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Alberto Turkstra is a Central Asia expert and Project Manager at the Brussels-based Diplomatic World Institute, the sister organisation of Diplomatic World magazine. Previously, he worked at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Development Cooperation as Blue Book trainee and as cooperation officer for Turkmenistan, as well as at the European Institute for Asian Studies as junior researcher and later as programme coordinator.

17 March 2022

Why Medeu and Shymbulak are Kazakhstan’s winter wonderland

Just a 45-minute drive from downtown Almaty, on the southern outskirts of Kazakhstan’s cultural and business hub, the Medeu skating rink (at 1,691 metres, the highest […]
17 December 2021

The most famous Christmas trees around the world

There is nothing quite like strolling through a nicely decorated city during the Christmas time – it take so to a magical place, a bit of […]
7 December 2021

Top 3 skiing resorts in Slovenia

There are many ways to enjoy the winter time and snow – from to being very active and having fun with all kinds of winter sports, […]
3 December 2021

5 cool ice hotels

Despite the cold weather that winter brings, it certainly has a beautiful side. Glistening white layers of snow and frosted icicles make for wonderful scenery, and […]
22 November 2021

Why should you visit Paris this winter? The Jardin des Plantes tells you why

Oh, Paris. There’s certainly a lot to say about the City of Lights, the City of Love, the one that makes every single one of us […]
17 November 2021

Warmest places to visit in Europe this winter

If you missed the summer vacation and have no ideas where to go during the winter break, maybe you can enjoy the sun elsewhere. Yes, even […]
12 November 2021

5 new winter holidays for skiers

Like all of the travel industry, skiing and snowboarding destinations have suffered the consequences of the pandemic, starting from the end of 2019 and into the […]
8 November 2021

3 US National Parks to visit in winter

Each summer, US National Parks attract millions of visitors in search of the unique combination of nature and warm temperatures. But these warm-season travelers are missing […]
4 November 2021

Where is hot in December?

If you’re looking for some warm places to go on your winter break, this list includes the best destinations to soak up some December sunshine.  1. […]
3 November 2021

What it’s like to learn how to ski with 23 years-old

As far as skiing goes, there are two very clear groups in society. Those whose parents are skiing freaks and put them on the slopes from […]
1 February 2021

10 Places to visit in Winter in Asia

Winter does not occur at the same time for everyone around the world, for example in Asia in December, some places can have heavy rainfall, like […]
29 January 2021

Serra da Estrela: The mountain that touches the sky

Embroidered between enchanted valleys, viewpoints and strange rock formations, Serra da Estrela in Portugal offers nature in its purest state. From waterfalls and idyllic river beaches, […]
27 January 2021

Fjällnas – A Swedish winter wonderland

Sweden has a lot of hidden and not so hidden gems. No wonder, as the country is 1574km long, compared to Germany, which is 857km long. […]
15 January 2021

8 best places to go skiing in Belgium

If you live in Belgium and love to do winter sports or skiing, there’s no need to go to France or Switzerland, or to any other […]
15 January 2021

10 Ski Resorts you should visit in 2021

We all know that winters, at least in some parts of the world, are synonymous with snow… a lot of snow. And a lot of snow […]
10 December 2020

Back on the Piste: Europe’s Prettiest Ski Resorts

Dreaming of the day you can ski again? I’m here to torture you with temptation but believe me, this is an article I never thought I’d […]
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