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Monday, 2 December 2019

Japan - outside the box

quote [ During tours, children can just leave all their backpacks in the waiting room of the railway station. They don?t need to worry about their things being stolen. ]

Cultural differences in everyday life
[SFW] [travel]
[by yunnaf@10:23pmGMT] [10 comments]

Monday, 11 November 2019

?These Shells, They Travel.?

quote [ Collecting seashells is as old as humanity. What we do with them can reveal who we are, where we?re from, and what we believe. ]

And the seashells are listening
[SFW] [travel] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@8:58amGMT] [0 comments]

Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Fire engulfs Japan's Shuri Castle, a World Heritage Site in Okinawa

quote [ A fire broke out at Shuri Castle, a World Heritage Site on Japan's southern... ]

Firefighters try to extinguish a fire at Shuri Castle, listed as a World Heritage site, in Naha on the southern island of Okinawa, Japan October 31, 2019, in this photo taken by Kyodo. Mandatory credit Kyodo/via REUTERS

[SFW] [travel] [+5 Sad]
[by lilmookieesquire@11:53pmGMT] [9 comments]

Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Ever been to Pittsburgh?

quote [ My first apartment was in Carnegie, a borough where the football stadium is named for Baseball Hall of Famer Honus Wagner and the baseball fields are named for Football Hall of Famer Mike Ditka. It?s like Pittsburgh goes out of its way to confuse you.... Pittsburghers tend to judge how far something is not by miles or minutes, but by how many bridges and tunnels it takes to get there. (One river is slightly inconvenient; more than one is a serious effort. And if you have to take more than two tunnels, forget it.) ]

This is just a folksy story about what it's like to live in Pittsburgh, it's good if you just need a break with some light humor.
[SFW] [travel] [+2 Good]
[by yunnaf@1:31pmGMT] [9 comments]

Monday, 7 October 2019

The Remote Part

quote [ Two years ago, a tiny island in the Atlantic Ocean got its first airport?perhaps the world?s most obscure airport. It was expensive, but can St. Helena thrive? ]

Lonely airports in the rain
[SFW] [travel] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@8:15amGMT] [1 comment]

Why New York City Stopped Building Subways

quote [ Nearly 80 years ago, a construction standstill derailed the subway into its presentcrisis. ]

We need to create the Uber for subways with on the demand subway train pick up and drop offs.
[SFW] [travel] [+1 Interesting]
[by satanspenis666@2:32amGMT] [2 comments]

Wednesday, 2 October 2019

From the USSR with love: A sailor?s 50-year-old message in a bottle makes it to Alaska

quote [ Tyler Ivanoff, 36, of Shishmaref, Alaska, was out picking berries and gathering driftwood when he stumbled across a green bottle lying along the state's western shore early this month. It was a message in a bottle ? sent from a Soviet sailor 50 years ago. ]

I found your message at the bottom of a bottle
[SFW] [travel] [+2 Good]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:08amGMT] [0 comments]

Sunday, 22 September 2019

I See a Road Trip to New York's Village of Psychics in Your Future

quote [ When the forests of Upstate New York are blanketed in orange and brown hues during the fall of Autumn leaves, there are few places more bewitching to escape for the weekend. But there is certainly no place quite like the enchanting hamlet of Lily Dale, NY, population: 275, where over 50 registered spiritual mediums are in residence year-round, offering private readings, forest temple services, seances, workshops and access to the spirit world for all who care to venture to the other side. ]

Psychic power psychic power
[SFW] [travel] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:02amGMT] [0 comments]

Thursday, 19 September 2019

Missing woman unwittingly joins search party looking for herself

quote [ A group of tourists spent hours Saturday night looking for a missing woman near Iceland’s Eldgja canyon, only to find her among the search party. ]

Slightly old news, but amusing nonetheless.
[SFW] [travel] [+2]
[by spazm@9:19amGMT] [3 comments]

Sunday, 1 September 2019

Let's build houses for people, not cars.

quote [ Parking requirements increase the density of cars but reduce the density of people. It also puts pressure on businesses by taking up useful real estate and replacing it with car storage. ]

More food for urban thinking.
[SFW] [travel] [+2 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@5:34pmGMT] [13 comments]

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