Crete: Kingdom of Canyons

Vue des gorges de Samaria, Crète (Samaria Gorge canyon, Crete/Greece)

With more than 400 gorges, Crete is the kingdom of canyons. The island has 57 peaks over 2,000 m and many climbing routes.

French Riviera, the Paradise Hides Behind the Cliff!

La plage de galets et son eau cristalline, calanque d’En-Vau, Parc national des Calanques (Bouches-du-Rhône, France).

From the Gaou islands (Var) to the Calanques national park (Bouches-du-Rhône), the French Riviera offers many hiking opportunities all year round. « Yes guys, there are things to see and do on the French Riviera without spending [too much] money. » Put on your swimsuit, your hiking boots and follow us!

Henrik, a Sami reindeer herder in Lapland

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Forest Sámi, Henrik has known as a child the harsh conditions of the nomadic life. After an experience as a reindeer herder in Canada, he came back to settle on his land to practice the endangered traditional breeding. On the occasion of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 9 August, the Sámi will have the opportunity to show the relevance of their fight for the survival of their way of life.​

O mercado Ver-o-Peso de Belém, onde a vida nunca pára

O mercado Ver-o-Peso é o marco da cidade, operando 24 horas por dia, de segunda a domingo. À noite, os atacadistas descarregam seus barcos e vendem suas mercadorias no cais lotado do Mercado de Ferro. Às 5 da manhã, Belém acorda, mas já é hora do rush no mercado de ferro, onde a atividade está em pleno andamento.

Fifty Shades of Snow in Greenland: the Inuits Have indeed 50 Words for Different Types of Snow, Ice, and Much More!

Do you speak Greenlandic? Official language of the Arctic White Island since 2009, Greenlandic is part of the Inuit languages (a branch of the Eskimo-Aleut family) also
spoken in Alaska and in the Canadian Far North. Assembling words to form new ones, sometimes very long, these agglutinative languages have a very rich vocabulary to distinguish the multiple shades of snow, ice and the different types of seals.

Greenland is Melting and a UNESCO Heritage site is Leaking out of the Drain

The melting of the Greenland ice cap, which has been observed for the past twenty-five years, is likely to accelerate. Glaciers, like the one in the Ilulissat fjord, classified as a World Heritage Site, are threatened. For the inhabitants, especially the Inuit populations, the impacts of global warming have already begun to disrupt their way of life.

Greenland, a New Ecologically Promised Land?

With 80% of its surface occupied by an ice sheet, the White Island of the Arctic remains to be explored. With the melting of its ice cap, its mineral-rich subsoil is becoming more accessible and is attracting interest. Which resources to exploit and at what environmental cost? The 56,661 inhabitants of this immense territory (about three times the area of Texas) will have to decide.

Greenland Travel and Trek: 10 Things to Know about the White Island of the Arctic

Covered largely by ice, the White Island was named « Green land » by Erik the Red (c. 940 – c. 1010) in the hope that the name would attract settlers in search of more habitable spaces, including his fellow Vikings from Iceland. In the midst of a transformation, this land of contrasts, 80% of which is occupied by an ice sheet, has been hit hard by climate change. The consequences are threatening to have global repercussions (rising water levels due to the melting of the ice cap), but also to offer local opportunities; access to the mineral-rich subsoil, changes in fishing periods and areas… Ten facts to know about these new challenges that will affect the 56,661 inhabitants of this gigantic territory, whose dynamics are disrupting the entire planet.