- By Lina Zeldovich
Canadian dog 'Tika the Iggy' has become a viral TikTok sensation
Tika the Iggy of Montréal has expressed her frustration with not being able to get out on the town and show off her fierce looks as a result of the pandemic – and it’s gone viral. The miniature Italian greyhound posted a TikTok featuring the cute outfits she had planned for 2020 but didn’t get to wear. The video shows the famous pup with 517K followers showing off her show-stopping outfits, with original audio from @lorenapages, exclaiming “See this? I love it. Couldn’t wear it.” She even modelled the cute costume that she had planned, “BUT NO!” We can relate, Tika. The video went viral and has since been reposted on the Instagram stories of celebrities like Sofia Vergara and Sharon Osborne, as well as on the feeds of publications like Fashion Canada. Currently, Tika’s TikTok video has 24.1 million views. As for being all dressed up with nowhere to go, Tika has since made her hallway her new runway, posting videos showing off more haute couture. Until the pandemic is over and she can head back out to serve her “lewks” in the streets, Tika will be sharing her fashionable outfits with her adoring followers on TikTok and Instagram.
Walking around the popular Tordera Market viewing various stalls. Unfortunately due to corona virus the market is smaller than usual. This video includes Binaural Audio 🎧. Put on headphones for the best and immersive experience. Click here ▶ to see highlights and guide. (From Wiki): Tordera is a city in the comarca of Maresme, province of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, situated 64 km from Barcelona and 36 km from Girona on the edge of the Montnegre natural park. The Romanesque church of Saint Stephen is situated in the town centre: part of the altar is original, but the rest of the building was renovated in the 16th and 18th centuries. The Tordera market with centuries-old roots, is held every Sunday of the year, during the morning. The stalls are distributed throughout the streets of the town center and have an average of about 40,000 weekly visitors. In the market you can find a wide variety of products such as clothes, fruit, vegetables, accessories and complements or gift and decoration items, among others. In addition, the shops in Tordera were also open on Sunday mornings. Date recorded: August, 2020 Weather: ☀️ 32C | 90F Wanderlust Travel Videos – December 2020
At 86 years old, Giorgos Hatziparaskos is one of the last bakers in Greece making phyllo pastry by hand. With the help of his wife and son, he keeps the business going thanks to tourists visiting the Greek island of Crete. Nov 23, 2020 Business Insider
MIHIR GARH, RAJASTHAN
'CLIMBING STONE STEPS TO THE UPPER TERRACE, I AM GREETED WARMLY AND SHOWN TO MY SUITE. DARK WOOD GLEAMS, AND BREEZES ROLL IN FROM A PRIVATE TERRACE, GENTLY RUFFLING THE CURTAINS AND RAJASTHAN TEXTILES AROUND THE ROOM.'
Cereal words: Ollie Horne
Photos: Rich Stapleton
Special thanks: Kamalan
Built in 2009 ….MIHIR GARH…. or ‘The Fort of the Sun’ is an indulgent initiative from the House of Rohet. Manifesting out of the golden sands of Marwar, it stands majestically to embrace the discerning traveler and shower upon him the legendary hospitality and the diverse flavors of the land. Alishan is the name given to the suites on the ground floor, each of which comes with its own plunge pool and personal courtyard. Meanwhile, the suites on the first floor are called Shandaar and have an exclusive open-air Jacuzzi along with a private terrace. Alishan and Shandaar – the names come from the fine Marwari Stallions from the Rohet Stables. The equestrian program at Mihir Garh is among the finest in the country. The best specimens of the Marwari breed of horses will give you a sense of sheer strength and freedom, as you ride across the vast, virgin wilderness. The Village Safari is a cultural showcase of rural India in all its splendor.
From pottery to tattoos, we compiled a list of 25 artists keeping traditional techniques alive.
Art Insider – September 4, 2019
Photo credit: Dave Sandoval - Unsplash
How COVID-19 is threatening Uganda’s mountain gorillas | The Current with Matt Galloway | Live Radio | CBC Listen (podcast) 05 Jan 2021
A new threat for Uganda's gorillas
Forty years ago, mountain gorillas in Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable National Park were nearly extinct. Now, coronavirus threatens to undermine the careful conservation efforts that brought them back.
A new threat has emerged for the world's mountain gorillas four decades after the population went nearly extinct from a combination of habitat destruction, human conflict and illegal hunting: COVID-19
Text and photos by Lily Martin
December 13, 2020
OUR FAVOURITE WEST LONDON NEIGHBOURHOOD: NOTTING HILL
19 Nov 2020 Corinne Brooking and Sarah James
Notting Hill is one of London’s best-known corners. It’s home to the world’s most famous antiques market, on Portobello Road, and the largest carnival in Europe – as well as vintage shops, centuries-old pubs and smart restaurants. In this video, Condé Nast Traveller’s creative content editor Rosalyn Wikeley, a Notting Hill devotee since the Noughties, and founder of pop-up restaurant G13 Lulu Branth, who grew up in the neighbourhood, show us around.
High in the Himalayas, where undulating snowfields, sky-skimming summits, white-tipped mountains and jagged rocks cast shadows over Ladakh's valleys, canyons and ice, humans and nature have found harmony. Those that live in the centre of Tibetan Buddhism do so in sync with their surroundings, and their survival is intrinsically linked to that of some of the world’s most vulnerable wildlife, such as the elusive snow leopard.
30 Oct 2020 Corinne Brooking
Photo credit: diapicard - Pixabay
In recent years, First Nation chefs like Marie-Cecile Nottaway have been reclaiming their families’ generations-old recipes to feed new audiences.
5 January 2021 BBC Travel
Growing up alongside moose, bear and the more than 4,000 lakes dotting Canada’s Parc de la Vérendrye wildlife reserve in Quebec, Marie-Cecile Nottaway knew that, like other members of the Algonquin First Nation, she had to catch her food before she could cook it.
Lucy Worsley explores the different houses in which Jane Austen lived and stayed, to discover just how much they shaped Jane's life and novels. On a journey that takes her across England, Lucy visits properties that still exist, from grand stately homes to seaside holiday apartments, and brings to life those that have disappeared. The result is a revealing insight into one of the world's best-loved authors. Timeline - World History Documentaries – December 2019
Photo credit: Stefan Maass - Unsplash
ABOUT ERIK GAUGER
Notes from the Road is my project in experimental travel writing.
By road, by kayak, by seaplane and most of all on foot, I tackle the themes of city and country in the modern world. Travel writing sometimes gets a bad rap, because of 'The azure sea was undulating and the hotel was fabulous.' But travel writing can be funny, powerful and personal.
Every non-fiction writer has that capacity to exaggerate; his experiences happen far away from the reader. But travel writing implies honesty and research. And that's why Notes from the Road is my project in the unvarnished, messy truth of travel, told by a regular guy.
I named Notes from the Road as a reference to my love for improvised music, and the way that travel, as well as travel writing, are often best improvised.
Why do we travel? In these notes from Marrakech, Morocco, I offer a different view of the pleasures and purposes of travel as I pursue the color and taste orange.
The cobblestone streets of a small back alley in the Marrakech medina catch the yellowish-orange of public lights.
I wake up in the morning in a traditional riad, tucked away at the end of a long, dark pedestrian alley in the old medina. The staff have lit incense, scenting the small three-story Moroccan courtyard. Today, I begin an exploration of orange; the fruit, the taste, and the color. While orange plays a role in many places around the world; nowhere is it infused so profoundly into a city as it is here in Marrakech.
Updated June 6, 2020
Doors and windows describe the aesthetic tastes of people in different cities and towns around the world. I've been photographing doors and windows for as long as I can remember. Here is my collection of doors, windows, gates and door details.
Lead photo: Simon Sun – Unsplash
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