JWH TRAVEL BITS AND MORE…September 23, 2020

JWH TRAVEL BITS AND MORE…September 23, 2020

“The wish to travel seems to me characteristically human: the desire to move, to satisfy your curiosity or ease your fears, to change the circumstances of your life, to be a stranger, to make a friend, to experience an exotic landscape, to risk the unknown...” Paul Theroux

ARTICLES, TRAVEL BITS & MORE…


Photo credit: Dezalb /Pixabay

The Louvre of Africa: 8,000 Works and 101 Ancient Masterpieces
Oh you know, just some 2,700-year-old artifacts.
While it may have come to the world’s attention because of the 2015 terrorist attack, Tunisia’s Bardo Museum has always been well known by those who appreciate art and antiquities. If the Louvre in Paris impresses you, so will the Bardo.
https://www.fodors.com/world/africa-and-middle-east/tunisia/experiences/news/the-louvre-of-africa-8000-works-and-101-ancient-masterpieces
Johanna Read | September 8, 2020


Urban Adventures at Home Online Experiences
Now you can experience an Urban Adventure from anywhere! Introducing our new range of online, virtual experiences: Urban Adventures at Home. The same Best. Day. Ever. featuring our local guides around the globe, but from the comfort of your own home! From hands-on cooking classes to virtual city walks to interactive trivia, our guides are ready to meet you online, wherever you are.

All experiences are held over Zoom and hosted by our expert local guides in cities around the world.

Examples: 
Frida Kahlo Watercolour Painting Class, Mexico City
Learn to make authentic Polish pierogi from scratch, and in your own home! Join a Krakow-based cook for an interactive virtual cooking class. Learn about Polish culture, practice some Polish phrases, and learn the secrets to making the perfect pierogi!
Mandala art (geometric patterns) is so much more than pretty designs. Did you know, it’s actually used as a form of meditation and has a rich history in Indian culture and religion? In this live online experience, you’ll learn how to design your own mandala while using your breath to clear your mind and create positive energy. No art skills required!
https://www.urbanadventures.com/online-experiences


The Food Programme (podcast)
How food on film is the secret ingredient to storytelling
Released On: 07 Jun 2020
Leyla Kazim meets Bend it like Beckham director Gurinder Chadha, OBE to hear how she uses food to bring her films to life and hears from Nathalie Morris of the British Film Institute about how breakfasts and arguments over butter tell the story in Phantom Thread. With all this food on screen, inevitably we’re left wanting to eat it. Leyla discovers the people painstakingly recreating recipes like writers Olivia Potts and Kate Young with their TV dinners and the YouTube phenomenon Binging with Babish, who gets millions of views for revealing how to make dishes from TV and film’s biggest hits - like the ram-don noodles from Oscar-winning film Parasite.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000jtml (podcast)


2019 Rewind: Amazing Places on Our Planet in 4K Ultra HD (2019 in Review)
2019 - Year in Review: Best selection from all 42 videos released in 2019 on 'Amazing Places on Our Planet' (links in youtube video)
Music: Herrin - Cloud Forest; Inner Strength https://www.herrin.com.au 00:07 1. 


Deadly Wildebeest Migration: Crossing River Crocodile [National Geographic Documentary 2020 HD]
✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦ The annual migration of wildebeest through the plains of the Serengeti reaches its unforgiving apex at the banks of the crocodile-infested Mara River. Undeterred, the herd leaps in despite the deadly predators within. Join wildlife expert Jean du Plessis as he charts this epic and often-deadly journey.  Premiered Jul 6, 2020 
DocuEngsub Channel II - Free HD Documentary


THE BESTS
UNESCO's Newest World Heritage Sites, in Photos
A look at the newly added cultural and natural heritage sites—from India to Iceland.
Every year, UNESCO meets to determine the next round of places that will be added to the organization's coveted list of World Heritage Sites. To qualify, a place or structure must have great cultural, historical, and/or natural significance say, Angkor Wat in Cambodia, the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, or Machu Picchu in Peru. This year's committee named a whopping 29 new spots, including Italy’s Prosecco region, India’s colorful Jaipur City, and eight Frank Lloyd Wright buildings across the U.S. Below, you’ll find 14 of the most interesting places on the list. Each is as beautiful and diverse as the next—so get your passports ready.
https://www.cntraveler.com/galleries/2016-07-19/unesco-newest-world-heritage-sites?verso=true
BY MEREDITH CAREY
July 11, 2019


How to paint AFRICAN WOMAN. Painting Tutorial Africa Lady Step by Step
Come and learn how easy it is to paint this great painting! Easy painting tutorial in acrylics for beginners. Learn how to paint a colorful african woman.


Bolivia Altiplano & Salar de Uyuni in 4K Ultra HD
Travelling three days across the stunning, out of this world Bolivia Altiplano, starting at the Chile/Bolivia border, across the Altiplano and Reserva Nacional De Fauna Andina Eduardo Avaroa, and finishing at Salar de Uyuni (Uyuni Salt Flats). Feb 21, 2020 Amazing Places on Our Planet



Ngorongoro Crater & Conservation Area, Tanzania in 4K Ultra HD
The Ngorongoro Crater is one of the top safari destinations in the world. Paradise for the wild animals because of the abundant year-round food and water supply and no need for migration. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is a protected area surrounding the crater, it is listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site. Maasai people live in many villages in the area. The Empakaai Crater inside the Ngorongoro Conservation Area is 6 kilometres in diameter, with 300 meters high rim and alcaline lake covering most of the crater floor. The lake draws thousands of flamingos and other waterbirds.


Seychelles in 4K Ultra HD
Four of the most beautiful islands of the Seychelles Archipelago: Praslin Island, Curieuse Island, La Digue Island, Mahe Island. July 24, 2020 Amazing Places on Our Planet


BBC's Great Indian Railway Journeys from Amritsar to Shimla Part1 of 4
BBC Great Indian Railway Journeys Part 1 of Part 4 1) Amritsar to Shimla Beginning in the Sikh holy city, Michael is dazzled by the beauty of the Golden Temple and awed by the scale of its langar - the world's largest free kitchen. His route then takes him through the Punjab, India's breadbasket. Michael samples traditional chapattis, has a colourful kurta made up in one of the Punjab's biggest cloth markets, and can't resist the foot-tapping rhythms of Punjabi bhangra dancing, made famous by Bollywood. At Kalka, Michael glimpses the Himalayas for the first time and joins the 1906-built mountain railway for a stunning climb to Shimla.



Lead photo credit: Alex Block – Unsplash

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