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Posts Tagged ‘pilgrimage’

National Holidays: Experiential Travel at Its Best

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 4 July 2012

The (northern hemisphere) summer holiday season is now well and truly upon us, complete with major celebrations. Independent travellers with a particular penchant for direct, deep and engaging discovery – something sometimes called experiential travel – of new lands and cultures often wrap their travel plans around these happenings. Here are some of our favourites.

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Photo of the Week: The View From Mount Sinai, Dahab, Egypt

  • Eric Monkaba (Photo) Gunyah (Text)
  • 6 May 2012

Standing on top of Mt. Sinai, a trekking guide looks over the St. Katherine’s Protectorate, situated about a two hours’ drive from Dahab, Egypt. He is a member of the Jabaelya tribe, one of the seven tribes of the South Sinai region. This unique tribe is a mixture of Arab and Eastern European blood, descending from the soldiers of Emperor Justinian, who he brought to guard the Monastery of St. Katherine.

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The Inside Word on… Medjugorje, Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Zana R-Bilal
  • 13 April 2012

The biggest treat in Medjugorje is the peaceful time for prayer in such inspired surroundings. Just walk through the fields to the Blue Cross or Apparition Hill. If you stay longer, take time to be a part of Medjugorje’s local community. Meet the families while attending Holy Mass, stop for casual conversation with locals or simply take your quiet time and space for personal reflection.

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Finding Peace on the Sacred Grounds of Wat Phou, Laos

  • Kamran Marwah
  • 9 December 2011

Nestled in the foothills of the Phu Pasak mountain range of southern Laos, the ancient ruins of Wat Phou, a UNESCO-listed World Heritage site, have a special atmosphere to them, inspiring serenity and bliss in those who walk the sacred grounds. In addition to the site’s clear historical appeal, a trip to the ruins is essential for anyone with spiritual inclinations: the calm surroundings, the inherent mysticism and few visitors make it a great place to meditate.

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Photo of the Week: Evening Aarti Ceremony at Dasaswamedh Ghat, Varanasi, India

  • Yogita Ranapaheli (Photo and Text)
  • 26 June 2011

The picture here is of an evening Aarti performance at Dasaswamedh Ghat in Varanasi, India. While many ghats performs this grand prayer ceremony, the one held at Dasaswamedh Ghat is one of the largest and best known. Here, five young, extremely talented Hindu priests preform the highly choreographed ritual with super agility and dexterity.

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Photo of the Week: Apparition Hill, Medjugorje, Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Mate T. Vasilj (Photo) Marjana Drmic (Text)
  • 17 April 2011

The Hill of Podbrdo of Medjugorje, Bosnia and Herzegovina is Our Lady first appeared to six children back in 1981. Since then, millions of pilgrims have, in a special way, encountered Our Lady for themselves when climbing the hill. Ever since the first days of the events, Podbrdo has been known as Apparition Hill.

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The Holy City of Varanasi, India: whl.travel’s Newest Destination

  • whl.travel
  • 13 April 2011

THIS ARTICLE IS AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH AND HINDI. India’s ancient and spiritual city of Varanasi, also known as Benares, is located at the heart of the Ganges Valley. Believed to have been founded by the Hindu deity Lord Shiva around 5,000 years ago (making it one of the oldest cities in the world), Varanasi is regarded as holy to Jains and Buddhists, and perhaps the most important pilgrimage site for Hindus, who visit it from all over the world. Now you can book Varanasi hotels and tours through whl.travel.

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Photo of the Week: Krishna Mandir on Krishna Janmashtami, Patan, Nepal

  • Navin M. Shrestha (Photo and Text)
  • 27 February 2011

Captured in this photo are two monuments inside the Durbar Square of Patan – one of the seven UNESCO-listed Word Heritage Sites in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal. The monument on the left is the famous temple of Lord Krisha (Krishna Mandir) and that on the right is a temple of Lord Bhairab. The tall pillar in the middle has a statue of Garuda – a mythical bird described in Hindu mythology as a protector of the good ones, and also the ride of Lord Vishnu.

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A Glimpse of the Colourful and Legendary Festivals of Bhutan

  • Vishal Pradhan
  • 26 January 2011

Myth, belief and festivals are some of Bhutan’s most defining characteristics. Excitingly, they all find common expression in the country’s huge and extraordinary religious occasions, powerful celebratory times of elaborate costumes and social get-togethers that combine prayer and fun. Learn a little about Tshechu, the Cave of the Gomphu Kora and the circumambulation at Chorten Kora.

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Top Five Spiritual Travel Destinations

  • WHL Group
  • 10 December 2010

Spiritual travel runs the gamut of transcendental experiences, from traditional religious pilgrimages to yoga retreats and shamanic healing. The global religious travel market generates almost $20 billion per year and is growing fast, however, religious belief is not a prerequisite. An interest in the culture and history of the world’s most mystical places is reason enough to visit our top five picks of spiritual travel destinations.

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