Nobel Peace Prize for Colombian president

October 7, 2016 Leave a comment

colombiaDue to its political nature, Nobel Peace Prize is often subject of controversies. Many politicians who got it didn´t meet expectations. Or were not always as peaceful as thought. So how about this year?

This year The Nobel committe awarded prize to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos. Santos has been awarded the Nobel Prize for his efforts to end ongoing conflict in Colombia.

Colombian civil war lasted for 52-years. Over 250 000 people died in this conflict. In 2016 Santos made peace deal with Farc rebels. This deal was rejected in referendum few days ago. The peace treaty was rejected by 50.2% of voters. The Nobel committe acknowledged this result, saying: “What the ‘No’ side rejected was not the desire for peace, but a specific peace agreement.” Committe sees this a challenge – to find the balance between reconciliation and ensuring justice in this war affected country.

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Another subsurface ocean discovered in our solar system

October 6, 2016 Leave a comment

dioneWe knew already that two out of many Saturn´s moons hide oceans beneath their icy crusts. These already known are moons Titan and Enceladus. According to newest data from the Cassini spacecraft, there is subsurface ocean also below the crust of Saturn´s moon Dione.

The new study, published this week in Geophysical Research Letters, suggests an ocean exists on Dione as well. The researches say: “seen from within, Dione is very similar to its smaller but more famous neighbor Enceladus, whose south polar region spurts huge jets of water vapor into space. Dione seems to be quiet now, but its broken surface bears witness of a more tumultuous past”.

If researches are correct, Dione´s oceans has probably survived through the whole history of the moon. And thus offers a long-lived habitable zone for microbial life.

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When huge glacier collapses

March 30, 2016 Leave a comment

Argentina is one of the countries where you can see on mainland magnificant glaciers and where you can also observe how huge glaciers break apart. Following video is from March 9, 2016, when a huge mass of ice broke up into pieces and fell into Argentino Lake.

At this place, an ice bridge collapsed that was part of Perito Moreno Glacier. And there were hundreds of tourist who gathered to witness this event.

Don’t Stop Traveling Because of Fear

March 27, 2016 Leave a comment

Similar as previous one, following article is quite unusual and also about travelling. Since horrible terrorist attack in Brussels, but also some previous attacks many people are afraid to travel, or are more thinking through where they are going for they holiday. Thinking about it is one thing, but should we be really afraid?

Traveler Jodi Ettenberg from Legal Nomads tries to answer this question. She puts this question into wider perspective and her opinion is worth reading. Actually, I think her article about this topic is one of the best I have read in a long time.

Really recommend to read.

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The rewards of traveling to forbidden lands

March 23, 2016 Leave a comment

SAMSUNG CSCToday I was browsing through the wildjunket website (very good page about adventure travels) and came to article about traveling to forbidden lands. Author of the article talks about traveling to countries as Afghanistan, Burma, Israel or North Korea. Countries that are not visited by typical tourists and many of them are considered to be very dangerous.

For sure, there are many seatbacks, difficulties with traveling to such countries, but there are aslo many rewards. Among them is definitely better understanding of these countries and their inhabitans.

Many of these regions need tourism badly to fight off poverty and resolve conflicts. Egypt for instance needs tourists now more than ever to revive the tourism industry that suffered severely due to the revolution; South Sudan is another good example of a brand new country whose fragile economy can benefit substantially from visitors. Most of all, tourism can be a powerful tool to fight off discrimination and advocate equalityFull article

 

A Winter Walz – Winter in Austria

March 22, 2016 Leave a comment

Despite the fact that spring has already begun, for a moment we will take you back to winter months. Not only for winter sports fans but for anyone who enjoys white mountains and winter beauty. Or in other words, a great advertisement of winter holiday in Austria.

 

 

Amazing Malá Fatra

February 1, 2016 Leave a comment

Next video is absolutely stunning.  This time-lapse video called The Way Fairy is from Zazriva village and nearby mountains – mostly Malá Fatra mountain range. Enjoy

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