Saline di Marsala in pink and purple

Discover the magic of Saline di Marsala in Sicily through a unique point of view, with these cross-processed aerial images by photographer Olaf Pignataro

The Route of Gods

Via degli Dei, literally the Route of Gods, is a 130 km long route consisting of paved and gravel roads, stretches of asphalt, and windy trails passing through the Appennines. It starts in Piazza Maggiore in Bologna and arrives in Piazza Signoria in Florence, Italy: it retraces an ancient historical road, Military Flaminia, built 2000 years ago during the Roman period.
The itinerary can be divided in 5 or more legs, but ultratrail runners complete Via degli Dei in just 12 hours. We arrived at destination in four days, and proud.

Munnar tea plantations

Tea or Chai is the most widely drunk beverage in the whole world. The tea plant, Camellia Sansis, is a cultivated variety of a tree that has its origins in an area between India and China. There are three main varieties of the tea plant ­ China, Assam, and Cambodia ­ and a number of hybrids between the varieties. The China variety grows as high as nine feet (2.75 metres). It is a hardy plant able to withstand cold winters and has an economic life of at least 100 years.

Good morning, Vietnam

A photographic trip to Vietnam, from the northern province of Ha Giang to the Mekong Delta, with a stop in UNESCO World Heritage Site Hoi An, looking for the strongest coffee

Obscure sports: Eton Fives

Eton Fives is a handball game developed in the late 19th century at Eton College. It is an uncommon sport, with a large number of unique rules, as unique stands the shape of the court: it consists of three walls, with the left hand wall interrupted by a buttress approximately halfway up the court, resembling one of the bays at College Chapel where the game was invented.

Autumn colors in Hossegor

As the summer season fades away and the days become shorter and colder, tourists leave the beaches to surfers: the swells are growing bigger and more frequent.
Autumn is a special moment for Hossegor, as the small town on the Atlantic Ocean prepares to host WSL Pro France, and a large number of pro surfers share the waves with locals.

A fish market in Borneo

In Borneo, Malaysia, fishermen sell their daily catch at Kota Kinabalu market. On the promenade, tourists pose in front of the sunset and local boys enjoy the evening breeze smoking sigarettes and drinking liquors.

Bali: an extraordinary experience

And the answer might be: to travel, to fly away. You sure? You can cross the vast oceans on a jet plane, but your soul illness will still be on your side, aisle seated. During the flight it won’t bother you too much, and you can cheerfully watch a disaster movie, where all the crash scenes have been cut out.

A photographic guide to Myanmar

You should know upfront, this is not a guide to Myanmar. If you need general information for traveling in the country, head to Wikitravel and Travelfish: these websites are reliable and up to date. This article won’t even help you to reach the farthest and most reclusive areas of the country, as it focuses on the well known touristic areas of Yangon, Inle Lake, Mandalay and Bagan.