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Rice and Subak – Bali’s world heritage

Rice. Those of you who have ever traveled through Bali, know very well how important this plant and its seeds are in the local cuisine, religion and culture of this island. The cultivation, production, practical utilisation and consumption of rice has been deeply rooted in everyday life in Bali for more than 2000 years. Rice is a popular and even essential ingredient of Balinese …

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The Dead Sea versus the Red Sea

The Dead Sea is situated 417 m below sealevel.  While the political climate of Israel makes it a less obvious destination, I can assure you that you will want to go and explore this beautiful country when you’ve seen our blogposts about it. I explored Israel back in 2007. I covered quite a few sights of …

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10 amazing World Heritage sites of Nepal

A bundle of phenomenal scenic beauties, Nepal is a place of paradise. Ranging from mighty mountains to subtle hills and grassy plains, Nepal comprises of everything that is there to see in this world. Nepal is a small landlocked country that happens to be one of the places richest in freshwater bodies. It probably has …

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The vast emptyness of deserts

An open door to the desert – by @SinbadsOPG       It all started with this picture I saw on twitter yesterday. Deserts. I’ve always had a thing for them…I travelled ‘through’ a desert twice. The first time, I sailed the Nile from Luxor to Aswan and back. From the boat, you could see …

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Jaffa

Today I saw a tweet from @Wanderingtradr about the city of Jaffa, near the centre of Tel Aviv in Israel. He mentioned the fact that it is thought to be one of the oldest cities in the world. As I mentioned on our website – it somewhat surprised me that the old city of Jaffa, …