JWH TRAVEL BITS AND MORE...September 27, 2019

JWH TRAVEL BITS AND MORE...September 27, 2019

“Please be a traveler, not a tourist. Try new things, meet new people, and look beyond what’s right in front of you. Those are the keys to understanding this amazing world we live in.” ― Andrew Zimmern


Photo Credits: Nuno Antunes – Unsplash - Old Man of Storr, Portree, Isle of Skye Scotland

New Tour – limited space!
“Lord, give me coffee to change things I can change, and whisky to accept the ones I can not!” – Anonymous 
12 Days, 20 September* – 1 October 2020 
*Arrival in Edinburgh
For more information contact Jenny@trvlconcepts.com


Feature Destination: Uganda

“For magnificence, for variety of form and colour, for profusion of brilliant life… Uganda is truly the pearl of Africa.” – My African Journey, Winston Churchill, 1908
More than a century after he penned the line, Winston Churchill’s oft-quoted quip about Uganda still stands. Located at the point where the East African savannah meets the Central African rainforest, the country is one of the most bio-diverse in the world, and within its comparatively diminutive frame lie the continent’s highest mountain range, its largest lake, and the source of the world’s longest river.
For much of its (at times turbulent) history, however, Uganda has struggled to escape the shadow of its noisy neighbours, the safari powerhouses of Kenya and Tanzania. But times are changing. Nationwide peace has reigned for well over a decade, the government has started investing properly in roads, hotels and other tourist facilities, and visitors are at last waking up to its compelling mix of spectacular scenery, incredible wildlife and warm and welcoming people. Source: Rough Guides October 2016 – Keith Drew

Photo credits: Unsplash, Pixabay

Are These Luxury Lodges Uganda’s Best-Kept Secret?

Mountain gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda (Rushaga sector)

Published on Mar 11, 2018
Living Zoology
Authentic video report from Mountain gorilla tracking experience in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Southwestern Uganda. Matej and Zuzana Dolinay filmed a closeup meeting with Mishaya family. This group has a silverback, blackbacks, adult females and also adorable babies. 


Africa’s Secret Garden – Uganda

In the heart of Africa ... is a land unique in its natural diversity! It's also home to some of the world's most welcoming people. This well-kept secret is known only to the discerning visitor, who wants something different from the normal vacation. The name of this land is UGANDA - the Pearl of Africa

Uganda Tourism Board - Published on Apr 5, 2018

A quick food tour of two of Africa's tastiest towns
From Kenya to Uganda -- find out what some of Africa's top chefs are cooking up
Source: CNN


Is it possible for Ayurverda to heal better than traditional medicine?
It’s not just the latest spa buzzword … Ayurveda pivots on 5,000 years of science and ancient wisdom, with holistic healing, preventative medicine, and the balance of physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing at its core. But is it all it’s cracked up to be?
Kerry Walker July 12, 2019

The Africans who wear Victorian petticoats
Worn for more than a century, these Victorian-style dresses have deep roots in the trauma and triumph of Namibia’s Herero people.

Rovos Rail - Pride of Africa. From Cape Town to Dar Es Salaam

Since its establishment in 1989, Rovos Rail has earned an international reputation for its truly world class travel experiences. Step aboard the wood panelled coaches - classics remodelled and refurbished to mint condition - and enjoy fine cuisine in five-star luxury as some of the most varied scenery imaginable unfolds beyond the windows. Recapture the romance and atmosphere of a bygone era, when privileged travellers experienced the magic and mystery of Africa in a relaxed and elegant fashion. Enjoy this specially for Lernidee Erlebnisreisen (http://www.lernidee.de) alternated itinerary with more stops along the way and relaxed on-board atmosphere. Director: Michael Altenhenne (http://www.visionloft.de)
October 2013, 
Lernidee Erlebnisreisen GmbH

Inside a Lost African Tribe Still Living in India Today | Short Film Showcase

National Geographic
In the dense forests of South Asia, a native African tribe has been living in quiet obscurity for more than 500 years.

East India: Odisha 3: a visit to the markets of the Dongria Kondh and Bonda Tribes

Published on May 13, 2018
jan-arend van Boeijen
In this video we take you to the market where mainly women from the Dongria and Desia Kondh and Bonda Tribe do their shopping. The villages of these famous tribes of Odisha are protected against outsiders and cannot be visited but the weekly markets outside the villages can be visited. The indigenous Dongria tribes live in the Niyamgiri high hill range and walk once in a week to the down hill market to sale their horticultural products like seasonal fruits and vegetables and in exchange buy live chicken, salt, kerosene etc. The Niyamgiri high hill range is an area with densely forested hills, deep gorges and cascading brooks. To be a Dongria Kondh is to farm the hills’ fertile slopes, harvest their produce, and worship the mountain god Niyam Raja and the hills he presides over, including the 4,000 meter Mountain of the Law, Niyam Dongar. The habitat of the Dongria is threatened by a large mining company that wants to dig up the mountain for the production of bauxite. It makes the Dongria very suspicious. They protect their habitat and culture fanatically. Rightly so! But a visit to the weekly Chatikona / Bissamcuttack marketis a nice and colorful event. The Dongria have striking jewelery, tattoos and hairstyles. Women wear many rings through their ears and three through their noses, while boys wear two nose rings. Dongria girls wear clips in their hair and rings and beads around their necks. The second market we visit is the market where the people of the Bonda or Remo tribe come to buy and sell . The Bonda tribe is one of the most interesting tribes of India. Bonda ladies are very pretty as they adorn their upper body with various beaded chains, jewellary, and metal chains. Bonda means: naked people. The ladys used to be dressed with only a bunch of necklaces made of colorful beads covering their body. Now they also wear a loincloth and shawl to as a cover for their body. The Bonda tribes sell their homemade alcohol in this market. You have the great opportunity to meet this community and to deal with it and if you want to share a drink with them. Also meet one lady of the native Gadaba tribe. www.travelbyphoto.nl
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