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 Khalil Gibran

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

 

Travel Diaries

Dana Tower Hotel, Dana Village, Jordan

Dana Tower Hotel - with Nabil Nawafleh on the terrace of the hotelDana Tower Hotel - Dana Reserve and Village Dana Tower Hotel. Situated on the very edge of the Great Rift Valley, Dana is considered Jordan's largest nature reserve. Dana is on the major migratory routes between Asia, Europe, and Africa. Thus, it is the quintessence of flora and fauna species from all the three major continents. Intricate cliffs and canyons of sand, limestone, and granite strangely cut by the winds create a nearly moonlike landscape. Acacia trees twisted by drought appear Read More...

Exploring the surroundings of the Ohrid Lake - Macedonia

Ohrid Lake - view from the Galicica MountainsThe eastern coast of the Ohrid Lake I drove up to Elshani, and from there I came down to Peštani. Further on I went to the museum on water from Gradište. I had lunch at a restaurant on the beach of Trpejca, overlooking the Ohrid Lake. Then I went to the St. Naum Monastery and returned to Peštani. The owner of Villa Ella exaggerated with the money, so I left the place as soon as possible. Further, I headed toward the eastern 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 Borealis is visible only at night, in dark places with a clear sky (or very few clouds), and not affected by light pollution; the best period to see it is in 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 Europe. Ever since the mid 19th century, the town has been the starting point for Arctic hunting and polar expeditions. It's about the well-known drift of the Fram expedition when the Read More...

Travel Magazines

Published Articles in English

List Articles/Posts/Guides in English Hotel Oderberger, Berlin, Germany (Arrivedo) Hotel Amsterdam De Roode Leeuw, Amsterdam, Netherlands (Arrivedo) Vila Ambient Neighborhood Guide, Cristian, Romania (Arrivedo) My first solo travel in the Ciucaș Mountains (Sonderers) Hotel Myers Neighborhood Guide, Berlin, Germany (Arrivedo) Hotel Otto Neighborhood Guide, Berlin, Germany (Arrivedo) Boutique Hotel i31 Berlin Mitte Neighborhood Guide, Berlin, Germany (Arrivedo) 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, Read More...

Cultural Journals

Published Articles in Romanian

Published Articles in Romanian In jurul lacului Ohrid, Macedonia (II) (LiterNet) In jurul lacului Ohrid, Macedonia (I) (LiterNet) Manastiri si bazare prin estul Macedoniei (II) (LiterNet) Manastiri si bazare prin estul Macedoniei (I) (LiterNet) Capitala Balcanica Skopje si zona Mavrovo, Macedonia (II) (LiterNet) Capitala Balcanica Skopje si zona Mavrovo, Macedonia (I) (LiterNet) Insule Grecești - Samothraki (LiterNet) Insule Grecești - Lemnos (LiterNet) Insule Grecești - Thassos (LiterNet) 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 Read More...

Guesthouse Reviews

Dana Tower Hotel, Dana Village, Jordan

Dana Tower Hotel - with Nabil Nawafleh on the terrace of the hotelDana Tower Hotel - Dana Reserve and Village Dana Tower Hotel. Situated on the very edge of the Great Rift Valley, Dana is considered Jordan's largest nature reserve. Dana is on the major migratory routes between Asia, Europe, and Africa. Thus, it is the quintessence of flora and fauna species from all the three major continents. Intricate cliffs and canyons of sand, limestone, and granite strangely cut by the winds create a nearly moonlike landscape. Acacia trees twisted by drought appear Read More...

Etno House Shancheva - Kratovo, Macedonia

Etno House Shancheva - with Stevce Donevski in front of his guesthouse from KratovoEtno House Shancheva - Kratovo town Etno House Shancheva. Kratovo was a major mining center in the Macedonian part of the Ottoman Empire. For this reason, Saxon settlers came here during the Middle Ages. Moreover, Kratovo is also known as the town of towers and bridges. The town developed in the crater of a former extinct volcano. Nowadays, it's still interspersed with defense towers and old bridges between steep valleys and different neighborhoods (Catholic, Orthodox, Muslim, and Jewish). Only six of the Read More...

Travel Interviews

Interview with Lena from the Social Travel Experiment

Lena from the Social Travel ExperimentLena is an IT consultant who has been living in Tokyo for almost 3 years now, although she was born and raised in Bavaria, Germany. She speaks Japanese very well after seven years of learning the language in university and, of course, while living in Japan. She enjoys reading fantasy books, self-help stuff, or educational books. Occasionally, she does yoga, likes baking cookies, and explores local neighborhoods of Tokyo and its surrounding cities. Lena calls herself ‘shy’, but she loves Read More...

Travel Style Interviews - Guest Post Guidelines

Skopje (new, modern town) - statues in front of the Holocaust MuseumTravel Style Interviews  About Travel Style Interviews. Travelling long term has shown me how different people are in their way of traveling. Each of us has a different style of traveling for certain reasons. At the beginning, I didn’t know how I wanted to travel; for a long time, I hosted people on CouchSurfing (and I still do it from time to time), because I thought that I’d learn from them how to travel. When they told me how they travel, Read More...

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