China’s Ready-Made Urban Forests

Since the past few years, the Chinese government has been planting thousands of trees in cities across the country hoping to create an urban forest that would fight pollution as well as bring shade to public spaces. The effort is laudable, but if you are to investigate the origin of some of these trees, you’ll […]

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The EIRE Signs of World War 2

The recent heat wave in the UK has revealed more than ancient henges. Over at Bray Head, on the Irish coast, a short distance away from Dublin, a wildfire stoked by the hot weather has revealed a World War Two-era landmark that had disappeared under thick undergrowth for many years. It’s an aerial sign made […]

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The Seven Bridges of Königsberg

Wedged between Poland and Lithuania, along the Baltic Coast, is a piece of Russia located 200 miles away from the Russian border. The Kaliningrad oblast, an exclave of Russia, was originally a Prussian state before it was transferred over to the Soviet Union after the end of the Second World War when the Allied powers […]

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The Grave of Florence Irene Ford

The Natchez City Cemetery in Adams County, Mississippi, is home to several unusual tombstones. There is one called the “Turning Angel”, which is a statue of an angel that’s carved such a way so as to form an optical illusion. When approaching the statue from the correct angle, the angel appears to turn towards the […]

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The Underground Rivers of London

Where London is situated today was once the floodplains of the river Thames, surrounded by gently rolling hills and valleys carved by the river itself and its innumerable tributaries. London originally began on the Thames’ north bank and for many centuries London Bridge was the only bridge over the Thames close to the city. But […]

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Palace of Shaki Khans

The city of Shaki in northern Azerbaijan is situated more than 300 km from Baku—too far away for most tourists to make the trip, but is home to the most valuable monument to the Shaki khanate which ruled over the country for more than 75 years in the 18th and 19th centuries. Shaki was the […]

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Rocking Riders: Life in the London Jungle

Don’t you just love discovering awesome new riders who can pull off traveling the world and making videos to document it? YouTube is a treasure trove of pretty amazing stuff. We’re lucky to live in a time when riders from all over the world have the tools and the platform to share their adventures. At […]

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