A Sunrise Tour Around the World.

Sunrise around Uluru, or Ayers Rock, in Australia's Northern Territory. Credit: ID Photography Alice Springs

I have been back from France for a little over two months now, and these past few weeks–perhaps because of all the travel literature I’ve been reading, which you’ll soon hear more about in our new Reviews Section–I’ve begun to feel antsy. It’s not an unhappy antsy-ness, like some I’ve felt in the past, it’s just that I’ve been wishing I could wake up some mornings to the sun rising over a part of the world I’ve never seen before.

I’m not really in a position to hop a 747 to Tokyo,  Kabul or Nairobi, and I have enough trouble waking up for the 5:30 am crack of dawn here in Massachusetts, so there’s no chance I’ve got the patience to stay awake for the next seven days in hopes of catching the next sunrise at 1:01 am on July 31 in Hammerfest, Norway, the Land of the Midnight Sun.

But plane flights and travel expenses aside, I’ve realized there’s an easier way to do this, and to take all of you along with me. So every day for the past week I’ve been searching for images of sunrises on Flickr, and I’d like to share all the places I’ve been watching the dawn over the past seven days with you.

Sunrise around Machu Picchu, in Peru. Credit: kds1505

Sunrise over Moscow, Russia. Credit: Dmitry Sumin

Sunrise in Mozambique. Credit: Mozambique Moments

Sunrise over Shanghai, China. Credit: Stuck in Customs

Blue Dawn at Sunrise Beach, Yap, Federated States of Micronesia Credit: tata_aka_t

Sunrise in Orbit from the International Space Station. Credit: from nasa1fan/MSFC's flickr stream, and originally courtesy of NASA, taken by Soichi Noguchi.

Born in the Adirondack mountains of upstate New York, Margaret has always felt awed by the world’s most beautiful places, and driven to see as many of them as possible. Since graduating from college in 2009, she’s been reading, writing, and wandering across the world indulging in her love of long train rides, learning how to say “excuse me” in as many languages as possible, deciphering time tables and metro maps, and carrying far too many books around in her backpack. Having traveled through parts of the US, Europe, Australia and the Middle East, she’s decided that feeling properly well-traveled is a bit like feeling truly well-read: practically impossible, but a goal well-worth pursuing anyway!

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