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Africa / Middle East

Jerusalem: Religion 'MADE TO LAST'

Jerusalem: Religion ‘MADE TO LAST’

I’m not alone to be mystified by Jerusalem. The ancient city on a rocky hill under a siege of a dusty desert hardly wows with classical beauty though. It is ...
The Louvre Abu Dhabi: the Middle Eastern art scene surges beyond its desert horizons

The Louvre Abu Dhabi: the Middle Eastern art scene surges beyond its desert horizons

The Middle Eastern art scene will never be the same. One of the best living architects in the world, Jean Nouvel, created yet another masterpiece with the Louvre Abu Dhabi ...
Street art in Tel Aviv: feel the liberal resolve of Israel through its walls

Street art in Tel Aviv: feel the liberal resolve of Israel through its walls

Street art in Tel Aviv imprints one of the most culturally resonating expressions of diverse opinions in the world. Like in many other global hives of street art, conflict, social ...

Asia

Naoshima and Lee Ufan: expressive interconnection "exalting the self and the other"

Naoshima and Lee Ufan: expressive interconnection “exalting the self and the other”

Lee Ufan nudges you to see what you normally do not see. As in meditation, his work is not about ideas but rather transcendence of the self. The philosophical artworks ...
travel Laos

Cruising the Mekong River in Laos

Cruising the Mekong at sunset can be an unforgettable experience, if you do it right. In Luang Prabang, there are large, with tourists packed loud boats taking you for a ...
Spiritual charms of Luang Prabang

Spiritual charms of Luang Prabang

The spiritual charms of Luang Prabang breathe out the air of authentic, focused, generous, innocent, kind, open and pure Buddhist attitude. Being, and not just Instagram-posting, in this UNESCO shrine ...

Australia / Pacific

Waiheke Island: the bohemian spirit of New Zealand

Waiheke Island: the bohemian spirit of New Zealand

Blissful Mediterranean lifestyle in the South Pacific Ocean? New Zealand is more known for its sheep, dramatic verdant landscapes, and rugby, rather than olive groves, umbrella shadow casting pines, and la ...
Tasmania: stalking the Tasmanian Devil

Tasmania: stalking the Tasmanian Devil

As a child I had been always fascinated by the Warner Bros. cartoon of the Tasmanian Devil. Taz had his allure. With mouth wide open in most scenes, his teeth ...
Tasmania: windswept beauty of a remote Australian island

Tasmania: windswept beauty of a remote Australian island

Spending time in Tasmania, the rocky, rural and remote mass of land in the Southern hemisphere, shifts one’s race car powered engine into a historic automobile’s phlegmatic attitude. In a ...

Europe

Pandemic travels: what they've taught me about humanity in the crowded world we live in

Pandemic travels: what they’ve taught me about humanity in the crowded world we live in

Glamorously we got so used to traveling beyond the two holiday trips per year that taking the cross-border experience away feels like a galactic loss. Pandemic travels have changed our ...
The Charles Bridge in Prague

The pandemic travels and rare opportunities: the empty treasures of Prague

Traveling during a pandemic is not safe, yet many of us were tempted to get our heels off our boring homes whenever it was legally possible. I will share my ...
Hiking the Como Lake hillsides

Hiking the Como Lake hillsides

Nowhere can we socially distance more effectively and enjoyably than when hiking in nature, ideally on the less-trod trails. Como Lake hiking surprisingly offers plenty of authentic escapism from its ...

North America

Pandemic travels: what they've taught me about humanity in the crowded world we live in

Pandemic travels: what they’ve taught me about humanity in the crowded world we live in

Glamorously we got so used to traveling beyond the two holiday trips per year that taking the cross-border experience away feels like a galactic loss. Pandemic travels have changed our ...
Invisible: Hiking the wild-side of LA and finding peace in nature

Invisible: Hiking the wild-side of LA and finding peace in nature

California offers splendid trails as sprawling as its legendary roads. Naturally traffic-free, hiking the wild-side of LA and finding peace in nature is my favourite thing about the stretched sunny ...
San Miguel d'Allende: where time stops, art flourishes

San Miguel d'Allende: where time stops, art flourishes

San Miguel d'Allende, the artsy, calm, colonial town nested in the El Baijo lowlands about a three-hour drive from Mexico City, can be best defined by its warm colors. The ...

South America

Buenos Aires: a trip-worth expression of Latin America's street art

Buenos Aires: a trip-worth expression of Latin America’s street art

Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina is where a metropolis meets an affluent heritage contrasted by its harsh current life. The epitome of untamed politics of the South American continent, ...
Cartagena de Indias: embark on romance in Latin America

Cartagena de Indias: embark on romance in Latin America

People like to romanticize Cartagena. As the horse coaches leisurely clap through its narrow cobbled streets, and the setting sun caresses the colorful heritage façades with its gentle soft and ...
Mendoza: feed your senses where Andes meet the vines of Argentina

Mendoza: feed your senses where Andes meet the vines of Argentina

Rocks, dust and a scorching sun are the most likely setting for a cacti show, not for the verdant bushes of vines rolling up from the mountains bottoms towards the ...

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