Anyone planning a vacation in the Cape Verde islands should give Fogo a miss for a while. An eruption, which started on November 23, just got worse, as the lava flow has forced 1,500 people to evacuate their homes Monday. This is the largest eruption to happen on Fogo in many years. Two villages have now been destroyed and concern has been raised over a forest reserve on the island which is now i
By Anne Sewell on Dec 18, 2014
Most people these days are aware of the fact that eating McDonald's food can be bad for your health, but what if they showed X-rated movies too? This happened in Zuchwil, Switzerland on Saturday night and the staff didn't even notice. Normally McDonald’s is a relatively safe place for kids, but maybe not in this case. Zuchwil is a small town in the canton of Solothurn, and on Saturday night, the l
By Anne Sewell on Dec 15, 2014
Anyone thinking of some last-minute Christmas shopping in Europe should seriously think of heading to Strasbourg in France. After a competition was run by the Best European Destination organization, based in Brussels, Europe, has apparently voted and Strasbourg came out tops. What is surprising is that Vienna didn’t make it to the number one spot, but the Christmas market in the eastern French cit
By Anne Sewell on Dec 13, 2014
The word Metéora translates to “suspended in the air” or “in the heavens above,” both apt descriptions of these amazing Greek Orthodox monasteries. There were originally 30, but only six in total have survived, and all are built high up on the top of natural, sandstone pillars. The Metéora are included on the UNESCO World Heritage List and are situated at the northwestern edge of the Thessaly Plai
By Anne Sewell on Dec 10, 2014
if you are visiting Spain in the near future, and happen to spot one of the above dolls, you should probably snap it up pretty quickly. The emblematic and world-famous Marín Flamenco dolls will no longer be a regular sight in the shops of Spain, as the factory has been forced to close, unable to keep up with the competition. The dolls created by the Marín factory in Chiclana in southern Spain are
By Anne Sewell on Dec 08, 2014
Located in the Serrania de la Macarena in the Meta province of Colombia, Caño Cristales is a colorful and fascinating river. More commonly known as “The Liquid Rainbow” or “River of Five Colors,” the Caño Cristales is considered by many to be the most beautiful river in the world. What makes this river so beautiful? Between September and November each year, gaudy and bright colors appear on the ri
By Anne Sewell on Dec 08, 2014
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