Known locally as Las Bolas, which literally means The Balls, these rather obscure sculptures can be found, in the Diquis Delta, southern Costa Rica.
Cultures & traditions
When we travel, a most of us will bring home a small souvenir to remind us of our time away. One of the most popular souvenirs bought by tourists in Russia are Russian nesting dolls, or matryoshka dolls.
I grew up in a small village, just outside of Southend-on-Sea. It’s a nice village; small and quiet, although not too far from a town. I knew a lot of people there as most of my family have lived there for many years, but I’d regularly see strangers who I’d never met or seen and they’d say things like “good morning, have a nice day!” I never quite got used to this, as I could never appreciate their greetings early in the morning.
Bored of your hair? I know I am! I think I must have completely changed my hair five times last year – oops! So if you fancy something a bit different why not try one of these global favourites:
During festival season in Catalonia, you may come across humans climbing all over each other. Castell, which unsurprisingly translates to “castle”, is a tradition that goes back to 1712, and is probably more popular now than ever.
A lot of children dream of spending their Easter break continuously eating chocolate, and searching high and low for the Easter bunny. Whilst that sounds like a pretty cool way to relax for a few days (especially the constant chocolate eating bit) nothing is as cool as spending your Easter Monday with your nation’s president (But I guess that depends on the president…)
When you think of the Netherlands, you might think of windmills, canals, bicycles and clogs. But you’ll also probably think of their national flower, the tulip.
As time goes on, I’m pretty sure beauty treatments are getting weirder (for example, Kim Kardashian’s vampire facial) so I decided to delve into the world of odd beauty treatments, and what I found was rather peculiar.
I’m more of a dog man myself, though if you feel compelled to express your love for Hello Kitty at 30,000 feet then I will not be one to judge. Honest.
In China, given names are made up of one or two characters. There are 100,000 characters in the Chinese language, so a given name can contain almost any meaning, although, as you would imagine, some characters are more popular than others.