Author: Marleen Laverman

Creating a paradise in Portugal – 4 insights

On this journey we take the roads less travelled to find an answer to the question: How do we want to live our life? Is a life closer to nature and to people something for us? A great reason to stay a little longer at places where people do so. In Portugal we meet Miguel and Shobha who left their Bristol city-life to create a small paradise in a hidden valley, offering beautiful workshop spaces and charming tipi accommodation. How did they make this happen? Read their inspiring story.   Unexpected ways “I always wanted to realize a place...

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Tales of the road: Arrival to Hokkaido

Hokkaido, the most Northern island of the Japanese archipelago, sounded like adventure and real winter to us. From some parts of Hokkaido you are almost able to touch Russia and the nature and wildlife here is much more connected to Siberia. The ice cold wind brings a lot of snow for almost 6 months in the year.

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The Snow Festivals of Japan

The winters in the north of Japan are long and full of snow. How are people coping with the long and harsh winters? Half way in the season traditional snow festivals pop up all around the north of Japan. And we were lucky enough to encounter a few of them!

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