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Ramy: a step away from civilization

Malaysia - Kuala Gandah

Ramy: a step away from civilization

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003 Italy Valle Brembana  a land that forges body and soul Kiss From The World travel and people magazine

Valle Brembana: l'ardesia e il giardino segreto

In Val Brembana ci sono luoghi capaci di esaltare suggestivi fenomeni atmosferici come l’aurora, ovvero l’apparizione della luce che si vede nel cielo ancor prima che il sole sorga.

Siamo al Passo San Marco (1992 metri s.l.d.m.), il più alto passo stradale della provincia di Bergamo che collega la Val Brembana alla Valtellina. Il buio è totale, il cielo stellato è infinito. Il nostro sguardo è rivolto a sud est, è esattamente da lì che oggi sorgerà il sole.

Ad un tratto, da dietro le montagne, ecco spuntare una tenue luce rossastra che inizia ad illuminare l’atmosfera tingendola di blu.

I contrasti dei colori sono bellissimi, si va da un leggero rossastro, al blu, al nero. Tutto questo è accompagnato dal profilo delle montagne della Valle …


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001 Indonesia Lombok  Gili Air A Gili and a Goodbye Kiss From The World travel and people magazine

A Gili and a Goodbye

After much consideration I made the decision to visit Gili Air just for a day. The initial plan was so cycle to Bangsal, catch the Public Boat to Gili Air, stay a few nights, go back to Bangsal and make my way back to Lembar via Senggigi and Mataram.I used one of the dozen travel agencies to arrange for a shuttle bus to pick me up in Senggigi, take me to Bangsal, take the boat, walk around the small island Gili Air and come back the same day with a driver. Things were on a slow side because of Eid-al-Adha, the Muslim Holiday celebrated on the 26th of October…the same day I planned to do a trip …

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Arriving on the Normandy Beaches.

We drive today to the Normandy beaches where the Allied invasion of Europe began in 1944. This means that we drive through Caen, home to William the Bastard, renamed the Conqueror after 1066 when he became King of England, without stopping to explore. Next time. Our main focus today is the pretty town of Courseulles-sur-Mer, otherwise known as Juno Beach, the Canadian D-Day landing site, and the place where a few days later General De Gaulle landed on French soil.Proud and Incredibly SadIn 2003 in preparation for the 60th anniversary of D-Day, the largest military operation in history, Canada …

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001 South Africa Frankschhoek Understanding a culture through food   devouring the continent in tasty titbits Kiss From The World travel and people magazine

Understanding a culture through food - devouring the continent in tasty titbits

Frankschhoek – meaning ‘French corner’ in Afrikaans is known as the ‘gourmet capital of South Africa’ and uncannily resembles the Provençale landscapes of its namesake. French refugees settled here in 1688, bringing their gastronomic culture with them and this charming winelands town is a veritable melange of cape Dutch architecture and French-style eateries. It’s was hard to believe we were in Africa at all.Preparations for our anticipated and highly indulgent evening meal began in the morning. We had to work up an appetite. To the mountains with us! Winding and wending our way up the road, …

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24 Hours in Ayutthaya

Traveling alone to Thailand's ancient capital just one hour north of Bangkok was my first solo adventure trip outside the city since sojourning in what used to be known as Siam. The following is an excerpt from a story I penned about my short time there (exactly 24 hours). And some neat photos to illustrate the written word! Elephants were essential to ancient Thai history in that they helped the dignitaries fight battles and conquer land. Elephants were to Thai aristocrats what horses were to medieval knights. Unfortunately, these precious and gentle creatures have been exploited for their …

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Cyberpunkers: the masked Truth - part I

The “Cyberpunkers” project was born in 2006 as a result of the passion, shared by two young Italian DJs, for the Cyberpunk culture. The …

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Montserrat Gabaldà: maigot

“I’m Munzia, owner of the original bar ‘Maigot’. We’re located on ‘La Calle Baciata della Gloria’, a long uphill climb that ends up …

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Chef Bobo - part III

“I was born in Japan but lived in the United States until I was 16.I went to culinary school in Italy and this year I got my culinary …

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Hinda: driving the tuk-tuk for a living

“I drive the tuk-tuk in Siem Reap. My job is to drive tourists around the temple. Sometimes I start working at sunrise.I think there …

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All Heroes

January 19, 2014 6.25 p.m. The Secchia River bursts its bank. Bastiglia and Bomporto, two municipalities in the province of Modena, are …

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"The daily path never ends" Masai proverb

“Colors, scents, feelings, emotions, we are with a Masai family, the Kipara Lagilala. Women have dark, piercing looks; children …

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Kubu Island: island of Tree of Life

“Kubu Island is a national monument.The Island lies on the western shoreline of the Sua Pan, a natural depression of Botswana.Thousands …

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The desert castle keeper

“My name is Hakim and I’m a Bedouin. I’m the keeper of the Qasr Amra desert castle, built by King Umayyad Caliph Walid I in the VIII …

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Sea turtle farm warriors

“I’m Priyantha, welcome to Silver Green, Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery for the breeding and protection of sea turtles. …

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Chobe National Park: The Land of The Giants

"My name is Rambo. Welcome to the Chobe River sunset cruise. We’ll be cruising along the Chobe National Park and see where the Chobe …

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A path to Heaven

“We are on the Hualapai Hilltop, a 900-meter-high hilltop on the Hualapai Canyon. We have to reach Supai, the most remote village of …

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Life along the Tonle Sap

“Travelling like them, travelling with them. You can experience the amazing adventure of an 8-hour journey from Siem Reap to …

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Tsukiji Fish Market show

“The Tsukiji Fish Market is the world’s biggest fish market, a “kitchen” for 12 million people. The smell of fish is so strong and …

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The Jonah Project: love never …

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The Bowery Mission: a house for the homeless

“Our association has been serving the poor, the lost, and the homeless in New York City for over 130 years. We serve about 700-800 …

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Mr. Sun: shining a light on the Khmer New Generation

“We provide free education for our community: English literacy, environmental education, primary health. Most of the children are …

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Dana: a stone, honey-colored village

“I’m Suleiman Jarad and I was born in Dana. The village of Dana was built in the Wadi Dana about 500 years ago by 50 families coming …

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The Pepenero sexy gang - part I

“Hi, I’m Leonardo, the manager of Pepenero in Riccione, Italy. You don’t know Pepenero? Uh Oh! Then follow me. I’ll bring you to a …

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Pubclub.com: Dr. Allen's lingerie party

“We are in Manhattan Beach - Los Angeles, one of the hottest scenes in California, and this is Dr. Allen's Lingerie Party. Once a …

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How to take on Paris like a pauper

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Window to another world

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Resting by the sea

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The wind in my sails: my life at sea

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Ghotul: Lessons in living and loving

Gotul Gotul Gotul and not Ghotul....Go + Tul...Go means 'mother' and 'tul' means womb that is primary centre for learning... because are still animistic in belief.... please correct your article as it has many incorrect information....not all gotul's are same.... thank you


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Rubbing shoulders with a witch in Trasmoz

Amazing experience. Thanks for sharing!


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Kila Raipur Sports Festival 2014

What a Pity that such a wonderful coverage of a wonderful event has no comments yet. Divya, you have covered all the essentials of this event to an extent that any one who refers to it can safely attend this event. I also intend to be there atleast once but do not know when, may be in next two three …


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Day Trip to Howth!

I was fortunate enough to spend two weeks in Ireland last October. After flying into Dublin via aer lingus and renting a car at Dan Pooley I drove over to Howth to watch the sunrise hit Ireland's Eye. I enjoyed Howth very much and would love to get back to spend more time in that quaint little …


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Charles McKinney
TEFL Peace Corps Volunteer in Macedonia

Cryptic but Charming Places in Italia

A short distance by plane from my home away from home in Macedonia, Prali is a really small town comparable to a village located one hour north of Turin, the closest metropolis. In fact, it is not far from the border of France tucked away in the breathtaking Alps Mountains with clean air, serene ambiance and friendly locals. I had the unique chance to travel there in August for a global political camp at the Agape Ecumenical Center, a place where people from all walks …

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Angela Njehia
Leisure Travel Manager

Kenya shifting to a more Sustainable Inclusive Tourism Destination?

When we hear the word Sustainable everyone seems to think its something very big. When I first heard of Sustainability…I too thought it was something very big and at first, I did not even want to be involved because it meant we must be wanting to talk about the environment and eco related issues, maybe even global warming! Do not get me wrong, not that I do not care about global warming and eco related issues, I do, just that I thought it would be another of those …

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Rodrigo Vaz
Student

WAW – Europe’s hidden gem airport

The more you travel, the more you come to appreciate the modest perks you can grab on the way. Your airport rituals and routines begin mattering more and more, if anything also to keep you sane. Also, you start mapping out different airports as you go through them. You start finding your own spots in each airport. All that to reach this: from the European airports I know, Warsaw is an hidden gem. I had that impression from previous times, but I was more convinced by the …

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Marie Nieves
Blogger

Traveling with Kids: Top Activities in New Caledonia

Traveling to any tropical destination requires an extensive plan, especially when going on a family vacation. Still, the island paradise of New Caledonia offers so many activities and things to see, that planning your time there will be a walk in the park. However, it’s always great to go on a holiday with kids prepared, so to help you plan your tropical vacation in New Caledonia, here are a couple of activities the entire family will enjoy.Explore Noumea’s BeachesSince …

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Joanna Kalafatis
Blogger & Actress

How to Plan the Perfect Las Vegas Trip

There's a reason Las Vegas is considered America's Playground. You'll find so much to do and see here that it's almost impossible to sort through all the places and activities you can choose to experience. With the overwhelming number of options in Sin City, planning the perfect Las Vegas trip can be a little challenging. Follow this guide to make the process easier and ensure that your trip to Las Vegas is the experience of a lifetime.Choose the Right Las Vegas Hotel …

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Francesca Amott
Business owner & blogger

Doing Nothing & Enjoying Everything

I have been to Charlottesville, Virginia a few times. My trips were always to visit Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson, and I was usually taking out of town guests with me. It's a nice place. But when my friends suggested we organize a girls' weekend in Charlottesville, I protested. Not only because I wanted to go someplace new, but also because I wondered what we could possibly do besides a historical tour. Which is fine, but not exactly girls' weekend kind …

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Joanna Kalafatis
Blogger & Actress

Explore Urban Canada at These Boutique Hotels

When thinking of Canada, many travelers visualize snow-covered mountains, gushing waterfalls, and grand national parks. However, Canada's major urban centers, especially Vancouver and Toronto, are definitely worth a visit as well. Full of cultural landmarks, a thriving foodie scene, and plenty of beautiful city views, Canada's cities make for a great getaway, whether you're traveling solo, as a couple, or with family and friends.Check out the following boutique hotels …

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Marketing, Promotion, News

Strolling around Kavala, Greece!

Kavala is by far one of the most beautiful cities in Greece. It is build next to the sea, at the foot of Symbolo Mountain, with exceptional view all around. According to historians, the settlement exists since the prehistoric period. The geographical spot of the city has always been very important strategically and this is why Kavala was always among the prominent cities throughout the Greek history.A visitor that takes a stroll in Kavala shouldn't miss walking across …

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Allison Mayer
Humanitarian Photojournalist

Witnessing a Heart of Service in Today's Youth.

One of my favorite parts of working with a variety of organizations is the incredible number of young people I get to meet who give up summer/spring/winter vacations just to serve others in the world they've never met before. I think back to when I was 16, and how different the world is we live in. I wish I could find a way to regain those 15 years and spend them traveling to missions all over the world. but I find some much joy in knowing that the next generation of …

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Joanna Kalafatis
Blogger & Actress

Enjoy Big City and Small Town Texas at These Boutique Hotels

From trendy mega cities like Dallas and Austin, which offer visitors plenty of entertainment, to more charming desert towns, Texas has something for everyone. If you're traveling through America's vast and warm Lone Star State, you should get a dose of some of that famous Texas friendliness and hospitality. Check out the following boutique hotels in Texas, so no matter where you decide to visit, you'll have a great, relaxing getaway.Enjoy Texan Sports at The Westin …

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Thommen Jose
Freelance writer, filmmaker

Enter the dragon island: Komodo

An adventure was easy to conjure: Manto the captain of the bowrider confessed to a non-functioning GPS. Everyone wore dark glasses, cigarettes were chain-lit. An Indonesian actor who was also a secret political activist held forth on the Machiavellian machinations that led to Sukarno’s, the first president, ousting from power and the rising spell of the Contra. Cans of Bintang beer sweated lustily in the icebox under the canopied stern. The sea shimmered all around, a …

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English Teacher

Measure Words In Bamboo

After an unsuccessful hike to find a garden on my day off, I went up to Dongguan to recharge myself with air conditioning and wifi, and I bumped into people I knew! It was very exciting, since I know about 10 people in Yangzhou, and I think 7 of them were teaching that day.We ended up sitting in the upstairs of iCaffe, looking out through carved wooden shutters and swapping China stories. In air conditioning. Did I mention the air conditioning? Mostly we traded stories …

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Inka Piegsa-Quischotte
free lance travel writer

Let's drink and kiss! Munich's Oktoberfest 2016

‘Let’s talk Oktoberfest 2016O’zapft is is rolling around again and with it one of the biggest events in the German Festival calendar. Just to make matters very clear: although it’s called Oktoberfest it actually takes place in September, this year from September 17th to October 3rd. Munich will again be brimming with visitors, local and foreign, for two weeks of merrymaking, celebrations, eating, drinking and having a great time.Each year the organizers try to create …

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Jan Brezina
photographer and travel guru

Top 5 places to visit at themes bank in London (South of the river)

London – The metropolis on the river Thames is one of the most picturesque places in the world. True paradise for every photographer. Magnificent architecture, colourful markets and cultural diversity are just some of the attractive spots and potentially amazing destinations one can find in less than a mile. So, it is all up to you to decide what to shoot first. But maybe you would like a professional advice, and thus you could have a chance to take unique photos of the …

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Keith Kellett
Retired

Up the Yukon

When we docked at Skagway, a train was waiting nearby. It was an old train, with vintage ‘clerestory’ carriages, with open platforms at each end, looking like it may have strayed out of a cowboy film. Some of the passengers were boarding it, but we got on to a bus, which was taking us over the border into Canada, to join the train for the return trip.The coach driver introduced himself, and requested us to call out if we saw any wildlife, for most of his attention would …

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Thommen Jose
Freelance writer, filmmaker

Finding my feet and shaving cream in Indonesia

“13,466,” said the UN.“17,504,” claimed Indonesia.The 4,000-odd in between were mostly atolls and a concatenation of minor cays which disappeared during high tide, countered the UN, basing its findings on a GIS survey conducted in 2011. Hence couldn’t be counted as islands proper. Take these few thousands, Indonesia still remains the largest archipelago in the world. And come high tide or low water, there are around 7,000 islands inhabited round the year. But for most …

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Jan Brezina
photographer and travel guru

How to Choose the Best Travel Tripod for Your Photo Trip

Choosing the right travel tripod for your photo trip is essential. Biggest concerns of most travelers are size and weight. The smaller the better, right? But buying the smallest tripod necessarily doesn’t have to be the best idea. We will try to help you choose the right tripod which will cause you minimal transportation problems while keeping the best abilities to do what is its job, keep your camera steady.IDEAL SIZETripods have two different and important sizes …

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Neha Singh
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Must see attractions in UAE

With iconic skyscrapers, world famous beaches, popular shopping destinations, and an ancient rich heritage and culture, United Arab Emirates has become a favorite for family holidays and other city breaks. There are several landmark attractions which attract millions of tourists and guests each year to the United Arab Emirates. But Dubai is not only about architecture marvels and sandy shores, the country’s natural landscape along with the vast dune beds adds more …

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Sara Alexis
Teacher

say transition one more time

I get it, everyone goes through a transition when you move somewhere new. Whether it's a new city, new country, new continent. Hell even new jobs you have a 'transition' period. But everyone experiences this differently. I cannot stress this enough. Your experiences are your experiences, they aren't others. You can share your experiences (hey I have a blog, that's what I do!) but that doesn't mean everyone will relate, not everyone transitions in the same way.I thrive …

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Marie Nieves
Blogger

Top Bachelor Party Destinations in the USA

Having a great time with your best mates before the big day is a long tradition and many people put a lot of effort in making this party spectacular. The latest trend, however, is taking a trip to some of the most popular and entertaining cities in search for some good time and great memories that you wouldn’t be able to experience in your hometown. Taking a trip with friends is always fun, but a special motive such as bachelor party has made some destinations more …

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Simona Kovacova
Tourism Graduate and Travel Blogger

Slovak Paradise: One Day Hiking Trip

Sipping coffee in the kitchen of my mum's apartment with a spectacular view and watching other people rushing to work in my hometown made me feel that I had to do something active and fun that day. But not just yet. I enjoyed watching the day coming into life, people not so willingly jumping into their cars and driving to work, half asleep teens in their pyjamas walking their dogs before going back to bed and the sun going up and luring everyone to get out and make the …

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Marian Krueger
Travel Blogger

Road Trip Rules: Step One: Get Your Car

For my recent road trip, the Two Chicks and A Road Trip Adventure, before I could do anything else, I needed to get from Boston to NYC and then get my rental car. So road trip rules step one: Get a car. That meant I had to take the short 1 1/2 hour flight with JetBlue from Boston Logan International Airport to Newark Liberty International Airport, stay overnight in a nearby hotel, and then get up bright and early to get my rental car from Avis. Easy, right?Not so fast. …

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Marian Krueger
Travel Blogger

The Two Chicks and A Road Trip Adventure

After 2+ weeks on the road, I’ve returned home and so begins the process of weeding through countless hours of video and hundreds of photos. But my road trip with my friend, Danielle, which was also known as the Two Chicks and A Road Trip, was like no other trip I’ve ever taken before. Here’s why and I’ll also share a few tips I learned on my summer road trip.Nothing beats a summer road trip in a Mustang convertible. Nothing. Put that top down, crank the music, and …

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Maria Athanassopoulos & Chryssa Krassa
Marketing, Promotion, News

Minoan Murals!

The Minoan civilization - one of the oldest civilizations on earth - thrived in the island of Crete in Greece, from 3000 to 1450 BC, Knossos being its famous capital.One of the best examples of the Minoan civilization are the incredible Minoan murals. They were discovered at the archeological area of Knossos and belong among the list of top Greek archeological findings.Most of these murals that survived up to our days belong to the period of the New Palace, the one …

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