Procession of the Ljelje, Gorjani

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Procession of the Ljelje in the village of Gorjani, near Đakovo, Slavonia, Croatia (8 June 2014). Each year on Whitsun young unmarried women and girls from the village of Gorjani dress in traditional costumes, and following mass go in procession from house to house in the village, singing and dancing for their hosts. The women wear two types of costume – the older participants (known as ‘kraljevi’ or ‘kings’) wear tall, elaborate hats and carry sabres; the younger girls (‘kraljice’ meaning ‘queens’) wear tiaras in their hair. The Procession of the Ljelje was inscribed on the UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2009. © Rudolf Abraham. All rights reserved.
Procession of the Ljelje in the village of Gorjani, near Dakovo, Slavonia, Croatia. © Rudolf Abraham. All rights reserved. Procession of the Ljelje in the village of Gorjani, near Dakovo, Slavonia, Croatia. © Rudolf Abraham. All rights reserved.
Procession of the Ljelje in the village of Gorjani, near Dakovo, Slavonia, Croatia. © Rudolf Abraham. All rights reserved. Procession of the Ljelje in the village of Gorjani, near Dakovo, Slavonia, Croatia. © Rudolf Abraham. All rights reserved.
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Seville & Cordoba

A través del Universo

This weekend I went on a group excursion with my program ISA to the cities of Seville and Cordoba. I loved them both! It was a blast to explore these amazing places and soak up the sunny warm weather. We spent two nights in Seville and saw the Palace and Cathedral, stuffed my face with my friends Jess and Caroline in the best little Italian restaurant, soaked in the city lights along the river, and walked around for hours. We spend Sunday in the windy streets of Cordoba, visiting La Mezquita (the biggest Mosque in the world) and admiring the pretty flower pots hanging off all the walls of the buildings. It was a wonderful weekend. I love the vibe that all of Andalusia has to offer.

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Never Date a Writer (By: Alex Stephens)

Never date a writer because she’ll fictionalize everything. She’ll write about things you have done to her, or things you never did for her. She’ll write about how you never bought her flowers. Not once. She’ll say in well-constructed prose how the whole time you were together, she never came home from a long week to see a vase full of roses, or daises, or anything.
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5 Places to Visit in Milan (via A Taste of Travel)

5 Places to Visit in Milan What to do, where to go in Milan? Milan is the financial and fashion centre of Italy. It can't compete with the historical sites of Rome or Florence, so it is often added to an itinerary on the second or third visit to Italy or as a stop on the way to Lake Como. I'm not sure why this happens. Milan is one of my favourite Italian cities to which I return year after year. Here is my list of the top five places to visit. 1. The Duomo Because of its … Read More

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