Minggu, 24 Januari 2016

Marble Caves of Patagonia, Chile

Dubbed as the most beautiful cave network in the world, Cuevas de Marmol is a 6,000 year-old sculpture hewn by the crashing waves of Lake General Carrera of Patagonia in Southern Chile. Also called the Marble Cathedral, the intricate caverns are part of a peninsula made of solid marble surrounded by the glacial Lake General Carrera that spans the Chile-Argentina border. The swirling pattern on the cave interiors are a reflection of the lake’s azure waters, which change depending on the water levels dictated by weather and season.
Visitors are enamored by the Marble Cave’s unique ability to constantly change its appearance. In early spring, the shallow waters are turquoise and creates a crystalline shimmer against the caves’ swirling walls. Come summer, the water levels increase and create a deep blue hue which gives the cave a unique unearthly shade. The water levels are significantly affected by the freezing and melting of the surrounding glaciers. It’s also from these glaciers where the lake takes the fine silt sediments that rest on the lake bed.
To get to the caves, one must embark on a long and difficult journey starting from a flight to the Chilean capital of Santiago. Visitors must then travel an 800 miles on major highways to the next big city Coyhaique, followed by a 200-mile drive on rough dirt roads towards the lake. Finally, a boat is needed to access the caves. But though the journey is long and challenging, many agree the enchanting beauty of the caves is definitely worth the effort.

Minggu, 17 Januari 2016

My Holiday

         Last holiday i went to Saudi Arabia.I went there fo 2 weeks with my big family.We flew at 11 a.m from soekarno-hatta airport.we flew for 9 hours from jakarta to jeddah.After i arrived in king abdul aziz jeddah airport,i moved to mecca for umroh with bus.It took 2 hours from Jeddah to Mecca.After we arrived i went to masjidil haramto see kabah.I pray there and did tawaf and sai.

        After finishing,i went to hotel to take a bath and dinner.In mecca  i stayed for 3 days.In the last day at mecca,we tawaf again and visited jabal rahmah the most historic mountain.After that we moved again to medina with bus.It took 6 hours.When i arrived its really cold.I went to hotel and slept.I pray subuh at masjid al-nabawi.

        I stayed in medina for 4 days.After that i went to medina airport.i waited the plane for 2 hours because its delay.I took the saudi airlines plane.its really nice plane.After 9 hours,i arrived in jakarta.I took my bag and took the bus to bandung.I arrived in bandung at midnight.My mother and father picked up me at qiblat tour.And i went home.Its really tiring and exciting spiritual journey.I really had fun in there.