Ancient Rome's sinful city at the bottom of the sea

Ancient Rome’s sinful city at the bottom of the sea

Ancient Rome’s sinful city at the bottom of the sea Rome’s ultra-wealthy took weekend trips here to party. Powerful statesmen built luxurious villas on its beach, with heated spas and mosaic-tiled pools where they could indulge their wildest desires. One resident even commissioned a nymphaeum – a private grotto surrounded by marble statues, dedicated solely […]

The Dutch city that’s more like Dubai

The dutch city that’s more like Dubai   You should always arrive in Rotterdam by train. That way, as you leave the station, you can turn around, as I did last month, put your bag down and look back at one of the most joyful buildings in the world. It’s the most exuberantly designed transportation […]

Castle of dreams

Castle of dreams

Castle of dreams   Think of the most famous castles in Scotland, and Edinburgh or Balmoral might come to mind. But though the name of Eilean Donan doesn’t have the same resonance, images of it might. Dubbed “the most beautiful castle in Scotland”, Eilean Donan has been splashed on countless calendars, postcards and guidebook covers. With its […]

The strange reason Spaniards eat late

The strange reason Spaniards eat late

The strange reason Spaniards eat late It is 10 pm in the Madrid neighborhood of La Latina, one of the city’s oldest areas, and the cobbled streets thrum with the sounds of people enjoying plates of gambas al ajillo (garlic prawns) and cocido Madrileño (a hearty chickpea, pork and chorizo stew). Restaurants are bustling at […]

The worlds first christian country ?

Armenia

Armenia Armenia is a small country in south-west Asia with a population of only 3 million people. Also, it has a sizable place in spiritual history. Besides, most historians believe that in 301 AD. Moreover, it became the first country in the world to adopt Christianity. Furthermore, this Asian country made Christianity its official religion […]

Jordans ancient town without a soul

Jordans ancient town without a soul

Lonely columns that once supported three open-air theatres, a basilica and a temple dotted the hilltop. From Alomari’s home, I took in the dramatic view of the Sea of Galilee and Israel. A little further east, Syria’s south-western corner spread out before me. Forty-five years ago, Alomari was born in this very place – a […]

How the South Korean language was designed to unify

How the South Korean language was designed to unify ‘Uri’ isn’t a mere grammar point, it’s a cultural canon that captures the very essence of a nation. “Our husband is also a teacher,” my co-worker told me as she noisily slurped her soup. She was seated beside another colleague, who was slurping hers, too. I […]

Pakistan village

The Pakistan village with a unique system of philanthropy

The Pakistan village with a unique system of philanthropy Pakistan village Pakistan village : At 3,100m, Shimshal is the highest settlement in Pakistan’s northern Hunza region and the last village before the Chinese border. It is reachable via only one rocky, hairpin turn-laden road cut into the Distegill Sar and Karun Kuh mountains. The road, […]

the new England fish dish that saved a nation

the new England fish dish that saved a nation

Shad bakes are a dance of heat and timing that have been going on for generations up and down the East Coast of the United States for more than 100 years. Joseph Shea presides over a culinary jigsaw puzzle. He and his apprentices squat around a hexagonal fire, shifting slabs of wood with fish nailed […]