Demos in San Sebastin and crackdowns in Rome and Dubrovnik as locals vent frustration at city-breakers and cruise ships With the continent sweltering under a heatwave nicknamed Lucifer, tempers have been boiling over, too, as a wave of anti-tourism protests take place in some of Europes most popular destinations. Yet, as tourism-phobia becomes a feature … Continue reading First Venice and Barcelona: now anti-tourism marches spread across Europe
For most of the 2 million people in this overcrowded strip of land largely cut off from the outside world the beach and sea are the only affordable form of recreation. The only option now is to swim and even fish in filthy water It is high summer on Gaza Citys beach. A horse and … Continue reading ‘The worst it’s been’: children continue to swim as raw sewage floods Gaza beach →
Trailblazing former kitchen maid is the star of a new exhibition celebrating the unsung heroes of an engineering masterpiece When Dirk Bennett first gazed into the eyes of Hannah Griggs, he recalls that the hair literally stood up on the back of his arms. In the faded photograph Griggs, a poor young woman born to … Continue reading Hannah Griggs, the first woman to work at the Tower of London →
Before writing his best-known works, Franz Kafka hoped to make millions with a series of on the cheap guides to European travel Years before penning Metamorphosis, considered by some to beKafka: The Early Years, published in translation (by Shelley Frisch) last month. The ahead-of-its-time idea (considering the popularity of budget travel tips today) sought to … Continue reading Clean room, no beetles wanted: how a young Kafka hoped to write budget travel guides →
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(CNN)The world’s longest, deepest tunnel — running for 57 kilometers underneath the Swiss Alps — has finally entered regular service. The Gotthard Base Tunnel, dubbed Switzerland’s “construction of the century,” was 17 years in the making and is reported to have cost around $12 billion to build.
Mark Cronin, the TV producer who created stopped by Reddit to do an AMA on the beloved boat series. He answered a lot of the show’s mysteries that have always bothered us non-yachties: 1. Yes, the crew gets paid outside of tip money. The crew typically makes $1-2k in tip money per charter (charters last … Continue reading A Below Deck Producer Just Answered The Big Question Weve All Wondered About The Show →
Americas new-age capital is brimming with tours, classes and shops offering spiritual healing, but its most uplifting aspect is its dramatic setting amid rust-coloured mesas and buttes Locals call Sedona, Arizona, a cathedral without walls. Its not just the landscape those red cliffs, mesas rearing up against a crisp and empty sky, that inspired Hollywood … Continue reading Spiritual Sedona: the Arizona town bursting with positive vibes →
DID YOU KNOW? * In 1927, Garnet Carter patented the first miniature golf game, which he called “Tom Thumb Golf.” He hoped his mini-golf course, located on Lookout Mountain in Tennessee, would attract people to his neighboring hotel and its full-length golf course. Turned out, his putt-putt course became more popular than his regulation-size golf … Continue reading Newton's guide to putt-putt: discover how physics can help you sink golf putts like a professional. →
We seem to be bombarded constantly by doom and gloom tales of new animals becoming extinct and being told that we should be stopping it – something that is usually impossible for the average person. I thought it might be nice to show a positive list about extinct animals, so here is my list on … Continue reading Top 10 Extinct Creatures That Aren’t Extinct →