Posts Tagged ‘winter’

Small Wonder – Andorra

Hidden high in the Pyrenees Mountains, tucked between its massive neighbours France and Spain, the tiny nation of Andorra had remained quietly out of view of almost everyone for nearly 1,200 years before the arrival of ski-tourism. Capitalising on the country’s soaring summits, since the 1950s Andorra’s been evolving into…

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Thermal Bath Sojourn (Japan, Taiwan)

Hot spring vs. cold spring Strictly speaking, hot springs aren’t merely water that’s heated by underground steam. Their waters are from volcanically-heated subterranean sources including pools, or even underground rivers. While terminology varies from place to place, waters from 36-37o (human body temperature) up to boiling are considered “hot springs”.…

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Kurentovanje Carnival

When February rolls around, the oldest town in Slovenia bursts into a kaleidoscope of colours! The town of Ptuj has been hosting the Kurentovanje Carnival for over half a century as of 2019. For a period of ten days, there is nonstop entertainment as the town comes to life. This…

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Myth Busting: The Russian Enigma

  It is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma. In the words of Winston Churchill, this is Russia. But is it really?   Through Hollywood’s lens, Russia is a country of criminals, spies and the Russian mafia. From evil Russian oligarch Yuri Komarov of A Good Day…

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