Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Amazing Lunas France

Lunas, Avene, Brenas, Ceilhes et Rocozels, Dio et Valquieres and Joncels are small but pretty villages in the area known as the 'Pays des Monts et des Sources', 'Land of Mountains and Springs'.
Take a drive through this pretty countryside and stop to discover the pretty villages tucked away in this peaceful area of the Herault department in Languedoc Roussillon.



For a quiet day away from the coast or the vibrant city of Montpellier explore some of the less well known countryside of the Languedoc Roussillon region. Driving through the pretty countryside of hills and rivers is a pleasure.




Discover Lunas

One of the biggest of the villages Lunas has a pretty setting on the edge of the River Gravezon. Attractive stone terrassed houses and the chateaux de Lunas with its attractive square turrets line the river bank. (See main photo above).
Visit the tourist office next to the Church of Saint Pancrace and pick up a leaflet which can guide you through the main sights of Lunas.


Take a look at the  a frieze sculpted with human and animal heads of the Saint Pancrace church in the village. On the edge of the village is an older church, the Chapel of Saint George which is the oldest building in the village.
The original chateau, which sat above the village, was burned down in 1627 and later rebuilt next to the river in 1641.This is now a restaurant allowing you to admire the castle at the same time as enjoying a pleasant lunch or dinner.


The houses of the village tend to have a ground floor which was originally used for animals. The next floor was for living in and therefore has windows and the most decorative parts of the facade. Above this was a storage area. On the eaves of the roofs look for the 'genoises', these are rows of tiles which divert the rain and the more rows there are the richer was the owner!
 #lunas #france #myamazingearth #avene


Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Bhutan, the mountain kingdom

In the tiny Himalayan nation of Bhutan, happiness is designated by law. In the 1970s Bhutan embraced an official policy of "Gross National Happiness." Barry Petersen takes us to a land very much engaged in one pursuit above all others: the pursuit of happiness.


Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Gibraltar Vacation Travel Guide


Although it covers less than 3 square miles, Gibraltar’s strategic location has made it one of the most fought over places in Europe. For centuries, it has withstood political manoeuvring, sieges and battles and today, with its red call boxes, Union Jacks and high street shops, Gibraltar staunchly stands as a small pocket of England in the heart of the Mediterranean.


Thursday, July 5, 2018

Explore 'Battleship Island,' Japan's Decaying Ghost Town | One Strange Rock



On Hashima Island, a 16-acre patch of land off the southern coast of Japan, grass and vines and flowers flourish as concrete and steel wither. Once one of the most densely populated areas in the world, it’s been uninhabited since the mid-1970s. Now, a team of scientists are trying to save it.


Sunday, July 1, 2018

The Beautiful Game: 14 Days, 14 Countries, 4 Champions, Millions of Fans, 1 Ball (World Cup 2018)

Over the span of 14 days, the Beautiful Destinations team visited 14 different countries to create this video. The goal of "The Beautiful Game" was to use travel and positivity to tell an inspiring story about the FIFA World Cup as the ball made its inaugural journey to Russia. The World Cup fuels passion, positivity, and pride like no other sporting event. These are all values that Beautiful Destinations strongly supports as we strive, day after day, to inspire the world through the power of travel. Along the way, we had some help from a few very special people.



Wednesday, June 27, 2018

James Corden heads to Liverpool for a special day with Paul McCartney



James Corden heads to Liverpool for a special day with Paul McCartney spent exploring the city of Paul's youth, visiting his childhood home where he wrote music with John Lennon, performing songs in a local pub and of course driving around singing a few of Paul's biggest hits. Pre-order Paul McCartney's new album Egypt Station and download his two new songs “Come On To Me” and “I Don’t Know”


Monday, February 12, 2018

World's First Drone Base Jump: Daily Planet



This is one of our favourite Adrenaline Junkies moments from this year- the world’s first drone base jump completed by skydiver Ingus Augstkalns!


Huma Island Palawan Philippines


Huma Island Resort & Spa in Palawan, Philippines

Making Way for Meaningful Connections

Get swept away by the unspoilt beauty of Huma Island Resort & Spa – a tucked-away destination in the northern part of Palawan, Philippines. This private holiday retreat in Busuanga charms travellers who seek adventure, romance, and a blissful escape from the ordinary.

Cradled in one of Southeast Asia’s last frontiers, Huma Island Palawan is surrounded by islets and blessed with abundant marine life, scenic beaches, and natural greenery. This exclusive hideaway features 81 villas and suites, 6 dining venues, an over-water spa complex, and a slew of recreational facilities.

A personalized experience of exploration and discovery awaits at Huma Island Resort & Spa. Come and create meaningful connections in a place that sets you right at the forefront of nature’s grandeur. #humaisland #palawan #philippines



 

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