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Most Spectacular Train Journeys

Train travel may have been around for almost 200 years but it is still one of the most popular forms of transport. Mechanised trains first appeared in the UK in the 1820’s and they are still one of the best ways to travel, if you want to sit back and enjoy stunning views of the […]

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Fun Culture

Is This The Strangest Festival In The World?

While one glance at the photos below may have you searching for the number of the nearest NSPCC centre, the bizarre ritual of jumping over babies is actually an annual festival held in Burgos, Spain. The El Salto del Colacho or ‘The Devil’s Jump’ dates back to 1620 and sees men dressed as the devil […]

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Most Incredible Holidays with a Difference

Let’s face it, modern life can be pretty hectic and stressful. One of the best ways for people to reduce this stress and recharge their batteries is to get away on holiday. While many people choose a traditional city break or a week away in the sun to relax, some of us prefer something a […]

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Most Crazy Competitions in the World

Since the beginning of time, people have been pitting themselves against each other to see who comes out on top. Mankind has always had a desire to know who is the fastest, who is the strongest and who is the smartest. There are competitions held all over the world that attract millions of spectators every […]

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10 Free Most Popular Museums to visit in London

British Library British Library has an archive that contains more than 150 million items such as: books, newspapers, journals, ancient manuscripts, etc. A stunning collection that takes you through the history of human civilization. Featured collection items include: Gutenberg Bible, Beowulf manuscript, Mozart’s thematic catalogue and much more. The library also holds one of the biggest philatelic […]

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Dangerous Culture

Killer Climbs: The World’s 10 Deadliest Mountains

Mountain climbing is one of the most dangerous and rewarding activities in the world, pitting the climber against nature in one of the most gruelling mental and physical undertakings a human can go through. While attempting to climb any mountain is a mammoth undertaking in its own right, there are certain peaks that not only […]

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Fancy Staying In A Real-life Hobbit Hotel?

If you’ve often read or watched The Lord of the Rings and dreamt of being able to live in The Shire, well now your dreams have come true… well sort of. The Hobbit Motel in Waikato, New Zealand is every Tolkien fans fantasy, as the holiday park has two chalets that are based on the […]

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Fancy Staying At A Real-Life Sandcastle Hotel?

Holiday makers looking to get back in touch with nature have been able to stay at ice hotels and tree-house lodges for a fair few years now, but guests wanting to know what it feels like to stay in a real-life sandcastle have only been able to use their imaginations…. until now! The Sand Sculpture […]

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Emblematic Cities in the World: Past and Present

It is amazing how some of the most emblematic cities have changed over time. Some of them look totally different. That shows how mankind is evolving and the level of sophistication that we have reached. Here are some visuals of how some of the most iconic cities in the world have changed. Shanghai (1990-2010) Shanghai […]

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Countries Separated By Walls And Fences

A certain Mr Donald Trump may have brought the subject of walls back into the news recently, but it’s not just in America where issues have led to the erecting of immovable borders. There are countries and cities all over the world whose populations are kept apart by huge walls and fences and, since the […]