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One Day in Amman, Jordan

One Day in Amman, Jordan

Our guest author and urbanist Oleksandra Bienert spent almost two weeks in Jordan. What left a long-lasting impression upon her is the mixture of Jordan's different cultures, the vibrant and bustling life of the metropolis, and its hectic traffic

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A Woman Alone Around the World

A Woman Alone Around the World

At the end of 2016, I quit my job, moved out of my Berlin flat, packed all my belongings into the basement, left everything else behind and went to travel alone around the world. In the three following months, I visited both coasts of the USA, got lost in the Canadian winter forests, wandered in the rainforest of Vietnam and the concrete jungles of Hong Kong, watched the sunrises in Cambodia and spotted a koala and Kiwi birds in Australia.

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Norwegian Summer Houses: Living Off the Grid

Norwegian Summer Houses: Living Off the Grid

Shortly after we crossed the Swedish-Norwegian border and had made our way to the mountains of the Langsua National Park, we spotted small – almost tiny – wooden cabins with roofs covered with grass and moss. They perfectly blended into the surrounding nature! I felt that I wanted to stay at one of those cabins forever.

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Camino Walk: Hunt for the Yellow Arrow

Camino Walk: Hunt for the Yellow Arrow

Our guest author Maggi undertook the famous Camino Walk – from Portuguese O Porto to Spanish Santiago de Compostela. In this experience report, she ponders why it was a lifechanging experience, shares her Camino highlights and downs, and gives tips to future Camino trekkers.

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Istrian Villages - A (Love) Story in Pictures

Istrian Villages - A (Love) Story in Pictures

It happens to us a lot: In Istria, we were rather unimpressed by the top rated sights but fell in love with the places we discovered spontaneously – some small sleepy towns not mentioned in any guidebook and aesthetical fixer-uppers topping over vineyards and Istrian rolling hills.

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Frida Kahlo's Style

Frida Kahlo's Style

Frida Kahlo`s iconic style is easily recognizable - perhaps, the Mexican painter had the most recognizable personal style. Being a big fan of Kahlo`s art - and her clothing is definitely a part of it - I was quite happy to find a temporary exhibition, devoted to Frida Kahlo`s style in Frida`s Blue House in Mexico City.

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Ride with Gauchos

Ride with Gauchos

When Fabian met us in the morning to bring us to a small estancia in the Andes near Mendoza, he was wearing a gaucho beret. Like real Argentinean gauchos do, we thought. On the way to the estancia, our trail ride was supposed to start from, he spoke of 3 different ways to preprocess and prepare mate tea. Our companion definitely knew how to do things the way gauchos do them.

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The Most Scenic Cretan Villages

The Most Scenic Cretan Villages

If you read us for some time, you know of our fascination for Cretan villages: so peaceful, so quiet, with the scent of oranges in the air and old people in black sitting in the village taverns. With whitewashed houses nestling close to each other and pots with flowers in the streets, the Cretan villages are incredibly scenic. People of the Cretan villages are usually amazingly friendly. Cretans love sharing their food (A couple of times we got pastry, fruit and a piece of cheese from strangers) and it is fun to be around these people. Don't be discouraged by your basic Greek – ours doesn't go beyond "Hello" - Kalimera and "goat cheese" – katsikísio tyrí.

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Kayak Adventure in the North of Russia

Kayak Adventure in the North of Russia

July 25, 2018 Petrozavodsk, Karelia, Russia On a sunny but cool morning, we jumped out of a train arriving from St Petersburg at a cracked platform in a train station in Petrozavodsk. In spite of the arrangements we had, nobody was waiting for us to bring us to the kayak basecamp, that our 5-day long kayak adventure tour in Russian Karelia was going to start from.

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