in Hawaii, Being Nice is the Law

in Hawaii, Being Nice is the Law It was mid-afternoon on our second day living in Hawaii, and I woke up groggy from a much-needed power nap. I stumbled into the kitchen where my girlfriend was sitting on the floor with the guy from the cable company. He had come to set up our internet […]

In Switzerland the Soup Quarrelling Politicians Share

In Switzerland the Soup Quarrelling Politicians Share Milchsuppe is a meal infused with folklore, not least because of its association with Switzerland’s very formation. Some mornings around 08:00, after reading the daily prayer at Kappel Abbey in the canton of Zürich, retired pastor and part-time historian Susanne Wey-Korthals steps from the recess into the Alpine air, crosses […]

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Are These the World’s most Bizarre Tourist Board Slogans?

Are These the World’s most Bizarre Tourist Board Slogans? Are These the World’s most Bizarre Tourist Board Slogans? :The Tourism Authority of Thailand recently released a new campaign worldwide, focused on the next generation of travellers. Its slogan, “Open to the new shades”, aims to show the diversity of travellers to the southeast Asian country, […]

The best countries for entrepreneurs

The best countries for entrepreneurs:Starting a business anywhere takes grit, determination and a marketable idea, but these places make it just a little bit easier for start-ups to get off the ground. Starting a business anywhere takes grit, determination and a marketable idea, but certain countries make it just a little bit easier for start-ups […]

The temples that had to be moved

The temples that had to be moved:If Abu Simbel had not been saved, places like Vienna’s Historic Centre, Cambodia’s Angkor Wat and other Unesco World Heritage sites might only live on in history books. Deep within the interior of the Great Temple at Abu Simbel, carved into a mountainside in southern Egypt’s ancient Nubian Valley, […]

The burger McDonald’s can’t master

The burger McDonald’s can’t master: Vada pav is synonymous with the city of Mumbai, with almost every resident, from factory workers to Bollywood stars, unabashed in declaring their love for it. Suresh Thakur dropped another batch of potato patties, known as batata vada, into the cooking oil that had been sizzling in a massive iron pan […]

the people who make their own watches

the people who make their own watches How do you go about making your own mechanical watch? Chris Baraniuk finds out. “It probably started on Reddit,” recalls Matthew Wright, an engineer from Brisbane, Australia. Online, he stumbled on a couple of posts from people who had made their own watches. He’d never even thought about […]

An ancient word no-one can translate

An ancient word no-one can translate With only one remaining fluent speaker, the Yaghan language is on the verge of dying out. Will this obscure word be its sole survivor? It was spring when I reached the end of the world. On that mid-September day it was cold and raining in the city of Ushuaia, […]