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Whoever visits Crete ...

Whoever visits Crete ...

... is not a cretin, and neither is anybody living there.  At the end of March, I had the opportunity to visit Crete, the largest island in Greec ...
40 years since the “Slovenian Everest”

40 years since the “Slovenian Everest”

May 2019 marks the 40th anniversary of Slovenians having first set foot on Mount Everest with its 8,848 metres. This success also provided us wit ...
Freediving in the Red Sea

Freediving in the Red Sea

After a couple of years, I’m back at the Sinai Peninsula in the heart of the Red Sea. The peninsula is covered by a desert, pierced by the sharp peaks ...
Kashmir

Kashmir

I had already tried to visit India back in 2006 when we wanted to climb the magnificent, audacious mountain of Thalay Sagar (6,904 m). We’d alrea ...
IMPRESSIONS OF ALTAI

IMPRESSIONS OF ALTAI

I feel a kind of melancholy creep into my soul as my mind conjures up the image of those magnificent sunrises and sunsets. Vast wilderness, numerous l ...
There Is No Escaping Death in Tana Toraja

There Is No Escaping Death in Tana Toraja

From the mummies of Egypt, the Père Lachaise cemetery in Paris and the bone-filled catacombs below it, Mao's embalmed body on Tiananmen Square or the ...
A Tale of Two Cities (in the 21st century)

A Tale of Two Cities (in the 21st century)

You know the clichéd saying that “travelling is the only thing money can buy that actually makes you richer”, right? Personally, I don’t feel richer a ...
BLACK SWAN

BLACK SWAN

Last night, I dreamed of a black swan. He was silently drifting along a large wetland, not paying any attention to me. I was watching him in my favour ...
Freediving into a sea abyss over 200 metres deep

Freediving into a sea abyss over 200 metres deep

The remote island of Long Island in the Bahamas hides some extraordinary diving locations along its coast. One of them is Dean's Blue Hole, a natural ...
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