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Wanderlust Europe, hiking through desolate landscapes

We sometimes forget how beautiful our own continent is. The coffee table book Wanderlust Europe, The Great European Hike, focuses on approximately 50 long-distance routes …

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Nepal wildlife tip: Jatayu vultures restaurant

Vultures are not the most beautiful or friendliest birds. They have a somewhat negative image as scavengers. However, vultures are extremely important for ecosystems. The …

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5 tips Nepal: royal cities and temple complex

Nepal is beside the beautiful nature also known for the rich culture of its ancient royal cities Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur. These places are easy …

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Chasing the tiger in the ‘other’ Nepal

Every year thousands of travelers visit the roof of the world in the Himalayan Mountains. But Nepal is a country of extremes with also pristine …

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Northern Iceland: 4x Spa and natural baths

Iceland, land of volcanoes, petrified lava fields, hot springs, glaciers and waterfalls. As in all of Iceland, also the unknown north of Iceland unspoiled landscape …

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Northern Iceland 4x museum tips

1. Grenjaðarstaður, The Old Farm House Museum, Glaumbær There are only a few of these authentic nineteenth century peat houses left in Iceland. Visitors get …

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Northern Iceland: rugged nature along Arctic Coast Way

Text: Angelique van Os | Photography: Henk Bothof

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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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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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