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Wildlife photography – Intimate animal portraits show fragile beauty

Text: Angelique van Os | Photography: Pedro Jarque Krebs

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Covid-19 travel vlogs from around the world

Since we are living in crazy, uncertain times and it is no longer allowed travelling the world because of Covid-19, we still want to dream …

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7 X South Tyrol different

The beautiful Northern Italy goes through a deep valley. The Corona lockdown of the whole country may take a few more months. Yet we remain …

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7x: From fantasy to drama films in the Czech Republic

Now that we have been captured at home by Covid19, we are able, thanks to beautiful images and fascinating stories, to bring a little bit …

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Emirates offers culinary journey around the world from its own kitchen

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7 Game Drive Tips:

When you visit Africa, game drives are one of the exciting activities. Below we share seven tips that are useful to spot wildlife. Text: Angelique …

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Pianist Nik Bärtsch about the green city of Zurich

The Swiss city of Zurich is best known as a leading financial centre because of its rich history, as well as for its gastronomic and …

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Test tip: WakaWaka Power 10 and Solar lamp

Text: Angelique van Os | Photography: Henk Bothof, Angelique & archive Carla Sonder. Soon we will also try out the Solar Panel & Link, and …

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Europe’s first underwater restaurant opened on the south coast of Norway

Text: Angelique van Os In the Maldives, they have been familiar with it for a long time. In fact, the exotic archipelago has no less …

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Paradisiacal Botswana embraced by hydropower

Despite the dry Kalahari desert, Botswana is one of the most fertile countries in Africa. This is mainly due to magical rivers such as the …

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New Zealand in pictures: interview with passionate photographer Juergen Schacke

More than twenty-five years ago he celebrated his second honeymoon in New Zealand. The German photographer Juergen Schacke (1968) felt so overwhelmed by the beautiful …

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Frans Lanting, image translator with a critical eye

If anyone knows how to capture the beauty of the earth in all its facets, then Frans Lanting (1951) does. The famous photographer has been …

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Baka the forest nomads of Cameroon.

Deep in the rain forest of Cameroon, South of Lomié lives a community of the Baka pygmies, which consists of different families. Text and photography: …

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The unknown desert landscape of Chad

Chad, situated in Central Africa and completely enclosed by land, was for years not difficult to reach due to various (civil) wars. Many people do not realise that the country has been accessible again since 2008. There have been a number of minor incidents, such as in Tibesti in 2018, which has been well resolved by the army.

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Giant Lobelia’s Muhavura volcano

In the border area of Uganda near Rwanda and Congo, lies the national park Mghahinga. This park is surrounded by a layer of forest, bamboo, …

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Angola: Fico ritual of the Muila tribe

In the West-African country Angola there are still several nomadic tribes who celebrate traditional Ficos, or ceremonies. Each tribe does this in their own way. Ficos symbolize transitional rites. In some cases, such as the Mula community, there are three Fico-stages, starting from the early age of eight years.

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Donga: Traditional stick fighting of the Suri people

The Suri is a proud people who live in the southwest of Ethiopia, far away from and unaffected by modern, contemporary civilisation. They honor centuries-old traditions, such as the annual Donga. During the annual traditional stick fights, also called the Donga, the naturally peace-loving Suri men show a very competitive side to gain prestige within the tribe.

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The ‘Salt Kingdom’ of the Afar

The Afar people from Ethiopia live in one of the hottest areas on earth: The Danakil Depression. The temperature here can be as high as 50 degrees Celsius. Lake Asale is a huge salt pan in the Danakil and lies 115 meters below sea level.

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Travels

Pure off the Road organises a special small-scale group trip a few times a year (max. 8 persons). The first trip in 2020 will go to the as yet unknown South Angola.

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Yanomami Indians: pure and untouched

Some Yanomami Indians still live in the deep wilderness of the Amazon. These people still follow centuries-old traditions and are very close to nature. Anyone …

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