JWH TRAVEL BITS AND MORE...JUNE 10, 2021

JWH TRAVEL BITS AND MORE...JUNE 10, 2021

In Peru, Jeff Fuchs led Team Outpost across the Andes, to the community of Chawaytiri and the highlands of Tanta, all in search of Inca history!
In From The Outpost with Jeff Fuchs Ep 1 The Salkantay Trek
We tread upwards as wind starts to whistle and pellets of ice snap and pop against our bodies. My pack’s straps dig warmly into the collarbone, comforting in their friction, its weight providing a break against mountain winds that seek to remind us where we are. Lungs are nicely straining, and one of the mountains’ great and ever-present lessons is reinforced: cooperate or perish.
Now in our debut In From The Outpost cultural expedition, Jeff hits the Andean trail to explore the Qhapaq Nan--the Great Inca Road Network--and the history and human stories of Peru, one of the five cradles of human civilization  Outpost Magazine – September 5, 2019



In From The Outpost with Jeff Fuchs Ep 2 Time with the Chawaytiri
We are just outside the Andean village of Chawaytiri—meaning Village of the Llama, or Eye of the Llama—that sits at 12,000 feet in the highlands, just 50 kilometres from Cusco in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. We are ascending—always it seems, we ascend. Amid the haze and the coca, the pathway beneath me looks brittle and almost decrepit. Maybe forgotten is the right word; it looks forgotten.
Now in our debut In From The Outpost cultural expedition, Jeff hits the Andean trail to explore the Qhapaq Nan--the Great Inca Road Network--and the history and human stories of Peru, one of the five cradles of human civilization Outpost Magazine – September 5, 2019



In From The Outpost with Jeff Fuchs Ep 3 The Last Inca Bridge of Q’eswachaka
Long necks bobbling like swans on the grasslands and the chiming of bells—our llama caravan ahead eats up swaths of dry terra and bounces over the wide land. Their ambling is the only thing that stirs up the landscape. The llamas’ necks crane for whatever succulents they can find while they move.
Now in our debut In From The Outpost cultural expedition, Jeff hits the Andean trail to explore the Qhapaq Nan--the Great Inca Road Network--and the history and human stories of Peru, one of the five cradles of human civilization - Outpost Magazine – September 5, 2019



Corinth Canal: journey between two seas
Panama … Suez … Corinth: while the last of those may not be on the same scale as the first two, it is far older – and much quicker to enjoy. Running for just four miles between the Gulf of Corinth and the Saronic Gulf, the Corinth Canal carves across the original Isthmus – the neck of land connecting most of Greece to the Pelopponese peninsula. From original conception to opening day took two and a half millennia. But it was all worth while to bring the Ionian and Aegean Seas closer. I hope this journey will entice you here. Calder Travel – April 14, 2021



50 Reasons to Love the World - 2021
5 January 2021
New year, new hope
It goes without saying that the world was turned upside-down last year as we faced a global pandemic, racial reckoning and the continued effects of climate change. However, we at BBC Travel believe the dawn of 2021 brings with it a new sense of hope and possibility – as well as a heightened sense of connection to each other and the world around us.
Even as we were – and still are – unable to travel in the way we did before the pandemic, people from different cultures in every continent have continued to thrive in their personal corners of the planet, bringing joy, passion and inspiration to their communities. They've preserved local traditions, made strides to protect the Earth, and used their creative talents to expand and evolve their cultures.
With BBC Travel's 50 Reasons to Love the World in 2021, we hope to share that joy with you, and through their extraordinary stories, inspire you to fall in love with the world all over again. After all, it's the only one we have.
– The BBC Travel Editors
We asked 50 remarkable people – both known voices and unsung heroes – the question, 'Why do you love the world?' Read on to see what they had to say…
http://www.bbc.com/travel/gallery/20210104-50-reasons-to-love-the-world--2021-edition


48 Hours in Valletta with Simon Calder
Malta is a distillation of all that is good about the Mediterranean, and the island's capital is especially intense – and glorious.  Calder Travel – December 21, 2020



The Best Bits: Southeast Asia
The Travel Show looks back at some of its best moments from Southeast Asia. The team jump on a unique bamboo train, visit one of the world's most remote food festivals and meet two orangutans rescued from captivity.  BBC Travel Show – March 20, 2021



Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience
Have you ever dreamt of stepping into a painting? 🎨 Now you can! Welcome to Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience  
Fever Feb 24, 2021



'We found an $1.5m ambergris fortune in a sperm whale's belly' - BBC News - YouTube
A group of fishermen in Yemen came across a sperm whale carcass floating in the Gulf of Aden, netting them the life-changing sum of $1.5 million. Ambergris is made inside the intestines of a small number of sperm whales, and is also used in perfume production. Although sperm whales are a vulnerable species, ambergris is considered a waste product so it can be sold in some countries. Jun 1, 2021 BBC News



Welcome To The Portuguese Town That Is Straight Out Of The Flintstones
Who else wished to visit ‘Bedrock’, the cartoon city in The Flintstones, when they were children? Well, maybe now you can get close. There is a Portuguese village called Monsanto, built in, under, and around huge boulders, that is perhaps the closest alternative that exists, and although Fred and Wilma won’t be waiting to welcome you, authentic yet unique Portuguese culture steeped in ancient history will more than make up for it.
Located on a mountaintop in central Portugal and just a short drive from the Spanish border is Monsanto, named in 1938 as “The Most Portuguese Village in Portugal” and classified as one of the “Historical Villages of Portugal“. Looking at the photos, one thing is certainly clear: this is perhaps one of the most extraordinary and visit-worthy villages in the entire Iberian Peninsula.  The Cultural Trip – June 04, 2021
https://yeuque.com/welcome-to-the-portuguese-town-that-is-straight-out-of-the-flintstones/

Located on the steep slopes of a hill, the village of Monsanto is a fascinating place with an authentic and tranquil environment where we feel transported to a very ancient time. This place registers the human presence from the Paleolithic, with archaeological vestiges of a Lusitanian castro and of the Roman occupation in the denominated field of S. Lourenço, in the foothills of the mount. Vestiges of the Visigothic and Arab permanence were also found. The imposing castle built by the Templars was partially destroyed in the 19th century by the accidental explosion of the ammunition bunker. We invite you to visit the remains of the powerful Castle on the steep hillside where you can see the fortress, the waist of walls and watchtowers, as well as the beautiful ruins of the S. Miguel Chapel. XII, and the Chapel of Santa Maria do Castelo.




The last run of a slow train nicknamed the Newfie Bullet
The Caribou was the official name, but the train was better known as the Newfie Bullet.
On July 3, 1969, an era had ended for Newfoundland transportation when the train made its last run from Port aux Basques, N.L., to St. John's.
'Now, it's a thing of the past,' said the CBC's Tom Kavanaugh in a report about the final journey. 'A victim to paved highways and Canadian National's new bus system.'
The train was to be available on standby 'if the bus has trouble during the winter,' he added.
The final ride
https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1757817923786/


Sissel Sundays: Honoring Louis Armstrong & Martin Luther King, Jr.
Hosted by Sissel Kyrkjebø
Remember the lives and achievements of Louis Armstrong and Martin Luther King, Jr., as renowned crossover soprano Sissel Kyrkjebø performs covers of the inspirational songs “What a Wonderful World,” “If I Can Dream” and “Up to the Mountain.” Viking TV - May 30, 2021



At home in Les Baux-de-Provence with Nina Seffusatti
Hosted by Nina Seffusatti
Follow local Viking guide Nina Seffusatti on a tour of Les Baux-de-Provence, a charming French village that you can explore on our guest-favorite Lyon & Provence itinerary. The village has been recognized as one of the most beautiful in France, and as a highlight of our tour, Nina takes us through the Carrières de Lumières; an iconic cultural space, located in a historic quarry, which showcases stunning art installations and multi-media presentations. Viking TV – April 23, 2021
https://www.carrieres-lumieres.com/en




The Current with Matt Galloway - June 2, 2021: Jonathan Meiburg on the caracara, a most remarkable bird
Charles Darwin described caracaras as 'false eagles,' but Jonathan Meiburg thinks the bird of prey has been unfairly maligned for centuries. He discusses what he's learned from studying the birds in Central and South America, and his new book, A Most Remarkable Creature: The Hidden Life and Epic Journey of The World's Smartest Birds of Prey.
Why it's time to appreciate the caracara, the 'extremely weird' falcon that acts like a crow
https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-63/clip/15847030 (PODCAST)


Meet The Birds | Kevin the Crested Caracara
This is the second episode in a new mini-series, introducing you to some of the birds I work with. It's hawk! No wait! It's a vulture? No... it's a falcon! In this video I give a brief overview of my beautiful 10 year old crested caracara. I will talk about why she is such an interesting bird to work with, what they get up to in the wild, as well as a chance to see her crazy colour changing face in action! Welcome to the world of Kevin... Falconry And Me -  April 10, 2020


Forage: How to source wild fiddleheads — and transform this springtime delicacy into a delicious snack
Chef Shawn Adler shows how to make the most of these elusive edibles while they’re in season.
CBC Life - 
https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1733492291854/


Lead photo credit: nextvoyage – Pixabay

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