Category Archives: Travel

The Lure of a Better Life, Amid Cold and Darkness

Norilsk, once a slave labor camp, now prospers as a source of palladium. Not bad, except for the two months of darkness and temperatures of minus 80 F. Source: The Lure of a Better Life, Amid Cold and Darkness

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Lonar Lake – Buldhana, India – Atlas Obscura

Supposedly, compasses fail to work near some parts of the crater because of its unique geologic makeup. Source: Lonar Lake – Buldhana, India – Atlas Obscura

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There’s a Secret Spanish Beach in the Middle of a Field – Atlas Obscura

And sometimes it disappears. Source: There’s a Secret Spanish Beach in the Middle of a Field – Atlas Obscura

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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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