Travel & Adventure

Jungle Chronicles: Immersive Eco-Tourism in the Heart of the Amazon

Do you know that the Amazon is the largest tropical rainforest on earth covering an area of five and a half million square metres? The Amazon rainforest, often referred to as the “Lungs of the Earth” is one of the most biodiverse regions on the planet. Its rich ecosystem supports millions of species of plants, …

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An Ode to My Homeland

Lubnān, commonly known as Lebanon, is a country located in the Levant along the eastern Mediterranean Sea. It is the land of figs, olives, and cedar trees.  Lebanon’s storied past is a testament to the nation’s resilience and perseverance. From the Canaanites and the Romans to the Crusaders and the Ottomans, the inhabitants of this land withstood …

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Wine Wandering: The Evolutions of Europe’s Best Grapes

Wine is often considered a staple in European households, sometimes beating out water as the most consumed liquid. I know in my own case, my grandfather once asked me if I was intending to wash the floor when I offered him a glass of water on a hot summer’s day. I digress. While wine’s only …

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La Tomatina: A Festival of the Absurd or the Ultimate Catharsis?

I can think of few things that are more cathartic than throwing a tomato—or several hundred tomatoes—at strangers. Normally, this type of behaviour would evoke some type of uncomfortable reaction, much like Newton Third Law teaches us: for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. But not at La Tomatina.  At La Tomatina, …

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Brazilian Artistry: A Chronology of Evocative Masterpieces

To say that the contribution of Brazilian artistry to Western society, archaeology, and our culture is significant would be an understatement. As we analyze the largest country in South America, we uncover information that proved to destabilize and reconstruct the entire bedrock of scientific theorizing in the region, learn about craftsmanship that spearheaded Christian art …

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The Joys and Perils of Travelling Alone and Staying in Hostels

There is an inconsistent stigma to doing certain things alone. Having coffee alone in a cafe, for example, carries no stigma even though in many cultures, cafes are considered highly social and a focal point for gathering with friends. Going to the movies alone—even though you’re forced to be a passive spectator in a place that …

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Indian Architecture in Delhi.

Splendor, Depth, and Innovation: Commitments to Art and Pluralism in Indian Architecture

A multiethnic and diverse population, India is home to over 1.4 billion individuals of different creeds, customs, and heritages. This confluence of different peoples comprises a carefully constellated mosaic of heterogeneous art and architecture. While we could spend aeons investigating the unique gastronomies and dialects of different cities and provinces, we’ll prioritise the architectural over …

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Summer Guide to Vancouver’s Deep Cove

Since moving to Vancouver, I began making a mental checklist of everything I wanted to do each season. With countable warm days at our fingertips, people will want to make the most of being outdoors. Vancouver is known for its rewarding hikes, marvellous mountain views, vast expanses of blue bodies of water, and sandy beaches. …

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Uncovering Age-Old Mysteries: Why Are There So Many Stray Cats in Greece?

Life is complex. There’s an endless myriad of questions that keep us all awake at night. What’s the meaning of life? What is my purpose here? What’s really inside a black hole? If I were to eat myself, would I double in size or simply disappear? For those of you that have sojourned around the Greek …

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