What would be the night temperature in your home? Between 17 - 19 ° C is considered suitable for a good night‘s sleep. Only two degrees below that – at 15 ° C – the temperature gets very uncomfortable for most people, the usual result being a cold nose and eventually a headache from the cold. Now, reducing that by another 20 ° C will take you to night temperatures in one of the most unusual hospitality concepts you can imagine. And there some incredible websites to visit to learn more about it. Discover ice hotels this winter, and hurry up since the season last only four months each year.
Today we break new ground by introducing places which not only are not recommended for tourists, but most travelers wouldn't dare set foot on them. Why? Because each and every one is dangerous in its own way. Check them out.
Uganda, Luganda, Buganda – a rhyming trio which describes the capital region of Uganda. Kampala – Uganda‘s capital city – grew from the Buganda Kingdom, today a subnational region surrounding the capital. The area is definitely worth visiting. Luganda, on the other hand is one of the major languages spoken among the people who live in the south of Uganda in the territories nearest to the capital city. Having travelled across the entire country, we end our Uganda Tour in Kampala, where we began.
We are continuing our Middle Eastern adventure, and now it is time to fasten our seatbelts and try to step out of our comfort zone a bit by traveling to Damascus, the capital of Syria and one of the oldest cities in the world. All of you know about the terrible civil war which has almost destroyed this beautiful country since it broke out seven years ago. The situation, however, is stabilizing as of the last quarter of 2017, and one of safest areas in the country is Damascus, which has suffered almost no damage during these years. And therefore tourism is reviving again in Damascus.
Forget for a while the notion that flowers are always pretty, fragrant, and decorative. The following list of plants from all over the world will prove that the opposite also occurs in nature. There is no way most people would want to take these flowers home...and why not? Judge for yourself.
All roads lead to Rome, they say. Whether that is the truth is a matter for each and every one of us to consider. What is certainly the truth is that there are genuinely iconic roads in this world, and not just the universally known Route 66. Which are they? Check them out in today´s photogallery.
Cairo - the city that never sleeps. Sitting on the banks of the Nile River, Cairo is a witness to Egypt‘s ancient history and conveys a never-ending energy. In case you have a brief stopover in Cairo, here is a guide to what you shouldn´t miss.
You could read how we tracked the lions in the very first part of „Tour of Uganda I.“. Needless to say, the lions were the proverbial icing on the cake. However, elephants, hippos, crocodiles, wild pigs, monkeys, birds, Ugandan kob and crested crane – all symbols of Uganda – crossed our path while we traveled through the country. Among the most stunning of the Ugandan species, though, were surprisingly the zebras. Their stripes, which by the way are as uniquely individual as human finger prints, were quite breathtaking. Today's photo gallery is dedicated to Ugandan wildlife.
If you are uncertain about which category of monuments would be worth visiting, you could narrow the field by visiting the colourful ones. Doesn't that sound right to you? Colourful buildings do have a couple of advantages to consider. First, not too many of them are famous, therefore your trip will be quite original. Second, the pictures of these brightly colored monuments will be simply perfect.
It has been some time since our last movie quiz, so here is a new one. This time we will check your knowledge of movie locations. Some of these places are so unique that the link with the movies they served will immediately come to you. For easier recollection there are usually two photos for each movie. Explore our gallery of film locations and you can compare your results in Friday's movie picks.