Every October, Asia’s Mekong River is particularly unpeaceful – not because of hydroelectric dams or floating markets (although it does have those things), but because the river appears to be spontaneously releasing balls of fire up into the sky.
Sights & smells
There are plenty of beautiful buildings in the world but there’s always going to be something extra special about one that’s been built to worship a higher being. And this probably helps to explain why the Sri Siva Subramaniya temple in Nadi, Fiji is so impressive… Being a Hindu temple, it was built to worship many, many higher beings!
As everyone knows, robots are soon going to rise up and take over the planet. It’s inevitable. So it’s difficult to know how concerned we should be about DR Congo’s new traffic robots – supposedly they’re “intelligent”, so that’s a worry, but on the other hand they look like they’ve been made out of cereal boxes and toilet roll tubes.
In Seattle, they have a rather well-known wall that is dedicated to the art of sticking chewed gum to anything but the bin.
A few months ago, we wrote about Okunoshima, the island that has been taken over by rabbits. Well, now, we bring you Tashirojima, the island that has been taken over by cats. Prepare yourself for a cute overload!
Imagine a massive, burning hole in the ground. Or, if you’ve got no imagination, look at these pictures.
Baarle-Hertog is a Belgian town in 24 pieces, 22 of which are in the town of Baarle-Nassau in the Netherlands.
When hundreds of animals run towards you, your natural reaction is to run as fast as you can to escape the stampede. Not on the island of Ōkunoshima, though, because that large group of running animals are in fact bundles of fluff that just want you to appreciate how darn cute they are (they’re also probably after food).
Unlike us, the villagers that live in Zalipie redecorate their homes in a particular style every year, all in the name of a tradition that started over a century ago.
Commonly known as the world’s most dangerous road, North Yungas Road is a 35-mile stretch between La Paz and Coroico in Bolivia and is estimated to claim the lives of 200-300 travellers every year.