rituals

rituals

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Learn how to make Matcha green tea through a traditional Chado Japanese Tea Ceremony. Making the perfect cup of tea for the Japanese is an integral aspect of their culture, and this ritual is no exception.

One of the healthiest beverages on the planet. Discovered over 900 years ago, Matcha gives the drinker a long-lasting boost of energy, expanded awareness, and maximum antioxidants without the unwanted side effects typical to coffee or a sugar high. READ MORE

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solitude

solitude

“so few in reality are the true necessities of man”
Nikos Kazantzakis, Zorba the Greek

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genuine hospitality

genuine hospitality

incredible Crete

The largest island in Greece. Crete is a feast for the senses: wild natural beauty and thousands of years of culture, history and exquisite cuisine.

“The mystery of Crete runs deep. Whoever sets foot on this island senses a mysterious force coursing warmly and beneficently through their veins, sensing their soul beginning to grow” wrote Nikos Kazantzakis, Crete’s most celebrated author, in Report to Greco. On the south side of the Aegean is an island that is mystical, warm and welcoming, pure and generous. Crete captures the spirit of Greece, and enchants everyone who visits it. Heraklion, Rethymno, Chania, Agios Nikolaos, Elounda, Ierapetra, Malia, Hersonissos, Sitia, Sfakia: an island with numerous destinations and thousands of vibrant images. Crete captivates and seduces the senses with its impressive and majestic landscape, with its open-hearted and vivacious spirit, its rich history, its world-famous cuisine and its hospitable people. READ MORE

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Listen #3

Listen #3

Bernie Krause

Ecologist and musician Bernie Krause has made it his life’s work to record the planet’s vanishing soundscapes. Here’s why we need to tune into the environment. Read more HERE

Without sound…there would be no music, no legend, no voice to stir the soul, evoke the memory, or transport the spirit! From the songs of humpback whales and the screams of Rwanda’s mountain gorillas to the groan of shifting Arctic glaciers or the rumble of an approaching storm, Wild Sanctuary albums, installations, and recognized authority in the field of natural sounds is authentic, adventurous, and inspiring. Within a changing world, what you listen to matters!

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3 Minute English #3 – The seaside

3 Minute English #3 – The seaside

[Loescher Editore Video]
Have you ever had a Jam Jar Salad?

Have you ever had a Jam Jar Salad?

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • Something you can rustle together very very quickly
  • It can save you a lot of money
  • Delicious healthy food
  • We want to have all the elements of a balanced plate
  • Crunchy things at top and wet things at the bottom
  • So it doesn’t go soggy
  • Under 600 calories
  • It’s going to release energy nice and slowly
  • It shouldn’t take any more than about 3 minutes to put together
  • Just grab and go
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • A pinch of salt and pepper
  • A little squeeze of lemon juice
  • Give it a little toss around
  • Pop it in, press it down
  • Different flavors and herbs
  • Influences from other countries
  • Meals on the go
Shooting landscapes in Namibia – South Africa

Shooting landscapes in Namibia – South Africa

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Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • Professional Photographer and Nikon Ambassador
  • A Travel Photographer
  • I weekly get to photograph amazing landscapes
  • From all corners of the globe
  • I need to use great equipment
  • To get the perfect shot every time
  • Working on location so far from home
  • You don’t get a second chance to get it right
  • Shooting this amazing amazing desert landscape
  • Incredible sand hills
  • Shooting early in the morning
  • Sunrise
  • Early morning
  • The sky is much brighter
  • Helps deepen the shadows
  • Richen the color in the sand dunes
  • Got up nice and early to be on location
  • Giving me really nice sunburst of the rising sun

A map of Namibia :Map of Namibia

Source : http://www.worldatlas.com