Category Archives: Travel
A German man stopped at customs with 49 live exotic lizards in his bag claimed they were destined for the cooking pot and even offered to bite one’s head off to prove it, officials said Wednesday.
Customs officials halted the 28-year-old at Munich airport on his way back from Oman and were staggered to find in his luggage a menagerie including 31 spiny-tailed lizards and 18 other reptiles, including geckos and wall lizards.
The Beatles may have sung “all you need is love,” but in South Korea a couple wanting to get married also needs cash, a lot of it – nearly $200,000, or more than four times the average annual income.
The sky-high costs stem from a combination of cultural traditions that mandate expensive pre-wedding gifts between families, such as mink coats and diamond rings, along with a decades-old custom that the groom must fork over money to provide a home.
When we hear of the word ‘Pakistan’ what comes immediately in mind? Terrorism, Bomb Blasts, Killings, Hate… Well that’s exactly what the western media want us to hear or even from misguided and self-interest based Pakistani media… Here is something which none of the media will tell us… Just found this video on the Youtube so sharing with you people…
1. Paddle the Grand Canyon
Tackle 300 miles of some of the most powerful white water on the planet the old-school way, in a wooden boat.
Why: Spending 13 to 18 days navigating the Colorado River through the mile-deep canyon, gazing up at 2 1/2 billion years’ worth of the earth’s crust on a nimble dory that launches you off the lips of roiling rapids turns you into a geologist, a waterman, and a more humble human being.
No, your eyes are not deceiving you – the waters have indeed parted! This incredible “sunken” bridge located in the Netherlands is giving visitors a unique way to access a beautiful 17th Century Dutch fort. Designed by RO & AD Architects, the Moses Bridge literally parts the waters that surround the fort, allowing pedestrians to pass through. The bridge is made from sustainable Accsys TechnologiesAccoya wood, which is both FSC and PEFC certified.
Some 100 people did battle with feather-filled pillows Sunday in front of central Rome’s Santa Maria in Trastevere church, to celebrate International Pillow Fight Day.
The pillow warriors, most between 18 and 30 years old, lined up face-to-face, then unleashed their fiercest pillow-fight moves when the church’s bells rang at 6:00 pm (1600 GMT).
It’s now time to move on from strange places, strange peoples to strange architectures around the world. In this post we are going to publish some of the strangest architectures which you would find around the world.
1. Rotating Tower, Dubai, UAE
Visionary architect Dr. David Fisher is the creator of the world’s first building in motion – the revolutionary Dynamic Tower. It adjusts itself to the sun, wind, weather and views by rotating each floor separately.
The resort Soneva Kiri in Thailand, you can dine at the top of the tree in the literal sense.
Enterprising owners have come up with to fix the big wicker basket with leather straps on the local exotic trees and raise them to 16 feet in height. In these “nests” are tables and seats, where you can dine on top a beautiful view of the beaches.
They say silence is golden – but there’s a room in the U.S that’s so quiet it becomes unbearable after a short time.
The longest that anyone has survived in the ‘anechoic chamber’ at Orfield Laboratories in South Minneapolis is just 45 minutes.
An anechoic (an-echoic meaning non-echoing or echo-free) is a room designed to stop reflections of either sound or electromagnetic waves. They are also insulated from exterior sources of noise. The combination of both aspects means they simulate a quiet open-space of infinite dimension, which is useful when exterior influences would otherwise give false results.