At home in Paris with Alastair Miller, host of “Alastair’s Travels”
Hosted by Alastair Miller
In this special edition of Alastair’s Travels
, we explore Paris with British photographer—and valued member of the Viking family—Alastair Miller, who resides nearby in Normandy. Follow along as he takes us to some of his favorite places in the “City of Light,” including the Musée Bourdelle and Shakespeare & Co., an iconic Parisian bookshop.
18 March 22 – Viking TV
We understand how important it is for our guests to have peace of mind when planning their future river journeys. Having successfully sailed with enhanced health and safety protocols last season, we invite you to watch this video and learn more about what we are doing to support you so you can cruise with confidence in 2022 along Europe's rivers.
AMA Waterways - March 1, 2022
Discover the treasures of Egypt’s Nile River on board our stunning new AmaDahlia. Be among the first to experience the luxuries and magnificent regionally-inspired décor of this exceptional ship, accommodating just 72 guests, as you travel back in time to the land of pharaohs and pyramids. Enjoy our virtual AmaDahlia tour.
AmaWaterways River Cruises – September 2021
Long-time Viking family member and renowned British photographer Alastair Miller begins his journey in Amsterdam, where he reveals the cultural treasures of the Netherlands’s historic capital. Join Alastair as he peruses unique shops (Posthumuswinkel
) and a colorful flower market, pedals through the city and visits the owner of a houseboat museum
. After stepping on board Viking Kara
, one of our award-winning Viking Longships, he sails to Kinderdijk to meet with locals who care for the iconic windmills.
November 29, 2021 – Viking TV
Explore Bhutan with me in this documentary as I take you trekking & show you the best things to do in Bhutan!
As a Wanderer for G Adventures I got the chance to travel around Bhutan to explore monasteries, fortresses, temples, the food, traditions, even the nightlife and with that develop a deeper understanding of the culture. In combination with a proper 4 day trekking adventure in the Himalayas along the Druk Path Bhutan simply blew me away. With this video I give you an introduction to traveling and things to do in Bhutan, I explain why the Bhutan visa has such a high price tag and why it is only possible to explore the country on a tour. I take you with me on the demanding Druk Path trek and show you around all the major sights in Thimphu, Punakha and Paro including the hike up to the popular Tiger’s Nest monastery. Use this video as your Bhutan guide in order to help deciding which tour you want to take and/or which sights in Bhutan you want to explore yourself!
Backpacker Steve – June 2019
When the sun goes down in Algar, people gather outside on old chairs to catch up with friends and relatives. Now, they are hoping to have their tradition recognised by Unesco.
When the sun goes in the Spanish town of Algar, people gather on chairs outside their doorsteps to catch up with friends and relatives. In the past, people would enjoy these 'alfresco chats' after a long day of working in the fields to cool off on hot evenings since they didn't have air-conditioning. These gatherings became a tradition, and many townspeople would use the same chairs for years, some of which are now more than 50 years old.
By Rafael Estefania19th November 2021
The world's most agile countries
By Lindsey Galloway1st April 2022
With international travel opening up again, travellers may find more security visiting countries with a strong track record of adjusting their policies appropriately and swiftly.
An ongoing pandemic, global conflict and general uncertainty have put a spotlight on every country's need to be more agile and adaptable in recent years. By being able to implement flexible policies and solutions based on new information, governments can more effectively serve citizens and travellers in a rapidly changing world.
To capture this ability to adapt and respond to obstacles, US News & World Report introduced the new Agility index
this year as part of their annual best countries rankings
, creating a list of the top nations ranked by their ability to be adaptable, dynamic, modern, progressive or responsive.
These factors are more important than ever to travellers, many who are starting to travel internationally again for the first time in two years. As seen by the stream of new Covid-19 variants, conditions on the ground can shift rapidly and travellers may find more security visiting those countries with a strong track record of adjusting their policies appropriately and swiftly.
We spoke to residents and policy experts in some of the most highly ranked countries to find out what makes for an agile country and what travellers should expect when touching down.
By Paul Benjamin Osterlund5th April 2022
Although chickpeas and beans don't usually belong in a pudding, they are core ingredients in one of the oldest – and, some say, one of the most delicious – desserts in the world.
It was a cold, drizzly January day in Istanbul and I was searching for inspiration at Goreme
, an old-school dessert shop in the Kurtuluş neighbourhood. Renowned for its oven-baked pudding and consistently excellent dairy-based desserts, they also offer what is thought to be the oldest sweet treat known to mankind: ashure
10 Most beautiful towns to visit in Spain 2022. Some of the best places to visit in Spain is right here in this travel video. When you think about the most beautiful places in Spain or where to visit in Spain, usually its the spanish beaches you are thinking of like majorca and ibiza. Featuring towns like valencia, San Sebastian, Cudillero asturias, Frigiliana, soller, majorca, valldemossa, and other spanish places.
Lifestyle Hal – April 22, 2022
March 24, 2022
Morocco in 8k follows our journey through this enchanting country. Exploring the streets and markets of Marrakech, Fez, the blue city of Chefchaouen, the Arfoud desert, and the ancient city of Ouarzazate.
Lead photo credit: Sharonang – Pixabay
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