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A summer within, a summer without: Thoughts on watching a beach in Italy's Boccadasse
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A summer within, a summer without: Thoughts on watching a beach in Italy's Boccadasse

In a 'cruel summer', watching days and nights unfold on Boccadasse's beach

In Germany, lockdown to contain coronavirus outbreak has meant a summer without...summer itself
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In Germany, lockdown to contain coronavirus outbreak has meant a summer without...summer itself

Starting with the opening of biergartens in spring and bookended with the drunken bedlam of Oktoberfest, German summers are a call for the outdoors for a population battered and bruised by long-drawn winters with gray skies and short days.

New York City is not just epicentre of coronavirus pandemic, but of fashion history and women’s rights
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New York City is not just epicentre of coronavirus pandemic, but of fashion history and women’s rights

Oh New York, New York. A city so incredible you say its name twice like a prayer.

From Bonn to Vienna: In Search of Ludwig van Beethoven on his 250th birthday
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From Bonn to Vienna: In Search of Ludwig van Beethoven on his 250th birthday

As the world gears up for the 250th birth anniversary of Beethoven, a pilgrimage from Bonn to Vienna in search of the man offers new insight into the composer's life and art.

Zanzibar in the rains: On a waterlogged trip, discovering a different side to the island getaway
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Zanzibar in the rains: On a waterlogged trip, discovering a different side to the island getaway

You have to be careful, when writing about a place like Zanzibar, to not reduce it to a series of prosaic meditations on brilliantly sunny skies, blindingly white beaches and beguilingly azure waters. But a soggy week on the Tanzanian archipelago led to a mysterious curio shop, a taste of Zanzibar pizza, conversations with locals and a bit of spice lore | via @nytimes

A Jimi Hendrix experience in London: On the musician's trail in city he thought of as 'home'
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A Jimi Hendrix experience in London: On the musician's trail in city he thought of as 'home'

Thanks to surviving landmarks and an impressive museum exhibit that recreates one of his old flats, London offers a lot to Jimi Hendrix fans, 50 years since the performer last called it home. | via @nytimes

Rajat Parr, the Calcutta born sommelier turned winemaker, talks about his journey: 'Was just trying to be more in touch with nature'
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Rajat Parr, the Calcutta born sommelier turned winemaker, talks about his journey: 'Was just trying to be more in touch with nature'

Rajat Parr, Calcutta-born winemaker, was recently back in the country to introduce selections from the three vineyards in which he is co-founder — California-based Sandhi and Domaine de la Côte and Evening Land (which is located in Oregon).

In Mexico, a riotous celebration of food, drink, sport, culture — and death
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In Mexico, a riotous celebration of food, drink, sport, culture — and death

The idea of Mexico comes with certain stock images — tacos and guacamole; a wild night out fuelled by tequila; the ancient Aztec pyramids — accumulated over the years from media and pop culture

Finding Vilnius on a journey through Lithuania — a hidden jewel by the Baltic Sea
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Finding Vilnius on a journey through Lithuania — a hidden jewel by the Baltic Sea

With its mix of culture, history, nature and delicious cuisine, a trip to Vilnius in Lithuania should be just what the holiday doctor ordered.

San Francisco's Mission Street murals speak of the city's multicultural history, ethos
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San Francisco's Mission Street murals speak of the city's multicultural history, ethos

The Mission District is a Latino hub in San Francisco that also has the densest collection of street murals in all of California. If you are a street art enthusiast, this should be your first stop when you go exploring the city.

Inside Jabarkhet: One of India's rare privately-owned nature reserves has much to teach about eco conservation
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Inside Jabarkhet: One of India's rare privately-owned nature reserves has much to teach about eco conservation

At a time when migration and ghost villages are real problems in the Garhwal Himalayas, an initiative like the Jabarkhet Nature Reserve can play a vital role in reverse migration.

Rediscovering Rajasthan: Getting to know the Bishnois, the  original environmental warriors of India
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Rediscovering Rajasthan: Getting to know the Bishnois, the original environmental warriors of India

One of the earliest known communities who believe in the sanctity of all life, the Bishnois have fiercely protected nature and animals around them, for over 500 years, allowing them to survive in the harsh Thar desert.

Rediscovering Rajasthan: From Chittor's haveli to Padampura's farmhouse, a 'rustic' exploration
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Rediscovering Rajasthan: From Chittor's haveli to Padampura's farmhouse, a 'rustic' exploration

Ambika and Hoshner are doing an in-depth journey through Rajasthan, and will be sharing their travel journals on Firstpost.

Rediscovering Rajasthan: Exploring the architecture, ghats and sunsets of the city of lakes, Udaipur
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Rediscovering Rajasthan: Exploring the architecture, ghats and sunsets of the city of lakes, Udaipur

Ambika Vishwanath and Hoshner Reporter of The reDiscovery Project write about exploring the palaces, lakes, streets and sunsets of Udaipur in Rajasthan

On Valentine's Day, visiting two European monuments dedicated to a tragic love story and breakups
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On Valentine's Day, visiting two European monuments dedicated to a tragic love story and breakups

Banská Štiavnica's Love Bank and Zagreb's Museum of Broken Relationships remind us that at times, the end of a relationship can also mark the beginning of something new.

Spain, beyond the Sagrada Familia: Travels through Seville, Barcelona, Madrid and Malaga
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Spain, beyond the Sagrada Familia: Travels through Seville, Barcelona, Madrid and Malaga

I chose to travel to Spain to visit a culturally, artistically rich country in its off-season, to be lost in a sea of people who speak a language I don't know, to be surrounded by more World UNESCO Heritage sites that I could imagine, and eat all the paella and seafood I could stomach. I wanted to take long siestas, and walk in and around museums all day, hoping to soak in some creative inspiration for myself.

In Tusheti, Georgia, a tranquil getaway from the 'theme park' cities of Europe
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In Tusheti, Georgia, a tranquil getaway from the 'theme park' cities of Europe

For those who wish to see the world as it once was, before conspicuous consumption drove it whence it cannot return to peace and tranquility, Tusheti can be unforgettable.

Caravan Chronicles: From Dalhousie to Dharamshala, marking the end of a 100-day road-trip
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Caravan Chronicles: From Dalhousie to Dharamshala, marking the end of a 100-day road-trip

Ankita Kumar and Rohith Subramaniam, the duo that makes up Droom Caravan Chronicles, sent us dispatches from their 100-day road trip across India, in a caravan rebuilt from a ‘90s Matador | #FTravellers

At London's Notting Hill Carnival, a street festival unlike any other
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At London's Notting Hill Carnival, a street festival unlike any other

The Notting Hill Carnival is one of the largest street festivals in the world and is viewed as a significant calendar event for Black British culture in London

Caravan Chronicles: A spectacular view of the Taj Mahal, and a return to big city life in Delhi
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Caravan Chronicles: A spectacular view of the Taj Mahal, and a return to big city life in Delhi

Ankita Kumar and Rohith Subramaniam, the duo that makes up Droom Caravan Chronicles, sent us dispatches from their 100-day road trip across India, in a caravan rebuilt from a ‘90s Matador | #FTravellers