• asia,  israel

    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 the country: Tel Aviv & Jaffa, Jerusalem, Caesarea, Akko & the Baha’ï temple, Lake Galilea, Rosh Haniqra and the Dead & Red Sea. I’ll take you through all these sites in the next few blogposts. Today, we’ll start with some water adventures: floating in the Dead Sea and snorkeling in the Red Sea. The Dead…

  • asia,  nepal,  unesco world heritage

    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 a higher number of heritage sites than cinema theaters. As a matter of fact, you might find it difficult to watch a movie here, but not the mountains. And surprisingly, there are more gods than people as a consequence of which Nepal has a diverse range of cultures and traditions whose existential differences are collectively acknowledged…

  • africa,  asia,  egypt,  israel

    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 the desert creeping up on the river. Sometimes hidden behind a green curtain of palmtrees, other times right in full view. In Aswan we took a little trip inside it, rode a camels back for a couple of hours. My first encounter with the desert. I wasn’t nearly enough protected for it (the sunblock 50…

  • asia,  israel

    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, is not considered UNESCO World Heritage, while the modern architecture of the city is. The old Jaffa is really beautiful, aligned next to the sea, with views of splendid water, glinstering in the sunlight through the old buildings. A little blogpost to take you there… Just one of the many reasons to visit this country,…