Located in the middle of Karakum desert in Turkmenistan (former Soviet Union), the crater near the Derweze (Darvaza) village is famous all around the world as “The Door to Hell” and it’s not hard at all to figure out why, because this 80-foot (25 meters) deep and 230-ft (70 meters) wide hole is home to an extremely odd phenomenon, burning for more than 40 years. So what exactly happened over there? [Click here to read more…]
Whether it’s called subway, underground, U-bahn or metro, underground trains is perhaps the most popular public transportation in big cities all around the world. By taking the subway you usually get rid of one of the biggest problems faced by large cities today, which is horrible car traffic. However, even though you get to your destination a lot faster, for tourists, they clearly aren’t as attractive as surface transport, because you can’t actually see anything. And who wants to go somewhere without being able to enjoy the place? But there are some places in the world where the subway itself is an attraction, because there are some stations that simply make you say “Wow!”. Let’s take a look at some of them, considered by many the most beautiful subway stations in the world. [Click here to read more…]
Nobody likes to waste time sitting around and waiting for delayed flights, missed connections, wandering between terminals or waiting for luggage. But there are some airports in this world that are such masterpieces that any moment they could be turned into tourist attractions.
And that’s a great thing, because when you arrive somewhere for the first time, the airport is usually the thing that gets you the first impression about that place (and we all know how much this first impression counts). And in some parts of the world local authorities care about these first impressions and about the fact that we like clean, well-organized and modern airports and built some breathtaking structures that impress visitors. [Click here to read more…]
Some time ago I was reading about this Japanese fishing boat that was flushed out to sea by the 2011 tsunami and which ended up drifting somewhere off the coast of British Columbia, around the Haida Gwaii archipelago. Anyway, last week I also visited the Greek island of Zakynthos, whose main attraction is the Navagio beach, home to a beautiful shipwreck, which looks absolutely fantastic on the white sand/blue water background.
According to UNESCO estimations, there are currently more than 3 million shipwrecks around the world. And while most of them are lying on the ocean floor there are some that weren’t sunk and today create a picturesque landscape with a mysterious legends around them. So let’s see which ones are the most famous or the most beautiful [Click here to read more…]
Whether we’re talking about poker, slot-machines, roulette or Black Jack, gambling is definitely one of the most popular entertainment activities on the planet, even though some people see this as a serious addiction. And wherever you go, whatever destination you choose, from North America to the Middle East, Africa, Europe or Asia it’s almost impossible not to find a casino and all of them have one thing in common: they “help” you lose money or if you’re really lucky, even win something. And let’s face it, what other place can make a rational human beings go back after losing 99 times out of 100 just to remember that one time when they won.
To make a list with the world’s largest, most exclusive or spectacular casinos would probably take a long time, but that didn’t stop us from trying to bring you the most famous, exclusive and beautiful casinos in the world. [Click here to read more…]
Who would’ve thought, even for just one second, that such a large geological formation, that looks like it belongs to the desert, can lie down in the beautiful Aquitania province in France, only 40 miles away from Bordeaux? Well, The Great Dune of Pyla is a rare geological phenomenon and a very popular tourist attraction, being the tallest sand dune in Europe.
If you’re visiting the beautiful city of Bordeaux, you’re just a one-hour drive away from seeing a fairytale place, the Great Dune of Pyla (or Pilat). Located in the Archanon Gulf, close to the Atlantic Ocean, the large sand formation has a total length of 1.5 miles, a width of 1,600 feet and it’s maximum height is 351 feet, while the estimated total volume of sand is 60 million cubic meters. [Click here to read more…]