33 Unbelievable Places To Visit Before You Die. I Can't Believe These Actually Exist On Earth... So many other-worldly places exist right on our planet, and we never even knew about it. Here are 33 landmarks that look like paintings and scenes from science fiction movies. earthporm.com During the rainy season, the world’s largest salt flat becomes the world's largest mirror. The Salar was born when several prehistoric lakes joined into one. The salt flat is so reflective, it’s used to calibrate satellites. michaelyamashita.com These unqiuely tall and thin mountains are so alien that they were used in James Cameron’s “Avatar.” niccolobonfadini.comniccolobonfadini.com These sentinels are actually giant trees covered in snow and ice. apod.nasa.gov natureflip.com This 240-meter-long cave system has been one of Guilin, China’s most popular attractions for over 1200 years. amusingplanet.com all-that-is-interesting.com Ice caves are temporary structures that form at the edge of glaciers when flowing water melts a hole into glaciers. amusingplanet.com all-that-is-interesting.com wikipedia.org
Why I’m Returning to Burning Man | Tremendous Times Looking down on Black Rock City from a plane that I watched skydivers jump out of. NO BIG DEAL. What is Burning Man like? When I’d agreed last year to go and perform on the Playa with the burlesque troupe I’m in, I didn’t really know what I was getting into. I was thrilled to perform there, but other than that I had basically no knowledge about what Burning Man was (and is). I’d only ever just heard of it when I moved to San Francisco about three years ago, and all I really understood was that it was people camping in the desert. As the months until the Burn whittled down, and then suddenly there were only weeks, and then days, I was actually dreading the trip there. Why? Ticket in hand as I waited to get into the gate. Well, as it turns out, no one can tell you what to expect, which explains why I never got a straight answer from anyone. Considering it’s such a foreign experience, it didn’t take me long at all last year to feel right at home. Seriously. Playa selfie! 1. How refreshing! 2.
Memorizing the Geography of Africa Africa Inspired by the positive feedback from my instructions for memorizing the geography of Canada, I put together this guide for memorizing the countries of Africa. In my second year at UC Santa Barbara, I snagged a ride to Sacramento with a couple of people I didn't really know. Alone in the backseat, I pored over a paper map of the continent of Africa, determined to memorize where all the countries were located. I was moderately successful, later using that knowledge to build a set of stencils to recreate the continent in mural form. Here's the top of the country. Across the top of the continent, there are four large-ist countries: Morocco, Algeria, Lybia and Egypt. Tunisia is the country where the self-immolation of Mohamed Bouazizi set off protests and revolution in late 2010. These five countries are on the Mediterranian Sea, so they have a long history of European trade. Down the west coast of Africa, We start with Morocco and Western Sahara and Mauritania. That's all I've got!
The future of travel: what will holidays look like in 2024? | Travel What does the future hold for travel? Check-in by robot? Budget space flights? Hotel room of the future They say: Within 10 years travellers will “have no need to encounter a single human being” from the moment they check in. We say: Thanks shower, but we’re doing just fine when it comes to washing ourselves. In a nutshell: Computer says: “You’re dirty.” Space travel They say: For the ultimate in “serious traveller bragging rights”, how about a brief time spent floating weightlessly in low Earth orbit? We say: It’s bad enough having to listen to someone recounting the time they befriended a local harem pants salesman during their gap year in India, let alone the time they accidentally sneezed in their own face while experiencing zero gravity. In a nutshell: Get saving. Underwater experiences They say: Sub-aquatic hotels will be a “far more mainstream proposition” by 2024 and underwater tourism will certainly trump space travel. In a nutshell: Don’t hold your breath. Local travel
BNN- Bloc-Notes Numérique - MAPRA 10 Essential Items for Your Bug-Out-Bag | Women Lifestyle Blogs|Women Blogs|Lifestyle|Beauty|Diet In an uncertain world, being prepared could save your life. Putting together a bug-out-bag is an essential step in a good disaster preparedness plan. This bag is designed to save and maintain your life in an emergency. Every person will choose different things to pack in their bag, but there are 10 items that any survivalist should put in their pack. Here is a list of 10 essential items for any bug-out-bag. 1. A person can last only 3-4 days without water. The 15 Best Travel Destinations in 2015 With 2014 coming to a close, it’s time to reflect and take a look at the up and coming trending destinations for the new year. Sure, its tempting to want to go back to the old favourites – London, Paris, New York… but what about discovering somewhere new? Somewhere off the beaten path, a travel destination yet to be fully discovered, an underrated city, or an experience only few will ever tick off their bucket lists? Here are the 15 best travel destinations in 2015 – put ’em at the top of your lists and beat the crowds, these destinations are set to boom in 2015 and beyond… This post was written by WOW and brought to you by Contiki Legends – Go make 2015 amazing! 1. Earlier this year WOW gave you 10 reasons to visit Bosnia & Herzegovina and the post went absolutely viral on social media. 2. The land of green pastures and torrential rain… Ireland really lives up to its’ cliche in the best possible way. 3. Wondering what’s at the end of the world? 4. 5. 6. Source: Wikicommons 7. 8. 9. 10.
10 of the best places to shop for bargains in Amsterdam | Travel Albert Cuyp Markt Despite being named after an old Dutch painter, the only thing Dutch about the Albert Cuyp market is that it encapsulates Amsterdam's reputation as a harmonious melting pot of different cultures. Expect to find a selection of Turkish, Moroccan, Surinamese and Indonesian goods on offer, the highlight being that one can indulge in a culinary tour of these countries in a short leisurely stroll along the market street. The reasonably priced Surinamese roti kip rolls – spicy chicken wrapped in a soft flat bread – are a must-have. While the emphasis is primarily on food, there are also stalls dedicated to clothing, textiles, flowers, books and junk at bargain prices.• Albert Cuypstraat, +31 20 678 1678, albertcuypmarkt.nl. Concerto Since it opened as a small independent record store in 1955, Concerto has grown from one storefront to five, and has built a reputation as being one of the best – and cheapest – places to buy a diverse array of music. De Looier Arts & Antiques