Local Crafts of Saxony, Germany

In Germany’s easternmost state, Saxony, crafts have been major contributor to the economy. According to 2005 figures, one-third of eastern Germany’s (excluding Berlin) crafts and trades firms are located in Saxony. An approximate 95,000 craftspeople and traders were said to be in Dresden, Chemnitz and Leipzig in 1989-90. It is also estimated that one in…

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Nature Trails Around the World

Stretches of green meadows, uninterrupted views of majestic mountains, songs of birds, healing power of trees or changing colours of the sky—all nature experiences are best accessed on foot. Trekking has an infamous reputation of being strenuous. But if you, like me, tread these trails to be one with nature without exhaustion, there are quite…

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In Search of Hygge in Copenhagen

The summer sun turned the canal waters orange-golden. It was late evening but felt like early afternoon with a cool breeze. My first evening in Scandinavia had become a favourite memory already. Around me, the pier adjoining to Strandgade and Inderhavnsbroen in the Danish capital, Copenhagen, was brimming with young adults enjoying the late sunset…

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What To Do On New Zealand’s North Island

When you picture New Zealand, you likely imagine snow-capped mountains, sparkling glaciers, lush forests, and more sheep than you can count. These are accurate scenes from the South Island, which undoubtedly gets more attention than its northern counterpart. This isn’t to say that the North Island is any less exciting, however. With our recommendations, we…

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A Guide to Pokhara, Nepal

Pokhara is probably Nepal’s most touristy town, after the capital city, Kathmandu. It serves as a base to the Annapurna basecamp trek, among others. Pokhara’s bohemian vibe particularly appealed to me. The main shopping street, aromatic cafes and bars with live music just a few factors that complemented the vibe. This wasn’t my first time…

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Beer Trail in Copenhagen, Denmark

“In Denmark you can’t be in people’s company unless you’re drinking beer.” With those words, Jonathan Schlichtkrull, my guide, summed up the importance of beer in the Danish capital. I am on an exploratory trail across Copenhagen, trying to understand their love for the Danish pilsner and how it might have trickled down through generations…

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