A series of moats and fortresses were built over the West Brabant Water Line region of the Netherlands during the 17th century in order to provide protection from invasion by France and Spain. Fort de Roovere was surrounded with a shallow moat that was too deep to march across, and too shallow for boats. In turn the earthen fort had remained protected –until now. From afar, the Moses Bridge is invisible to the eye.
Okay come with me, we’re going to explore every inch of this hotel built inside the deserted grottos of an Italian mountain village from the Middle Ages. The cliffs of the Gravina River Valley in Matera Italy are believed to be the site of the first human settlements in the country. So let’s begin our tour of this extremely off-beat, no doubt unique and very chic hotel, La Grotta della Civita…
How many of the 100 Wonders of the World have you seen? Top 100 Wonder rankings Click blue links for my candid tips 1 Pyramids of Egypt 2 Great Wall of China
Thanksgiving: a guide to New York City’s Thanksgiving parade 248 by digitizedchaos. Creative Commons Attribution licence (CC BY 2.0) Location: New York City, New York, USA Date: Fourth Thursday in November Level of participation: 2 – eat another drumstick and watch the parade Thanksgiving is a most renowned festival, thanks to firsthand experience for North Americans and to slushy Hollywood movies for the rest of the planet.
DSC_3835.JPG.jpg by Nicolas Lannuzel. Creative Commons Attribution licence (CC BY 2.0) Location: Lingsar, Lombok, Indonesia Date: Sixth full moon in the Sasak calendar (November/December) Level of participation: 2 – unity through rice adversity At this quirky harvest festival, the Hindu and Muslim residents of Lombok, east of Bali, unite to pelt each other with boiled rice. Perang Topat (Rice Cake War): tips for Lombok’s multicultural food fight
Surin Elephant Round-up: an unforgettable sight in Thailand Elephant festival in Surin, Nov 15, 03 (26) by ryuw. Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported (CC BY-ND 3.0) Location: Sri Narong Stadium, Surin, Thailand Dates: Third weekend in November
A Nice View On A Cruise by Jacrews7. Creative Commons Attribution licence (CC BY 2.0) Location: George Town Harbour, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands Dates: Ten days in mid-November Level of participation: 3 – don an eyepatch and a hook The only festival to take place on all three of the Cayman isles, the Pirate Festival is geared towards infant swashbucklers. Pirate Festival: how to celebrate buccaneers in the Cayman Islands
Piazza Navona by Zach Dischner. Creative Commons Attribution licence (CC BY 2.0) Location: Rocca Canterano, Italy Dates: November Festa del Cornuto (Festival Of The Horned One): a guide to Rome’s celebration of love lost
Located on the Italian Riviera, Cinque Terre is a rugged coastline, made up of “The Five Lands” or the five villages: Vernazza, Corniglia, Monterosso al Mare, Riomaggiore, and Manarola. The Cinque Terre is so appealing because it does not display any modern developments in its architecture. Many of the residents over the centuries have built terraces on the cliffs that overlook the sea from the coast. The villages are only connected by paths (specifically the Blue Path of Cinque Terre that connects all five villages and is a famous hiking trail), boats, or trains—nope, no cars. You definitely will not need to spend more money renting a car if you choose to visit the Cinque Terre; you can just focus on these almost mythical lands themselves. Vernazza
Deep in the belly of New York’s subway system, a beautiful untouched station resides that has been forgotten for years with only a limited few knowing of its existence. Stunning decoration with tall tiled arches, brass fixtures and skylights run across the entire curve of the station, almost a miniature imitation of Grand Central Station… But it sounds like something straight out of Harry Potter, right? It was opened in 1904, with the hope of making it the crowning glory of the New York subway system in elegant architecture and a place for commemorative plaques to honour the work that had resulted in such a successful underground mass transit system. It was to be the original southern terminus of the first ‘Manhattan Main Line’; however the station was closed and boarded up in 1945.
Five of the World's Best-Kept Secret Destinations So you are a world traveler, you’ve visited four or five continents, you’ve even run out of fingers and toes to add up all of the countries you’ve seen … now what do you do? You branch out. Forget Paris, London or Rome, these five world destinations are some of the best kept secrets among the locals, but we’re not hording them another minute.
For centuries, people have been fascinated with castles. Whether they were home to cruel leaders (such as Count Dracula) or the settings of love stories, the castles always played an important part in European history. Nowadays, they make “guest appearances” in movies or are the perfect place to spend an interesting vacation. There are actually thousands of castles throughout Europe, though many of them are in surprising states of disrepair if they are even recognizable as castles at all. But there are also hundreds of well preserved castles you can tour yourself, and the dozen below just might be the most beautiful of all of them.
City of love, fashion capital, literary paradise…Paris has many different guises. And while museum entry can be steep and fine dining comes at a premium, the French capital can also be a very cheap date. Whether you go weak at the knees for soaring church spires or want to rub elbows at an authentic French market, let yourself be seduced by our top 20 must-sees. They are all are completely gratuit, letting you save the euros for the really important stuff: wine, cheese and a flashing Eiffel Tower keyring you’ll regret the minute you return home. 1.
9 of the Coolest Secret Subway Stations in the World If you’re anything like us, you’re fascinated by the secret worlds of underground transportation. What goes on in abandoned subway stations? Do mole people exist? Have we been approaching Platform 9¾ at the wrong angle? A couple months ago, we brought you a collection of beautiful abandoned train stations from all over the world. Now, we’re going underground to bring you the bizarre stories behind some of the world’s coolest and eeriest abandoned subways.
Image credit Visiting this interesting Waterfall Restaurant located in San Pablo City, Philippines at the Villa Escudero Plantations and Resort can be a truly unique and memorable experience. Visitors can enjoy in lunch served on bamboo dining tables while the crystalline running water flows under their feet. Besides enjoying the authentic local cuisine, you can enjoy the almost untouched nature of the region formerly occupied by a farm and coconut plantations. If you need to spend calories after lunch then you have opportunity to do some sports activities like Bamboo rafts .
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