Don't just learn, experience.
Don't just read, absorb.
Don't just change, transform.
Don't just relate, advocate.
Don't just promise, prove.
Don't just criticize, encourage.
Don't just think, ponder.
Don't just take, give.
Don't just see, feel.
Don’t just dream, do.
Don't just hear, listen.
Don't just talk, act.
Don't just tell, show.
Don't just exist, live.”
― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart
After spending two weeks exploring Mongolia, I learned that it's such a beautiful and interesting place, with some of the most welcoming people i've ever met. I wanted to try and show as much of it's natural beauty and unique way of life with this film I put together. Thanks to the amazing help of Discover Mongolia Travel, who helped me get around and showed me the best spots of their beautiful country. I hope this film gives you a little insight into what to expect when visiting this part of the world. www.discovermongolia.mn
The Brazilian state of Bahia is like a country unto itself, from the African-inflected flavors and sounds of the coastline to the cliffs and caves of its rugged interior. This is the place where most of the Africans were brought. That's probably the first thing you should know about Bahia. They were brought from the western coast of Africa to toil in the vast fields of sugarcane that once helped make Portugal one of the wealthiest empires in the world. Nearly 1.7 million enslaved Africans arrived in Brazil during the slave trade, and the country was the last in the Americas to make the practice illegal. Today, Bahia is Brazil's most African state, with more than three-quarters of its 15 million inhabitants tracing their roots back to the opposite side of the Atlantic. But really that's just another way of saying that Bahia is Brazil's most Brazilian state, since so many of the country's contributions to the world, from its Carnaval to its capoeira, were first created in Bahia by Africans and their descendants and continue to grow and flourish there today.
Follow British film director and producer Margy Kinmonth as she explores an extraordinary treasure trove of rarely seen artworks created by members of the Royal Family, past and present, in her celebrated film, Royal Paintbox. In this episode of Arts & Music Wednesdays, watch as Margy speaks about the production of the film—which was shot amid the spectacular landscapes of Balmoral, Birkhall, Highgrove, Windsor Castle, Frogmore and Osborne House—and learn more about the intriguing artworks of British nobility throughout an enlightening question and answer session during this livestream
For globetrotters, there’s nothing better than hitting the road as you watch the scenery change around you. If you’re missing that open, expansive feeling, it’s time to climb aboard the YouTube Express! The videos we’ve rounded up below show real-time train trips as they pass through some of the prettiest terrain in the world. We’re talking Norwegian countryside, Swiss mountains, and English fields. The best part about these videos is how soothing they are—the landscape rolls by slowly, letting your mind ease into the gentle click-clack rhythm of a train trip. Our suggestion: Leave these videos running in the background to give a place to rest your gaze while working from home. They’re also a hit with train-obsessed kids (and train-obsessed kids at heart). Click on the links below and get ready to leave the station.
As a 16 year-old boy, Tété-Michel Kpomassie, ran away from his village in Togo to live in the Arctic. After an eight year journey, he arrived in Greenland in 1965 and finally fulfilled his dream of living with the indigenous people in icy wilderness. Years later, he wrote an award-winning account of his odyssey, An African in Greenland, which has been translated into eight languages.
Since we can't cross borders at the moment, reminiscing about past trips and childhood vacations scratches that travel itch just a little bit. We decided to go back even further in the timeline of travel photos, back to when sheep grazed in Central Park and the Hollywood Sign had a few extra letters. These vintage photos of the world's most famous landmarks show how even though times have changed (then: stagecoaches; now: selfie sticks), the magnificence of these buildings, bridges, and monuments has not faded over the years. We hope you enjoy your trip down distant-memory lane.
As the pandemic stretches on and many planes remain grounded, one thing is becoming clear: People really miss flying. Flights to nowhere, in which planes take off and land at the same airport, are consistently selling out, and even just listening to airline boarding music has been a comfort to some formerly frequent fliers
Join Karine Hagen as she explores the origin of this much-loved shoe, how it made its way to America and how the shoe played a role in Norway's World War II history.
Lead Photo credit: congerdesign – Pixabay
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