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Acadia National Park: True Nature in Maine

Acadia National Park: True Nature in Maine

The state of Maine, « Vacation Land »  as it calls itself on vehicle license plates, is covered by vast forests and dotted with more than 6,000 lakes. It is the northernmost state in the northeastern of the United States and one of six states composing the « New...

The Sultanate of Oman in the time of Castles

The Sultanate of Oman in the time of Castles

Some 500 forts dot the mountains of the Sultanate of Oman. No matter where you go, you will run into a fort or a castles. There are so many you can’t visit them all! Those inland were influenced by Persian architecture, those on the coast by Portuguese. They dominate...

Escapes in the Hajar Mountain Range

Escapes in the Hajar Mountain Range

In the Sultanate of Oman, the landscape is tinted with three colors: ochre, the green of lush palm groves and the white of village houses embracing the mountain walls. Ochre is the dominant color and extends from the mountains to the desert and canyons. For...

The Natural Wonders of Oman: Green Wādī and Moving Sand

The Natural Wonders of Oman: Green Wādī and Moving Sand

Without a doubt Mother Nature gave the Sultanate of Oman her best ! As soon as you leave the city of Muscat, the scenery changes abruptly, and you find yourself in a mineral world of stony plains and jagged mountains. In the 14th century, Ibn Battûta, a Muslim Berber...

Walvis Bay: Rendezvous with Desert and Ocean

Walvis Bay: Rendezvous with Desert and Ocean

Located 22 miles from Swakopmund, the city of Walvis Bay (pronounced « vahl-fis bay ») is a rather unusual place. Travelers often hesitate to visit this small industrial port town, which is often covered by fog. However, it is an essential break in the journey along...

The Petrified Forest and Rock Carvings of Twyfelfontein

The Petrified Forest and Rock Carvings of Twyfelfontein

Let's continue « Travelling Through The Wild Side » to the reggae music of Namibian musician Ras Sheehama and discover Damaraland, through its art and geology... « Travelling through the wilderness / I keep on travelling and travelling… / Through the wilderness »...

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Portrait of C-Ludik What prompt us to leave a comfy home behind and travel, if not the stories or the images that tell the tale of an elsewhere we, too, would like to discover ? Have you noticed how some books, movies or even songs fill you with the urge to pack and join the characters, sceneries and moods they conjure up ? It is more or less conscious, sometimes a guilty pleasure but the choice of a destination is often whispered by a novel’s hero, a movie’s shot or a guitar tune… Before taking you to the 4 corners of the world, here is a quote from a famous, albeit fictionnal, traveller: "it is a dangerous business, going out of your door ; you step onto the road and if you don’t keep your feet, there is no telling where you might be swept off to".

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