Entertaining criticism: how the heirs of the Minoans preserved traditions, sacrificing the benefits of civilization

According to historians, only ruins of the Minoan civilization that existed on Crete are left. The inhabitants of the Greek island are ready to argue with this. The palaces really collapsed, but the Minoans are alive The ruins of the Minoan palace of Malia resemble …

Healthy Interest: How Traditional Chinese Medicine Maintains Its Popularity

People don't like to be treated, and many go to the doctor only as a last resort. This attitude to their health is unacceptable for the people of China, who are used to treating what does not hurt yet Xi'an. Ancient pagodas and watchtowers are …

Influencer of the 19th century: why Vasily Vereshchagin looks like a fashion blogger

Many travelers these days are quick to post travel photos on social media. 150 years ago, the main bloggers would have been artists, starting with Vereshchagin “In our age of the development of shipping and railways, not using means of transportation, not learning from the …

Dawn in the jungle: what surprises the experimental Indian city of Auroville

There is no mayor, no police, no one teaches others what to be or what religion to follow. Utopia? Hidden in the jungle, the experimental international city of dawn Auroville has been around for more than half a century. German photojournalist David Klammer explores its uniqueness. The …

“The carpet is a diary of a weaver”: how Turkish craftswomen preserve the fabric of time

A small village in the southwest of the country keeps the tradition of weaving carpets Around the World correspondent went to the village of Etrim near Turkish Bodrum and learned that the carpets woven by local craftswomen are both a way to tell about life …

On rails with every comfort: check out 7 first-class trains from around the world

Getting from one point to another is usually possible in different ways. But sometimes it’s not the destination that matters, but the journey itself: stylish, comfortable and exciting “Around the World” tells about several notable tourist and passenger trains in Europe, America, Asia and Africa. …

Steppe and steppe all around: how freely the Hungarian goulash shepherds live

They use a cart for transportation, a well for communication, and reeds for building material. Goulash people believe: this is their freedom SCENES Hortobágy Steppe (empty) in eastern Hungary, west of Debrecen. It is part of the Great Plain, Alföld. Since the Middle Ages, Hortobágy …