A trip to the most remote area of Tibet, western Tibet, and the small Rutog County that lies on the China National Highway 219 (Xinjiang – Tibet). Located 4300 meters above sea level, Rutog County is 1200 km away from Lhasa. Almost no tourists will come to this place.
However, if you are going to Mount Kailash or plan to have an overland tour from Xinjiang to Tibet (or vice versa), it is a place worth visiting. The highlights of Rutog County include the Pangong Tso Lake, the ancient Rutog Rock Painting, the Rutog Fortress, and the Monastery. You can feel the origin of Tibet here, which is isolated from the outside modern world for a long time.
On the edge of the Himalayas, Rutog County, as well as the whole of western Tibet, is one of the most inhospitable areas on the planet with high altitude, deserted mountains, and a harsh climate. But for many wild animals, it is actually heaven or the Shambala. In uninhabited western Tibet, you could see kinds of wild animals on the way, like the wild yaks, Tibetan wild donkeys, Tibetan antelope, etc.
Mallorca (Majorca) is one of Spain’s Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean. It’s known for beach resorts, sheltered coves, limestone mountains and Roman and Moorish remains. Capital Palma has nightlife, the Moorish Almudaina royal palace and 13th-century Santa María Cathedral. Stone-built villages include Pollença, with its art galleries and music festival, and hillside Fornalutx, surrounded by citrus plantations.
Ticino is an Italian-speaking region in southern Switzerland with palm-lined lakes and sharp Alpine peaks. Its architecture, cuisine and culture is closely related to that of neighboring Italy. Bellinzona, the capital of Ticino, is home to medieval castles. Lugano, a town on glacial Lake Lugano, is known for its waterfront promenade and Piazza della Riforma, a square lined with neoclassical buildings.
Geiranger is a village in western Norway, at the head of Geirangerfjord. The Norwegian Fjord Center has multimedia on the history of the region and its inhabitants.
Video timeline: 00:00 Opening 00:28 Best view of the geiranger Fjord 01:04 Waterfalls and Mountain all around the Village 02:48 The Seven Sisters Waterfall 04:51 Farm Villages 06:16 Aerial View of Geiranger
Part of the steep Trollstigen mountain road weaves through the village, connecting to Flydalsjuvet lookout, which has views over the fjord. The fjord’s waterfalls, including the Seven Sisters, the Suitor and the Bridal Veil, are visible by boat.
Caleta de Fuste is a resort town on Fuerteventura, one of Spain’s Canary Islands, off northwestern Africa. It’s known for its golf courses and sheltered beach, which is in a cove by the marina. Nearby is El Castillo, an 18th-century defensive tower. North of town, the Dreams House Museum displays model trains and vintage toys. To the south is the Salinas del Carmen salt works, with a salt museum and whale skeleton.
Biking along country side roads, listening to songs every Swede know by heart: Sol, vind och vatten, Visa vid vindens ängar, Sjösalavals, En kväll i juni. It’s about 8 o’clock in the evening, the sun won’t set for another couple of hours. Summer is lovely on evnings like these. The music is next to cliché but so much a part of Swedish summer they where the obvious choice.
Kaş is a seaside town on the Mediterranean coast in southwestern Turkey. The modern town occupies the site of ancient Antiphellos, with still-visible ruins including a theater. The 4th-century-B.C. Lion Tomb, with 2 carved lion heads, is one of many Lycian rock tombs in the area. The town center has whitewashed houses and buildings covered in bougainvillea. The Lycian Way, a marked trail, passes by the town.
Thomas Hardy’s depictions of a fictional Wessex and his own dear Dorset are more accurate than they may at first appear, says Susan Owens.
We feel a frisson when a real place plays a key part in a novel. The Cobb at Lyme Regis will always be associated with silly Louisa Musgrove and her tumble in Jane Austen’s Persuasion and Knole in Kent with Virginia Woolf’s hero-heroine Orlando. Thomas Hardy, however, took the use of known locations to another level. He may have invented the characters in his novels, but he made them walk along actual roads, look across valleys at real views and live in recognisable villages and towns — sometimes, even in identifiable buildings.
For all its operatic symbolism, Tess of the d’Urbervilles (1891) is a novel in which practical footwear matters. Among its heart-breaking moments is when Tess’s walking boots are discovered stuffed in a hedge where she had hidden them, mistaken for a tramp’s pair and taken away, forcing her to walk many miles back home along a rough road in pretty, but thin-soled, patent-leather ones.
A map depicting Hardy’s Wessex by Emery Walker, drawn for Tess of the d’Urbervilles. Credit: BBC / Album
Those who live in the country come to know land by ear as much as by eye. Hardy’s characters are expert in this — even in the dark and when drunk, as in Desperate Remedies (1871): ‘Sometimes a soaking hiss proclaimed that they were passing by a pasture, then a patter would show that the rain fell on some large-leafed root crop, then a paddling plash announced the naked arable.’
Located in the Santana do Riacho district, in the Serra do Cipó region , Lapinha da Serra is the perfect destination for lovers of nature, gastronomic tourism, adventure sports and those looking for peace, rest and energy. The region is surrounded by beautiful waterfalls, true postcards, has a wide variety of lodging facilities, excellent restaurants and a great calendar of events.
The concept of travel has changed a lot in recent years and we believe that post-pandemic tourism will be different as well. As we’ve already talked about here, the idea is to forget about “seeing as much as possible” and thinking about “living as much as possible”. It’s about slowing down, taking the time to see, experience and, above all, connect – it’s a total immersion in a new place or culture, connecting to yourself and your surroundings and encouraging a more meaningful travel experience.
In June of 2021 we went to Lapinha da Serra, a community located in Serra do Cipó, 136 km from Belo Horizonte. We recorded wonderful images and had unique experiences. This is a film about experiences and connections. The focus is on the journey itself – be present and enjoy each moment.
Creative Production by: Fernanda Brandão; Kulturiz Cinematography by: Fernanda Brandão and Jean Carlos Editing by: Fernanda Brandão Special Thanks: Lapinha Adventure and Casa Pedra Aroeira Soundtrack: Zaka – Jaja
Located along the riverfront in Tamsui (Danshui), Tamsui Old Street is a boardwalk-like area full of shops, carnival games, restaurants, cafés, and xiaochi snacks.
The waterfront area is a great place to watch the sunset over the Tamsui River. Vendors will generally start in the afternoon and stay open until the last MRT train at 12 midnight. Visitors who arrive early can first walk around the town area and visit other local attractions.
Tamsui is a district of New Taipei City, in north Taiwan. It sits at the confluence of the Taiwan Strait and the Tamsui River. Near the river, busy Tamsui Old Street is lined with shops, restaurants and vendors selling local specialties. Also here are the ornate Longshan Temple and centuries-old Fuyou Temple. Founded by the Spanish, the hilltop Fort San Domingo (Hongmao Castle) was revamped by the Dutch and British.