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June 5, 2011 | a volcano in the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle chain of south-central Chile erupted after lying dormant for more than 50 years. The government evacuated several thousand residents as Puyehue threw ash more than 6 miles into the sky, pushing the plume toward neighboring Argentina. Authorities had already put the area around the volcano on alert after a flurry of earthquakes earlier on Saturday -- at one point, the tremors reached an average of 230 per hour.
Marble Caves, Chile Chico, Chile
Belize ... This is called the ATM Tour or ATM Cave. It's amazing, you swim in with headlamps on and climb rocks and ladders to get to different levels. On each 'platform' you observe different artifacts. It's pitch dark inside with flowing water. Once in a lifetime tour, there are 25 guides that go through special training to be allowed to take tourists in the cave.
Crystal Cave: located on the frozen lagoon of the Svínafellsjökull Glacier in Skaftafell, Iceland. It is only possible to access it when the lagoon is frozen. The centuries old ice has had almost all of the air pressed out of the ice; once air has been pressed out the ice turns into a magically blue crystal like ice.