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just to be curious... (the White Desert, Egypt)



The Sahara el Beyda, well known as the White Desert, is one of the most spectacular deserts in the world. Its chalk rock formations, after millions of years of wind and sand erosion, has bizarre shapes like, for example, the rock named "The chicken and the mushroom".

The area is a National Park located about 50 km North of the town of Farafra, Egypt.

The desert was also the location of the music video of the song Echoes, the first single released by the British rock band Klaxons, from their second studio album, Surfing the Void.

Unfortunately, since military and Islamist militants presence, the area is not safe, though local agencies organize trips for tourists.

just to be curious... (Prayer Flags, Tibet)




The colourful flags, originated with the ancient Tibetan religion bön and typical of the mountain areas of Tibet and Himalayas are not ornaments or even simple flags: they spread wisdom, peace, strength and wellness to all living beings.

Horizontal prayer flags are called lung-ta (small and rectangular or square shape) and vertical flags are called darchor (rectangular and large, attached to vertical posts).

Their high altitude position is not accidental: the blow of the wind touches the prayers printed on the flags and the air is purified by the mantra, spreading all the virtues in space. 

The five traditional colours are placed in a specific order from left: blue, white, red, green, and yellow. They represent the five elements, which balanced, produces harmony and health:

  • blue: sky 
  • white: wind
  • red: fire
  • green: water
  • yellow: earth

Tibetans continually arrange new flags alongside the oldies, symbolizing a welcoming of new life.

Since they are sacred, the flags should be treated with respect: they should not be placed on the ground or used for other purposes.

just to be curious... (La Mosquitia, Honduras)


The wilderness area named La Mosquitia, located in the western part of Honduras, has one of the largest tropical rainforests in the world. It is characterized by a great biodiversity and unexplored places.

On 2015, the National Geographic announced that a secret archaeological expedition with the assistance of the Honduran military discovered an unknown ruined city: the legendary Ciudad Blanca, also known as the City of the Monkey God.
Due to his extraordinary biodiversity and by the animals' behaviour, it is supposed that no humans have been in the lost city in the last 600 years, since it was abandoned.  To protect the area, its location is still not revealed.

To be safe, it is necessary to visit the rainforest with a guide, because the area has no tourism facilities and it is nowadays used as a drug route.