Tribal festivals and gathetings and best travel attractions on the planet? The popular exotic festival has been a part of the Brazilian electronic since for 20 years, growing with every edition. After initially being held in the region of Chapada dos Veadeiros, the festival faced a ton of bad weather and moved to Praia da Pratigi, a paradise location in Bahia, northeastern Brazil. Universo Paralello boasts six stages with more than 20 000 attendees and 1000 artists during the eight day period. Besides the music, there’s also fire shows, messages, planting workshops, reiki, cinema and a beautiful beach.
El Mirador was a major Mayan city that flourished from about the 6th century BC and abandonment at the end of the 9th century. The ruins of El Mirador were rediscovered in 1926 but received little attention due to its remote location deep in the jungle of northern Guatemala. Today the site remains largely covered by tropical jungle. Visiting El Mirador is not for the faint of heart. The village of Carmelita is the nearest point to the ruins that you can go by car. From there it takes a grueling trek of at least five days and four nights through the jungle with ants, ticks and mosquitoes that never relent. That said, people who make this journey will never forget it.
This being principally about Monet, expect lots of tourists, and long queues. But don’t let that put you off visiting – across its stripped-back, fuss-free exhibition spaces, some truly stunning works by the impressionist master are on display. His eight gargantuan ‘Water Lilies’ occupy two oval-shaped rooms; painted in the gardens at his home in Giverny, they’re gorgeous and borderline trippy.
Tashichho Dzong: Another large monastery and fortress, this one is located on the outskirts of the country’s summer capital Thimpu, on the western bank of the Wan Chu River. This is traditionally the seat of the Dhama Raja, head of Bhutan’s civil government, an office held by the king since the monarchy was established in 1907.
We’re big fans of conscious festivals here at OTIJ. We know they can’t be perfect and some valid criticisms have been made. However, at their best they can provide us with a glimpse of what life on Earth could be like if all humans were in touch with their humanity. Conscious festivals foster a creative and collaborative atmosphere of caring, sharing, openness and kindness. For that reason, they can be can be magical, transformative and often life-changing experiences for many of those who attend. See even more info on Tribal Reunion.
A sailing holiday around France covers some of the most famous Mediterranean beaches and European port towns. The French Riviera is one of the most sought-after yachting destinations in Europe – with many well-known towns, cities, and beaches along this coast. Some of the best destinations here for a cruising holiday include Corsica, Saint-Tropez, Cannes, Nice, Lorient, and many more. These are places that attract the rich and famous – so you can expect plenty of luxuries to be enjoyed in the towns. The French Riviera is one of the most popular destinations in Europe for a sunny sailing holiday. This is thanks to the magnificent beaches, picture-perfect towns, azure waters and calm sailing routes.
Casablanca’s major point of interest and landmark building, the Hassan II Mosque is a lavish symbol not only of the city, but also of Morocco itself. This modern mosque (finished in 1993) doesn’t do things by halves. The decoration detail covering every centimeter of the mammoth two-hectare site took 10,000 artisans to complete. Intricately carved marble pieces, vibrant mosaics, and zellige tile details all pay tribute to traditional Islamic architecture ideals and the mastery of Moroccan craftsmanship and yet, at the same time, still manage to feel contemporary. See additional information at this website.