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KYRGYZSTAN: YELLOW, RED, GREEN, BLUE

KYRGYZSTAN: YELLOW, RED, GREEN, BLUE

At seven years of age Mazarkul plays Uno like an old pro at a high-stakes poker game. He flings his cards onto the pile with a gambler's disregard for ...
One island, one family

One island, one family

Festive days are behind us—the days when we usually spend more time with our family and perhaps even take some time to visit relatives that we haven’t ...
Life in colours

Life in colours

My travelling career started 20 years ago in Greece. The first trip, just like first love, is hard to forget. One thing I remember particularly well i ...
MOLDOVA: A ROADTRIP INTO THE WORLD’S LARGEST WINE CELLAR

MOLDOVA: A ROADTRIP INTO THE WORLD’S LARGEST WINE CELLAR

In Western Europe the mention of Moldova mostly draws blank looks and indifferent shrugs. As both the poorest and the least-visited country in Europe, ...
ZIMBABWE: Poor countryside? Not at all!

ZIMBABWE: Poor countryside? Not at all!

Can you imagine sitting on a bench in a shadow in a small village in the middle of Sub-Saharan Africa at this very moment? The air is warm and dry. Th ...
The Walker spur

The Walker spur

There are walls and routes that have a special status in global alpinism. A sort of evergreen alpinism. Even though they were first climbed in differe ...
Gran Paradiso—the great paradise among ibex and marmots

Gran Paradiso—the great paradise among ibex and marmots

Literally. We found ourselves in the middle of those mighty mountains completely unexpectedly. We were considering going on holiday the last week of J ...
Impressions from a timeless corner of Romania

Impressions from a timeless corner of Romania

The “where” is clear enough: Breb is a small village at the foot of mount Gutâi in the remote Romanian region of Maramureș, which hugs the rolling hil ...
The Kingdom of Tonga and its people

The Kingdom of Tonga and its people

Slovenians like to complain when a postcard from Rome to Ljubljana first goes through Bratislava. How in the world can postmen mistake our little coun ...
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