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Mount Everest is not only the tallest but also probably the most famous mountain in the World. Halfway between Nepal and Tibet, this titan attracts every year thousands of people, from professional climbers who want to go to the summit to travellers looking for a challenge. The ascent to Everest Base Camp is one of Nepal’s most popular trekking routes, with 40,000 people doing it every year, and I wanted to be part of that number.

There are many reasons to hike to Everest Base Camp. In my case, I wasn’t just looking for natural beauty, an amazing experience or the chance to go to the top of the World. I wanted to challenge myself and see if I was going to be able to do it.…

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Architecture and martial arts at the westernmost fort of the Great Wall

Along my way through the Chinese part of the Silk Road, I couldn’t miss the Jiayuguan Fort. Located northwest of Gansu province, near Jiayuguan City, the Jiayuguan Fort is the westernmost one of the Great Wall. Not only that, but it’s also one of its main passes. Its location in the narrowest point of the Hexi Corridor, the traditional trading route of Gansu, made the fortress very valuable in ancient times.…

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George Town, the capital of the Malaysian state of Penang, has been attracting tourists and travellers from all over the globe for a long time. However, its street art scene boomed in 2012. That year Ernest Zacharevicm, a Lithuanian artist, created 6 wall paintings during the celebration of the annual George Town festival. These murals soon became worldwide famous, to the point where one of them, Children on a Bicycle, is one the most photographed spots of the city.

Today, years later, the old town is full of murals. The trend that Ernest Zacharevic started kept growing, making the street art scene of George Town blossom. Now, international artists are invited to go there and leave their mark in the old town.…

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The Heart of the Silk Road

A trip through the ancient trading hubs that connected East and West

The Silk Road has always fascinated travellers from all over the World. The ancient network of trading routes connected the East and the West for centuries, making possible the trade between lands like China and Europe. The Silk Road is certainly the biggest trading network from the ancient era, and its importance didn’t decline until just a few centuries ago. Even today countries like China want to revive it, with projects like the One Belt One Road Initiative.

Such a vast network attracted huge amounts of people. The major trade hubs soon became wealthy and known all over the globe, with modern-day Uzbekistan as the heart of the Silk Road.…

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