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Moving to Australia? Here are A Few Things to Know

If you’re thinking of moving to Australia, there are a few facts about the land down under that you should know. Some are simple tips to help you fit in, some will help you survive, while some of them are the law in the country and must be followed. Regardless, all of them are helpful. Let’s begin with; Australia Is a Very Big Place One of the most remarkable things about Australia is its sheer size. The country measures about three million square miles in land mass, making it the 6th largest in the world behind Russia, Canada, the United States, China and Brazil. Because of this,...

How France created the metric system

On the facade of the Ministry of Justice in Paris, just below a ground-floor window, is a marble shelf engraved with a horizontal line and the word ‘MÈTRE’. It is hardly noticeable in the grand Place Vendôme: in fact, out of all the tourists in the square, I was the only person to stop and consider it. But this shelf is one of the last remaining ‘mètre étalons’ (standard metre bars) that were placed all over the city more than 200 years ago in an attempt to introduce a new, universal system of measurement. And it is just one of many sites in...

What You Need to Know About Travelling to Majorca

Are you thinking about taking a trip to Spain? While many other South American spots have been more popular tourist destinations over the years, Spain is quickly becoming one of the best holiday destinations. Spain has a lot to offer for everybody—whether you love seeing all the sights in a large, historic city or enjoy spending your time relaxing on a sunny beach and eating delicious food. The key to finding the best spots to visit in Spain is doing plenty of research. Majorca is a great holiday spot if you enjoy beautiful beaches and serene waters. Although it’s actually a part of the...

4 Reasons You Should Consider Studying Abroad in Portugal

When people talk about studying abroad, there are a number of places that people seem to default to, such as France or Spain. A few go the opposite way and suggest exotic destinations that come with a long list of reasons not to study there. Ironically, they overlook the unusual destinations just on their doorstep. Here are four reasons you should consider studying abroad in Portugal. It is Affordable Portugal is much more affordable than most of Western Europe. If you don’t think you can afford to study abroad, look at the costs to study in Portugal. Lisbon is one of the most affordable...

5 Places for Travelers, where you can feel like a Student

What is the best city to come to unforgettable students life? As everybody knows that the moments as a being student are the perfect moments in life. Carelessness, exploring new places, parties, meeting new friends. Many rebates and discounts everywhere. Who would like to feel it one more time in life, even for a couple of days? Don’t waste your time by doing pointless home assignments, use a verified dissertation service that students trust – take some days off and go travel abroad, and collect new memories, feeling and international friends! We picked for your list of top 5...

The snake people of southern India

I didn’t know that the cobra could be so awe-inspiring. Our Unique World Our Unique World explores distinctive subcultures around the globe in celebration of what makes us different. Check back each week in August and September to discover a new, unique world. A few years ago, when I travelled through the dry, thorny scrublands of South India, someone had pointed at the raised hood of this snake by the roadside. At the time, though, I was inside an air-conditioned car on a perfectly paved highway that stretched like a gash on the countryside. The speed of the car and my urban...

In China, a ‘Great Wall’ no-one knows

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An Ultimate Guide For Making Your Trip To Barcelona Unforgettable

Barcelona is one of the most popular cities in Europe, attracting over 32 million visitors every year. It’s a tourist hotspot for a good reason. With its stunning architecture, memorable food, and strong cultural roots, it makes a compelling destination for any traveller. Here’s how to make your stay truly special. Take a stroll through the city’s most famous neighbourhoods Barcelona has over 20 distinct neighbourhoods, each with their own atmosphere and history. Whether you want to explore fashionable hotspots in El Born or enjoy a cheap, lively night out in El Poble-sec, there’s...

5 Best Walking Holidays in the UK

Britain’s countryside is characterized by green hills, charming meadows, enchanting woodlands, and captivating coastlines. Though many people travel to the UK to visit London and other cities, it is no surprise that walking holidays in the UK are growing in popularity. The UK is not famed for its sunny weather. However, it is the amount of rainfall which makes the British Isles so green and lush. Come rain or shine, it is a magical place to enjoy hiking. There are countless beauty spots across England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Here are 5 of the most special places. At the...

Hawaii’s trendy word that’s misunderstood

Leslie Tuchman was visiting the Hawaiian Islands when she came across the concept of ‘hoʻoponopono’ in her Reiki class, introduced by her teacher as a word for self-forgiveness. Tuchman quickly read all the books she could on the subject, fascinated by the idea of empowering and cleansing her spiritual self. But what Tuchman didn’t know at the time – and what most travellers to Hawaii are also unaware of – is the traditional meaning of this word has been somewhat lost in translation. View image of The Hawaiian term ‘hoʻoponopono’ has been...

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