Are you authentic? You are in the right place then.

Authentic Travels is a concept including heritage exploration and travel writing. How? Authentic Travels is going to take your mind far away from home, exploring heritage places, different cultures and lifestyles, and authentic experiences, like the Al Ain Camel Market in the Arab Emirates, the Fez Moroccan medina or Picturesque villages in Cyprus. Authentic Travels is a collection of journalistic articles, interviews, and architectural reviews, like The Silk Road with the bicycle, A Moroccan Dar in Fez Old Medina or A Berber house in the heart of Bhalil. Authentic Travels invites you to explore at a slow pace different cultures, authentic experiences, and remote places, in destinations like Moroccan Desert Camel Trekking, Authentic Villages from the Nepalese Tamang Heritage Trail or Fortified Saxon churches from the Transylvanian tableland.

The Prophet, by Kahlil Gibran

“We live to discover beauty. All else is a form of waiting.”

 

Travel Diaries

From Pokhara to Kathmandu

Pokhara to Kathmandu - Gorkha: Mahadev TempleFrom Pokhara to Kathmandu After five trekking days in the Annapurna Area, I had to relax and recover in Pokhara for one day. I had no idea where I was going to stay until my departure from Nepal. In this case, I took advantage of the luxury from Pokhara’s Lakeside Read More...

The Extended Ghorepani Trek, Annapurna Conservatio...

Ghorepani Trek: going up from Ghorepani to Deurali Pass (the Dhaulagiri Himalayan Range in the background)Ghorepani Trek – Annapurna Conservation Area, Nepal This is the continuation of my first diary about trekking in the Annapurna Conservation Area. My first post can be found at the following link The Extended Ghorepani Trek, Annapurna Conservation Area (part I). Ghorepani Trek, the third trekking day Short description: We climbed from Read More...

Photo Journals

Aurora Borealis - Norway

Aurora Borealis: Kattfjord – Kvaloya IslandAurora Borealis Aurora Borealis was a continuous learning lesson until I saw it, and even after. I learned that going too close to the North Pole is not a condition to see it; the best locations are inside the Arctic Circle (called the Auroral Oval or the Auroral Zone). Aurora Read More...

Tromsø: preparation for Northern Lights - Norway

Tromsø: houses in the city centerTromsø was a minor religious center in the medieval times. People from a vast area congregated regularly in the small town to go to the only church in the region. Hindered by the Napoleonic wars, the city still developed into a trade center with connections from Arkhangelsk to Central Read More...

Travel Magazines

Published Articles in English

Horse riding to Sarangkot - Pokhara - Nepal - Inside HimalayasList Articles/Posts/Guides in English Enjoy Hotel Berlin City Messe Neighborhood Guide, Berlin, Germany (Arrivedo) Amazing Romantic Destinations in Asia (Looknwalk) Exploring Tansen and Around (Inside Himalayas) Celebrating Tihar, the Festival of Lights (Inside Himalayas) Venesis House Neighborhood Guide, Sighisoara, Romania (Arrivedo) Tamang Death Rites in a Nepali Village (Inside Himalayas) Remote Beaches of Lemnos Island (Activity Read More...

Cultural Journals

Published Articles in Romanian

Trascau Mountains - Romania - Capital CulturalPublished Articles in Romanian Pe urmele caravanelor trans-sahariene (National Geographic Traveler Romania) De la Pokhara inapoi la Kathmandu, Nepal (LiterNet) Ghorepani Trek, Aria de Conservare Annapurna, Nepal (partea a II-a) (LiterNet) Ghorepani Trek, Aria de Conservare Annapurna, Nepal (partea I) (LiterNet) Insula Lemnos: plajele – traditie, dar si provocare (Capital Cultural) De la Lumbini la Read More...

Guesthouse Reviews

Dar Kamal Chaoui - Bhalil

Dar Kamal Chaoui - rooftop terrace with the sitting areaDar Kamal Chaoui. Bhalil is apparently a simple Moroccan village, located on the sunny slopes of some hills full of olive orchards and ancient caverns. Even though it is overshadowed by Fez's attraction (one of the tourist, cultural, and spiritual centers most important of Morocco), Bhalil is amazing both Read More...

Casa Aya Medina - Fez - Morocco

Casa Aya Medina: the inner courtyardFez is Morocco’s cultural and spiritual center and is an outstanding example of a medieval town created during the first centuries of the Islamisation in the country - which is why it is part of the UNESCO world cultural heritage. The narrow lanes meander chaotically throughout the medina (the Read More...

Travel Labs

How travel taught me how lucky I am

Dubai MallDubai: last minute plans Last winter, I wanted a warm new destination to explore. I chose Dubai, but I had a low budget for this destination. I was terrified where I was going to find some reasonable accommodations. I was searching and researching possibilities to fit my limited budget. In Read More...

How do you connect with a place?

Bușteni - Bucegi MountainsBuşteni town: a figuratively and a real home Buşteni is situated in Prahova Valley in Romania and it’s the most accessible departure point for trails in Bucegi Mountains. Since I’ve started hiking, I’ve come to Buşteni at least once a month in the past fifteen years. When I moved to Sibiu Read More...

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