48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die. A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. The best hotel in the worst place, on the other hand, can be something of an oasis. Take the best hotels and put them in the best places, and you’ve got a private slice of the vacation you’ve always dreamed of. Here are 48 absolutely epic dream hotels. 1. Possibly the singular spot for your perfect Caribbean excursion, the Ladera Resort represents the intersection between design, luxury, and the ideal location. 2.
Ever wanted to be able to go down the stairs of your resort room, hoist the blinds, and be stared down by schools of fish? Photographer: Jesper Anhede 3. More of an inn and restaurant than a luxury resort, this getaway built right into an Ebenalp cliff is the best spot to take a breather on your trek up the northern Alps. 4. These images are not photoshopped. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. World Map Reveals What Different Countries Are Best At. Did you know that Rwanda has the most women in parliament in the world? Or that no country has as many pizza eaters as Norway? David McCandless from InformationIsBeautiful.net has put together a map that reveals what countries are best at and it will definitely raise a lot of eyebrows.
Show Full Text The data has been collected from the World Bank, United Nations, and other sources. It was then divided into 9 categories (commodity, psychology, ecology, gastronomy, economy, nicety, humanity, technology, and nasty) and assigned to each individual state (excluding the very small ones). More info: informationisbeautiful.net (h/t) North America Thanks for sharing! 3x per week 30,000,000+ monthly readers Error sending email South America Europe Asia Africa. 71 Thousand High-Res Historical Maps Available for Free Download. The 10 oldest cities in the world. There’s a certain aesthetic attached to the oldest cities in the world: bustling souks beneath a bright blue sky, flowing garments made of whispery white cotton, stone masonry painted yellow by the sun.
In reality, however, the oldest cities in the world have faced deep unrest throughout their long histories. Tragically, some are still uninhabitable. The Syrian town of Aleppo, for example, is likely the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world but rages with civil war today. Damascus too is categorically off limits. That’s not to say the ideal is lost. We examine below both sets of cities: those that flourish and those that still fight. 10. Beirut, often likened to a Phoenix, has been destroyed and rebuilt seven times. Top sight: National Museum of Beirut – the city’s foremost cultural institution charts Lebanon’s history and features pieces from the Bronze and Iron ages as well as from the Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine and Mamluk periods. 9. 8. 7. 6. 5. 4. 3. 2. 1.
Top sight: St. What Was the Greatest Era for Innovation? A Brief Guided Tour. By some measures, air travel has become more onerous since 1970. There were no security screening lines (those were introduced after a series of hijackings in the late 1960s and early ’70s). Seats were larger and came with free meals and drinks. Arguably, though, the bundle offered by circa-1970 airlines for coach class seats is still available: You can still get a bigger seat and free drinks at a higher price, but now it’s called first class. Once you factor in the time it takes to arrive early and get through security, flying from New York to Chicago takes about the same time, and costs about the same in inflation-adjusted dollars, as it did in 1936; modern planes are faster, but then one could show up at the airport 10 minutes before the scheduled flight time and hop on the plane.
Compared with 1970, Americans today eat a good bit less beef, pork and eggs, and about twice as much chicken. They eat more fruits and vegetables. Continue reading the main story. What’s straight across the ocean when you’re at the beach. If you jumped in the ocean at Atlantic City, N.J., and started swimming in a straight line, where in the world do you think you would end up? The answer, surprisingly, is South America, according to a new map project by cartographer Andy Woodruff. If you start swimming now, you just might end up in Rio in time for the summer Olympics. Andy Woodruff Woodruff has created a beautiful series of maps that shows what is across the ocean from you when you're standing on beaches around the world.
His maps are actually inspired by an article and series of maps by me, Laris Karklis and Weiyi Cai, which in turn were based on earlier maps made by Eric Odenheimer. These earlier maps, like the one above, showed what is due east or west of you when you are standing on any given beach around the world. As those maps indicate, what's directly east of Atlantic City is actually Portugal. But as Woodruff points out, when you're standing on a beach, you're rarely facing directly east or west. 10 Maps That Will Change How You View The World. Maps are one of those things you can lose yourself in for hours. Since their humble origins as scribbles in the sand thousands of millennia ago, maps have been useful companions during the development of human culture and society. Now, in an age of seemingly endless information, maps are more abundant, advanced and fascinating than ever before. Here are some of the most interesting maps we could find; hopefully, they will leave you looking at our little "pale blue dot" with a fresh perspective.
Goode Homolosine Projection Image credit: Strebe/Wikimedia Commons The most common form of map, known as the Mercator map, is actually surprisingly inaccurate. A New Perspective Of Africa Image credit: Kai Krause You’d be forgiven for thinking the continent of Africa is about the same size as North America. This Is Where 5 Percent Of The World Lives Image credit: Max Galka The red blob in South Asia shows where 5 percent of the world live. The World Map Scaled According To Population Size Photo Gallery. Pantheon. 7summits-Large.jpg (JPEG Image, 1250 × 1103 pixels) - Scaled (81%) Godchecker.com - Your Guide To The Gods. 10 hechos geográficos sorprendentes. La geografía es una ciencia que cambia constantemente, ya sea por efecto de la política o por causas naturales.
En el mundo existen muchas rarezas, situaciones geográficas extrañas, y datos curiosos que en ocasiones no tienen un origen claro. Al mismo tiempo otros hechos que creíamos ciertos no lo son tanto. Estos son los diez que más nos han llamado la atención. 1. El nombre de ciudad más corto del mundo El nombre de ciudad más corto del mundo no es ‘A’. 2. El Vaticano no es el país más pequeño del mundo. 3. La frontera más corta del mundo es la que separa el Peñón de Velez de la Gomera (España) de Marruecos. 4. El Lago Constaza no pertenece oficialmente a ningún país. 5. El condominio más pequeño y al mismo tiempo más antiguo del mundo es la Isla de los Faisanes, situada cerca de la desembocadura del río Bidasoa, y cuya soberanía comparten España y Francia. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
Las islas Diómedes son dos islotes situados en estrecho de Bering. Heracleion Photos: Lost Egyptian City Revealed After 1,200 Years Under Sea | Crnchy. Franck Goddio and his team from IEASM with the help of the Egypstian Supreme Council of Antiquities, have unearthed an incredible find, the Lost Egyptian City of Thonis-Heracleion. Located in around 15 kilometres area of the western part of Akoudir Bay, Franck has found important ancient landmarks of Thonis-Heracleion, such as the grand temple of Amun and his son Khonsou and the harbours once controlling the daily trade, all burried under 30 feet of the surface of the Mediterranean Sea.
Some of the objects recovered from the find, truly illustrate the cities’ beauty and glory, colossal statues, inscriptions and architectural elements, jewellery and coins, ritual objects and ceramics. This immense find truly illustrates the importance that this port played at the time and its prosperity. Known as Heracleion to the ancient Greeks and Thonis to the ancient Egyptians, it is a city swallowed by the Mediterranean Sea and buried in sand and mud for more than 1,200 years.