As seen on Animal Planet ! A safari in East Africa

Safari: Ngorongoro lion

Have you ever thought that everything that is seen on TV on Animal Planet is not only the priviledge of some “elected” people who are lucky enough to work for the major television networks … In fact, it’s very simple to become an Animal Planet expert … take the plane to Nairobi or the Kilimanjaro International Airport and from there the jeep or the van of the safari operators and, within hours, you can be face to face with His Majesty the Lion!

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Tibet – where you can touch the sky… Episode 2

Tibet: Rongphu and Everest

Over 40 km away from Lhasa, capital of Tibet, there is the Ganden Monastery, another jewel of Tibetan architecture, built high up on a hill that is gradually being revealed as one climbs. This monastery is the seat of the Gelugpa order whose leader is the Dalai Lama and this is why it was shelled by the artillery in 1959 and 1965. Here we could find the remains of Tsongkhapa, founder of the Gelugpa order and great reformer of Tibet. In 1965, when the Red Guards conquered and destroyed the monastery, the chörten with the remains of Tsonghapa was broken, and, to the general surprise, his body was perfectly preserved as if he had lived, although he had been dead for 550 years. Despite the miracle, the Red Guards destroyed his body, only a few fragments of the skull being saved by a brave monk. Today, these fragments are resting in Tsongkhapa’s new chörten.

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Tibet – where you can touch the sky… Episode 1

Tibet trip

It is a legendary place, where, for hundreds of years, man has merged with nature following the Buddhist religion. For centuries, people have not died, but reincarnated in successive lives. For centuries, faith was stronger than the economic or military force. But this land, regarded by many as the mythical Shangri-La, was crushed under the Chinese tank tracks over half a century ago. A whole culture was beheaded, a whole people was punished. But the roots were strong, so the signs of revival begin to sprout. This land is Tibet.

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Interview with Alexandra Kovacova – Crazy Sexy Fun Traveler

28 May 2012 interview 3 comments

Alexandra Kovacova on Cancun beach

As of today, I will start a series of interviews with blogging travelers (or travel bloggers, as you wish). And my first interview is with Alexandra Kovacova, a crazy, sexy and fun traveler from Slovakia (by the way, if you anytime go visiting Vienna, do at least a side trip to Bratislava. It is worth it, although you might have few chances to meet Alexandra there – you have better chances in Mexico, Bolivia or Thailand).

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WOW: Only 500 euro – Europe to Kenya, Cuba, Maldives and other destinations

27 May 2012 Super offers 1 comment

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Yesterday, I told you about a great offer of SwissAir from several European airports to Phuket: just 500 euro. Well, today, I had a deeper look into SwissAir’s tickets booking engine and I found other fantastic destinations and the price is as good – around 500 euro, if you fly from Amsterdam, Rome, Milan, Vienna, Budapest, Prague or Bucharest. It might be the case this offer is valid from other European cities, as well, so you might check as well on SwissAir’s site. So… what did I find ?

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