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.
Our previous interview with Mark Gordon was dedicated to the exciting world of shipwrecks, miles underwater. It offered an insight into the work of Odyssey Marine Exploration, their team, and the high-tech equipment they use. This second segment focuses on the Cultural Heritage Convention, the ownership of treasures that are discovered and where these treasures are to be found.
TREASURE – The very word evokes a feeling of adventure and legend. Scientists, anthropologists, and governments are as enamored with deep sea treasures as the average person. Odyssey Marine Exploration, founded in 1994 and listed on the NASDAQ, is an organization that comprises professionals, scientists, and technicians and is dedicated to underwater and deep sea exploration of treasure and minerals. We have the opportunity to interview their CEO, Mark Gordon.
What would be the night temperature in your home? Between 17 - 19 ° C is considered suitable for a good night‘s sleep. Only two degrees below that – at 15 ° C – the temperature gets very uncomfortable for most people, the usual result being a cold nose and eventually a headache from the cold. Now, reducing that by another 20 ° C will take you to night temperatures in one of the most unusual hospitality concepts you can imagine. And there some incredible websites to visit to learn more about it. Discover ice hotels this winter, and hurry up since the season last only four months each year.
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.
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.
We are continuing our Middle Eastern adventure, and now it is time to fasten our seatbelts and try to step out of our comfort zone a bit by traveling to Damascus, the capital of Syria and one of the oldest cities in the world. All of you know about the terrible civil war which has almost destroyed this beautiful country since it broke out seven years ago. The situation, however, is stabilizing as of the last quarter of 2017, and one of safest areas in the country is Damascus, which has suffered almost no damage during these years. And therefore tourism is reviving again in Damascus.
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.
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.
Cairo - the city that never sleeps. Sitting on the banks of the Nile River, Cairo is a witness to Egypt‘s ancient history and conveys a never-ending energy. In case you have a brief stopover in Cairo, here is a guide to what you shouldn´t miss.