Archive November 2017

Where you can swing over the edge of the Earth

Every morning before the sun rises, 75-year-old Carlos Sánchez says a prayer in his one-room hut, grabs a pair of binoculars and slowly climbs up into a lonely treehouse that leans precariously over the edge of a mountain. From his perch high above the misty folds of the Ecuadorian Andes, Sánchez peers across the emerald valley’s patchwork fields towards the towering 5,023m-tall crater of Tungurahua, a wildly active stratovolcano whose name means ‘throat of fire’ in the local Quechua language. He then scans the deep ravines and twisting chasms that shoot...

How Hiroshima rose from the ashes

On a torrid August day in Hiroshima’s Peace Memorial Park, lotus flowers were blooming in the pond surrounding the Peace Bell. A party of elementary school children in their bright yellow hats lined up to toll the bell; all visitors are welcome to do so, and its hopeful sound regularly booms out across the park. While they waited their turn, the children pointed excitedly at the powder-blue dragonflies darting among the blooms. These flowers have great symbolic importance in Japan. At temples throughout the country you’ll see statues of Buddha seated in a lotus blossom. The way...

Tips for Traveling London on a Budget

London is a world cultural capital with strengths in the arts, commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, healthcare, media, research and development, tourism and transport all contributing to its prominence. This huge megapolis consists of the historical centre, the working-class districts and modern housing developments such as London Eye and The Millennium Dome. Every year million of tourists from all over the world come to this city to visit the worldknown sightseeings and to enjoy the local colour. A trip to one of the most unusual and dynamic cities of the world would meet...

Can Paris become the world’s most visited city?

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Top 10 Travel Destinations for Writers

Writers thrive on inspiration. They need inspiration to get ideas for a new novels, stories and essays. They need inspiration to start writing. They need it for carrying on with the process, too. That’s why many writers travel far from home in search of a muse. New places fill you up with a new kind of vibe. They have the power to spark the creative process of writing. Do you know why writers don’t usually travel to well-known tourist destination? They are looking for something special. They want hard-to-reach natural and architectural wonders. Sometimes they decide to follow the...

6 Travel Myths about the Greek Islands

The history of the Greek Islands dates back thousands of years. The myths and legends associated with the islands are quite fascinating to most travelers and mostly mythology lovers. Some of the oldest legends known worldwide come from Greece. The film industry has embraced some of these legends making the Greek Islands one of those places that no traveler would like to miss visiting. Stories about gods and demigods such as Hercules have become common. Apart from the myths and legends with ancient ruins, the Greek Islands are home to beautiful beaches, great food, and landscape. Greece is...

Israel’s ancient underwater treasure

On an overcast morning in February 2015, Zvika Fayer was scuba diving off the ancient Israeli port town of Caesarea when he saw a glimmer on the sand. He’d gone diving in the area dozens of times before, and loved it for the teeming fish and scattered remains of shipwreck cargo and pottery that he sometimes glimpsed on the ocean floor. Many of Israel’s underwater archaeological zones are open to divers, and Caesarea was one of Fayer’s favourite spots. View image of Caesarea is an ancient port city on Israel’s Mediterranean coast (Credit: Credit: Walter...

5 Of the Most Beautiful Places in America

Given the sheer size of America, it’s no surprise that it’s filled to the brim with landscapes and biomes of all kinds. From stifling heat and dusty deserts in the south, through to icy roads and snow-capped mountains in the north, there’s plenty to do and see. We’ve decided to look into some of the most beautiful places in the whole of this vast country. So grab your passport, take a look at US visa registration, pack a bag and get reading! Here are our five most beautiful places in America. Yosemite National Park, California Yosemite National Park is so much more than just the...

4 Helpful Tips To Keep In Mind When Traveling To Cebu City

So, it appears that you have made the decision to travel to Cebu City. We would like to congratulate you for choosing your destination well. The city of Cebu boasts of a tropical climate and features luscious waters that can truly keep you relaxed and well-entertained. There isn´t a dearth of tourist spots in Cebu. However, there are several things you need to keep in mind if you want your travel to be fun and convenient. Without straying away from the topic any further, here are 4 helpful tips to keep in mind when traveling to Cebu City! Tip 1: Use public transportation We would suggest...

The Polish phrase that will help you through tough times

Words like ‘hygge’ (Danish), ‘gezelligheid’ (Dutch) and ‘lagom’ (Swedish) have become very popular in recent years. But fans of these fuzzy-sounding concepts often miss the point that Denmark, the Netherlands and Sweden are well-off, politically stable countries with excellent social support, education and healthcare systems. Their philosophies can be difficult to apply to other, less-fortunate nations. Learning about happiness from the Scandinavians can feel a little like learning about money from a millionaire when you struggle financially. Instead, why...

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