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Meet Local Expert | Resi Nickl, Spain

Originally from Austria, Resi fell in love with Barcelona as a university student and soon returned after graduating. She originally studied translation, has a masters degree in cultural communication and got into guiding after years of showing friends around the city informally. She decided she wanted to make a career out of her passion. She passed the exam to become an official licensed guide for Catalonia in 2012 and has...

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Tribal Farming in Zambales

What comes to your mind when you think of the Philippines? Maybe Duterte, tropical islands, fresh fruit or volcanoes? One unique thing about the Philippines is that it’s home to 14-17 million indigenous people who belong to 110 ethnolinguistic groups, according to UNDP.  The Philippines has this beautiful and precious indigenous culture.   On the island of Luzon, there is the Zambales province. Inside of this province is the rural village of...

An Insight into the Ukranian Folk Dance of Hopak

A particular unique reason to visit Ukraine is to observe its magnificent ancient folk dance known as ‘Hopak’. Its name comes from the Ukrainian verb hopaty which means ‘to leap and stamp feet’. What’s special about Hopak is that it’s only performed by males and has been done so since the 16th Century.   Its birth occurred around the 16th Century as Ukraine underwent a long struggle to gain independence against the...

Visit to Khadi Weaving Centre, India

Vision a quaint town in Southern India along the River Nila, this is Cheruthuruthy. Nila connects many small societies along the river, each with a story, culture and traditions that are still kept alive. This is also where the roots of the Khadi begun and still serve to this day. Khadi means handspun or handwoven and is a 5000-year-old process all textile makers and designers should be aware of. The...

How to Control Greed

Greed seems to the essentially very human and is probably the main reason that progress happens. In business, it’s even more important, as it drives sales and targets, and all that’s related to it - trainings, bonuses, discounts and marketing. So it’s important. However, if we succumb to greed, it will get us only thinking of everything that feeds it, unfortunately not allowing for time and effort towards becoming creative, and...

How Many Elephants Before It’s Too Late?

“Passion is contagious, people buy into a passion. I believe collective passion has the power to make a change in this world.” This is what the inspirational Holly Budge concluded with at her TEDxBrighton talk. She provided an empowering call to action daring conservationists, scientists, politicians, educators and storytellers to make a positive change to our planet.   How Many Elephants Budge, a wearer of many hats is broadcasting this propelling argument to...