The curious customs of Copacabana

0.0 00 The curious customs of Copacabana On Lake Titicaca’s southern edge, Copacabana, Bolivia, is famed for an ancient relic, miracles and a religious rite that includes showering new cars in cold beer. My first thoughts were that Copacabana, Bolivia, looks a lot like Italy’s Amalfi Coast. From a distance, across the dark and choppy […]

The secrets hiding in Warsaw, the Paris of the east

0.0 00 The secrets hiding in Warsaw, the Paris of the east Despite its past hardships, Poland’s capital city continues to rise from the ashes – and its once-famous elegance can still be found by those who look beyond the surface. Once known as ‘The Paris of the East’ for its Baroque beauty, Warsaw saw […]

The boat trip that changed my life

0.0 00 the Caribbean boat trip that cured my fear of water “Each time I climbed the launch’s rickety ladder to board the ship’s equally precarious stairway, I chipped away at the fear that had consumed and contained me for decades.” but the Caribbean boat trip changed my life. At a distance, I spotted the […]

How an Italian town changed a life

How an Italian town changed a life

0.0 00 to Say about an Italian town: “In the first days of my honeymoon, I traveled to central Italy to retrace the same steps my great-grandmother Filomena walked after her own nuptials, almost 100 years earlier.” Everywhere I went, I walked in her footsteps. She stepped on these same stones, past the Roman-era thermal […]

New 1.5m penguin super-colony spotted from space

0.0 00 Scientists have stumbled across a huge group of previously unknown Adélie penguin on the most northerly point of the Antarctic Peninsula. Numbering more than 1.5 million birds, they were first noticed when great patches of their poo, or guano, showed up in pictures taken from space. The animals are crammed on to a […]

The tiny village hidden inside the Grand Canyon

0.0 00 The Native American village of Supai is the most remote village in the lower 48 states, and the only way to reach it is by helicopter or on foot. Off the beaten path Roughly 5.5 million tourists visit the Grand Canyon each year, but few realise that this vast abyss is home to […]

The islands of unbridled imagination

0.0 00 Creative surrender in the faroe Islands “When I conceded to their flow, the Faroe Islands showed me beauty in jaggedness, euphoria in unpredictability and reverence that comes with grandeur.” I had a death grip on the steering wheel. My fingers clutched it tightly as I nervously leaned forward in my seat, my right […]

The Icelandic model who shears sheep

0.0 00 The Icelandic model Meet Heiða Guðný Ásgeirsdóttir, the sheep farmer and the Icelandic model who is fighting for her beautiful and remote corner of southern Iceland. At the end of the road The long, bumpy dirt and gravel road off Iceland’s main highway, an hour or so east of the seafront village of […]

The Swedish word poached by the world

0.0 00 The Swedish word that’s displacing hygge Move over hygge, there’s a new Scandinavian lifestyle trend to embrace. a Swedish word is displacing hygge. Popularised over the past few years, the Danish ethos of hygge denotes momentary bliss and cosiness, but at its core aims for contentment at specific moments. But the lifestyle industry has […]