Kalaja e Bashtoves / Fortress of Bashtovë -The Castle of Bashtova is situated about 12 km from the antique road “Egnatia”, close to the village of Vilë-Bashtova about 3-4 km north of the Shkumbini River. It was built on the flat terrain, most probably at the end of 15th century. In medieval period this region was called Vrego or Briego, it was known as a harbor on the Shkumbini River and as a center for the export of cereal grains, especially during the second half of 14th c. The castle was built in the 15th century and was used by the Venetians until 1478 when was conquered by the Turks. The castle built on the flat field has a rectangular shape, with 9 meter high walls and 7 towers. The western part of the castle was rebuilt in the 18th century. The castle has three levels of fighting in the walls and five in the towers, a unique feature that is not found anywhere else in Albania. The castle of Bashtova was proclaimed Cultural Monument of the 1st category in 1948 and 1971, while the area around the monument is a national natural park. The main role of Bashtova castle during the Ottoman period was to defend the seacoast trade declared as a free harbor in 1780. The mediaeval fortress represents an interesting example of the symbiosis of Venetian architectonic styles with the Ottoman building traditions. #visitalbania#travelwithus#culturaltrip#history#tradition#nature#photography#explore#newexperience#castlesaroundtheworld#fortress#albania
Casita Chula, Mallorca… Roughly translated into English, Casita Chula means Casita Cutie, which we think is a perfect description for such a charming little townhouse, tucked away in old Pollença with views across the rooftops to the Puig de Maria. From the stylish wooden pool deck to the sunny roof-level terrace, Casita Chula is tastefully finished throughout; easily romantic enough for a special occasion, and a much more imaginative choice than the typical honeymoon hotel room. With a two-bedroom/two-bathroom layout, the house would also work well for two couples or perhaps an indulgent girls’ week away, with bars, boutiques and a bewildering array of restaurants all within a gentle stroll.
Shimabara area Kyoto Japan 🇯🇵.
This area was a colorful entertainment district like Gion in the Edo period
It seems that the historically famous Shinsengumi was also holding a banquet at this place
Cette zone était un quartier de divertissement coloré comme Gion à l'époque d'Edo
Il semble que le Shinsengumi, historiquement célèbre, tenait également un banquet à cet endroit
I’M NOT HAPPY all the time because no one can possibly be. but I can be joyful. How do you feel about your career, your family life, your health, your partner? Thinking about it, you probably realized you’re not content about one or several aspects of your life. We can’t have it all, does that mean we can’t be happy?
To be happy, you can work bottom-up, by creating moments of joy in your life every day. The moments that make us feel more alive, over time, those small moments lead you to a place where you stop worrying about whether you’ve it all. Maybe, that is happiness in its twisted way.
Here are the ways I brought more joy to my life.. ✨Surrounding myself with the right people – joyful and supportive people, someone to boost my confidence and creativity.
✨SLEEPING enough – you probably have heard this a zillion times? During my undergrad, I barely got 4 to 6 hours of sleep. I think I din’t sleep till I graduated. No wonder, I was so miserable in college, why my anxiety and depression got the best of me. Why I was so unproductive and stressed all the time.
✨Spending time in nature – Nature calms us down, it slows us down, it helps us take deep breathes and be present in the moment.
✨Rewarding myself – “It's a Secret of Adulthood: If I give more to myself, I can ask more from myself. Self-regard isn't selfish." Reward helps us maintain good habits.
✨Spending time alone – Being alone gives you the chance to unpack your mind and pack it again in a way it all makes sense again.
✨Having a growth mindset – when you believe you can change; you will overcome your challenges and grow.
✨Spending money on experiences – Am I the only one who feels guilty about buying a new bag or a shoe? But I can book a flight or a trip somewhere without feeling guilty about spending my money. There is enough research that proves materialism depletes happiness, doesn’t satisfy us, makes us less empathetic and less likely to contribute to our communities. Experiences, on the other hand, make us happier.
How to shop! Visiting a local market to hunt for a random selection of items, speaking only in Spanish... ‘Locos en el Supermercado’ (now, what to cook with a cucumber, rice, eggs & mince...?! Any ideas? Mr Yeoman’s blog #Colombia2020#culturaltrip
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Travel through time and allow your imagination to fly to the late 1800s as you walk the streets of Old Dubai.
Is that ‘heads, shoulders, knees & toes’ or ‘Simon says’ Mr Yeoman? Our South American explorers have been working with the pre-school children today! Apparently sharing their English nursery rhymes hasn’t been such a test of their memories as they thought it would be! #developingpartnerships#Colombia2020#culturaltrip#enrichinglives
abriga um dos mais destacados acervos do continente americano, com mais de 60.000 peças composto por coleções de artes plásticas, artes decorativas, documentos históricos e relíquias religiosas que vai do século XV aos dias de hoje, abrangendo artistas como: Monet, Vernet, Dupré, Ronoir, Van Gogh, Rodin entre outros... #feriasnomexico 🇲🇽 #culturaltrip#vivalavida ✌
Photo on the left is a confusion... She thought that the Filipino costume or national costume is the shorts and tshirt foe men. And crop top shirt and pants for women.
What we see, is what we think it is. That is why, it is always good to look back in memory lane...
Photo on the right is the Filipino national costume for men and women. Women outfit is called baro't saya and patadyong, while the men wears Barong Tagalog. These costumes on special occasions are still worn. They are typically made fro husi or pineapple...
Sometimes you need to just slow down , remain calm , breathe , and simply let life happen. Take time for yourself and have a massage in the maguga lodge nature reservee during our "Eswatini trip". Check out our page for more info about the cultural trip. #eswatini #culturaltrip
So many insightful comments at my recent cultural transition workshops in London with expats.
One comment was: “I think “home” is where I am understood”. As simple as that seems, this is one of the first things we can lose when moving to a different culture.
Contact me to register for my 6 week online course to discuss strategies for this challenge and more.
Ophys - serpente, in greco - OFFIDA - in onore di un “dio serpente” la cui effige, secondo la leggenda, era una statua aurea qui venerata/dispersa/ritrovata.
L'etimologia è oggi smentita ma la leggenda del mitico "Serpente Aureo" rimane nei nomi e nei luoghi del borgo.
Nel teatro, che col suo antico sipario dipinto racconta ancora la storia del serpente agli spettatori moderni.
Nel corso principale, che col suo nome e il suo andare sinuoso attraverso il centro del borgo, evoca l'immagine del mitico "Serpente Aureo".
Aureo, dorato...come un calice di Passerina doc, da sorseggiare in piazza.
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🇰🇭2018 Exactly two years ago today I first landed on the land of renowned Angkor Wat! Just asked my colleague who was travelling with me to take a pic of my smiley like a Cambodian face at Siem Reap Airport! Obviously you can tell how many mainland Chinese visit this country by seeing the numbers of signs and boards in simplified Chinese at the airport and in the city... #cambodia#siemreap#southeastasia#culturaltrip#historicaltrip#柬埔寨#吳哥窟#以前的我
Basta, la pioggia mi ha stufata.
Ora farò il contro rituale, ma per prima cosa devo dire a questi imbecilli di togliere i teschi dall’acqua.
Perché CHIARAMENTE ancora non l’hanno fatto! 😒
Enough with this rain, I’m fed up.
Now I will perform the counter ritual, but first I have to tell these imbeciles to remove the skulls from the water.
Because they CLEARLY haven’t done that yet!!😒
Assez avec la pluie, j'en ai marre.
Je vais maintenant effectuer le contre-rituel, mais je dois d'abord dire à ces imbéciles de retirer les crânes de l'eau.
Parce qu'ils n'ont CLAIREMENT pas encore fait ça !! 😒