Gold mines, even today, we associate them with something very exciting. After all, not for nothing there were gold fevers, which surely didn´t result in much of a clear thinking. If you have an opportunity to visit one of the modern operating mines, you may want to put on hold, the visions of actually seeing glittering gold. What’s most striking is the unbelievable scale of everything that comes in use when mining for gold. Machines as large as few storeys high buildings that from a distance look like miniature toys for children, given the enormity of what you see around the machines. Welcome to some of the impressive gold mines around the world.
The former Sugar Bowl of the world welcomed 4.2 million tourists in 2017, according to the national tourism agency, Viajes Cuba. The place 'where fertile land is abundant' (the meaning of cubao) is a ‘socialist El Dorado’, and Cuba is today a popular destination for tourists from all over the world.
For those who judge a country strictly by its cuisine, the following words might be little liberating. Associating beer with Germany or wine with France no longer needs to be absolute, and similarly there may also be some common ground when it comes to food, if looked at more closely.
"It´s cold like in Siberia" is one of the popular sayings linked to these cold months. And as it seems it is not far from truth. Some places experience winter temperatures that drop down to -50C. Feeling cold? Not the locals of Oymyakon in Russia, apparently. Children are excused from going to school only when it hits – 52. People have their toilets outside, which might be quite challenging on such days. The lowest temperature recorded was -71,2C in 1933. This is not the only place where winters are so tough.
Alex and Valentina are two young & brave people who decided to leave their jobs and to travel around the world. Being creatives they went on taking bunch of fabulous photos and videos. But more than visual representation, I was fascinated by the deep conclusions and profound meanings these two have found throughout their trip. Was it all so easy? How did they manage their living? From being stuck on a cherry farm in Canada to building a bed in an old minivan and feeling like pilgrims - this adorable couple has done it all. Have dreams - will travel? Read on my interview with Alex to find a few tips on how to make your travel dreams come true.
At a time when a new architectural style had conquered Europe, the major characteristics of the new style dictated that it would mostly serve sacral purposes. Gothic Cathedrals were designed to bring the faithful closer to God through visual experience. The indoor and outdoor support system helped Gothic buildings to reach to great heights while delivering light at ground level. The supporting system served at the same time a decorative function. This unique performance in combination with ornamental vaults, and last but not least the colour effects of stained-glass windows, were fascinating then and continue to charm us today.
Wishful thinking for some is reality for a few others. The interconnected world we live in makes it possible, and sometimes quite rewarding, to become a nomad, travel the world, do what you wish to do, perhaps even live on your own tems to an extent and earn a good living. We are interviewing Alexander Waltner of Sweden, who has made all of these dreams his personal reality.
As we move on through the beautiful regions of Greece, we now stop at Thessaly. We are heading more towards the South now, so buckle up and enjoy the ride. Be ready to get an urge to pack your luggage and leave immediately for Thessaly . . . because, Greece is not only a good place for summer holidays, it is also great for any season.
YT contributor Maja Mezan decided to pay a visit to one of the last surviving city-states in the world – Singapore. The clash of cultures, languages, religions, and cuisines was reflected in an orderly chaos which offered her a completely new perspective on Asia in a way that she had never experienced before.
During the past few years, Leigh Woods, Project Manager at Youth Time International Movement has been pursuing his greatest passion in life – observing and photographing wild animals in their natural habitat. In this article, Leigh shares his experience with the legendary blue whale whilst journeying through the tropical island nation of Sri Lanka.