The most touching burial is that of the dead babies of the Tana Toraja in a tree.
When you go to Australia for tourism, you inevitably go to Uluru (Ayers-Rock), the Great Barrier Reef and Sydney. But you can even get better than that. The Abrolhos Reefs are one of the most magical places in the world and home to incredible historical events. It is not easy to get to the reefs,... Continue Reading →
The Toraja are certainly the people with the most peculiar burial traditions in the world and you can experience them unexpectedly close up.
There are places that do not form part of everyday life. Places where something higher reigns and the breath of history sweeps the air. One such place is the Hagia Sophia. This despite the fact that after the conquest of Constantinople by the Turks it was consecrated as a mosque - or perhaps just because of it.
The immense country of India is particularly rich in sights and archaeological sites. Jaisalmer in Rajasthan, the holy Varanasi on the Ganges and the Taj Mahal are among the most spectacular places in the world. At one place, however, secrets and beauty meet in an especially magical mix - in the mystical ghost town of... Continue Reading →
Who does not dream of one day observing what happens under the surface of the water, if possible, sheltered from the currents? See ancient stone engravings and monuments lying at the bottom of a river, float above rich calligraphy and even caress with the gaze hydroglyphs bequeathed by famous scholars? Admiring a wreck or historic... Continue Reading →
Even before Christopher Columbus, Bartolomeu Dias and James Cook, the Chinese sailors, attentive to the wind and currents of the ocean, wanted to expedite the notion of adventure. Crossing large seas, with stunning and boundless winds, they made their way to seven adventurous travels around the world. It was 87 years after the first trip... Continue Reading →
The great and fierce Kublai Khan was a Mongol prince who built the largest empire in the world. He was a hero to some but for others he was barbaric. As the grand-son of Genghis Khan, he proved his power and legitimacy as a Mongol ruler during his victory over the Song emperors who ruled... Continue Reading →