Category Archives: Travel

Dancing Forest – Rybachiy, Russia – Atlas Obscura

The reason for the strange contortions in the trunks of these “drunken” pine trees is still a mystery. Source: Dancing Forest – Rybachiy, Russia – Atlas Obscura

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How to Clear a Path Through 60 Feet of Snow, Japanese Style | Atlas Obscura

Snow Canyon in Toyama is both visually stunning and quite the technical feat. Source: How to Clear a Path Through 60 Feet of Snow, Japanese Style | Atlas Obscura

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Toquima Cave – Austin, Nevada | Atlas Obscura

This central Nevada cave is the spiritual home of ancient and enigmatic pictographs. Source: Toquima Cave – Austin, Nevada | Atlas Obscura

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18 Abandoned Psychiatric Hospitals, and Why They Were Left Behind – Atlas Obscura Lists

Explore the ghosts of mental-health history. Source: 18 Abandoned Psychiatric Hospitals, and Why They Were Left Behind – Atlas Obscura Lists

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BBC – Future – The unsurpassed 125-year-old network that feeds Mumbai

Dabbawalas deliver hundreds of thousands of meals on foot and by bike in one of India’s busiest cities every day. The new wave of food-delivery start-ups wants to know how they do it. Source: BBC – Future – The unsurpassed … Continue reading

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Living in China’s Expanding Deserts – The New York Times

People on the edges of the country’s vast seas of sand are being displaced by climate change. Source: Living in China’s Expanding Deserts – The New York Times

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The Unreal, Eerie Emptiness of China’s ‘Ghost Cities’ | WIRED

“Build it and they will come.” Except no one has. Source: The Unreal, Eerie Emptiness of China’s ‘Ghost Cities’ | WIRED

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Great Train Story Diorama

This $3 million model train takes you through Chicago, Seattle, and the thousands of miles in between. Source: Great Train Story Diorama

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A Terrifying Journey Through the World’s Most Dangerous Jungle | Outside Online

The Darién Gap is one of the world’s most dangerous places, a lawless, roadless wilderness on the border of Colombia and Panama, teeming with everything from deadly snakes to drug traffickers to antigovernment guerrillas. These days the region is also … Continue reading

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BBC – Travel – Bhutan’s dark secret to happiness

Citizens of one of the happiest countries on Earth are surprisingly comfortable contemplating a topic many prefer to avoid. Is that the key to joy? Source: BBC – Travel – Bhutan’s dark secret to happiness

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