Tribal gathetings and best destinations in the world? More commonly known as Easter Vortex, this 3-day experience takes place over Easter weekend and is hosted by the Vortex Parallel Universe crew. Respect Festival emerged 12 years ago, hosting almost 20 events during this time to raise awareness of nature, mutual respect and bringing together everyone for an event of music, visuals, performances and scenic arts. Set deep in the rolling hills of Leicestershire at the heart of rural England, Noisily has quickly risen to the tops and become a popular festival psytrance fans across the UK. Last year the festival sold out quickly, so we urge you to grab tickets if you are interested.
Lake Atitlan was described by Aldous Huxley as the most beautiful lake in the world. Situated in the Guatemalan highlands, the lake is a stunning exhibition of natural splendor. The portal to Lake Atitlan, the city of Pananajachel, is also a portal to an indigenous world of the Mayans and other ancient peoples. It is a beautiful area, with many tourist attractions, opportunities for exploration, scuba diving and learning Spanish.
There are 431 steps leading up to 10,000 Buddhas Monastery. They’re lined with life-size, gilded Buddha statues, each entirely distinct from the next. At the top, at the complex itself (also known as Man Fat Sze), another 12,000 golden statues will great you, as well as pavilions and a pagoda. Oh, and the panorama of Sha Tin and its mountainous surrounds. In a nutshell: it’s all very, very scenic and Insta-worthy. See also: 10 Buddhas to look out for at the Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery.
Tower of Trongsa Museum: This museum of the Trongsa region is located in the tower above the dzong. On five storeys, the tower houses a brilliant collection of Buddhist art, royal memorabilia and other items. You can drive up here or walk up from the town up one of the curving staircases of the two charming chapel towers. There are amazing, wide, sweeping views to be enjoyed from the rooftop of the tower. Find extra information on http://tribalreunion.com/festival/psy-fi-festival/.
We’re big fans of conscious festivals here at OTIJ. We know they can’t be perfect and some valid criticisms have been made. However, at their best they can provide us with a glimpse of what life on Earth could be like if all humans were in touch with their humanity. Conscious festivals foster a creative and collaborative atmosphere of caring, sharing, openness and kindness. For that reason, they can be can be magical, transformative and often life-changing experiences for many of those who attend.
Portugal is a brilliant country to visit for a number of reasons. If you are planning a sailing holiday, then Portugal becomes even more desirable. This country has a stunning coastline and some world-class islands. With a rich history, delicious food, and plenty of historic sites. Portugal is always a good idea. Some top cruising destinations in Portugal include Madeira (one of Europe’s best islands) and Lisbon (the capital city). Between these, there are many other worthy places to visit.
This golden-stoned adobe kasbah (fortress) thrusts dramatically out of the earth amid scenery that wows all who visit. It’s a fairy-tale place, and unsurprisingly the orange-hued turrets and curvy lanes inside have become a favorite film location for Hollywood due to the surreal beauty of the place. You can even sleep within the kasbah if you want the full Ait Ben Haddou experience, though those who like their creature comforts should be aware that there’s no electricity within the fortress itself. If you’re heading out into Morocco’s inland regions, it should definitely be on your must-visit list. Try to come in the early morning or later in the afternoon, as the tour bus crowds descend from around 10am to 2pm. Find extra information on here.