The Caribbean islands offer more than just white sand beaches; it's the perfect locale for R & R and adventure seekers alike.
10 MOST weird and Unusual Rituals around the world
1. **Aghori Rituals (India):** The Aghori sect is a small group of ascetic Shaiva sadhus known for their extreme and unconventional practices. They live near cremation grounds, meditate on human corpses, and engage in rituals involving human skulls. Some Aghoris are known to consume human flesh and drink from human skulls as part of their spiritual practices, believing that by confronting death and decay, they can transcend the duality of life and death.
10 MOST WEIRD and UNUSUAL FESTIVALS all around the world
City, Date - Across the globe, communities celebrate a myriad of traditions, some of which defy expectations and embrace the truly bizarre. From tomato-throwing madness to frog-jumping competitions, the world's weirdest festivals offer a captivating glimpse into the diversity of cultural expressions. Here, we present the top 10 most unusual festivals that push the boundaries of conventional celebration.
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Using Local Currency as a Time Capsule
On our last big trip through Mexico and Central America, every time we left a country, I glued an envelope into my journal and put a local note in there. I wrote what it was worth at the time and any little notes about it that came to mind about the local currency.
The Brushstroke of Time
In the charming town of Willowbrook, nestled on the banks of a tranquil river, there stood a centuries-old art gallery known as "The Brushstroke of Time." It was a place where art came to life in the most unexpected way, and where the past and present danced together through the magical power of time travel. This is the story of a gallery that held secrets as vivid as the paintings it showcased and a mystery that transcended the boundaries of time itself.
Lovely Saint Lucia
Saint Lucia is an Eastern Caribbean Island nation that has some impressive mountains called the Pitons on the west coast. Its capital, Castries is a popular cruise port.
The Sun Shines in Jamaica
Jamaica is a Caribbean island nation with mountains, rainforests, and reef-lined beaches. Most of its resorts can be found in Montego Bay. It is known as the birthplace of reggae music. Kingston the capital of Jamaica lies on the southeast coast. Northeast of the city are the Blue Mountains a coffee-growing region with trails and waterfalls.
Terrific Trinidad and Tobago
Exploring Trinidad Port of Spain located on the northeast coast of Trinidad is the capital of Trinidad and Tobago. It has impressive colonial-style architecture. On the Monday and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday the capital comes alive with Carnival, where everyone wears colorful costumes, listens to calypso and soca rhythms, and simply enjoys themselves.
Barbados is an eastern Caribbean island and an independent British Commonwealth nation. Local traditions include afternoon tea and the national sport is cricket. Bridgetown is the capital of Barbados and is a poet city located on the southwest coast of the island.
Exploring the U.S. Virgin Islands
The U.S. Virgin Islands are a group of Caribbean islands and islets. They’re among the top tourist destinations in the Caribbean, located in the Lesser Antilles, between the North Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. The largest islands are St. Thomas, St. Croix, and St. John.
Exploring the Dominican Republic
Sharing the island of Hispaniola with Haiti is the Caribbean nation of the Dominican Republic. It is known for its beaches, resorts and golfing. The nation is a mix of rainforest, savannah and highlands. The capital Santo Domingo is one of the Caribbean’s oldest cities.
Popular Places to Travel
Almost all countries are finally open for tourism! I hope that in 2023 you can safely travel to some new places in our beautiful world. We'll begin with the Portuguese island of Madeira, located in Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Africa. Madeira is often called the Hawaii Europe, because the island was born of volcanic origins. If you love hiking or just relaxing on the beach, Madeira is the place for you. Punta du Sol is a great place for swimming. There is no sand, only smooth Boulders, but the ocean is amazing to swim in. A great place to go cliff jumping is Pico de Arriero, one of the tallest points on the island. The elevation is so high up until you will often be in or above the clouds. The hiking there is a sight to see. The trails are so well maintained, you get some of the most phenomenal views. Pico Dugato is nice if you're up for an adventure.
The thick dark forest has been a common trope of myths, fairy tales, and horror stories throughout history. Often depicted as a place of danger and darkness, the forest has captured the human imagination and inspired countless artists and writers. But what is it about the forest that makes it such a potent symbol of mystery and fear?