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Artisans Angkor

English: ARTISANS ANGKOR Empowering people with their own means of raising their quality of life is a sustainable form of development. When an enterprise does that and also revives ancient crafts and skills it becomes a transformative process that dignifies local culture and contributes to a much more diversified and interesting ‘global village’. Learn and get inspired with Artisans Angkor. Stone sculptors, weavers, silk painters, woodcarvers, silversmiths… meeting these Cambodian artisans completes the full experience of a visit to Cambodia’s World Heritage Angkor complex. It’s Khmer culture alive in the 21st century. These Cambodian artisans prove that is possible to be ancient in a modern world.   Português: ARTISANS ANGKOR Potencializar pessoas com meios próprios para elevar a sua qualidade de vida é uma forma de desenvolvimento sustentável. Quando um empreendimento alcança esse resultado e ao mesmo tempo revitaliza competências artísticas e artesanais antigas torna-se num processo transformativo que contribui para uma ‘aldeia global’ muito mais diversificada e interessante. Aprenda e inspire-se com Artisans Angkor. Escultores da pedra, tecelões, pintores da seda, entalhadores de madeira, …

Peking Duck / Pato à Pequim

English: PEKING DUCK The Peking Duck takes careful preparation, cooking and handling. Traditionally is carved in front of the diners and served with steamed pancakes, spring onions, sweet bean sauce and cucumber sticks. The crispy flavoursome skin dipped in sugar and garlic sauce takes the experience to new heights and the succulent meat and fat is so tender that it feels like it melts in the mouth. In this Peking Duck specialty restaurant in Beijing, China, the traditional craft of preparing, cooking and serving this iconic dish started in 1864 during the Qing Dynasty. Like many things in China this operation is enormous, but heritage is not compromised with each stage carefully choreographed to recreate accurately the traditional way. Judging by the satiated faces and glances of adulation in the dining room, from a full house of local pekinese, this is the way Peking Duck is meant to be.   Português: PATO À PEQUIM O Pato à Pequim requer um processo cuidadoso de preparação, cozedura e manejo. É tradicionalmente trinchado em frente dos clientes e …

Bretagne

English: BRETAGNE (Brittany) During the dark ages migrants from Ireland, Wales and southern England brought Breton, a Celtic language, into Brittany in the northwest of France. With the language came other influences still noticeable today in the architecture, people and cuisine. The history of Brittany goes further into the past with megalith sites dating as far back as 4500 BC. Vikings and other ‘visitors’ motivated the construction of fortresses and towns protected by strong walls made of granite. In these towns beautiful gothic cathedrals point high into the sky. Breton traders pioneered fishing expeditions to Newfoundland as early as the 16th century. Fresh fish and seafood are central to the Breton culinary heritage. It’s a memorable experience the savouring of mussels and oysters inside the walls of Saint-Malo. Brittany gave the world sweet filled crêpes and savoury filled Breton galettes made with buckwheat. A quintessential Breton experience in Brittany. Kouign Amann (Photo 1) is a delicious Breton speciality pastry that in its authentic recipe is made with multiple layers of alternating dough, butter and sugar …

Kangding Kids / Crianças de Kangding

English: Han Chinese and Tibetan kids in an end of school celebration in the town of Kangding, in Garzê Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture. The youth of two ancient and distinct cultures and peoples in the crossroads of Old Tibet and China’s Sichuan province. Português: Crianças Han Chinesas e Tibetanas numa celebração do fim do ano letivo na cidade de Kangding, na Região Autônoma Tibetana de Garzê. A juventude de duas culturas e povos milenares distintos, no cruzamento do Velho Tibete e da província Chinesa de Sichuan.  

Growing Site / Sítio em Crescimento

English:   This Anjinho site is slowly growing.  Content coming soon in this Journey section. It all started after the crossing of the former USSR and the sailing of the Scandinavian coast… Português: Este sítio do Anjinho está a crescer aos poucos.  Conteúdo brevemente nesta secção de Viagens.  Tudo começou com a travessia da antiga União Soviética e o velejo pela costa da Escandinávia…