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There are other hot springs nearby, one of them forming a nice pool of 38 degree C in a cave entrance, a favorite hangout for lovers.

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There's a lake nearby. In some places along the shoreline steam rises and the smell of rotten eggs fills the air.

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Zooming out a  bit more, there's another body of water which comes into view:

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No ideas yet? Well, the area's definitely volcanic, and the last big eruption in this area  (just a few kilometers west of our field of view) happened not too long ago. 

Zooming out more, we can see more water, this time to the North: Are we on an island?

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I think it's the island São Miguel (Azores).


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Sao Miguel is correct. I was actually looking for the name of the town with the thermal fountain/swimming pool, which is Furnas, relating to the hot past. The hangout for lovers is called the paradise pool. Apparently since my visit in 2005, when there was just a natural cave with hot water, two new pools have been built.

 

The most recent volcanic eruption on Sao Miguel occurred in the year 1444, blowing the top off a 1200 m volcano and creating the caldera of Sete Cidades. In 1445 the portuguese seafarer Goncalo Velho Cabral described that the western part of the island had dramatically changed since his earlier visit, and there were tree trunks floating in the sea and ash still clouding the island. Today, Sete Cidades Caldera holds two beatiful lakes, visible in this screenshot:

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This is the highest summit of a mountain range.

 

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The mountain range forms a distinct climatic boundary: to the north wet hills where tea is produced, to the south a dry climate.

Here's a picture of the mountain from the south. 

 

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More hints pls!


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In this considerably zoomed out picture you have an overview of the mountain chain with the summit right in the middle. In the northwestern corner you can just see the sea.

 

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Kaçkar Dağı, in Turkey - at an elevation of 3,937 metres (12,917 ft) it is the highest part of the Pontic Mountains.



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That's right! I was at the summit of Kaçkar Dağı in 1999 and took this panoramic picture.

 

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The landform on the left makes me think of cakes... (Hint: could be part of the name of that feature...)

 


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Mmmmm. Cake. Desert. Zoomed out.

 

So the landform on the left in the original image translates to roughly mean "cake hill" in english...

 

 

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Here's a photo of the landform...in a region known for being the driest on earth.

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