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The Seven Lost Cities Of The World - All That Is Interesting - StumbleUpon

The Seven Lost Cities Of The World - All That Is Interesting - StumbleUpon
Located on a mountain ridge above the Urubamba Valley, Machu Picchu was the ‘Lost City of the Incas’, inhabited in the 15th and 16th century. Archaeologists believe that the mountain estate was built for the Inca emperor, Pachacuti, but was abandoned because of the Spanish Conquest. The inhabitants were also believed to have been wiped out by smallpox introduced by Spanish conquistadors, leading to Machu Picchu becoming one of the lost cities of the world. The actual ruins were discovered centuries later, in 1911, by American historian, Hiram Bingham.

The cheapest places to live in the world. $500 a month - StumbleUpon Are you tired of busy cities, crowded streets, high rents and almost non-affordable mortgage? Well...there are places in the world where you can live well for less. The cheapest places to live are also the most beautiful and exotic destinations. So why not make your dreams come true, pack your bags and move to one of those paradise locations, if not for a lifetime, then at least for a year or two? There are two simple rules to follow while searching for low cost destinations. Firstly: if you find a place cheap enough to travel to, then most probably you will also find it cheap to live in. Have you ever been to Thailand? Chang Mai by Dj Badly Cooking at home will cost you nothing as fruits, vegetables and meat at the local markets fall into the budget category. Thinking about Cambodian history, the bloody regime of Pol Pot and poverty, no one would dare to call the country a paradise, but in terms of living cost Cambodia rivals Thailand. Getting around by tuk tuk. P.S.

The Sugarloaf Mountain Cable Car, Rio de Janeiro May 31, 2011 Photograph by -GSLR- Sugarloaf Mountain (in Portuguese, Pão de Açúcar), is a peak situated in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, at the mouth of Guanabara Bay on a peninsula that sticks out into the Atlantic Ocean. Rising 396 metres (1,299 ft) above the harbor, its name is said to refer to its resemblance to the traditional shape of concentrated refined loaf sugar. The mountain is only one of several monolithic morros of granite and quartz that rise straight from the water’s edge around Rio de Janeiro. A glass-paneled cable car (in popular Portuguese, bondinho – more properly called teleférico), capable of holding 65 passengers, runs along a 1400-metre route between the peaks of Pão de Açúcar and Cara de Cão every 20 minutes. To reach the summit, passengers take two cable cars. Camera: Nikon D3100 Focal Length: 16 mm Shutter Speed: 1/200 sec. via -GSLR- on 500px.com

6 Ancient Sports Too Awesome For the Modern World While the Ancient Greeks are often credited with inventing Western Civilization, they were also responsible for a brutal sport called Pankration, which was basically the first mixed-martial art and was totally not gay. As you can see, there is absolutely nothing gay about Pankration. The "Game" Pankration was a lot like modern MMA, except there were no rules, no rounds, no rests and--in an interesting twist on Mortal Kombat--killing your opponent resulted in an instant loss. Congratulations on the victory, Jax. How is that "Insane"? The idea was to get as close as you could to killing a guy without actually killing him, using an arsenal of strikes, takedowns, grapples, chokeholds, hyperextensions and movies starring Nia Vardalos. However, if the person you were fighting died, it meant he had bigger balls than you because he refused to quit. "Wait, what are you... The Fisherman's Joust Well, for several reasons... These guys aren't even jousting. Also, there's blood.

Amazing Places To Experience Around The Globe (Part 2) Tian Tan Buddha on Lantau Island, Hong Kong Fernando De Noronha - Brazil Spirit Island, Magligne Lake, Alberta, Canada Rice Field Terraces in Yunnan, China Bern, Switzerland Coron Palawan, Philippines Rocky Village, Vernazza, Italy Porto Katsiki, Lefkada Island, Greece Lower Lewis River Falls - Gifford Pinchot National Forest - Washington, USA Pangong Tso Lake in the Himalayas Golden Eye Hotel - St. Golden Horn, Brac Island - Croatia Soneva Fushi, Maldives Alentejo, Portugal Etretat, Normandy, France The Pearl Waterfall, Jiuzhaigou Valley, China Norway Awa’awapuhi Trail Kauai, Hawaii Santa Domenica nel Salento Amazing Places To Experience Around The Globe (Part 1 - click here) Discovered a place we should include in Part 3 of Amazing Places?

- Living Bueno - How to Live Anywhere in the World for&Free - StumbleUpon Skeptical Face Travel for free? This dudes crazy right? Today is part two of what I am calling the "Knowledgeable Nomads" series, in which I will be teaching my readers how they can travel the world while ballooning their savings accounts rather than draining them dry. Possibly the most common excuse I hear when urging others to travel and see the world, is the financial barrier that is separating them from partaking in such a journey. How To Live Anywhere in The World For Free By- Rick A. Letter from Franco, my host from my upcoming voyage to Sicily: "Rick, sounds good, I do have a couple of people here, what I could do is give you the country cottage and that way you can have the freedom to do your writing. would you be interested in that?" Franco For the next few months I will be living in a country cottage in Sicily a few hundred meters from the village of Sciacca. I was naturally skeptical and figured I'd come across a salesman promoting his own website in a clever way. 1.

The High Line: New York’s Park in the Sky [25 pics] Photograph by Joel Sternfield The High Line is a public park built on a 1.45-mile-long (2.3 km) elevated rail structure running from Gansevoort Street to West 34th Street on Manhattan’s West Side. Previously, the High Line was a freight rail line, in operation from 1934 to 1980. It carried meat to the meatpacking district, agricultural goods to the factories and warehouses of the industrial West Side, and mail to the Post Office. The area has recently been taken over by the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation where a non-profit organization ‘Friends of the High Line’ builds and maintains this incredible public space. Details on the park along with a brief history and construction overview can be found below amongst the stunning gallery of photographs of this incredible space. Photograph by SPECIALKRB Photograph by LENNY SPIRO The High Line was built in the 1930s, as part of a massive public-private infrastructure project called the West Side Improvement. Photograph via thehighline.org

Family tree of the Greek gods Amazing Places To Experience Around the Globe (Part 3) Devetashkata Cave - Bulgaria Ben Bulben at County Sligo, Ireland Shark Island - Sydney Baatara Gorge Waterfall, Tannourine - Lebanon Abel Tasman National Park - New Zealand Myrtos Beach, Kefalonia - Greece Sichuan - China In The Gardens of Prague Castle Neist Point, Isle of Skye - Scotland Aiguill e du midi, Chamonix, France The Hamilton Pool Nature Preserve in Texas, USA 4 Hands - Etretat, France Río Tampaón in San Luis Potosí -México Madeira, Portugal Six Senses Evason Ma’In Hot Springs, Jordan Méandre - En-Vau - Marseille (Bouches-du-Rhône) More Amazing Places To Experience Around The Globe (Part 1 - click here) More Amazing Places to Experience Around The Globe (Part 2 - click here ) Discovered a place we should include in Part 4 of Amazing Places? We'll be publishing Amazing Places as a book in late 2012

Currency Exchange Rate Conversion Calculator Stunning Street in Porto Alegre, Brazil is Blanketed in Trees Feb 10, 2012 In Porto Alegre, Brazil, there is a beautiful street called Rua Goncalo de Carvalho that is completely blanketed in trees. Over a span of 500 meters (0.3 miles), the sidewalks are lined with more than one hundred Rosewood trees. Since then they have grown to towering heights, covering the entire street in a sea of green. Sources - Rua de Porto Alegre ganha fama de ‘mais bonita do mundo’ - Rua mais bonita do mundo - Amigos da Rua Concalo de Carvalho - Arrobazona - First spotted on TreeHugger If you enjoyed this post, the Sifter highly recommends:

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