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Terich Mir: The Jewel of the Hindukush Region

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Those majestic snow towers And varieties of wildflowers Golden peaks with fairy tale Serene is Terich, the vale  Terich Mir (7,708m) is the highest in the chain of eleven of the Hindukush Mountain range with different routes to their summits. The main peak is visible from every part of the Chitral region. For the last 80 years, ...

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The Popularity of Ice Sports in Northern Pakistan

The Popularity of Ice Sports in Northern Pakistan

The popularity of Ice Sports in Northern PakistanIce sports such as snowboarding, skating, skiing, and ice hockey have become popular amongst the youths of northern Pakistan, Swat, Chitral, and Gilgit Baltistan. Malam Jabba is a famous skiing resort where international Ice Sports are organized annually. Last year, the skiing event attracted reputed international players.Madaklasht, a heavily wooded valley to the southeast of Lower Chitral, has also become a point of attraction for tourists, adventurists, and lovers of snow sports and skiers. Last year, the honorable High Commissioner of Canada along with international skiers attended the event. This year the event will be organized in February and will attract national and international participants, skiers, and tourists. The Canadian High Commissioner also attended the Ice Hockey event in Booni, the headquarter of Upper Chitral and Laspur valley to the northeast of Chitral valley.Recently a 5-day International ice hockey event was organized in district Hunza, Gilgit. A total of 20 teams of ice hockey participated. The trophy went to the Altit SCARF team, which became the national champion defeating the Ghulkin Winter Club 2-0. The five-day national ice sports competitions had started in Gulkin on Jan 18. Skardu is another beautiful venue where exploration...

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A hike to Zarzi stone bridge, near Vytina, Arcadia

Greece, and particularly Epirus and the Peloponnese, is dotted with magnificent old stone-arched bridges, built and rebuilt during Byzantine, Ottoman and early modern Greek eras, the oldest being a 4,000-year-old Mycenaean bridge (Arkadiko) linking Argos and Tiryns to Epidaurus which was still in use until a few decades ago. There is an o...

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Chaomos Concluded - Batutatravels.com - Medium

Chaomos Concluded - Batutatravels.com - Medium

Chaomos, the winter solstice festival of the Kalash communities concluded on 22nd December 2021. The event was attended by a large number of national and foreign tourists.The last day event organized at the Central Jastakhan in village Bron was attended by Kalash communities from all the valleys.

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Dugout boat culture of Estonia’s Soomaa region inscribed on UNESCO’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage

On 14 December 2021, UNESCO's Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage decided to inscribe "Building and use of expanded dugout boats in the Soomaa region" on UNESCO's List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding. Soomaa's dugout boat culture thus became Estonia's fifth inscription ...

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Crete, Greece: Crete's Culinary Sanctuaries Educational Network, 5-Day Seminars on Biodiversity and Gastronomy

Crete, Greece: Crete's Culinary Sanctuaries Educational Network, 5-Day Seminars on Biodiversity and Gastronomy. Dates: May 2-7, 2022 or September 12-17, 2022 An experiential learning program with expert presentations at historic sites, nature reserves, and visits with award-winning organic farmers, olive oil producers and vintners. Discover the com...

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Autumn Colors of Northern Pakistan | by Batuta Travels | Nov, 2021 | Medium

Autumn Colors of Northern Pakistan | by Batuta Travels | Nov, 2021 | Medium

The autumn or fall is the season of the year when the landscape in the Chitral valley presents breathtaking scenes with motley colors of foliage on the trees in Booni, the administrative headquarter of district Upper Chitral. Many of the traditional cultural festivals such as benisik, lashti korik, etc., are also associated with the autumn in the Chitral valley, northern Pakistan. It is the seasons of the year when changing foliage on the tree makes their preparation for winter. During this season in Booni, the autumn leaf color is a phenomenon that affects the green leaves of many trees and shrubs by which they take on shades of yellow, orange, red, and brown. This phenomenon is commonly called fall colors, fall foliage, or autumn colors. Fall colors engage our senses and stimulate our aesthetic vision via the warm tones, from the darkest brown and dark green to the most intense orange and yellow, passing through almost all shades of red. The main colors of this season are red, yellow, brown, and orange, warm colors often used in color therapy for their energizing effect.Looking at these colors provokes physical reactions related to the sphere of energy, let's see below what the main...

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The latest IPCC report and first steps to make a sustainable travel change

The current news about the latest reports of the IPCC state that climate change is man-made and the rise of temperature with an average of 1.5C° will be reached 10 years earlier than estimated. The latest news were quite frustrating and taking responsibilty with every little step we take during our exploration of the globe this article should give some hope and inspiration to have a positive impact. Read more: https://mygreenplanet.travel.blog/2021/10/27/the-latest-ipcc-report-and-first-steps-to-make-a-sustainable-travel-change/

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Bonifacio (South Corsica) in autumn: a worth living ecotourism destination

  I couldn't resist not to share with you my latest travel experience under the DestiMED Plus programme.  For those of you who are not aware of this, DestiMED Plus is an Interreg Med Programme for sustainable tourism, aiming to improve integration between regional tourism and conservation policies in Mediterranean protected areas. A susta...

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Protecting Trichonida, Greece's largest natural lake

Last weekend I visited Lake Trichonida, in Western Greece along with other Board Members of the Greek Ecotourism Society. The lake is relatively unknown as a destination, even for domestic tourism, although it is Greece's largest natural lake and a natural treasure. The purpose of our visit was to support the local National Park Authorities in...

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