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Maneki-Neko: the cats of good luck

Maneki-Neko: the cats of good luck

Maneki-neko (招き猫), a Japanese kitty with the paw rised, has gained huge popularity in Western culture over the past few years - you can find on the shelves of the bazaars or even starring advertisement for a drink - but its true meaning and origin is still unknown to many people.
Bp_mediateca News. MEDIATHEQUE
Have you planned on visiting Asia? Casa Asia's Media Library offers these Travel Kits

Have you planned on visiting Asia? Casa Asia's Media Library offers these Travel Kits

The moment of the year when it starts to get warm, windows are completely open, terraces are full of people and sandals are everywhere you look, which shows us that summer is almost year and like every year, the Media Library publishes travel kits.

 

Bp_viajes News. TRAVEL
El misteri dels vaixells desapareguts a la costa d'Indonèsia

El misteri dels vaixells desapareguts a la costa d'Indonèsia

L'estranya desaparició de diversos vaixells de guerra holandesos ha despertat curiositat d'investigadors i historiadors, el que els ha portat a posar en marxa una investigació internacional per a desxifrar el misteri d'aquests vaixells enfonsats durant la II Guerra Mundial a la costa de Java, Indonèsia.
Bp_casa_asia News. CASA ASIA
The mysterious underwater "temple" of Yonaguni

The mysterious underwater "temple" of Yonaguni

At the far south of Japan we find the Rykuku islands where happens to exist a rock formation that has been nearly three decades confusing archaeologists due to its enigmatic appearance. Right angles, flat walls, a star-shaped platform and even what seem two columns raise a question about if there ever was a human hand shaping the walls of the Yonaguni monument.

 

Bp_viajes News. TRAVEL
Fira de camells de Pushkar, comerç i misticisme sota el sol del desert

Fira de camells de Pushkar, comerç i misticisme sota el sol del desert

La fira de camells de Pushkar, al Rajasthan (Índia) congrega milers de persones cada any a la recerca de camells i bestiar, però sobretot per als seus participants és una oportunitat d'acostar-se la divinitat a través d'oracions, càntics i cerimònies. La trobada, anomenat Pushkar Mela en hindú, és un espectacle per a tots els sentits: entre la gentada apareixen equilibristes, faquirs, competicions de lluita lliure, danses tradicionals, tornejos de kabaddi, acròbates, còmics o encantadors de serps. Cada any, del 20 al 28 de novembre, masses vingudes dels llocs més recòndits del desert i del país se sumen a caravana per poder gaudir d'una experiència més propera a la mística que al comerç.

 

Bp_casa_asia News. CASA ASIA
Impressions on South Korea

Impressions on South Korea

I met Carlos Catalán while studying journalism at the Autònoma de Barcelona University. He enrolled in a Korean language course to obtain free-choice credits  When his teacher offered a grant to travel to spend 2011's January learning the language at the Pukyong University, in the city of Busan, he accepted quickly even if that meant not taking most of the exams. When he returned to Spain to finish his tudies, he didn't wait long to travel back to Korea. He currently lives in Busan working as a Spanish teacher, the following are his impressions on the country that hosts him:

 

Bp_viajes News. TRAVEL
The Great Khumb Mela Festival, the devotion of 100 million pilgrims

The Great Khumb Mela Festival, the devotion of 100 million pilgrims

The Indian city of Allahabad has already finished the preparations to host the biggest pilgrimage in the entire world, the Kumbh Mela Festival or 55-day Maha. It is estimated that around 80 and 100 million pilgrims will arrive at the city. That would be the double of the entire population of Spain. The main reason is the creation of the universe according to the Hindu religion just at the convergence between the three sacred Indian rivers: The Ganges, the Sarasuati and the Yamuna, where Allahabad is located.

 

Bp_viajes News. TRAVEL
Joy under Sakura flowers: the festival of Hanami

Joy under Sakura flowers: the festival of Hanami

Observe and admire the beauty of the flowers. Just as nice as spring brings with it the good weather making the cherry (Sakura) blossom, from south to north to the islands of Japan since March in the islands of Okinawa to May in the island of Hokkaido.
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The Mekong, mother of water

The Mekong, mother of water

From Tibet flowing into Vietnam, going through the border between Laos with Thailand and Cambodia, 2.702 miles of water circulate timeless, being mute witnesses of old temples, wars and the birth of great civilizations. The Mekong River is the sixth longest river in the whole Asia and it is so plentiful that allows navigation and the cultivation of extensive rice paddy fields, that is why it's name means "mother of water" to Laotians and Cambodians, who have located their capitals at its shore.

Bp_casa_asia News. CASA ASIA
The Gobi, a frontier of sand

The Gobi, a frontier of sand

It forms more has a 30% of the Mongolian surface and together with the Himalaya mountain range it creates a nearly impregnable border with China. Gobi means desert in Mongolian and it is precisely the vastest in the whole Asian continent. Still today it is surprising for being a strange ecosystem for its animal diversity, its unusual combination of steppe with sand and gravel, the variety of dinosaur fossils it holds and the mysteries that surround it.




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