Martina Advaney

Martina Advaney

Martina is a designer with many years of experience, she writes articles on varied subjects and also conducts interviews.

 

24/11/2017 - 4:00 pm

Voices From The Cartoons

Cartoon characters have conquered the film industry, and a good deal of their success belongs to the well-chosen voices that bring their characters to life. Famous names have served as cartoon voices, and today´s weekend movie tips are all about the well known names behind the characters in the cartoons. Sit back and listen carefully.

Since the beginning of the time, treasures have been a very exciting topic, necessarily associated with a great dose of mystery. Even more is this true for treasures that, at many different times and under many different circumstances, have outright disappeared.  Speculation about them is always accompanied by questions or doubts. What are the missing treasures of today? Read on.

Today we break new ground by introducing places which not only are not recommended for tourists, but most travelers wouldn't dare set foot on them. Why? Because each and every one is dangerous in its own way.  Check them out.

Although the astronomical winter has not officially started yet, the temperature outside definitely affirms the arrival of cold weather. For those who like maintaining a lively scene outside the window in the winter, we have an idea - get a bird feeder. Here are some options, including a tip and a guide for an individual do-it-yourself project.

20/11/2017 - 4:00 pm

The Ambiguity Of Contronyms

Encountering a word that contradicts its own meaning can be a challenge to understanding. Nevertheless, such words exist, and are called contronyms, and their opposite meaning depends on the context of the sentence. On the other hand, many of them are well known and commonly used in both ways. How this works in practice will be found in this article.

Last week we compared the real people behind the stories in the movies.  This weekend‘s picks are related to famous historical figures whose lives have been featured in films. We have asked ourselves the same question in reviewing each film:  did the producers manage to capture the actual appearance and essence of the main characters?

In a world where travel agents are passé and most of us are accustomed to building our own itineraries and making our own bookings, be it transport or hotels,  this start-up has not only launched an app for expert advice on travel through its team but has also raised a whopping 20 million dollars in funding. Its founder, Paul English, has previously co-founded several other companies including Kayak. We asked Mr. English how they run their business in this environment, and more.

Uganda, Luganda, Buganda – a rhyming trio which describes the capital region of Uganda. Kampala – Uganda‘s capital city – grew from the Buganda Kingdom, today a subnational region surrounding the capital. The area is definitely worth visiting. Luganda, on the other hand is one of the major languages spoken among the people who live in the south of Uganda in the territories nearest to the capital city.  Having travelled across the entire country, we end our Uganda Tour in Kampala, where we began.

Forget for a while the notion that flowers are always pretty, fragrant, and decorative. The following list of plants from all over the world will prove that the opposite also occurs in nature. There is no way most people would want to take these flowers home...and why not? Judge for yourself.

14/11/2017 - 4:00 pm

The Most Iconic Roads

All roads lead to Rome, they say. Whether that is the truth is a matter for each and every one of us to consider.  What is certainly the truth is that there are genuinely iconic roads in this world, and not just the universally known Route 66. Which are they? Check them out in today´s photogallery.

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