3 000 Villages to discover

3 000 Villages to discover

 

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The world’s grandest open-air university -Athens, Greece

The world’s grandest open-air university -Athens, Greece

[Visit Greece]

Daily Mail praises Athens for its architecture, academia and history and characterizes the Greek capital as the grandest open-air university in the world.

In an article by David Constable, the popular English newspaper underlines that the city is steeped in history with ancient ruins to explore at every turn, lists the Acropolis and the Arch of Hadrian among the must-visit sites, calls it home to an impressive dynasty of athletes and describes the Athenian visit experience as follows:

Walking the cobblestone pathway of Europe’s largest archaeological park in Athens is a rewarding history lesson in the world’s grandest open-air university.

There are no fees. No professors. No homework. You don’t even have to attend everyday, just as and when there’s an itch of intrigue.

Like Rome, Athens surrounds you with the ancient: the Acropolis, the Theatre of Dionysus, Herodes Atticus, Arch of Hadrian and the Athenian Trilogy. It’s the crumbling Meccano kit of empires built and empires destroyed.

No other country can boast such a dynasty of athletes, Titans and Gigantes. And it’s the Greek history and landscapes, even more than empirical brick-and-mortar that jointly built the modern Greece we know today.

Here is a country rooted in our consciousness, whether we’ve visited it or not. The names of ancient Gods and Goddesses are taught to us at an early age, and the epistemology of their philosophers still widely referenced in society today.”

Read full story here
[Tornosnews]

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Inspire me #18 – Colors of Ajara

Inspire me #18 – Colors of Ajara

 

[jwt metro]

One of the most beautiful regions in Georgia, Ajara is situated in southwest Georgia on the Black Sea coastline. Ajara operates as an autonomous republic in Georgia and has its own flag and coat of arms. Turkey borders Ajara to the south.

Ajara is home to the picturesque beaches of Batumi, Sarpi, Kobuleti and etc. During the summertime, the beaches are often crowded with tourists enjoying their holidays. Ajara’s visitors especially admire the region’s pristine and unaltered nature. The region is particularly intriguing for eco tourists.  READ MORE

Free Map and Brochure of Ajara – HERE

 

Meet Iceland’s wild horses

Meet Iceland’s wild horses

Peter Warner

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • Icelanders call these captivating creatures their Viking treasures

  • You won’t see scenes like this anywhere in the world

  • These are wild Icelandic horses

  • Some of them have never been touched by the human hand before

  • It takes patience to win their trust

  • Iceland is a nation that thrives on Myths and Fairy Tales

  • It’s tapping into the countries natural resources to attract travelers with an adventurous spirit

  • They are trustworthy

  • It’s not just the beauty of the beast

  • An extra two riding styles

  • It’s like sitting on a sofa

  • The specialist Icelandic Horse Riding School

  • Local and international students

  • With an average 20% increase in tourists every year

  • They see these creatures as their most compelling ambassadors

  • Why it’s worth venturing off the traditional tourist trails

  • And though they may not strike you as the typical souvenir

  • Only here will you see them unaffected by civilization

Africa’s Hippest City

Africa’s Hippest City

[Calvin Thompson]

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • A popular destination for markets
  • People have returned to their roots
  • By shopping local again
  • Quite a number of years ago
  • Fast on their tracks
  • By the ocean
  • Very vibby and very relaxed
  • People that are trendy
  • It’s got longevity about it
  • A diversity of people who are really good at what they do
  • Cape town  itself is quite diverse
  • Grundy amazing style
  • On a wine farm
  • Drinking craft beer
  • Hand-picking your wines
  • Instead of shopping at malls nowadays
  • A commercial space
  • Going where the locals go
  • People to meet
  • Make friends

 

 

 

Inspire me #11

Inspire me #11

[Banff and Lake Louise Tourism]

“For the past decade, Simon Beck has been decorating the Alps with his stunning mathematical drawings, created by running in snowshoes across freshly laid snow. Each image takes him up to 11 hours to make and covers an area about 100m x 100m, requiring him to travel up to 25 miles as he marks out the pattern. He has inspired a clothing range and has diversified into beach art. Below is a selection of his images of his creations. I spoke to him to mark the launch of his book Simon Beck: Snow Art  “read more HERE

[the guardian]

 

Missing Africa #2

Missing Africa #2

[Gauteng Tourism Authority]

Maboneng a place of inspiration

An urban neighborhood where residents, businesses and visitors are part of a growing tribe connecting the heart and essence of the city of Johannesburg in South Africa.  Read more here

Click on links below to see my photos from Maboneng :

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