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Autumn in Barbagia: Italy’s Most Isolated Event!

Autumn in Barbagia: Italy's Most Isolated Event!   You may be familiar with Italy, surely, but let me assure you... you won't be familiar with its upcoming region! Before anything, let me put "Barbagia" in perspective for you. On the left below, it is a map of Italy.  As you may be aware of, Italy has...

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5 steps to get your travel inspiration

  I’m sure you know that saying: “We are made up of the roads we take”. Whoever wrote it, knew what they were talking about.    Summer is quickly ending and what if you’re stuck in a place without taking any roads? It might be you’re overwhelmed by the endless possibilities on the World Wide...

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Where to, 2018?

Where to, 2018?   I. European classics II. Asian extravaganza III. South America, the birthplace of rainbows IV. Africa’s wildernesses V. Fascinating hidden islands of the Pacific Ocean   Part I: European classics Europe is never overrated when it comes to travelling: there’s always something new, something exciting, something that brings back memories or soothes...

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Once upon a time in Bukovina

Once upon a time in the #unspoken Bukovina Photo source   Painted monasteries, wildlife Authentic arts & crafts Organic, local food Hiking therapy   The name Bukovina derives from the common Slavic word buk, meaning beech tree. In literary or poetic contexts, Țara Fagilor - "the land of beech trees" is often used for Bukovina. This beech land is, by far, the most...

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The mysterious Easter Island

Easter Island or Rapa Nui is a Chilean island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean, at the southeasternmost point of the Polynesian Triangle. You might have heard about its famous monumental statues called moai, created by the early Rapa Nui people – but why is it called Easter Island and what’s there to see?     A View of the Monuments...

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“We belong to this moment” or Bali Spirit Festival

“When one approaches an exotic spirituality, one understands principally what one is predestined to understand by one's own vocation, by one's own cultural orientation and that of the historical moment to which one belongs.” ( Mircea Eliade, Yoga: Immortality and Freedom )   Photo source   Let’s start with a Sun salutation. In my sunny living room,...

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Colour me with Love

Colour me with Love: Holi festival Photo source   The festival of love, an ancient Hindu spring tradition also known as the “festival of colours” has spread its joy all over the world in the last few years. Celebrating the victory of good over evil and the arrival of spring, the festival is a play through colours...

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Water vs. fire: a Buddhist spring ceremony to cleanse your spirit (Omizutori)

Water vs. fire: a Buddhist spring ceremony to cleanse your spirit (Omizutori) Todaiji Temple (東大寺 "Great Eastern Temple") is one of Japan's most famous and historically significant temples  of Nara, established in the 8th century by Emperor Shomu. You might have heard of it as home to the most famous “Great Buddha of Nara". The statue is...

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The World’s Biggest Party? Brazil Carnival

Have you ever wondered what happens during the world’s biggest party?     February is the month when Brazil unifies completely with more than a million tourists to celebrate the most known carnival of all times. While Rio de Janeiro might be the centre of festivities, other coastal cities compete in their own way of...

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The World’s Most Fascinating Party? Venice Carnival

“I hold the world but as the world, Gratiano, A stage where every man must play a part, And mine a sad one.”  ― William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice   Venice, the capital of northern Italy’s Veneto region is a city built on more than 100 small islands. It has no roads, just canals, giving the...

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Himalayas: a Road Trip to the Top

Himalayas: a Road Trip to the Top (and the Dalai Lama)! The Himalayas may just be the most famous mountain range in the world, would you agree? We took a trip all the way up to one of the peaks, to show you all of these mountains' beauty.  As a starter, let's give them a brief introduction....

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The Best Festivals in the World to Go to (February Edition)

Festivals have always been the perfect excuse for people to put on a mask and scare the evil spirits away. A reason to dance the night away, celebrating new beginnings or a new day.  Lost in a sea of people, we feel alone, even though it’s not about loneliness but being self-conscious. Or unconscious. Silence,...

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春节 Chinese New Year: Rooster 017

  Year after year, the lunisolar Chinese calendar sets the day of a new year. This 2017, the Chinese New Year begins on January 28th and will last until next year, February 15th. Also known in modern Chinese as the Spring Festival, this Chūn Jié will be the Year of the Rooster; a reason to...

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