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Amazing Events Around the World

Amazing Events Around the World
Here are the most bizarre/amazing events around the the world that you are missing out on every year by not exploring. This is motivation for you to go out and see what else is out in the world! (I apologize in advance for making your local concerts and street fairs look like petting zoos) Bunyol, Spain — August 26th – 11am Every year 30,000 people assemble in the streets of Bunyol, Spain to participate in the largest tomato fight in the world. 125,000 kg of tomatoes are brought into the city via truck so ammunition is never short. 5 massive tomato-packed rockets are exploded in the air to commence the fight. 1) You must squish each tomato before throwing it so that the force of the vegetable against you target’s head will not cause injury 2) Only tomatoes can be thrown ‘Black Rock City’, Nevada, USA — September 3rd-5th The official site for Burning Man describes the event as “a city in the desert dedicated to radical self reliance, radical self-expression and art.” Thailand — April 13-15

8 Underrated City Breaks in Europe Heroes' Square, Budapest, Hungary When it comes to city breaks, the usual Euro hotspots like Paris, Rome, Madrid or Berlin, quickly come to mind. But, there are so many more cities to explore in the diverse continent; you just need to search them out. With Easter fast approaching, now is the perfect time to book your city getaway. Here’s our pick of the top eight underrated European cities that you should visit (scroll down for gallery). The capital of Hungary has so much to offer visitors, including; great restaurants, vibrant nightlife, and best of all, some of the best spas in Europe. Dubbed the “Queen of the Danube”, Budapest is a city best discovered on foot. For cheap city breaks to Budapest, click here . One of the oldest cities in Poland with a deep history and a fascinating royal past, Krakow is where you should head for a cool urban break. For cheap city breaks to Krakow, click here . For cheap city breaks to Seville, click here . For cheap city breaks to Dusseldorf, click here .

Top 10 des livres pour préparer un tour du monde Pour préparer un tour du monde, il n’y a pas que les blogs de voyage! Il y a aussi les livres. Pour rêver, planifier son itinéraire, réfléchir au sens de son voyage… Les grands écrivains voyageurs, à l’instar de Jack Kerouak, Henry Miller ou Sylvain Tesson sont évidemment source d’inspiration et donnent envie de larguer les amarres. Mais ça ne sera pas d’eux dont je parlerai ici, mais plutôt de livres pratiques et concrets sur la préparation d’un tour du monde (mise à jour en décembre 2015, ndlr). 1/ Ils ont fait le tour du monde; 32 portraits de blog-trotters Quel meilleur moyen de préparer un tour du monde que de s’inspirer des voyages de ceux qui l’ont déjà fait? Super bonus à la fin du livre: un carnet pratique, avec plein d’infos sur comment préparer son voyage, faire son sac, les moyens de transport, les visas, les vaccins, etc. 2/ La bible du grand voyageur C’est un Lonely Planet qui sort de l’ordinaire. 3 et 4/ Partir autour du monde 5/ Réussir son tour du monde 6/ Le monde en stop

50 (More) Life Secrets and Tips Investigate what is known about deathWhat do you know about death? You certainly have beliefs around it, but what do you know about the science of death, or of those who have died and been brought back to life? Death is not as big of a mystery as it is made out to be. Do your research before you fear or misconstrue this most universal human experience.Notice the small, beautiful thingsAs cliche as this sounds, there is so much beauty in the world yet we rarely appreciate it. Take 5 minutes, stop doing everything and sit down. Find the supplements suitable for your lifestyleOur diets and habits are nothing like those which are bodies were built for. Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could boldly display 50 life secrets and tips on your wall to serve as a beautiful, daily reminder of how to live a Higher Existence?

Water Worlds: 15 Real Floating Towns & Ocean Cities There’s only one Venice, but you might be surprised to find that you can get the same scenic and historic feel – complete with canal ‘streets’ and gondoliers – in several other towns across the globe. In fact, there are dozens of picturesque floating villages and islands that are so heavily populated, you can barely tell that there’s land under all the man-made structures. Here are 15 of the world’s most fascinating water-based communities. Santa Cruz del Islote, Colombia (images via: smilepanic, noticiasinteresantes) From above, you can barely see a spot of land on this island, so completely covered is it with houses. Ganvie, Benin (images via: hugo, erik cleves kristensen) The largest lake village in Africa can be found in Lake Nokoué, in the nation of Benin. Ko Panyi, Thailand (images via: wikimedia commons, luxury thailand travel) Loreto Island, Lake Iseo, Italy (images via: jon shave, imgur) Halong Bay Floating Village, Vietnam (images via: andrea schaffer, saragoldsmith) Flores, Guatemala

Top 10 Les meilleurs films sur le voyage Les films sur le voyage ont la capacité de vous transporter dans un autre monde. Ils vous divertissent, ils vous sensibilisent et ils peuvent même vous inspirer. Les films sur le voyage permettent aussi de mettre en lumière des lieux uniques dans le monde. Chaque voyageur a son propre Top 10 des meilleurs films sur le voyage et qui motive pour voyager, alors voici le miens. Participez ! Tous les avis m’intéressent, c’est pourquoi à la fin de cette liste se trouve une section « mention honorable » qui me permettra d’ajouter d’autres films. Si vous êtes plutôt livre, je vous recommande la lecture de mon article spécial livre voyage. One Week Ce film raconte le voyage de Ben Tyler (Joshua Jackson), un jeune homme dans la vingtaine qui est sur le point de se marier, a un emploi qui ne le rend pas vraiment heureux et on vient de lui annoncer qu’il souffre d’un cancer et que ces chances de survies sont de 10%. One Week pose la question suivante : Le personnage de ce film a trouvé sa réponse.

SCHOPENHAUER'S 38 STRATAGEMS, OR 38 WAYS TO WIN AN ARGUMENT Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860), was a brilliant German philosopher. These 38 Stratagems are excerpts from "The Art of Controversy", first translated into English and published in 1896. Carry your opponent's proposition beyond its natural limits; exaggerate it. (abstracted from the book:Numerical Lists You Never Knew or Once Knew and Probably Forget, by: John Boswell and Dan Starer) Jules Underwater Hotel Voyages et Découverte France Europe Asie Afrique Amérique Caraïbes Pôles Gastronomie Art de vivre Découverte Avec Claude Villers, revivez une traversée de légende grâce à ces images inédites – les seules jamais tournées en couleurs en 1939 par M. Jean Vivié, cinéaste amateur et jeune marié en route pour une croisière de rêve, qui sera aussi la dernière traversée du Normandie. Beau à la louche… un peu plus que l’eau à la bouche. C’est ainsi qu’une jeune strasbourgeoise a nommé son blog gourmand sur ses coups de cœur dans la ville, ses conseils, ses recettes… Michel Deutsch, l’un des plus grands écrivains de théâtre français contemporain, s’est longuement interrogé sur « cette entreprise singulière que fut l’Alsace »… et sur ce qu’elle n’est peut-être plus. Jesers et sa bande sont en Palestine pour 5 dates et auront à cœur de conquérir le public palestinien ! A elles seules, les images de la grande basilique ou du forum de Leptis Magna sont un voyage dans le temps.

How to See the Beauty in this World (again) Remember when you were a kid, you could spend hours playing with simple things? When the world was a constant source of wonder? Well you still live in the same world so it must have been you that changed, right? Thanks to evolution, we rapidly become accustomed to our surroundings. We would be easy prey if were amazed by every little thing we came across. BUT that does not mean we cannot revert to a state of being able to appreciate the immense beauty that we usually take for granted. 1) Stop Stop thinking. 2) Become Present Begin to notice your surroundings. 3) Center Your Attention Pick one thing close to you and study it intensely. You might have to use a bit of imagination to get going, but once you’re there it’s difficult to stop. Have you seen ‘American Beauty?’ I’ve been attempting (and succeeding!) What beautiful yet simple things can you find? I leave you with this beautiful song about the beauty of the world – Peng 33! Photo by gomophotography

Help Exchange: free volunteer work exchange abroad Australia New Zealand Canada Europe The 16 Reasons You Need To Drop Everything And Travel Right Now There’s a characteristic of our generation that can only be described as severe restlessness. I am not specifically referring to the number of friends you have who are prescribed Adderall; although that’s definitely another cultural trend I could discuss in length. What I’m talking about is a restlessness of the soul, the wandering spirit, a culture of nomads. We’ve been bred on this notion that we are going to do it differently than our parents; we’ll be adventurous, experience life to the fullest. We’ve sat over lunch with our friends choosing our post-graduation plans, always teetering over the line of what we knew as the safe choice and what we knew as the adventurous, spirited one. We talked about living in Brazil in a house by the beach, spending days on the hammock and driving taxis at night. We thought about moving to London, buying expensive rain gear and renting a studio on Piccadilly Circus. You’re young You’re more willing to take risks With less to lose, there’s more to gain.

Lucid Dreaming “It’s the only way to fly.” Lucid dreaming is the experience of being completely aware within a dream that you are, in fact, in a dream. This realization leads to complete power for the dreamer, allowing him/her to go anywhere and do anything in their dream. You might have had this happen to you once or twice in your life, but chances are the dream didn’t last very long. This is because as soon as people get excited from realizing they have achieved lucidity, they tend to wake up. 1) Master Dream Re-Call Before you can lucid dream, you have to be able to remember that dreams that you have so that you can improve your technique. Second, figure out your method for recording your dreams when you do remember them. If you are having trouble remembering dreams even with these methods, you can set alarms to wake you up during your REM sleep cycle so that you will always wake up during your dream. 2) Carry Over Some Consciousness 3) Reality Checks 4) Final Tips Stuff To Do In Your Dreams