Architecture and art, North America

Urban Art at its finest: Chrome Dog Spray Paint Mural in Miami

It’s nice to visit the famous sight and hang out in the cool places, but every once in a while, all you need in your travels is a good mural; at least that’s how I feel sometimes. This work of art by Puerto Rican street artist Bikismo for the RAW Project at Jose de Diego Middle School for Art Basel Miami is simply mind blowing! The entire thing is 100% spray paint and it took him only…

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Architecture and art, North America

AMAZEing – Labyrinth of light takes over downtown Toronto

I’m a big fan of urban art projects, and I’m a bit ashamed to say I just now found about about AMAZE. As part of the one-day outdoor art festival Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, design and research labUNSTABLE installed AMAZE, a 3,230-square-foot 3D labyrinth of light and shadow. Unfortunately, the whole thing lasted for only one day – 3 October. I know, I’m a slowpoke. But it was pretty surprising that they installed this complex thing,…

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Food, North America

Summer Food Festivals – the must for every American

So here’s the thing. We’ve always liked people who can tell the difference between eating incessantly and the ones who get the art behind preparing food, blending flavors and assorting scents. As about the United States of America, if you’re our kind of person, you should already know by now that you can enjoy an absolute paradise as far as food festivals are concerned. For every taste or category of food, there’s one to suit…

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Australia, North America

Immigrants’ heaven – The friendliest countries for settling

It’s happened a million times – you visit some place and you just want to drop everything and just move there, right? The good thing is that some of the most awesome countries on Earth also have indulgent policies for immigrants. This article is not just one for passionate travelers, but for anyone who’s feeling that some change has to be made. We’re only suggesting a start! 1. Canada With all the talk on the Internet about Canadians being highly polite…

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Destinations, North America, Things to do

Music Festivals in North America. Your best experiences this summer

There are not two festivals to be or feel the same and that’s a fact. Considering this, every single experience of this kind is worth being exploited and kept as special and unique as it is. Perhaps some of the most important things are not the passions that gather us all together in the same place for two or three days, or even an entire week, but being close to a genuine community. Not booking…

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North America, Sightseeing

The Construction of the White House from the First Brick Till Today

Construction of a new third floor and roof began in 1927. Steel beams provided new support for the eighteen guest and service rooms that were added in the expansion. In this image, a chute clears away debris from the construction. Credit: National Archives

The White House is an American icon. From its classicly clean french doors to the stately interior, it is immediately recognizable. However, few know details about its construction and several reconstruction projects. Initial construction began on the famous building in 1792, and a mere eight years later, President John Adams was the first to live inside it. Since then, the White House has had several major reconstruction projects, including the following: 1. Initial Construction On…

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North America

A Few Things I Love About Newfoundland and its Culture

Newfoundland is a strange and remote island off the East Coast of Canada, in the cold and sometimes violent Atlantic Ocean. Its culture is difficult to define, as it’s a one-off anomaly and there are very few places like it in the world. It has the harsh weather and the stunning landscapes synonymous with the rest of Canada, but it has distinctive elements that are more similar to Ireland – such as the unintelligible accents,…

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North America, Things to do

5 Things to do in Phoenix – Summer 2012

Phoenix Zoon - Fantastic Range of Animals

Summer is here and that means it’s time to find activities that the whole family will enjoy. Phoenix has an amazing assortment of awesome stuff to do that will appeal to everyone. You can fly to Phoenix easily from Europe from all major airports and internal US flights are very cheap so now is a great time to explore this wonderful quirky city. Phoenix Zoo   The Phoenix Zoo has an event during the month…

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Culture and religion, North America

Orlando – The Haven City for Tourists

Did you ever sit down with your family to plan your next vacation and then realize that you just couldn’t find that special somewhere where the parents and the kids, and perhaps another relative or 2, could all find something interesting to do? And on top of that, maybe you’ve been to all the interesting places within your travel budget anyway? Well then you probably haven’t been to Orlando, Florida. Otherwise you’d realize that even…

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