Travelling this Valentine’s Day? Follow the heart around the globe
From Europe to the Pacific, there are thousands of places on Earth to say “I love you.” However, there are only a limited number of destinations where the landscape provides a natural setting to talk about love. The Heart of Voh, New
Caledonia: The natural heart shape which is visible in a mangrove swamp in the North Province of New Caledonia was made famous by French photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand when he used it on the cover of one of his books. Travellers who want to take their own pictures can climb 400 meters to a vantage point on nearby Mount Kathépaïk. But for the best view of the “Heart”, take a ride in one of the ultra-light aircraft that fly over the spot. Antelope Canyon, United
States: Trekkers in Arizona rarely pass up the opportunity for a visit to the Navajo Nation reserve, which is home to the major vacation destination Lake Powell. In Lower Antelope Canyon visitors will be greeted with the vista of the sunlight shining through a perfectly heartshaped aperture.
Corfu, Greece: To find your place in yet another natural heart, head to the Greek island of Corfu. On the western side of the island intrepid travellers may be rewarded with a view of this heart-shaped lagoon, which is not easily seen from the ground. Heart Reef in Queensland, Australia: Travellers who visit the Whitsunday Islands on snorkeling trips usually take time for an aerial tour of the Great Barrier Reef which offers an opportunity to take pictures of the area’s famous coral heart. Flights take off from the airport on Hamilton Island, which is also the starting point for ferry or light aircraft trips to Airlie Beach, and the rest of the islands.
FROM GREECE TO AUSTRALIA, THERE ARE VARIOUS PLACES IN THE WORLD WHERE THE HEART SHAPE IS FORMED NATURALLY
The Heart of Voh in New Caledonia (above); Sunlight shines through the heart of Arizona in Antelope Canyon A heart-shaped lagoon in Corfu