The Silk Road allowed the exchange of science, technology, language, culture, philosophy, and religious beliefs between the societies along its route. Our modern world wouldn& 39;t be what it is today without it.The Silk Road extended from China on the east to the Mediterranean sea on the west, as shown in the map below.
February 15, 2013 Image Source: Wikimedia 1. Nazca Desert Plateau Lines.Nazca desert is located in southern Peru and is famous for it& 39;s geoglyphs which resemble a lot of animals, such as killer whales, lizards, monkeys, fishes, spiders, lizards, sharks... These ground figures are best seen from a bird eye and is hard to believe they were built without any flight device.
The owners of this Ostbevern bed and breakfast saw other possibilities for the huge barrels used to age and transport beer – so they transformed one into warm and cozy bed.January 16, 2013Potts Naturpark Brauerei is located in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany and exists from the beginning of 19th century, supplying Germans (and not only) with quality beer since then.
April 16, 2013 Image Source: Snow Village Nearly 200km above the Arctic Circle lies an area inhabitated by snow and ice constructions and sculptures. The Snow Village consists of 3 main parts, a SnowHotel where you can sleep, an IceBar which has the function of a restaurant too, and an igloo disco where drinks are served in ice glasses.
On April 27, 1986, residents of the Ukrainian city of Pripyat were living large when compared to other Soviet citizens. Pripyat was a company town, built in 1970 to house workers at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant less than 2 km away.By 1986, Pripyat had 49,000 residents, 15 primary schools, 5 secondary schools, a large hospital complex, 25 stores, 10 gyms, parks, cinemas, three indoor swimming pools, two stadiums, and an amusement park under construction.
December 05, 2012 Image Source : Avalon Waterways The ship was built at the Aqua Expeditions’ shipyard in Iquitos, Peru, and sails since April 2011. M/V Aria was the second luxury cruise ship in the fleet of Aqua Expeditions on the northern part of the Amazon River which cost was $4,000,000.The lounge was designed by Jordi Puig and features a refreshment area, relaxing cushioned chairs and bathroom facilities with a 5 star comfort style.
September 15, 2013There are many buildings around the world which we perceive as impressive because they& 39;re built on places considered to be impossible for building, such as high mountains and large lakes. Image Source: Wikimedia One of these places considered to be breath-taking is Aiguille du Midi in France.
October 03, 2013The Bali Island is one of those places which make you feel like leaving the real world and entering some kind of a surreal, magical world. Unless if you live there, of course. The island carries the name of the whole Bali province in Indonesia. The province has also several smaller islands located around Bali.
Countless ships, though some estimate around 3 million, have been lost at sea throughout the ages with an incalculable loss of life. But there are some wrecks that have become things of beauty.Here we explore 5 of the most beautiful examples of wrecked ships as well as highlights of some other notable shipwrecks around the world.
January 28, 2014Fogs as we know are clouds that appear very close to the Earth surface. They typically arrive at low lands, along river beds, lakes and places with increased air humidity at all.Colorado River originates from the central Rocky Mountains in USA and flows in southwest direction through the Colorado Plateau, next is the state of Arizona and after that it crosses the Mexican border and forms large delta to empty its water into the Gulf of California.
The Udang Shrimp House room located at the Bambu Indah hotel which is in Bali, is one of the most unique hotel rooms in the world as it has a glass floorJune 01, 2014The Udang Shrimp House room located at the Bambu Indah hotel which is in Bali is one of the most unique hotel rooms in the world as it has a glass floor over a fresh shrimp pond.
August 26, 2015 Image Source: Sijutech A plan to connect Eurasia to North America has been proposed by Russian Railway President Vladimir Yakunin. The news was reported by the Siberian Times on March 23 discussing some details of the newly proposed transportation route.If accepted, this new route would join Alaska in the west to Russia in the east which would make it the first around-the-world transportation route.
January 18, 2016No doubt, everyone loves travelling. What can be better than to get out of your city, forget about your job and visit new places you have probably seen in movies? Nothing! But with the love for trips comes the hate for long airport queues, passport checks and that crazy pile of bookings to print out.
February 10, 2016One might wonder why all aircraft windows are round in shape. It is just because it looks good or is there a scientific explanation behind it? Well you will be interested to know that indeed, there is a reasonable and scientific explanation attached to it, one that also involves your safety.
Fifty kilometers (31 miles) northwest of Cusco, the historic capital of the Inca Empire, lies a peculiar sight: enormous terraces descending into the ground.Located on a high plateau 3,500 m (11,500 ft) above sea level, at first glance, the site looks like an ancient Roman amphitheater, but it wasn& 39;t built for entertainment purposes.
Would you ever stay in a floating hotel? No? What if it was moored right next to the Great Barrier Reef?Believe it or not, this was once a thing back in the 1980s. Sadly, the venture was plagued with problems and eventually wound its way to North Korea.Have we piqued your interest? Then read on.RELATED: 7 FLOATING HOMES TO HELP YOU ESCAPE THE HOLIDAY RUSHFloating what now?
700 BCE - the city of Pompeii, 14 miles (23 km) southeast of Naples is settled by the Etruscans. Pompeii is just 6 miles (10 km) from the slumbering volcano, Mount Vesuvius.62 CE - an earthquake originating at Vesuvius causes significant damage to both Pompeii and its neighboring city Herculaneum.79 CE - Pompeii is home to many wealthy Romans, who build grand villas filled with lavish decorations and works of art.
The world is filled with amazing places to visit, but some of them are actually quite odd. Yet other places are so strange that they seem to defy all reason.Here we highlight 7 of these very peculiar locations and offer the most recent explanations for their weirdness.RELATED: TALL BRIDGE GIVES THE PERSPECTIVE OF AN IMPOSSIBLE SLOPEWhich is the strangest place in the world?
When we think of airplane travel between, let& 39;s say, North America and Asia, we envision a long trip laterally across the Pacific Ocean, but in reality, there& 39;s a much shorter way to go — over the North Pole.Routes over our Earth& 39;s poles are aptly called polar routes, and the Federal Aviation Administration defines the North Polar area as north of 78 ° latitude.
Come October 1, 2020, if your driver& 39;s license isn& 39;t a Real ID, you won& 39;t be able to fly domestically, or enter a federal building or military installation.March 11, 2020Right now, due to the coronavirus, airplanes are flying empty and airports are deserted, but that will change. Once the virus abates, there will be pent up demand for both business and pleasure travel, and if you& 39;re looking forward to taking a trip this Fall, you might be in for a surprise.
What happens if you try to cook food outdoors in Antarctica? As it turns out, it might not be the smartest way to grab a bite to eat.What do people eat in Antarctica?Being such a desolate place, it should come as no surprise that all supplies to any Antarctica-based research stations need to be shipped in.