Travel in Denmark to the land of the Vikings

Denmark offers a unforgettable trip for those who love art, gastronomy and nature. The Nordic country is made up of 406 islands. Denmark is in fact made up of an outstretched tongue of land with Jutland, a smaller island called Funen, followed by Sjaelland, where, however, is the capital Copenhagen. Jutland, Funen and Sjaelland are connected together through two bridges, very impressive and suggestive to cross!

One of my last adventures was a trip to the Danish capital, Copenhagen, a hygge, hippy and happy city, a place that offers warmth and intimacy as well as a strong sense of freedom, a dip in European culture and at the same time a way to rediscover the child within us and in short is a mix of different and exciting stimuli.

Let's be clear, I have visited Copenhagen 3 times already and I was able to discover many of the beauties that the Danish capital hides, at different times of the year and during new and exciting wanderings every time. Denmark, however, has much more to…

Travel in Mexico to the land of the Maya

Mexico embodies a spicy and fiery passion for la vida, a bit as her chiles, jalapeños and tequila. This spirit is found everywhere, in art, music, history and culture, but also in the way Mexicans enjoy a sense of everyday life. Being contaminated by their wonderful way of being and to discover the attractions of the country is an experience not to be missed, one of those that cannot be missed in the list of winners of globetrotters.

It's difficult to decide to book a trip to Mexico and then not be fascinated, with an amazing feeling and a unique experience that is hard to describe. Yes we are talking about the places, the wonderful sunny beaches, the warm friendly people as also of the cultural wealth and the well known historical aura surrounding this land is to be discovered.

We are of course referring to the Maya and the Aztecs, two populations that have really left their mark permanently in our human history. For completeness sake we will say that the first inhabitants of Me…

The Culture, Art and Rituals of Ugadi

Ugadi, Yugadi or Samvatsarādi, in the state of Andhra Pradesh and parts of Karnataka is the day of the lunar New Year. The inhabitants of Maharashtra, on the same day, celebrate it under the name of Gudi Padwa. Ugadi corresponds to the beginning of spring. Ugadi marks the first day of the new year and according to it, the Shaka Samvat begins with the month of chaitra, in late March or April.

The word Ugadi means the beginning of a new era. The exact date is celebrated on a different day every year because the Shalivahana Samvat calendar is a lunisolar calendar. In India they are used two lunar-solar calendars, the Vikram Samvat, begun by Emperor Vikramaditya and Salivahana Samvat, initiated by Shalivahana, king of Saci. While in the Vikrama calendar each month begins with the dark phase of the moon followed by the bright half, in Shalivahana the opposite occurs. The day of Ugadi is considered sacred and auspicious.

Ugadi is therefore the first day after the dark moon, after the new …

The Kailash Manasarovar Yatra

Kailash Mansarovar located in the autonomous region of Tibet in China can be visited from Kathmandu through Lhasa. A private vehicle can be hired in Lhasa or Kathmandu. The asphalted road passes through the uneven terrain of Tibet, making it easier to traverse the valley. However, you can consider trekking during certain parts of the trip as well.

Mount Kailash or Kailasa Parvata known as the abode of the Shiva, which in Tibetan is called Khang Rinpoche is a mountain belonging to Gangdise mountains and is situated at 6,638 m which is a part of the Trans-Himalayas in Tibet, not far from two large lakes, the Manasarovar and Rakshas Tal. Devotees believe that walking to Kailash by foot brings good fortune.

It is an important source of some of the longest rivers in South Asia like the Indus River, Sutlej River, Brahmaputra River, called Yarlung Zangbo in Tibet and Karnali or Ghaghara in India, a tributary of the Ganges. Considered holy by followers of different religions like Hinduism, …

Gudi Padwa

Gudi Padwa is celebrated on the first day of the month of Chaitra Shukla Padyami, and is celebrated as New Year's Day by the Maharashtrians. This is also the first day of the Marathi calendar. This holiday supposedly marks the beginning of Vasant or spring. According to the Gregorian calendar this would fall towards the end of March and the beginning of April.

This is one of the days in the lunar calendar, which is considered auspicious. While the people of Maharashtra use the term Gudi Padwa for this festival, the people of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka observe the same day as Ugadi. The Sindhi festival of Cheti Chand is celebrated on the same day.

This is a season of the year when the rays of the sun increase in intensity, going from temperate to hot. The crops are sowed, while mangoes, once again fill the trees. The smell of the fruit permeates the air. The trees and shrubs bloom. Everything is fresh and new. It looks and smells like spring.

Since prehistoric times, the celebr…

The Nine Nights of Chaitra Navratri

In scriptures are mentioned two parts of Navratri with the first, which takes place in spring, so it is also known as Vasant Navaratri. In some regions the nine days are dedicated to the worship of Lord Rama and then it is customary to attend the reading of the Ramayana and the theater of the epic.

Chaitra Navratri concludes with Ram Navami or Basanti Puja and is observed from the first to the ninth day during shukla paksha (waxing phase of moon) of the month of Chaitra (March-April) according to the traditional lunar calendar. The ninth day is celebrated as Ram Navami also called Ram Navratri.

Popular belief has it that Durga was worshiped in Navratri during the month of Chaitra, which was known as Basanti Puja. But Rama invoked Durga in the month of Ashwin (September-October) to get her blessing in the fight against Ravana. For this the celebrations of Durga Puja and Navratri have been moved from Chaitra to the month of Ashwin.

Today, Ram Navratri is observed mainly in North India…

Travel in Las Vegas

The departure to Las Vegas, the city that never sleeps, the capital of entertainment, shopping and gambling, start from the JFK International Airport in New York and then moving to the second terminal for the flight to Las Vegas. We take a taxi ride to the hotel with large rooms with every comfort, soundproof glass window, overlooking the city, and ultimately was a good choice.

We decide to leave immediately to the assault of this sprawling city, right from Bellagio, which is a quiet and secluded location, yet only a few steps away from the great animation. We decide to go to the Downtown, in the heart of the old LV. Fremont street is the pedestrianized artery where there is the history of the city's first casino.

Despite being only late morning, the area is already crowded with tourists who are intrigued by the many attractions, from the sellers to the impersonator of famous artists who pose for a photo at a cost of a few dollars. It was, and is still a mecca for gamblers. Las …