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The Missing Chapters — Sarajevo, Bosnia Herzegovina

‘What’s up with you Balkan people? I’ve never got a chance to study your countries: at school, all my teachers skipped the chapters about you saying your history is too complicated…’ I looked expectantly across the puzzled gazes of my students who came from all over the ex-Yugoslavia. Despite the recent conflicts between their countries, we were all living together under the same roof.
Even though I had been teaching in Macedonia for a few months, my impression of the Balkans was still fragmented. That’s why I decided to spend a week every two months in each Balkan state.
By Francesca Mauri.
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Bloody Thore

Recently we had a visitor passing through Montreal on his round-the-world trip. We first met the traveller, Thore, on a trek to the peak of Kilimanjaro (read full story here) back in 2012. Thore previously was working in Hong Kong before he decided to see the world on a year-long adventure living out of his backpack. He runs a cooking, travelling and exercising blog (Cooking With Friends), which he manages to maintain even while on the road. We caught up with him and partook in his cooking when he stopped by at our temporary kitchen and cooked up a storm. That night also saw the birth of a new cocktail which we describe below. (more…)

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Tatra Mountains in watercolours.

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Lesser Poland is a southern region of Poland rich in history and culture. My favorite part of this area are the Tatra Mountains, which are the highest of the Carpathian Mountain range. A romanticized vision of the Podhalan region, near the Tatra Mountains and its inhabitants, is a significant part of the Polish national ethos. The beloved mountains are featured in art, poetry, theater and countless folklore tales. (more…)

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Jebel Shams — “Mountain of the Sun”

Wadi An Nakhur - "Grand Canyon" of Oman

Beautiful trekking path near the Jebel Shams (“Mountain of the Sun”) plateau in Oman — reaching a height of 2,997m at Qarn al Ghamaydah — offers spectacular views of Wadi An Nakhur, locally referred to as the “Grand Canyon of Arabia”. 
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Toast and jam — nightmare of a caucasian traveller

Beach Sunrise Arugam Bay

2015 was the year of Ceylon in my calendar. That year I went to Sri Lanka on two different occasions. The first trip was inspired by my new hobby: natural colour gemstones. This new passion led me to spend a rainy July in the middle of the Sri Lankan jungle, where I immersed in a 10-day-long lapidary course (sapphire cutting and polishing) in Ratnapura (a.k.a. City of Gems). The second time I went with Kai and we undertook a sightseeing journey along the geographical belt of Sri Lanka. We hopscotched the island using all available means of transportation — trains, buses, tuk-tuks and even on bicycles — as we sampled local culinary specialties, enjoyed the natural environment and explored noteworthy sites.

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