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Being a geek generally refers to a somewhat unfashionable or eccentric person, with great passion & enthusiasm for certain peculiar, non-mainstream subjects. I believe inner geekness should be embraced rather than be embarrassed of 🙂

Pico del Teide – A volcanic playground

Pico del Teide – A volcanic playground

Pico del Teide on Tenerife is the biggest mountain on the Canary Islands. Surrounded by a huge caldera, its peak juts up an astonishing 3718 metres into thin air. Its flanks are a volcanic playground, with a multitude of colourful cones and bizarre cathedral-like formations, and winding roads along titled layers of rock.

El Hierro – A volcanic hotspot underneath the sea

El Hierro – A volcanic hotspot underneath the sea

El Hierro, the most remote and authentic of the Canary Islands, with volcanic activity still bubbling underneath the sea. Once considered as the edge of the known world, consisting mostly of huge cliffs rising straight up to over a 1000 metres high and an enormous crescent shaped valley. It’s absolutely spectacular.

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