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Thursday, 21 March 2019

Greetings, from the Desert of Ghost Ships

quote [ Only 30 years ago, this was home to our planet?s 4th largest inland water mass; an ancient sea so vast, even Alexander the Great wrote of his struggles to cross it; where fishing commerce boomed and holidaymakers once flocked to its seaside spa town. Now, for the first time in 600 years, the Aral Sea is (almost) bone dry, and the fleet of giant, rusted ships left in its wake have become some of the only proof of the past. ]

Hallucinating visions drives my desert ship
[SFW] [travel] [+3 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [3 comments]

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

In Need of Housing, Barcelona Fines Investors For Long-Vacant Buildings

quote [ The massive fines levied against the investment funds have been interpreted as a ?declaration of war? from Mayor Ada Colau, who wants more affordable housing. ]

But think of the children!
[SFW] [travel] [+4 Good]
[by satanspenis666@1:50amGMT] [3 comments]

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Two brothers set off for an epic road trip. Their ?stupid? stunt led to mayhem at the border.

quote [ Bailey Roy, 21, and Damien Roy, 22, were charged with committing a hoax related to terrorist activity after their escapades caused a major border checkpoint to be shut down for 12 hours. ]

Canadian terrorist are just plain scary
[SFW] [travel] [+4 Funny]
[by satanspenis666@1:15amGMT] [11 comments]

Saturday, 9 March 2019

Built in the Clouds, they?re the Highest Villages Frozen in Time

quote [ When you?re looking to escape the tedium of modern and mainstream tourism, sometimes the only way is up. Today, our armchair travels will take us to some of the most remote (and highest) villages in the world, from middle America to roof of Egypt. ]

Cloud city, on the brim, running with my back against the wind
[SFW] [travel] [+4 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:11amGMT] [1 comment]

Friday, 25 January 2019

Room 202: Hunting for Ghosts at Winnipeg?s Fort Garry Hotel

quote [ Three nights in Canada's most haunted hotel room. ]

You see a white face dressed in black, I?m on my slender shit
[SFW] [travel] [+2 Good]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:36amGMT] [1 comment]

Wednesday, 26 December 2018

Atmospheric Railways: The 19th Century Trains That Ran On Air

quote [ The 19th century ushered in a new form of transport?railways. Journeys that previously took weeks were now completed in days. Distances that could only be covered in days on horseback or on horse-drawn wagons were now being covered in a matter of hours. ]

In the airtrain
[SFW] [travel] [+4 Underrated]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:03amGMT] [1 comment]

Wednesday, 28 November 2018

The Immigrant Story Behind the Classic ?Greetings From? Postcards

quote [ One popular format for linen postcards was the ?Greetings From? style, which had been inspired by the ?Gruss Aus? (?Greeting From?) postcards Teich had known as a young man in Germany. The German postcards featured local views with subdued lettering and a muted color palette; Teich?s American incarnation reflected the popular streamlined aesthetic of the time, featuring the name of a state, city, or attraction?emblazoned in large 3D letters?with miniature images of regional scenes depicted within. ]

Spoiler: the immigrant story is featured in the quote already. But check out the link for colorful examples.
[SFW] [travel] [+1 Insightful]
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Thursday, 22 November 2018

The remote UK community living off-grid

quote [ "It was worrying a few years ago when the primary school population went down to two but now it is seven and a lot of babies are in the pipeline too." ]

Beautiful pictures of a modern dropout community.
[SFW] [travel] [+3 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@9:04pmGMT] [1 comment]

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Crossing the Sahara in the Fourteenth Century

quote [ How to make the trip from Sijilmasa to Oualata, circa 1352. ]

Lost in the Sahara
[SFW] [travel] [+3]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:11amGMT] [0 comments]

Sunday, 21 October 2018

What It Takes to Build an Anarchist Desert Town

quote [ Slab City might be the "last free place," but that freedom requires work. ]

Who's the artsy anarchist
[SFW] [travel] [+3]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:57amGMT] [0 comments]

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