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21 October 2021

10 Cities that have changed dramatically over the years

It is impressive to see how some cities have changed over the years. Technology and new architecture have had a significant impact on these places and […]
20 October 2021

Why Poveglia is Italy’s most haunted island

Located in the Venetian Lagoon, in northeast Italy, Poveglia Island is one of the most haunted islands ever. With a long and intricate history, during the […]
20 October 2021

4 Mexican traditions to honor the Dead

A woman powders her cheeks and forehead, the area above her lips. Her eyes are surrounded by blackness. She smiles and continues with the task, one […]
19 October 2021

5 Destinations to shiver your timbers this Halloween

Yesterday, we visited the Paris Catacombs in anticipation of the scariest week of the year. With Halloween now upon us, let’s discover some more tingle-inducing locations […]
18 October 2021

How did each Florida “coast” get its name?

When talking about the coasts of Florida, simply referring to them as the east coast or west coast is not enough. The Floridian coastline includes 10 […]
18 October 2021

Paris catacombs: A Halloween trip to the empire of Death

As we approach Halloween, All Saints’ Day, and the Day of the Dead, what more apt than a visit to the Paris Catacombs? Here, since the […]
16 September 2021

Ethiopia: The country where a year lasts 13 months has just celebrated its entry into 2014

In Ethiopia the new year starts on September 11th and not on January 1st. This is because Ethiopia uses the calendar of the Coptic Orthodox Church, […]
9 September 2021

In the footsteps of Dante Alighieri

“L’amor che move il sole e l’altre stelle”. Who doesn’t know this verse from the Divine Commedy by Dante Alighieri. The famous poet from Florence left […]
1 September 2021

Unexpected traditions protected by UNESCO

UNESCO published its first list of protected places in 1978. At that time, the organization designated only cultural and natural sites. To date, there are 1,154 […]
27 August 2021

Meet the Spanish islanders who use whistling as a way to communicate

The Silbo Gomero is an idiomatic whistled language characteristic of the island of La Gomera and representative of the culture from the Canaries. It is a […]
26 August 2021

Archeologists discover new tomb in Pompeii

Archaeologists in Pompeii have discovered, during an excavation east of the ancient city, a tomb containing a well-preserved skeleton. On the tomb, there is a plate […]
20 August 2021

A glimpse of old Brussels

There’s nothing like imagining what your favourite place, or maybe your hometown, looked like may many years ago. Places can change quickly, and Brussels is certainly […]
6 August 2021

Meet Abushe. The Ethiopian boy bullied for his beautiful blue eyes

A young Ethiopian boy has been capturing the attention of the internet and the world since 2019 because of the color of his eyes. Young Abushe, […]
6 August 2021

New evidence shows that Machu Picchu is older than once thought

Machu Picchu is older than previously thought, scientists say, after releasing the results of new findings. A study led by Yale University professor Richard Burger has […]
29 July 2021

John Muir. Father of the National Parks

John Muir, known as the Father of the National Parks, lived all through Queen Victoria’s reign to the start of World War I. He emigrated aged […]
6 July 2021

Nur-Sultan celebrates 23 years as Kazakhstan’s capital

Today, Kazakhstan’s capital Nur-Sultan celebrates its 23rd anniversary. The young rapidly growing city sprung into existence around the small town of Akmola back in 1998. The […]
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