Varanasi – On the Roofs and in the Alleys of India’s Most Sacred Town

Varanasi – On the Roofs and in the Alleys of India’s Most Sacred Town

The town of Varanasi is magical. You can feel that you are arrived in a different place, a place with an energy and a charisma which pervade every street, every place, everything. ...

Road Trip in Tunisia – A Car, Two Clumsy Traveller and the Desert

Road Trip in Tunisia – A Car, Two Clumsy Traveller and the Desert

We still have to leave and we are already late. The day started with a Matrix-style awakining, the bottles of wine Vadim brought the night before left on the table. The bottles, no ...

Taha’a – A Little Known Fragment of Paradise in French Polynesia

Taha’a – A Little Known Fragment of Paradise in French Polynesia

Landing on an island in French Polynesia is already an unforgettable experience. Tahiti Air connects Tahiti with the other islands. These small planes carry about fifty passengers ...

Search for Stability – Tunis After the Arab Springtime

Search for Stability – Tunis After the Arab Springtime

In 2010 in Tunisia started the protest wave which became known as the Jasmine Revolution. The following year Ben Ali – who was in power since 23 years – was overthrown and the firs ...

Tahiti – Food and Landscapes in French Polynesia’s Least Beloved Island

Tahiti – Food and Landscapes in French Polynesia’s Least Beloved Island

Paradise lies beyond hardship. In this case paradise was Tahiti and French Polynesia, one of the most beautiful places on Earth, and I gained it after a 30-hour journey on planes f ...

Svalbard Islands – The Last Outpost Before the North Pole

Svalbard Islands – The Last Outpost Before the North Pole

I deem myself lucky for I've been more than once to the Svalbard Islands which have left e deep impression on my mind and on my heart. To whoever loves unusual experiences and wild ...

Hiking in the USA – Why Should the Rockies Get All the Credit?

Hiking in the USA – Why Should the Rockies Get All the Credit?

When you think of mountains or hiking or getting outdoors, what do you think of? Most people, depending on their coast, think of either the Rocky Mountains or the Appalachian Mount ...

Varanasi – On the Roofs and in the Alleys of India’s Most Sacred Town

The town of Varanasi is magical. You can feel that you are arrived in a different place, a place with an energy and a charisma which pervade every street, every place, everything. A town where incredible things can happen. Varanasi lies on the Gange riverbanks, in Uttar Pradesh, India. The town is popular for being a holy site where Hindus come to spend their last hours before passing to better life on the ...

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Road Trip in Tunisia – A Car, Two Clumsy Traveller and the Desert

We still have to leave and we are already late. The day started with a Matrix-style awakining, the bottles of wine Vadim brought the night before left on the table. The bottles, not the wine. Shall we leave? Shall we stay? We leave. A little adventure on the road before quitting Tunisia. A car, a travel companion, a few destinations in mind, no fixed plans. Yes, let's leave. Friday – The flight from the cap ...

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Taha’a – A Little Known Fragment of Paradise in French Polynesia

Landing on an island in French Polynesia is already an unforgettable experience. Tahiti Air connects Tahiti with the other islands. These small planes carry about fifty passengers every day from one little paradise to another, offering during the flight an amazing landscape over the islands. My first flight, from Tahiti to Raiatea, has not been very lucky. The clouds covered the sight, but on the occasional ...

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Search for Stability – Tunis After the Arab Springtime

In 2010 in Tunisia started the protest wave which became known as the Jasmine Revolution. The following year Ben Ali – who was in power since 23 years – was overthrown and the first free elections in the country's history brought in power a political alliance – tasked to draft a new constitution – whose strong islamist character is embodied by Ennahda, Tunisia's first political party. Since then a wave of r ...

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Tahiti – Food and Landscapes in French Polynesia’s Least Beloved Island

Paradise lies beyond hardship. In this case paradise was Tahiti and French Polynesia, one of the most beautiful places on Earth, and I gained it after a 30-hour journey on planes from Paris to Los Angeles and then to Tahiti. I flied with Ait Tahiti Nui: reasonable prices, comfortable seats, good food... unluckily I do not easily all asleep while flying and the entertainment system didn't offer many options. ...

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Svalbard Islands – The Last Outpost Before the North Pole

I deem myself lucky for I've been more than once to the Svalbard Islands which have left e deep impression on my mind and on my heart. To whoever loves unusual experiences and wild natural landscapes, this is the place to be. Last human settlements before the North Pole, Svalbard is an archipelago in the Arctic Ocean. It's the northernmost part of Norway and the last border before the Land of Ice. The islan ...

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Hiking in the USA – Why Should the Rockies Get All the Credit?

When you think of mountains or hiking or getting outdoors, what do you think of? Most people, depending on their coast, think of either the Rocky Mountains or the Appalachian Mountains. While it’s true that these ranges are beautiful and have some amazing history, they aren’t the only mountains in the country. There are lots of other places you can go for a great mountain-based getaway. The Arbuckle Mountai ...

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There is Much More than Monuments in Washington DC

There are towns in the United States which differ from the usual metropolis become famous with some Hollywood movie, filled with skyscraper and busy employees, lines of homes surrounded by gardens, highways packed with cars. Among such towns the most popular one is no less than Washington DC, where I live. Although it isn't older than many other towns on the East Coast, Washington DC preserved its historica ...

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