Architecture and art, Culture and religion, Western Europe

Tintern Abbey – The hidden jewel in Wales

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Deep in the rural countryside of the UK, on the Welsh bank of the river Wye, it’s like time forgot how to pass. Everything is green, people smile and are always in the mood for a talk, and even the river seems in no rush to get to the sea. It’s here that you can find one of the most spectacular abbeys in Europe, even though it’s been abandoned for many centuries – they call…

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Asia, Sightseeing

Reed Flute – The Rainbow Cave That Changes Colors

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The Reed Flute Cave in China is a landmark attraction in Guilin, Guangxi. It’s an old natural limestone cave (dated at about 180 million years), filled with a large number of spectacular stalactites, stalagmites and rock formations in weird and wonderful shapes. Photo by Dennis Jarvis. Many of the formations in the cave have been compared to recognisable shapes of mythological creatures and natural images, and the Chinese have given each of them a poetic name. For…

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Architecture and art, Western Europe

Portuguese organization brings graffiti closer to the elderly in Lisbon

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When I visited Lisbon, a city known for its bohemian atmosphere, lovely beaches and hot nightlife, I didn’t imagine I’d be wandering the streets looking for urban art – but that’s exactly what happened. Lisbon is just bustling with creative graffitis in all neighborhoods, depicting everything from novel characters to passionate love scenes. Naturally, the city is also filled with crap graffiti.Furthermore, for most people, this type of art is only reserved for the young. LATA 65 wants…

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Architecture and art, Feature

25 Breathtaking Bird’s Eye View Pictures of the World

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Like many things in life, traveling is all about perspective – and these images show an amazing perspective! How many of these places have you visited? How many would you like to visit? Do you prefer the ground perspective, or the bird’s eye view? Leave your opinions in the comment section! Niagara Falls Quite possibly the most famous waterfall in the world, Niagara definitely deserves its fame. Barcelona Barcelona is known for its bohemian neighborhoods,…

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Architecture and art, Feature

Spectacular Giant Statues Watching over the Surroundings

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We all know the famous statues of Rushmore or Rio de Janeiro, but not all grand statues are so well known. In an attempt to do them justice, here are some of the grandest statues in the world: Genghis Khan, Mongolia – 40 meters What better way to start this list than with the world’s greatest and bloodiest conqueror? This tall statue of Genghis Khan on horseback, on the bank of the Tuul River was built…

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Architecture and art, Destinations, Eastern Europe, Ski, sports and adventure

The Abandoned Villages of Romania

A map of all the abandoned settlements in Romania.

When the Communist Regime in Romania wanted the local industry to boom, they relocated many people from villages to cities. The population, which was predominantly rural, started to shift, as more and more people moved to the country’s urban centers. When the regime fell, many things changed in Romania, but that trend didn’t – more and more people are leaving villages today, up to the point where entire villages are deserted. A new study has…

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Food, Other

9 Delicious Warming Drinks From Around the World

Xocolatl, or Aztec chocolate, is spiced with chili pepper. (Photo: Julie Metkalova/Shutterstock)

Winter is almost over, but in many parts of the world, it’s still unpleasantly cold. Tea and a hot cocoa often do the trick… but sometimes you just want something different – you want to explore the tastes of other places. If that’s how you feel, or if you simply want a warm, delightful drink to enjoy in the afternoon, here are some of the best (and not so well known) beverages that can keep you…

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Americas, Ski, sports and adventure

A diving Villa in the middle of a reef? Yes please!

Image via Twisted Sifter.

Some 70 km off the north coast of Honduras there lies this mind blowing jewel; over 100 meters offshore and in the middle of a reef, it just looks amazing. I’m not a diver myself, but I can imagine few places are better to immerse yourself in the underwater spectacle. They call it the Villa on Dunbar Rock. To reach the villa, visitors fly into Guanaja Island where they will be picked up by boat and taken…

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Architecture and art, Photography, Sightseeing, Uncategorized

Street art in Cuenca, Ecuador – the secret of turning walls into canvas

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You’ve got to admit – graffities are everywhere. It’s simply impossible to imagine yourself in a world where there’s no scratch on the public toilets, no tags on old railway carriages, or on the road signs. But it’s always puzzled me how talented street artists not only fail to get the proper consideration for their works, but are often put in the situation to pay fines.   It’s partly why I’ve always been impressed by…

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Sightseeing, Western Europe

Giethoorn – The city on Water

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Giethoorn is a small Dutch village with about 2,600 inhabitants. But even so, it’s definitely one of the most amazing places in Western Europe – it’s practically built on water. In Giethoorn, it’s easier to travel by boat than by foot or bike, and there are over 180 bridges! The village became famous in 1958, when the Dutch film maker Bert Haanstra made his famous comedy Fanfare there. Back in the day, there were no roads…

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