JWH TRAVEL BITS AND MORE…September 10, 2020

JWH TRAVEL BITS AND MORE…September 10, 2020

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humour, and some style” Maya Angelou
Ljubljana Canal – Photo credit: Memory Catcher /Pixabay

Slovenia is waiting for you to explore it. In your own way
Stay home, dear friend. Find strength in your dreams. Imagine a new world. Seed a tree for you and me. Stay home, so we can travel tomorrow. Despite uncertain times of epidemic, tourism in Slovenia is still writing inspiring stories. Apr 11, 2020 Courtesy: I Feel Slovenia

Ljubljana
A lively green city combining the charm of a small capital and the self-confidence of large European cities. Feel Slovenia

Piran and salt pans
Piran, the most beautiful town of Mediterranean Slovenia.
Slovenian Impressions. Taste of the Slovenian sea. Courtesy: I Feel Slovenia

Postojna Cave's 200 years of wow
'Here is a new world, here is a paradise,' shouted Luka Čeč – a local guide - in April 1818 upon his accidental discovery of Slovenia's most iconic destination – the Postojna Cave. Postojnska jama Cave Grotte Höhle

Bled: Image of Paradise
This Alpine lake with the only island in Slovenia has been a world-renowned paradise for centuries, impressing visitors with its natural beauty, wealth of legend, and special powers to restore well-being. Look out at the lake from a castle on a cliff and visit the island on a traditional “pletna” boat.
Bled & Bohinj lakes, Slovenia - 4K Tomáš Polášek Feb 2020

Spas and health resorts
Slovenia is a land of water and spas. 
Slovenia is a land of healthy water. Its thermal and mineral springs are a source of health and well-being. Choose which thermal spa you wish to visit in the green surroundings of the Pannonian Plain, the Karst Region, the Alps, or the Mediterranean. Healing treatment. Preventive treatment. Wellness. Selfness. You. Courtesy: I Feel Slovenia
National Geographic: Slovenia💚 a land of healthy waters

Slovenia European Region of Gastronomy 2021
Video presenting the richness of the gastronomic offer in Slovenia, based on pure, unspoiled nature. Slovenia will receive the title of European region of gastronomy 2021, on October 8th in Brussels. The ceremony will take place within the European week of regions and cities. The title is a great recognition for Slovenia, Slovenian tourism and everyone who helps shape the image of Slovenia as a unique top destination for five - star gastronomic experiences. Slovenia has a lot of attributes to show and with this title the destination gained new opportunities to become even better, more attractive destination, set on the World map for food lovers to visit. Courtesy: I Feel Slovenia

https://www.slovenia.info/en


ARTICLES, TRAVEL BITS AND MORE…

Judi Dench puts David Tennant and Michael Sheen in their place | Staged – BBC
David Tennant and Michael Sheen (playing themselves) were due to star in a production of Six Characters in Search of an Author in the West End. The pandemic has put paid to that, but their director (Simon Evans - also playing himself) is determined not to let the opportunity pass him by. He knows how big a chance this is for him and turns his attention to cajoling his stars into rehearsing over the internet. All they need to do is read the first scene, but throughout the series, they come up against a multitude of oppositional forces: distraction, boredom, home-schooling and their own egos. Jul 10, 2020, BBC

JAY FAI: BANGKOK’S STREET-SIDE MICHELIN STAR IN THE AGE OF COVID WITH THE TOURISTS GONE, THE MOST FAMOUS (AND EXPENSIVE) CRAB OMELETTE IN THAILAND IS AN EASY LUNCH.
As she cooks, Supinya Junsuta (สุภิญญา จันสุตะ) — known to most as Jay Fai — never stops shouting directions. Her small mob of assistants scurrying around her refilling bowls of spices, sauces, and seasonings. She rarely moves from her spot in front of a high-powered fan over the flaming woks with a full-face of makeup under her goggles. She never has a moment’s peace even though there are only three occupied tables at her modest restaurant that morning.  
https://www.remotelands.com/travelogues/jay-fai-bangkoks-street-side-michelin-star-in-the-age-of-covid/

The battle to save Beirut's beautiful building
By India Stoughton20th August 2020
Photographer Joseph Khoury and architect Gabriela Cardozo spent five years documenting Ottoman and colonial-era houses that are now at risk of destruction, writes India Stoughton.
https://www.bbc.com/culture/article/20200820-beirut-explosion-the-battle-to-save-the-citys-buildings

The World In 80 Gardens Spain Morocco and Italy

Feb 19, 2013

The British Museum: Caring for the Collection with Sandra Smith
Hosted by Sandra Smith Viking TV
Go behind the scenes of the British Museum with Head of Collection Care, Sandra Smith, and discover how her department manages the long-term care and preservation of the renowned museum’s collection while enabling public access to its treasured works through exhibitions, displays and loans. Watch as Sandra answers viewers’ questions during the livestream and discusses how her team helps to manage the conditions at the British Museum to slow down deterioration, assists with preparing items for display and works to successfully move collections across the world for new exhibitions.


THE INTEL
https://www.cntraveler.com/video/watch/an-art-crawl-from-berlin-to-leipzig
Instead of All-Night Techno, Berlin’s Clubs Are Hosting Immersive Art Shows
With the city’s nightlife largely on hold due to COVID-19, artists are breathing new life into the spaces.
Our Here, Now column looks at trends taking hold in cities around the world. Given how different the world looks these days, we're focusing on the moments emerging in between.
BY DIANA HUBBELL
August 25, 2020

Ruth Reichl on the Future of Restaurants and Traveling for Food: Women Who Travel Podcast
We catch up with the chef, food writer, and author.
https://www.cntraveler.com/story/ruth-reichl-on-the-future-of-restaurants-and-traveling-for-food-women-who-travel-podcast
BY LALE ARIKOGLU AND MEREDITH CAREY August 26, 2020

Floating caravans: Tech for socially distant holidays
The coronavirus pandemic has put a stop to the traditional holiday of spending hours on a crowded beach.
Until a vaccine is found vacations with social distancing are likely to become the new normal.
The Travel Show's Rajan Datar looks at some new ideas for holidays including a caravan you can take on the sea and a kit to convert your car into a motorhome.
The Travel Show can be seen on BBC World News and the BBC News Channel.
Published
24 August, 2020
https://www.bbc.com/news/av/technology-53735237

Lead photo credit: Ian Parker Unsplash

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