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Bird Market in Yogyakarta: the shameful masochism of humanity

Bird Market in Yogyakarta: the...

Birds packed in a small cage in the bird market of Yogyakarta...

The best shooting modes for a hike: an introduction to outdoor photography

The best shooting modes for a...

Hdr and tonemapped image created from 3 bracketed shots. Rhone Valley, Switzerland...

Mount Merapi: an impressive Volcano hike in Indonesia

Mount Merapi: an impressive Vo...

Hikers on the crater of Merapi Volcano, surrounded by dramatic clouds Mount...

Meteora independent photo tour and hiking map: be your own guide

Meteora independent photo tour...

Meteora is an amazing place for photo addicted, where to take outstanding...

Visiting Meteora in Greece, orthodox monasteries and incredible rock formations: our experience and advice

Visiting Meteora in Greece, or...

Oti mesmerized by the rock formations in Meteora, Greece If the Eden...

Veliko Tarnovo: a medieval town in Bulgaria famous for its light show

Veliko Tarnovo: a medieval tow...

Light show in Veliko Tarnovo Veliko Tarnovo (Велико Търново in Bulgarian) is...

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Our world traveller's interview series brings us today to Nancy: a full-time...

Bird Market in Yogyakarta: the shameful masochism of humanity

Bird Market in Yogyakarta: the shameful masochism of humanity

The Bird Market in Yogyakarta, also known as Pasty (Fauna and Ornamental Plant Market of Yogyakarta), is a traditional gathering place animated by locals mainly on Sundays, that sees also his share of random tourists coming to visit Yogyakarta, the cultural capital of Java. Despite the name, we can't say that we have found anything cultural in the Bird Market, so you rather search somewhere else, if that's what you were looking for. Previously located not far from the center of the city, Pasty has been moved in 20 ...

The best shooting modes for a hike: an introduction to outdoor photography

The best shooting modes for a hike: an introduction to outdoor photography

A pleasant hike in the nature is always a great moment for a session of Outdoor photography: conditions and subjects are so diverse, that it's possible to experiment with a variety of techniques and shooting modes. In the next paragraphs will be introduced the best shooting modes to use while hiking. - Landscape photography Landscape Photography is probably the most common technique used while walking in nature. It's essential is to keep an interesting composition. The environment is there to be used and incl ...

Mount Merapi: an impressive Volcano hike in Indonesia

Mount Merapi: an impressive Volcano hike in Indonesia

Mount Merapi is only one of the about 150 volcanoes in Indonesia, but out of them all it is the most active. Maybe that's why it is so desired and popular between the countless hikers that come here every year.No wonder the literal translation of Gunung Merapi, as it is locally know, is Fire Mountain. Mount Merapi is also a legendary figure, part of many javanase myths: don't be surprised if you'll be told to ask forgiveness to the spirit of the Volcano when peeing during the climb. Hiking mount Merapi: practicali ...

Meteora independent photo tour and hiking map: be your own guide

Meteora independent photo tour and hiking map: be your own guide

Meteora is an amazing place for photo addicted, where to take outstanding pictures even with little technical skills, since the place is providing most of the magic. Before planning your independent photo tour and start hiking in Meteora, you should know the basics of the area: if you haven't done it already, we suggest you to first read our article about our visit to Meteora in Greece, with sections dedicated to the monasteries, practicalities, history and nature. If you feel like you are already knowledgeable enoug ...

Visiting Meteora in Greece, orthodox monasteries and incredible rock formations: our experience and advice

Visiting Meteora in Greece, orthodox monasteries and incredible rock formations: our experience and advice

If the Eden Valley existed, it had to be in Meteora: this is what we though while visiting this supernatural mix of natural landscape and human-made constructions. Meteora is not only a unique witness of monastic life and art in Greece, but also an incredible place to mesmerize at amazing views, green valleys and steep rock formations that will leave you breathless. Inscribed in the World Heritage list of UNESCO, it is a not to be missed place while visiting Greece. Meteora in a Nutshell The area of Meteora is lo ...

Veliko Tarnovo: a medieval town in Bulgaria famous for its light show

Veliko Tarnovo: a medieval town in Bulgaria famous for its light show

Veliko Tarnovo (Велико Търново in Bulgarian) is a medieval town in the center-north of Bulgaria, former capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire and one of the most visited cities of the country. In particular it gets flooded with tourist for the yearly celebration taking place on the 22nd of March, famous for its 3d and light show.The center of Veliko Tarnovo is made of a mix of old and new buildings perched on the side of a hill, organized on several layers. But what stroke us the most was the proximity between the ...

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Window views in Norway: nature in the backyard View from a train window in Norway  While traveling in Norway last year, we were impressed by the amazing views and luxurious nature that Norwegian people could... Read more
Blocked by floods on the road from Manali to Leh This is an experience that is still clearly impressed in my mind despite not recent. It was August 2010 and I was almost at the end of... Read more
Free accommodation: 15 Strange places where I slept for free without a tent While travelling on a budget sometimes things can go wrong or different than expected, ending up sleeping somewhere unusual at night. Others times it might be just... Read more
My experience of Kumbh Mela in India between Hindu religion and traditions in Haridwar This year took place in Allahabad, India, the Maha Kumbh Mela, the biggest religious gathering of the world attracting tens of Millions of Hindu pilgrims each time.... Read more

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IMAGE Bird Market in Yogyakarta: the shameful masochism of humanity
The Bird Market in Yogyakarta, also known as Pasty (Fauna and Ornamental Plant Market of Yogyakarta), is a traditional gathering place animated by locals mainly on Sundays, that sees also his share of random tourists coming to visit Yogyakarta, the...
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IMAGE Mount Merapi: an impressive Volcano hike in Indonesia
Mount Merapi is only one of the about 150 volcanoes in Indonesia, but out of them all it is the most active. Maybe that's why it is so desired and popular between the countless hikers that come here every year.No wonder the literal translation of...
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IMAGE Meteora independent photo tour and hiking map: be your own guide
Meteora is an amazing place for photo addicted, where to take outstanding pictures even with little technical skills, since the place is providing most of the magic. Before planning your independent photo tour and start hiking in Meteora, you should...
Read More...
IMAGE Visiting Meteora in Greece, orthodox monasteries and incredible rock formations: our experience and advice
If the Eden Valley existed, it had to be in Meteora: this is what we though while visiting this supernatural mix of natural landscape and human-made constructions. Meteora is not only a unique witness of monastic life and art in Greece, but also an...
Read More...
IMAGE Veliko Tarnovo: a medieval town in Bulgaria famous for its light show
Veliko Tarnovo (Велико Търново in Bulgarian) is a medieval town in the center-north of Bulgaria, former capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire and one of the most visited cities of the country. In particular it gets flooded with tourist...
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IMAGE Close encounter with rhinoceros, crocodiles and a sloth bear in Chitwan National Park, Nepal
 Chitwan National Park in Nepal, was no doubts one of my most intense experiences while travelling, not only for its amazing nature and fauna but also for the memory of the adrenaline running in my body after a rhinoceros was chasing us.It was...
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IMAGE Visit to an underground amusement park built inside an old salt mine: Salina Turda in Romania
 Salita Turda is an old salt mine with a unique atmosphere given by the underground amusement park housed in its majestic chambers. It is located in Romania, a 40 minutes ride from Cluj-Napoca, the second biggest Romanian city and former...
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IMAGE Window views in Norway: nature in the backyard
 While traveling in Norway last year, we were impressed by the amazing views and luxurious nature that Norwegian people could enjoy daily. And the best part was that they weren't moving from home, but just by sitting in the comfort and warmth...
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IMAGE Blocked by floods on the road from Manali to Leh
This is an experience that is still clearly impressed in my mind despite not recent. It was August 2010 and I was almost at the end of my 9 months Asian trip, planning to visit the legendary Buddhist hamlet of Leh in Ladakh, India. Unfortunately I...
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IMAGE Memories from Nepal: my indelible birthday while in a homestay in the Himalaya with a local family
If I think of the most surprising birthday I've ever had in my life, it was no doubt my 29th birthday celebrated while I was in the Himalaya in Nepal, in a homestay with a local family. After trekking for three weeks the Annapurna Circuit and...
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Where are we now: Indonesia

Sunset in Kasongan, Indonesia: red explosion

After the previous photo of the day, picturing the sunset in Paragritis beach, this is the sh ...

Sunset in Parangritis beach

Parangritis Beach is just 30 km south of Yogyakarta, a favourite escape for people from the cit ...

Danube Delta in Romania

This shot was taken in the Danube Delta in Romania three years ago. The Danube Delta is world ...

Peanut processing in Indonesia

Local workers in Yogyakarta (Indonesia) separating the peanuts from the plants, and directly ...

Progress vs Tradition in Indonesia

Indonesia is literally invaded by scooters and motorbikes, moving around in a dangeorus vorte ...

Roof of the Golden Hall, Kraton, Yogyakarta

As in many other countries in the world, Indonesia is no difference, and extremes of poverty ...

Siesta time in Indonesia, becak drivers sleeping

In Yogyakarta, the cultural capital of Java, it's still really common to spot bicycle ricksha ...

View of the ghost town of Mystras after a rainy day

The ghost town of Mystras, abandoned almost 2 centuries ago, was an unexpected surprise durin ...

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