Madagascar (1): In your wildest dreams

Some time ago I was writing about Marshallese hello meaning ‘you are the rainbow’. I found it profoundly deep and beautiful. In the European culture (and most others as I investigated*) the rainbow is a symbol of beauty, promise and enlightenment… Advertisements

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Inspire your desire: Geisha in a nutshell

There is something magical when it comes to Japan. Show me one person, who isn’t enchanted by its geographical, mental and spiritual remoteness. We all eat sushi, exercise yoga, admire calligraphy and heard of ikebana. We read manga, worship samurai and giggle at sumo wrestlers (at least I do). But how much do we really […]

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Japan: It’s better to be rich in memories than rich in a bank

Pink cherry blossom in a full bloom, zen gardens smoothing all senses, mesmerising geisha dancing in a beautiful kimono. The sweetest sweets on earth, the greenest green tea on earth, the freshest sushi on earth. 2000 Buddhist temples, 400 Shinto shrines. Welcome to Japan. Welcome to Kyoto.

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Socotra: 10 simple tricks to cherish the life

Close your eyes and imagine paradise — feel the blissful breeze stroking your skin with the quiet whispers of the emerald, crystal-clear water. Hear the rumble of a green, lush forest and imagine aromatic, tasty food, spiced up with the sky full of stars…

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Yemen: Let curiosity be greater than your fear

Some decisions are made in our minds, some though are made in our hearts. The wish and desire to see the beauty of Yemen has been deep inside my heart for a long, long time and no safety alerts could stop me dreaming about that place.

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Tahiti: The art of femininity

Good art, same as a good relationship, is long-lasting. It lasts many years, even in today’s throwaway society. Trends change, fashion changes but a real quality defends itself and finds its way to stay forever.

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14 tips how to see an active volcano best!

Mt Yasur is magical. Nervously waiting for an exciting meeting with the volcano, first you experience a special kind of quiet. It starts before you see it. Getting nearer and nearer to the mountain, the silence changes into a soft rumble. You hear it and you feel it but you can’t see it. The anticipation […]

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Vanuatu: Find you inner volcano

Vanuatu is a unique spot on a map of the South Pacific Ocean. In 2006 it was voted by British ‘The happiest place on Earth’, according to their ‘Happy Planet index’. It consists of 83 islands that make up the Y-shaped chain and offers a diverse range of scenery.There are sandy beaches, crystal clear blue […]

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Fiji: Sharks are human

There is a beautiful story from the late 70’ told by the old fisherman — Moses —  from the Salomon Islands. Moses is not sure about his age but he is sure about his love and admiration towards the sharks. This is a love story. The love story between humans and sharks. Moses says: ‘All […]

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Welcome to Bon chic, Bon voyage!

In 1889 Paul Gauguin created a piece of painting called Be in love and you will be happy. No doubt the artist who travelled extensively throughout his whole life would agree with me on this one too: Travel and you will be happy. There are very few things in life that can boost our energy level as […]

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Bora Bora: Chic is a frame of mind

Bora Bora was the last important stop during the Pacific Grand Voyage. Why was the end of my trip also my beginning? Because a trip to Bora Bora was not only about visiting the most beautiful island in the world, it was mostly about altering my own frame of mind, altering my beliefs and superstitious.

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The Marshall Islands part II: The objects of desire

Not many travellers make it to the Marshall Islands – usually the ones who do they have flying benefits or a goal to visit every country in the world. Rumours say the Marshall Islands are the fifth least visited country in the world.

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Welcome to Paradise

Some things happen only once in a lifetime. I’m talking about those things that give you butterflies in your stomach and make your life richer, fuller, so exciting that you can’t sleep at night – tossing, turning, trying to figure out how to transform dreams into reality.

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The Marshall Islands: You are the rainbow

The Marshall Islands are located half way between Hawaii and Australia. This little known country consists of 29 atolls and 5 islands which all together create a formation of two island chains: Ratak (Sunrise) and Ralik (Sunset).

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