Jericoacoara was declared Environmental Protection Area (APA) and became a National Park in 2002. This brought many building restrictions and tourism controls what help to preserve the area. Electricity arrived in the village and today, hot showers and air conditioning are no longer luxury articles. However, illumination of the streets is forbidden by local law.

Source: http://wikitravel.org/en/Jericoacoara

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Bom dia, Brazil! Carnival Pictures 2017

One year after the another, it was again time for the craziest party on this planet: the Brazilian carnival! This year, I have spent the pre-carnival in Sao Paulo and moved on to Rio de Janeiro for the real and pure carnival madness. I was accompanied by my friend David and on my birthday, I could also meet my German friends Rebekka, Melanie and Sebastian, so I had a great time turning 31. We've celebrated on the streets of Lapa and went to the bar at the Caipihostel.

The other days, we have spent at random blocos around this stunning city and enjoyed the Brazilian way of life. On top, we have visited Cristo Redentor for the second time (to do at least some sightseeing) and went for a walk along Copacabana and Ipanema. During our time in Rio, we stayed in Santa Teresa, which is centrally located in Rio, though we were in need of using Uber quite often. The blocos were crazy - here, you will find some of my favorite pictures of the so called »Beatles Bloco« (Bloco Do Sargento Pimenta) Enjoy!

2017-03-06 05:05 Written in Rio de JaneiroBrazil 0 Comments See article »

A weekend in unqiue Istanbul

Istanbul, incredible and unqiue Istanbul, was the last stop along my tour through the Caucasus. Hoping for some nicer temperatures, I was highly disappointed, as the thermometer was close to the freezing mark. But: it was Istanbul and I wanted to soak up the atmosphere of this bombastic city as much as possible. As I was is Istanbul in 2013 already, I knew the spots that I wanted to see again already: everyone should have visited this city at some point!

Hagia Sophia, Galata Tower, Grand Bazaar, Taksim Square and just getting lost in little streets - these were the main targets. And, of course, getting some Turkish Delights. After a weekend there, I have left Istanbul today for the city I love the most: Barcelona. Spain is the last station before hitting South America on Thursday. The carnival 2017 is calling, and so I'll land in Sao Paulo for the pre-carnival and will head to Rio de Janeiro for my birthday party and carnival.

2017-02-12 13:35 Written in IstanbulTurkey 0 Comments See article »

One day in Yerevan

Starting in Tbilisi/Georgia, I made my way south to Yerevan, the capital of Armenia. The trip was very straightforward, as there is an overnight train leaving Tbilisi every 2nd day and going the other way the following day, so it was very easy to do a day trip from Georgia down to Yerevan. As there was no problem with my drone in Georgia, I took my Phantom along with me to Yerevan hoping for some nice winter wonderland footage.

And: I was not disappointed. The temperature in Yerevan was roundabout -13 degrees Celsius, approx. 10 degrees less than in Tbilisi. So walking around in this freezing atmosphere was a bit painful, but, on the other hand, it gave you an even more intense impression of the strongly Soviet-style city of Yerevan. I have left Yerevan the next day with the overnight train back to Tbilisi in the 3rd class, which cost 9500 Armenian Dram, approx. 17 Euros.

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Visiting incredible Georgia

In Georgia, I had finally some more time to spend than in Iran and Azerbaijan. So I could take the chance and travel around this gorgeous country at least a little bit. So I visited the fascinating capital city Tbilisi, the marvellous ski resort Gudauri (where I did paragliding for the first time) and Batumi, which is located at the Black Sea. After all, Georgia made it into my personal hitlist!

I was totally in love with the atmosphere on the streets of Georgia. People are intested in foreigners and even when their English is limited, they will speak up to you and try some conversation. Beer is cheap (a satisfaction, as it was impossible to get in the Muslim countries Azerbaijan and Iran), and the general costs of living are very, very low. In Batumi, I paid for a very nice double room 18 Georgian Lari, which is approx. 6 Euros. The infrastructure is a bit run down, but works perfectly, so travelling within Georgia is even without Georgian/Russian language skills easy...

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One day in Baku

The next stop after visiting Tehran, the capital of Iran, was Baku in Azerbaijan, where I had almost a full day to spend, before heading off to Tbilisi. After arrival at the airport, passengers in Baku are asked to put their luggage into the X-Ray directly after immigration, where the security officer could see my drone. As I didn't know, that it is illegal to import drones into Azerbaijan without a permission, I was asked to follow into the security office.

As it was around 5am in the morning, the officer, who was in charge of my drone dilemma, was pretty lazy, and so the whole procedure of leaving my drone in the office until picking it up on my onward trip took almost 1,5 hours. I have spent my day in this charming city without my Phantom then, though it would have been great to fly there - Baku is a city made for drone flying! But, lessons learned: do more research before trying to import a drone to a new place...

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48 hours in Tehran

After having spent more than half a year in Asia (and one week in Western Australia), it was time for some new adventures. So I decided to visit the Caucasus, before heading to Brazil for the carnival 2017. I was able to get a very cheap flight ticket from Kuala Lumpur to Tehran in Iran, where the Caucasus adventure began. My favorite carrier Air Asia operated this 8+ hours flight for less than 150 USD - a deal I couldn't resist. As it is easy to obtain a visa on arrival with a German passport, it was clear: Iran will get its shot.

Researches that I have done beforehand said, that the visa on arrival shall cost 50 EUR, so I was prepared with some money which I didn't use for quite a while. But the procedure was quite painful, as it took forever to finally get the visa. And, of course, it was more expensive than announced. After filling out a form, presenting a travel insurance confirmation and paying 75 EUR, I finally got my Irani visa.

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Preview: February, March and April 2017

After more than six months in East Asia (and one week in Western Australia), it's time to rewind. I am writing these lines at the airport in Kuala Lumpur and I am more than happy for the past 200 days, where I was able to visit many places I know (and love) again, and also going around and exploring new fascinating places. And from this day on, I will share my experiences with you again - hopefully,it lasts some longer than the first attempt on the One Man Wolf Pack Blog ;-)

So this article gives you an overview about the upcoming three months, where I will leave East Asia for Central Asia and South and North America via Turkey and Spain. The upcoming flight will bring me to Tehran, where I will have two days to explore the capital of Iran. After this, I will head to the Azerbaijani capital Baku, followed by Tbilisi, Georgia's capital. From there, I will explore Georgia and Armenia, where I will definitely head also for the last capital out of these four: Yerevan.

2017-01-31 14:55 Written in Kuala LumpurMalaysia 0 Comments See article »
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