The chance to own a house of one’s own is an unreachable dream for many people, especially in cities, but not just in large urban areas. To say good-bye to standardised accommodation may be a necessary first step along with a willingness to reduce living space quite dramatically. From camper vans and mobile homes through small log cabins, cottages and garden houses, even exploring the traditional accommodation of nomads – these and more are inspirational options for owning a home.

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It all started in a very ordinary way – lightning struck siliceous sand, and the result was a fulgurite – a predecessor of today´s glass. That extremely simplified version of glass manufacturing does, however, include the essentials. The process of melting and the subsequent cooling of the enamel does correspond with the original substance. The production of glass is an appealing craft with a process that is worth seeing – check out our photoproject.

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The historic city of Prague is best known for its Baroque style architecture and beer drinking culture. Nicknamed “The city of one hundred spires”, this central Bohemian metropolis has become a popular city break destination among travelers from far and wide. Famous sights include the Mala Strana, Charles Bridge, and perhaps most notably the strikingly picturesque Old Town Square. The Czech capital’s main attractions are barely a stone's throw from one another, and meandering through the narrow cobblestoned streets to each venue is a delight in itself. However, scattered abundantly throughout the city are alternative attractions just waiting to be explored, allowing the more inquisitive tourist to really get under the skin of Prague.

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Are you one of those people who cannot pass by a candy shop without stopping? And what´s more, in the end you go home with a vast variety of colourful sweets? Then you are in the right place. While the exhibition of sweets is simply irresistible, the manufacturing of sweets is a fascinating and satisfying process. Watch these videos to see how different sweets are / or were made.

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Cherry trees in full bloom are truly beautiful. An orchard of cherry trees is beauty multiplied. But in Japan, blooming sakuras are a stunning site for which tourists from different parts of the world don´t hesitate to travel the distances. Do not miss this last opportunity to see the best of sakuras this year. Since Sakuras start blooming even in January, these are some of the last opportunities for this year. For example in Nagano, Fukushima, Fuji Five Lakes and Aomori the blooms are best seen from April 2 till April 22.

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Writing an application can be tedious and it’s important to understand that those which stand out to some organizations, may end up on the rejected pile with others. When it comes to applying for Youth Time events, participants who demonstrate that they have researched the organization and the topics at the International Summer School tend to be successful. Showing passion for the overall theme of the event and knowledge of Youth Time’s mission and philosophy will hold any candidate in good stead. In addition to educating and empowering young leaders, it is also worth remembering that one of Youth Time’s core values is to encourage its members and participants to generate positive social impact within their communities. Below, you will find a few tips on how to ensure your application to the International Summer School in Shanghai gets the green light!

Published in Tips
29/3/2018 - 10:40 am

Valleys Of Flowers

Mountains and glaciers are most commonly visited in the winter, for winter sports. Less well known are the same mountain valleys and meadows at this time of the year. Spring is the time of massive flower blooms, which makes them an irresistable sight, apart from the fact that some of them are only accessible for short periods in the summer due to heavy snowfall in the winter months. Check out our photogallery for the best of them all.

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Easter bread appears in various styles in many countries. It usually is a sweet pastry that complements the festive seasonal atmosphere. While the form can range from a simple loaf to a braided shape (sometimes topped with whole eggs in the form of a nest), the recipe doesn´t vary too much and is so good to eat.

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21/3/2018 - 9:42 am

Adventures on Mountain Roads

While travelling in Uganda, I got into a situation where I really thought that the end was at hand. The road narrowed steadily, hand in hand with the declining quality of the surface, until we reached a point where there was no way even to call it a path. The car precisely fit the width of the path, leaving the minimum leeway to avoid falling off the cliff on one side and scraping the car against the rocks on the other. To add the imaginary icing on top of the cake, the entire stretch was covered with mud, and the fact that we had a 4WD vehicle didn´t help is as much as would have been desired.

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Ubiquitous sun, hot weather, endless beaches, layers upon layers of blue and dazzling sand. For this picture, a majority  would travel pretty long distances. Where are the most virginal beaches mirroring the Biblical paradise? Check out our list.

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