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Read full article | 17 Feb, 2011
  • Impressive Museums in the World Impressive Museums in the World

    Whenever visiting a new city we always want to see the most incredible and unique things that perfectly characterize and reflect that specific place. A museum can represent that one particular destination where you can discover interesting facts. Take a look to some of the most impressive museums in the world and get ready to enter into a whole different realm.

    Cancun Underwater Museum
    This is not just a simple museum, but it is more like a special place where two apparently different worlds, art and underwater, meet in an extremely impressive way giving birth to a breathtaking view. Cancun Underwater Museum is the largest of this type in the world consisting of more than 400 permanent life-size sculptures, with every gallery having it’s own meaning, such as “The Dream Collector”, “Man on Fire” and “The Silent Evolution”. The project is signed by Jaime Gonzalez Cano of The National Marine Park, Roberto Diaz of The Cancun Nautical Association and Jason Decaires Taylor. This amazing museum features sculptures made from pH neutral clay meant to promote the growth of coral reef and marine life with the total installation occupying an area of over 150sq meters and weighing over 120 tons has over 750,000 visitors each year.

    Read full article | 25 Jan, 2011
  • 10 Most Impressive Castles in Europe 10 Most Impressive Castles in Europe

    Imposing, charming and breathtaking are the best words that describe 10 of the most impressive castles in Europe. They resisted throughout centuries hiding between their walls incredible, still unknown stories, and becoming symbols of a nation.

    Neuschwanstein, Germany
    This fairytale castle is one of the most promoted images when it comes to Bavaria. The astonishing Neuschwanstein castle is located in the Bavarian Alps and it was built for Bavaria’s Louis II as a homage to Richard Wagner, the king's inspiring muse. Its construction began in 1869. However, the castle was still unfinished when Louis II died in 1886. Its amazing interior architecture is specific to the romanticism of the 19th century. Every year, Neuschwanstein is visited by 1,3 million tourists. Moreover, Neuschwanstein was a source of inspiration for the castle in Disney’s 'Sleeping Beauty'. The name of the castle translates to "New Swan Stone Palace".

    Read full article | 16 Dec, 2010
  • 5 Weird Christmas Traditions Around the World 5 Weird Christmas Traditions Around the World

    All around the world there are numerous bizarre customs that in time became a part of people's lives. However, there are certain Christmas traditions that have nothing to do with the actual celebration. Take a look to 5 weird Christmas traditions around the world.

    Caga tió
    One of the weirdest Christmas traditions can be found in Catalonia. Every year, a Christmas or Holiday log (Tió de Nadal) is chosen, also known as “Caga tió” (the pooping log). We are talking about a 30 cm length hollow trunk or log with four little stick legs and a smiling face drawn at one of the two ends, with a red Catalan barretina made from a sock. These accessories have been added only recently, until then the trunk being rather simple. On December 8, starting with the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Catalans “feed” the trunk every day with a candy or chocolate, covering it with a blanket in order protect it against cold nights. On Christmas Day or Christmas Eve, the tió is partly put into the fireplace and forced to “poop”. However, nowadays this part of the fireplace is rarely used. The trunk is also beaten with sticks, while people sing songs of Tió de Nadal.

    Read full article | 10 Dec, 2010
  • Weirdest Towns in the World Weirdest Towns in the World

    Somewhere, throughout this entire world, there are different unusual, rather fantastic and surrealist places that seem to go beyond any imagination. When talking about the weirdest towns in the world we mean modern ghost towns, underground communities or places were people cannot be buried.

    Modern ghost town, China
    Usually, a ghost town is an abandoned human settlement, an old town which people left due to certain disasters, economical failure or war. But, how can a modern town become a ghost town? In Ordos, China, Kangbashi is one of the newest and more modern neighborhoods, but it is absolutely empty. The Kangbashi district in Interior Mongolia, China was built based on modern standards, being able to host more than 1 million people, most of them having to work at the mines near this town. Authorities invested about 2,6 million dollars in order to transform the area into a real metropolis with ski scrappers, museums, theaters, libraries, parks and luxurious residences. Besides, even if it might sound rather weird, no one thought that people might need schools, hospitals, TV cable, internet, clubs for young people to have fun, or taxis. This became a good reason for people to avoid the luxurious town. If you ever think of visiting this modern ghost town, don't be surprised if the only persons you are going to meet on the street will be the garbage men and a few extremely courageous individuals who dared to live here.

    Read full article | 08 Nov, 2010
  • Amazing Japanese Highways Amazing Japanese Highways

    It is well known the fact that cars need good quality roads. As Japanese are so inventive, they found different ways of making their life easier. Sometimes the highway even passes through a building. Take a look to some of the most amazing Japanese highways.

    Due to the unique and artistic shape of Japanese highways, bridges and interchanges, Japan's infrastructure can easily be compared with an amazing work of art. Moreover, despite the earthquake that caused severe damage to some sections of the Hanshin Expressway, the Japanese road infrastructure is an impressive web that seems rather surreal.

    What was first, the chicken or the egg? Or, in this case, what was first, the building or the highway? Japanese don't lack inventiveness and they prove it with this first example. Could you ever imagine that a highway can pass through a building? Well, now it's possible. The Hanshin Expressway that connects Osaka, Kobe and Kyoto passes through the 5th, 6th and 7th floors of the Gate Tower Building, which is a 16-story office building in Fukushima-ku, Japan, also known as "The Beehive". The elevator doesn't stop on these floors, as the 4th floor is followed by the 8th floor. The building has a double core construction, with a circular cross section and special care is taken by providing surrounded structure to the highway to protect the building from noise and vibration. The land was sold when the project for the highway to pass through that specific area was changed. The owners didn't want to give up to their land and they made a compromise allowing the highway to pass through the building. The expressway and the building don't touch each other and each structure can be demolished without affecting the other.

    Read full article | 20 Oct, 2010
  • Weirdest Drinks in the World Weirdest Drinks in the World

    Nowadays, people produce various types of drinks that can easily replace almost everything starting with the Thanksgiving turkey, or the classic Hot Dog, to beauty products and even cigarettes or Viagra. For the most daring of you, here's a top of some of the weirdest drinks in the world. Enjoy!

    Kierewiet, marijuana liqueur
    Don't panic! It is just a “digestive” that people recommend after a tasty and healthy dinner. As everyone expected, this marijuana liqueur comes from Holland and ca be found in restaurants in Amsterdam. This digestive thing is rather strange especially when seeing the beautiful marijuana leaf on the label. Kierewiet contains 14,5% alcohol and it has a strong green color.

    Tofurky, tofu meat beverage
    I don't know who would ever dare drinking a beverage named Tofurky. Specially created for vegans, the Tofurky and Gravy soda is sugar-free and gives the impression of drinking your Thanksgiving meal. The turkey-tofu combination found in a bottle is not the traditional holiday dinner we are used to.

    Read full article | 13 Oct, 2010
  • Most Unusual Museums in the World Most Unusual Museums in the World

    It is well known the fact that every big city in the world has at least one famous museum. However, lately, besides the classic type of museum there is another one that draws our attention and captivates our imagination. Here are some of the most unusual museums in the world. So unusual that it is absolutely necessary to visit them.

    The Sulabh International Museum of Toilets

    Welcome to the Sulabh International Museum of Toilets in New Delhi, India. Opened in 1970 by doctor Pathak, famous for his concern for public health in a country with one billion inhabitants, this museum is first of all an educational place. Visiting this institution you get to learn many things related to the development of technology, toilet etiquette, and different social customs. The most curious of you can discover among an impressive collection of chamber pots, toilet furniture, water closets, or bidets, a copy of Louis XIII toilet. Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak says that "The toilet is a part of the history of human hygiene which is a critical chapter in the growth of civilization".

    Read full article | 11 Oct, 2010
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