In 1873, Jules Verne published his most famous novel Around the World In Eighty Days. The fantastic adventure of Phileas Fogg and Passepartout around the world has inspired many real travellers. I, fact, since the book has been published, many have tried to beat Verne's fictional circumnavigation, including several charity organisations and athletes!
But, as inspiring as this is, modern travellers are now looking for a different kind of adventure. From travelling without money around the world to travelling with imposed transportation restriction, everyone has brought new rules to a challenge that is now 145-year-old. But what is travel without fashion, without enjoying the magic of the colors and materials available around you? Fashion is, ultimately, the quickest cultural insight you can get into a new country. Here's a little deep into the world of colors:
#1. Fall in love with the ochres and yellows of Marrakech
Marrakech, the former imperial city of western Morocco, is home to a medieval city dating back to the Berber Empire with streets and alleys thriving with exotic souks. There, you can find beautiful pottery, traditional textiles, and jewelry, painting a glorious landscape of its past. Warm shades of ochre and yellow, if there was only one color palette for this impressive town, animate the city, and it's no wonder why: Marrakech is foremost and above all sunny. And that's why, when you visit this fantastic town, the most impressive of the former imperial cities in the Kingdom of Morocco, you can't help but feel as if you were a child of the sun. It's fair to say that the warmth of the Moroccan cuisine with its spices, oranges, and lemons, and golden couscous also serves as a reminder of its sunny Mediterranean climate.
#2. Vibrant pinks and rich purples of Malaysia
Every year, the annual Colors of Malaysia festival showcases everything that this vibrant and culturally rich country has to offer. For tourists, it's the perfect occasion to discover the richness and diversity of Malaysia's 13 states. The festivities take place every May - dates to be released soon by the local tourist office - in Kuala Lumpur, the capital city. If you want to make the most of this event, it's best to stay tuned and check the Malaysia property news and rentals to prepare your stay as early as possible; hotels will be fully booked for this! Of course, you'll notice a myriad of colors, and it will be hard to focus at first. Soon you'll see the difference that Malaysia brings to the world through a rainbow of fruits; including the purple mangosteen which you might not have seen before, and the pink orchids.
#3. The extravagant dark greens of the Black Forest
If you've never been to Germany, skip the Berlin tour to head down to a southeast region called Schwarzwald, a.k.a. The Black Forest. Contrary to what the name implies, the Black Forest is in fact green. With Freiburg-im-Breisgau - the sunniest city in Germany - as a starting point, you can explore the diversity of greens in the region. Indeed, Freiburg has long been an environmentally-friendly city, encouraged by its breathtaking surroundings. Located at the edge of the forest and the bottom of a valley, the town has grown in its natural setting since the Medieval times.
#4. The blue and white stripes in Brittany
Brittany is the place to see if you want an excuse to wear your best Breton stripe top. Dark blue and white, or even black and white stripes are not only a fashion statement. They are the colors of Brittany, the depth of the ocean against the dark sky, only separated by a thin line of clouds. It won't take long for you to see the world in black and white - or navy and white - when you visit some of the most typical towns in the region. Locronan, one of the most beautiful villages in France, is an old pilgrimage site that feels like a step back in time with its granite houses and its blue windows.
#5. The vibrant oranges and reds of India
Last, but not least, India, the country of thousands cultures and visages. India is a vast and culturally rich country, but you'll notice that people share a love of vibrant colors, through their clothes and their cuisine. Red, especially, the color of purity, is a favorite for bridal garments. You'll also see many orange hues, from the dark saffron, which represents the sacral chakra in Hindu texts.
Red dress in India
If traveling is just too difficult for now, why not decline your travel through colors? From yellow to red, the world is your catwalk. Visit places that have not only a lot to teach us, but also that can forever change your eye for fashion statements.