"In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger – something better, pushing right back." – Albert Camus
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Mugged by a baboon at Victoria Falls in Zambia
By Sarah Doar
23 Aug 2019 - 5 Minute Read
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04 MARCH 2020|BOOKS
The ancient African town of Chinguetti was once a stopover for trade caravans and pilgrims in the Sahara Desert.
As many of the people passing through were rich and educated, libraries started opening along the route to allow visitors to read and write.
Today the remaining libraries are fighting to preserve these ancient books in the hostile desert climate.
Video by Olga Khrustaleva
25 FEBRUARY 2020|HISTORY
In the early years of aviation, the Gander Airport in Newfoundland, Canada served as an obligatory stop for refuelling between Europe and America. This made the small town of Gander into an unlikely international hub, hosting celebrities like Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, and the Queen of England.
Video by Jamie Miller
Aug 31, 2019
In Morocco, Rick enjoys couscous and tucks into the tagines and mint tea found in the bazaars. His Mediterranean travels end in south-eastern Turkey, where he feasts on kebabs. Subscribe: http://bit.ly/BBCDocs Episode 6 of Rick Stein's Mediterranean Escapes Inspired by 'good food that stays in the memory for a long time, sometimes forever', Rick Stein journeys across the Mediterranean, visiting islands and places which radiate a vibrant sense of individuality through their spirit, history and food. From spices and perfumes to the lavish use of wine and herbs, Mediterranean food is a large culinary mosaic full of colour, taste and smell created by the Arabs, Greeks, Italians, Spanish and Turks. Join Rick as he travels from Corsica to Crete, straight through the very cradle of cooking in the western world.
Feb 20, 2013
Kaffe Fassett is widely acknowledged as a visionary in the use of color and was the first living textile designer to have a one-person show at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
Kaffe Fassett on Color
February 14, 2018
Fashion accounts for around 10% of greenhouse gas emissions from human activity, but there are ways to reduce the impact your wardrobe has on the climate.
By Christine Ro
10th March 2020
When it comes to Instagram, most travelers focus on filling their feed with photos. But National Geographic’s Neil Shea was more interested in filling his with words. Now, thousands of followers flock to his feed for his uniquely poetic brand of bite-sized travel storytelling.
In this episode, we discuss how to travel responsibly, avoid voluntourism and negative animal experiences. Plus, meet the man spearheading a happiness movement.
Feb 13, 2020
Karimul Haque has safely transported over 5,000 people to the hospital in the last 19 years—all free of charge. After his mother passed away because she couldn’t get to a hospital in time, Haque turned grief into action and started his free ambulance service in a remote area of India. He couldn’t bear the thought of another mother suffering the same fate. Today, Haque’s entire family has joined his efforts, saving lives day and night.
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