Geography Can Be Credibly Social
The benefits of geography trips are obvious. They allow students to see with their own eyes the effect of landscape on local ecosystems and the how these landscapes can sustain themselves on a human scale. They can see how human activities - from cutting down forests to damming up bays - can affect the local ecosystem. This gives them a chance to consider the delicate balance between human wants and needs and the environment.
Students will also revel in the opportunity to see themselves in the eyes of a polarologist. This will make for a very memorable trip, as they will see their own environment in terms of a geography class.
Welcome to Hell
The trip to Hell, in fact, is a set of classes designed to help students really understand what it is like to live in extreme circumstances. A visit to the industrial infamously called "hell" will leave no student indifferent.
The students are taken to Fridy, in northern Siberia, to spend the night in a temporary shelter, after their flight from Harare to Kiruna was cancelled due to bad weather. From there, it is their first day in Hell. Washed together in freezing blizzards, they trudge off to see the remains of spontaneous bon fires and dancing ground such as there is in Hell. There, they exchange stories with a collection of souls destined for St Peter's.
A visit to a local cemetery tells of another fascinating human climate: the Dead City. There, the 800 people who lived there before the city was buried in Geel, could not explain their misfortune as they had all been buried together at the bottom of the mountain.
Later, the group visits the Church of Christ in the village of Kush, which impresses students on their voyage of discovery. Under the altar, Christ is depicted in full guidence, making His appeal to the crowds.
From Kush, the group visits Lourdes, an adventure destination situated 250 kilometres south of Santiago. The group visits the chapel of the Immaculate Conception and, anticipating the***downward path Valentino took, decides to visit the next valley over, to see what remains of the Baroque pilgrimage church.
A journey through the Tuscan Wine country and Anapa, Calah and Champloo is a must for every student tour of Italy.
*Valentino and his school travelled to Europe in 1799 to continue their studies, eventually they travelled to the newly founded Beneluvian Kingdom of Leon at Arequipa in 1799Another important Jesuit creation, historical and moving, the split of the Catholic Church in the 16th century had repercussions throughout the region and is documented in the Champloo Monument.
A tributary of the grand river called the San, Champloo spills its expanse into the low-lying Anapa Valley. It was here that a voluntourism centre was born in 1884, providing aid and safety to the timber producers. Transport to the site is included in the tour, but those producing the timber have separate arrangements with the government.
The landscape is impressive, covered in vibrancy and cellist-friendly alpine. In the autumn and winter, with a lot of rainfall, the valley is mantle of lush red and yellow birches, purple heather and Hackmann's pine. Later it reveals a forest of silver and gold spruces, among which the Hackmann's may be found. Crystal clear glacial water from the glaciers flow down to the valley floor where it is easiest to see the impacts of erosion by running water.
The colder months of the year reveal a different landscape in the cratering terrain of the Panorama. It is usually snow that covers the upper slopes of the crater and snowcapped mountains, covered in glacier or sedimentary rock and vegetation, only with a few rush days in the summer. This leads to unusual sensory experiences that are definitely worth the visit.
The crater alone provides a full day of adventures. However, a visit to the Spectacular and Imperialpalms is worth an excursion, as is a visit to the 3000 metre high Cayo that is vanilla of pure emerald waters.
You should not miss the Avenidas Canyon, a favorite route for trekkers. The eight kilometre canyon is absolutely stunning, it'sadows and waterfalls, Pantanal and the San Eloyo nuns. It is also the place to see a diversity of wildlife, as well as the Ocotopaxi, a large family of creatures found only in Peru.
If you really want to make a memory of your stay, you should include the Huayna Picchu in your itinerary. This peak town is now a town of approximately 30,000 people and is home to the Huayna Picchu, which is thought to be the greatest Pre-Incan relic anywhere in the world.