GALLERY: A NORTHERN ESCAPE IN GREENLAND

With a population of 56 186, Greenland is the most sparsely populated country in the world, with locals mainly living along the Fjord-lined coasts or in the capital city, Nuuk. Most locals are descendants of the proto-Inuit (Thule) people, who migrated here from Siberia via the bering strait, although earlier paleo-eskimo people also lived here. Currently, greenland is an autonomous territory of Denmark.

About the photographer

Ishay Govender-Ypma is a freelance travel and culture photojournalist, cookbook and guidebook author. 
Her bylines appear in National Geographic, Saveur, Literary Hub, Roads & Kingdoms, Marie Claire, Food 52 and many other…
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GALLERY: A NORTHERN ESCAPE IN GREENLAND

How the Little Mermaid become a symbol of Denmark

Sitting on a bed of rocks surrounded by people from virtually every corner, The Little Mermaid is an iconic spectacle in Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, Scandinavia’s smallest nation and oldest kingdom.

During the summer months, hundreds – if not thousands – flock around this statue, which has graced the Langelinie harbour for more than 100 years.

What attracts tourists to it? It’s not only the focus of a well-known ballet performance or the most popular Disney animated movie. One of the most interesting twists to the plot is that the author of this popular fairytale is a Dane.

The fairytale was first…
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How the Little Mermaid become a symbol of Denmark

Denmark ranks highest on list of countries with best quality of life

The 2017 Social Progress Index report, an aggregate index that measures a country’s social progress in areas of Basic Human Needs, Foundations of Wellbeing and Opportunity through 50 social and environmental indicators, has found that Denmark ranked the highest among countries that boast the best quality of life.

The Scandinavian country, which borders Germany and is home to 5,7 million citizens, is among 128 countries measured by the Social Progress Imperative through a scoring system. Denmark scored 90.57/100 points, earning its  spot at the top of the list.

On its objective, the organisation states: “Our aim is to measure the outcomes that matter to the…
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Denmark ranks highest on list of countries with best quality of life

The 10 Most Liberal Countries in 2017

International relocations experts, MoveHub, has compiled a list of the world’s most liberal countries in 2017. The report was put together with data from the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2016, the 2016 Social Progress Index report and Yale’s Environmental Performance Index 2016.

The report takes into consideration factors such as minority rights, gender equality, environmental quality and the safety of all. Ranked the countries that made the list on scale of 1, being the most liberal, to 120, being the least liberal.

According to the report, Iceland is considered the most liberal country in the world, followed by…
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The 10 Most Liberal Countries in 2017

The Most Powerful Passports

It is said that around 450 BCE, the first document that served a similar purpose as a passport was issued to one of King Artaxerxes I of Persia’s officials, where in it, he requested “the governors beyond the river” grant his servant safe passage as he traveled through Judea. Today, the passport is a necessary means of travel to enter a possible 218 countries around the world, be it for work or leisure as the globe grows more accessible.

Not all passports are made equal, however. Citizens of some countries have access to more countries than others, without having to…
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The Most Powerful Passports

Globetrotting 101

Langham NYC

The world’s hottest travel spaces and places…

Langham Place, New York City

Right on Fifth Ave is where Langham Place strikingly takes over the city. Their latest sophisticated dining experience includes a weekend brunch with the luxury comfort cuisine of Chef David Vandenabeele. Be sure to order a cocktail and have the shades lifted for perfect people-watching views.

Paradise Beach Nevis, St Kitts & Nevis

The “Queen of the Caribees” revels in wellness. The options at Paradise Beach are endless: intensive spa time, the usual water activities, horse-riding, cricket, hiking to Mount Nevis past coco trees and…
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