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How Italian became the language of love

It happened again the other day. I was walking down the street in my home city in the US when I heard it; a couple speaking Italian. I hurried to catch up with them, staying close so I could eavesdrop. From what I could understand, they were talking about remodelling their house. Not the most elegant topic. But the words sounded so beautiful that I cried. I had the same reaction when I moved home after spending two years in Florence, when I wept at the lack of attention to beauty in my own American city. Italians are always using the word bello (beautiful) for everything good. In Italy,...

Living in… Cities that are cheaper than ever

A rise in global nationalism paired with a worldwide drop in oil prices has brought about significant shifts in the global economy over the past year. As a result of these developments, certain destinations that have long been some of the world’s most expensive have recently seen a decrease in their cost of living. Whether due to international politics, export and import changes or currency swings, cities like London – which recently voted to depart the EU in the Brexit vote – have seen their ranking dramatically drop in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s annual Cost...

Architectural Marvels in Malaysia You Definitely Have to See

When we visit a new place, one of the first things we look at is the architecture. And why not? There is a reason why there are famous buildings in the world who have given the country the reputation for ingenuity. Just look at the Eiffel Tower, the Great Wall of China, or the Empire State Building; these are examples of structures that have become icons of architecture inventiveness around the world. One of the countries that feature awesome architecture is Malaysia. They have mastered preserving the old architectural design and coupling it with the tall, modern buildings that they are...

Three views of New York that are rarely seen

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A Must Visit Places For The Coffee Lovers Worldwide

As we all know very well, the coffee nowadays turned from a pleasure into an essential, a real need, especially early in the morning. It is believed that the coffin helps the people function better in a sense that it keeps the brain cells awake for a longer period of time, it keeps the organism to be more concentrate on the activities and it regulates the blood pressure. Not that it’s just tasty and delicious but it’s good for the health the doctors say. However, not all coffees are equal. They differ in their taste, the degree of how strong they are, the intensity of the color, the way...

The sheikh who saved my family

Just off the road, the sandstorm twisted and spun like a top above the brown Syrian Desert. We were speeding eastward towards the city of Raqqa, my fixer Levon almost coy about whom we would find there. “I know someone,” he had said haltingly in English. “Maybe he can help you.” Beside bluffs of rock, the Euphrates River flirted in and out of view. I pictured my skeletal grandfather Stepan a century earlier, walking alongside it on bloodied feet for months, driven by armed guards who galloped beside his caravan of deportees. View image of Stepan walked...

The 10 Best Places to Live in the World

Everyone wants to live comfortably and wealthy. However, in a modern world, we separate the high-performance countries and those with low indicators (although in the 21st century some of them start moving really tough and show remarkable rise). The countries with the highest are target place for people, who want to live better. We have explored the data and listed the top ten tourism locations . The qualities, which make these places unique are the living standards, the ecology situation, technologies and the economy level. Here we go! Switzerland What do we know about Switzerland? It’s a...

The Asian city obsessed with cats

Sitting in the taxi on my way into town from the Kuching airport, I could already see that I was going to get along fine in this Malaysian city. After all, I’m a cat person.  Everywhere I looked I saw felines. A giant white cat waved at me from a roundabout just outside Chinatown. A family of robot-like cats stared from the side of the road close to a mosque. Spray-painted alley cats slunk around the sides of buildings in the form of street art.  View image of References to cats are everywhere in Kuching (Credit: Credit: Grant Dixon/Getty Images) “The...

Having a Staycation? Here’s What’s On in Cornwall This Summer

If you’re lucky enough to be heading to Cornwall this summer, you’re in for a treat. As well as looking forward to devouring Cornish pasties, relaxing on the beach and settling into your lovely classic holiday cottage with views that stretch out over the sea, there are a number of activities to fill your diary with. Here’s a selection of some of the things that are happening in Cornwall over the summer months. There’s a great deal more to see and do in addition to the suggestions below, so get researching and enjoy your staycation! June National Maritime Museum, Tattoo...

The town that split the world in two

At first glance, Tordesillas, a small city on the banks of the Duero River in the Valladolid Province of Spain, seems perfectly ordinary. It has an old quarter with a well-preserved Plaza Mayor and churches that date back to medieval times. But mention it in San Paolo, Cartagena, or any other Central or South American city and many will immediately recognise its name. It was here in 1494 that Spain (then the Kingdom of Castile) and Portugal divided lands they had yet to find – and thus set the stage for Brazil to become the only Portuguese-speaking country in the Americas. The...

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