JWH TRAVEL BITS AND MORE...June 28, 2019

JWH TRAVEL BITS AND MORE...June 28, 2019

“When you look at Japanese traditional architecture, you have to look at Japanese culture and its relationship with nature. You can actually live in a harmonious, close contact with nature – this is very unique to Japan.” ~ Tadao Ando

Feature Destination: The Faroe Islands 

Góðan dag’

Come and experience what 
the Faroe Islands have to offer

Adrift in the whirling rhythmic North Atlantic Sea, a different world lingers. A place like no other on earth. An idyllic escape, peacefully set among lush green valleys, imposing basalt cliffs, grand treeless moorlands and waterfalls plunging directly into the wind whipped ocean. Unfathomable beauty, mysteriously tucked away like a figment of a child’s imagination.

The 18 jagged volcanic islands which make up the Faroe Islands resemble a handful of rocks scattered haphazardly in the deep-sea ocean. Home to mountains of myth, hobbit-like turf-roofed houses and grazing shaggy sheep, these islands make up the perfect playground for the senses. They inexplicably unearth a soothing sound of stillness and a touch of rawness, only bettered by the taste of the freshest of air and the sight of sprawling landscapes in any direction. And the smell. That smell of unhurried childhood.

Fickle and highly changeable weather adds to the charm (or puts forth a challenge, depending on how you see it). Hold out both palms and you might feel the snow falling on one palm and sun shining on the other. Nevertheless, the multitude of opportunities across the islands downplays the importance of weather. There is always something to experience, regardless.

https://www.visitfaroeislands.com/about/europes-best-kept-secret/
https://wonderlusttravel.com/faroe-islands-arctic-circle/

Photo credit: 36_Young/Visit FaroeIslands.com

Photo credit: Visit FaroeIslands.com

Photo credit: Olavur Fredericksen/Visit FaroeIslands.com

Photo credit: Michiel Pieters/VisitFaroeIslands.com

Photo credit: VisitFaroeIslands.com
Photo Credit: Quang Nguyen Vinh/Pexels

The Faroe Islands – Unspoiled, Unexplored, Unbelievable


A view of the outer isles of the unbelievable Faroe Islands


Northern Lights / Aurora Borealis over the Faroe Islands

Courtesy: Visit Faroe Islands.com
 

ARTICLES AND MORE…

The Best European Train Trips
https://www.cntraveler.com/gallery/the-best-european-train-trips
by CNT EDITORS
November 8, 2017
When you factor in security screenings, cramped seats, and armrest wars, sometimes choosing train over plane is the way to go. Whether you're getting from Point A to Point B or taking a round-trip joyride, a train journey, with its countryside views, slower pace, and more room to spread out, is one of the most enjoyable ways to travel. This is no throwback to the so-called Golden Age of travel either. There are plenty of train rides out there today that have us clamoring for a ticket (like the soon-to-launch London to Amsterdam route on Eurostar). Here, a few of the best train trips across Europe.

Is Gokarna the new magical Goa? | Condé Nast Traveller

Condé Nast Traveller
Published on Jun 4, 2019
Along the coast from tranced-out Goa, a storied and holy beach town is stoking the hippie flame. Read more at www.cntraveller.com/article/gokarna-india-new-magical-goa

The extraordinary shield that protects you | Brian Cox – BBC

BBC
Published on Jun 16, 2019

Artist Uses Water Drops And Paint To Create Spontaneous Dress Designs

Illustrator JaeSuk Kim loves experimenting with watercolor and doesn't worry too much about the slip-ups. 'I think the beauty of watercolor is that even if you make a mistake, it somehow adds a special touch to it,' he said in an interview[linkas i kazkoki interview]. Although Kim started as an interior designer, now the artist is primarily known for his SusuGirls illustrations.
Bored Panda Art
Published on Sep 7, 2016
https://www.so-susu.com/

The future of food according to Massimo Bottura
http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20190618-massimo-bottura-the-worlds-best-chef
Ranked as one of the world’s best chefs, Massimo Bottura dishes on the future of food, social change and his new Modena B&B, which will be hosting guests from all over the world.
BBC – June 19, 2019 

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