Archive February 2017

The man who rebuilt a village

Life for Maila and Dawa Jangbo Lama came to a crashing halt when a 7.8-magnitude earthquake rocked Nepal in April 2015. The couple scurried out in the nick of time, but their house, which was also their boutique travel lodge and grocery store, was damaged beyond repair. It seemed that life would never be the same again. But the resilient pair came up with an ingenious solution – and two years on, their village has bounced back in a most remarkable way. Prior to the earthquake, Manekharka was a quiet, picturesque village of around 60 families perched on the mountains in Nepal’s...

A little Village Zalipie in Poland will Flower up your Day

Once upon a time, in a small village in Poland called Zalipie, someone drew a flower on their ceiling in order to cover the stains caused by the stove. In that time the ventilation was poor, so there were stains in many houses, and people started drawing small flowers to cover them. Soon after that, everything in this village was covered with flowers, from the houses and barns, to bridges and churches, and every spring starting from 1948 in this village there was a competition for most colored houses called “Malowana Chata”. The original goal of this competition was Poland to...

The traveller trying to change the world

If you ask Jeff Shea where he’s going or where he’s been, you better grab a drink, sit back in your favourite chair and brace yourself for a long story. The 60-year-old California-based adventurer has walked across Papua New Guinea, Transylvania, South America’s Altiplano and the Atacama Desert. He has led expeditions into the unexplored wilds of Venezuela, and in 2007, he was part of an expedition to Greenland that discovered Stray Dog West, the world’s northernmost chunk of land. In his spare time, he’s also summited the highest peaks on all seven continents;...

Cambodia’s hidden jungle temple

Siem Reap has become one of the world’s tourism darlings over the past years, ranked in 2015 as the second best spot on the planet to visit according to Trip Advisor, outmuscling luminaries like Prague, London, and Istanbul. Around the BBC Angelina Jolie on Cambodia ‘awakening’ How breakfast has shaped Cambodia’s cultural identity Travellers flock here to see the historical Khmer jungle temples of Angkor Wat, but the busloads of foreigners arriving each day has not been entirely positive, with lack of infrastructure to cope with the crowds, traffic jams and damage to...

A Perfect Day in Frankfurt am Main

The old imperial city of Frankfurt am Maim is the financial center of Germany and it is also a place where you can spend your weekend perfectly. Because of the high buildings and skyscrapers, this city is also called “Chicago am Maim”, but when you get to the center, there will be waiting many old buildings, traditional houses, interesting museum and wonderful parks. If you decide to visit Frankfurt there here is a good way how to spend it. 10:00 – Römerberg Römerberg is the public space in Frankfurt. It is located in front of the Römer building complex and this square...

10 Most Distant, But Still Populated Areas – Part 1

Our planet is filled with beautiful scenery and pleasant climate perfect for life. For many of us it is ideal to live somewhere where winters are not very cold and summers are not too hot. However, some parts of the country are so inhospitalities, you will wonder why anyone would want to go there. We bring you a list of 10 most distant, but still populated areas in the world. 1. Tristan da Cunha The most distant inhabited place in the world is Tristan da Cunha, an archipelago of small islands located in the southern part of the Atlantic Ocean. The nearest land to these islands is South...

Okinawa: Japan’s forgotten paradise

From whale sharks to coral reefs, Japan’s Okinawa prefecture is full of surprises. Joe Minihane discovers a new side to the country. It appears out of the blue, swimming majestically beneath me as I duck my head into the South China Sea. A whale shark, the largest fish in the world. Escorted by a trail of smaller fish, it glides through the water, opening its colossal mouth to feasts on the offerings of awestruck scuba divers. Snorkelling in tropical waters is not something you’d usually associate with Japan, but then Okinawa doesn’t feel very Japanese. Floating some 1,000km...

Living in… the world’s most welcoming countries

For many expats, finding new friends can ease the often overwhelming task of adjusting to a new life abroad. But with huge variances in local culture and language capabilities, some places can definitely feel more welcoming than others. To determine where expats might find the best success of fitting in fast, global community network InterNations recently conducted their annual Expat Insider survey of more than 14,000 expats from 191 countries, asking residents to rate a number of aspects about life abroad, including how easy it was to settle in, a country’s friendliness and ease of...

See The Sunset And The Incredible Bright Red Color Of Mountain Uluru

Earth is a living organism and it owns places with special energy that radiate inspiration. That places breathtaking travelers who have ever visited. There is no religion that is not tied their gods with some sacred mountains and unreachable peaks. The Incas believed that the mountain peaks, hidden in the clouds are actually gods and they offered their sacrifices. Holy mountains and peaks which are not visible from the clouds, often covered with ice and snow, represent the spiritual and material civilization gems to the people around the world. So, related to the topic, red mountain of...

Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort – Winter Idyll In Touch With Nature

When all your friends are constantly choose same places to travel, be different and choose a few different places that you can use to plan your next trip. In fact, it is an opportunity to explore the world, now when you have enough time and energy, because many years later you can be too busy to do that. Have you ever wanted to spend one night in the igloo? If you have desire to do that and opportunity as well, visit the village Kakslautanen in Finland. Kakslauttanen is a family resort in the Finnish province of Lapland and from the Arctic Circle is 250 kilometers away. The entire...

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