Archive November 2018

Switzerland’s artfully tedious job

The clang of a hammer rang out from the chalet roof and echoed against the serene Pre-Alps of Fribourg, Switzerland. Vincent Gachet, one of the country’s few remaining master tavillonneurs, or traditional Swiss roof architects and shingle-makers, carefully placed a wooden shingle on the roof frame. He’d finally completed a square metre – a labour-intensive task that took an hour and required 250 shingles, of which only 12 were visible – and he needed to do 200 more to finish the job. This artful but tedious work of Gachet and other tavillonneurs like him are what keep...

Top Places in Italy which will Take your Breath Away

In the heart of Southern Europe lies a country that has forever held a special place in every traveller’s list. From a vast treasury of art, delightful delicacies, jaw-dropping fashion to gorgeous landscapes, this land has it all. Italy is sensuous and full of magic, and while small group tours of Norwegian fjords & Northern lights remain ever popular, it is best explored alone or with the arms of your lover around you. So, without further ado, here is a list of places you must visit when you are in Italy: 1. The Lake District Across the northern parts of Italy leisurely stretches the...

The Do’s and Don’ts of Traveling to Cyprus

Cyprus is one of the best places to visit in the Mediterranean. The warm and cosy weather makes Cyprus a fantastic holiday destination all year round. The island is also filled with a lot of things to do, making it the perfect destination for everyone. Due to its location, you will experience a mixture of cultures as you explore different parts of Cyprus. When you look at the island’s major ethnic groups, Greek Orthodox and Turkish Muslims, it is easy how Cyprus is so fascinating. Before a trip to Cyprus, there are a few things you need to know first. If you want to have the best holiday...

Top 11 things you should know before visiting the Maldives

Are you ready with the idea of a trip to the Maldives? That sounds great! But hey, did your search for some perfect Maldives travel tips? When traveling to a new place, specifically a new country, it is important that you recognize some considerable details about the traditions, cultures and the dos and don’ts would let you have even better experiences. There are always facts and details that are often missed out. On one hand, where the Maldives sounds to be pretty interesting as a holiday destination, several gestures and unrecognized facts could ruin your experience. 11 Things to Know...

Gorilla Trekking – 5 Tips For The First Timers

Gorilla trekking is amazingly one of a few most sought after primate adventure in Africa. This relatively new adventure is one of the most rated wildlife safari experiences in Africa. For first time travelers, there are a number of tips that must be put into consideration if you are to be rewarded with the most dramatic experiences. They include among others; Where to go for gorilla trekking Mountain gorilla trekking in particular is only conducted in the tropical rainforests of Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). In Uganda, gorilla safaris are conducted in Bwindi...

5 Reasons To Add Uganda To Your Bucket List

Uganda is remarkably one of a few most endowed African destinations when it comes to natural wonders. This landlocked country is best described as the ‘pearl of Africa’ for many reasons and it is of no doubt that, it has positioned itself as one of the best travel destinations in Africa and the world at large. In 2012, it was voted by the Lonely Planet as the top country to visit and given its diverse attractions, this magical country rewards travel endeavors with authentic travel experiences. A visit to Uganda offers you opportunity to enjoy the most thrilling and life changing...

5 Surprising Things You Didn’t Know About the Dead Sea

The Dead Sea is one of the most storied and mythical landmarks in the world and has been part of world history since the beginning of time. The Dead Sea plays a central role in biblical and Jewish history and has been at the centre of many myths and legends. But there is still much that is unknown about the area. Here are five surprising facts about the Dead Sea you probably didn’t know. Where it got its Name From You’re probably wondering why is the Dead Sea called the Dead Sea? Well, the reason is pretty simple. While the sea was called by many other names by various populations, it...

Is this South Africa’s 12th official language?

When former US president Barack Obama visited Johannesburg earlier this year, South African president Cyril Ramaphosa joked on stage that his guest fell short in only one department next to Nelson Mandela: dancing. But poor Obama never stood a fighting chance – most South African politicians dance at events, political rallies and even in parliament. Around the world, we dance as an expression of love, desire and hope. Rhythmic or not, we move our bodies to music as a way of celebrating and showing joy at collective gatherings. But in South Africa, dance has gone beyond the world of...

The buried secrets of the deadliest location on Earth

In the mid-1980s, as a group of American archaeologists pored over satellite images showing Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, they did not know what to make of one unexpected pattern: a near-perfect ring, about 200km across. Cenotes, the blue water sinkholes that are a staple of Yucatan tourist brochures, dot this arid landscape, opening up seemingly at random as you trek across the vast flatlands of the Yucatan, a dogleg of low, dry forest on Mexico’s eastern edge. But seen from space, they cluster together to form a pattern: an arc, articulating nearly half a circle, as if a drawing...

How to Make the Most out of Your Trip to Europe

Europe consists of hundreds of cities with many of them being popular all over the world. Making the decision to visit may be one of the best you’ve ever made, especially if you go to the right places. For those contemplating visiting one or more cities in Europe, you may be trying to get as much information as you can before venturing out. This is a good move as Europe is such a massive destination and you want to make your trip count. In this article, you’re going to find out how you can make the most of your trip to Europe. Choose the Right Places to Visit Everyone has different...

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