For hundreds of years, Gorée Island, situated three kilometers from the Senegalese coast, functioned as the leading slave-trading hub along the African shoreline. Today, it’s home to the House of Slaves, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and museum dedicated to educating visitors about the effects of the transatlantic slave trade on African people.
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Living in Oymyakon: The Coldest Populated Place on Earth
During the winter, many people feel like they’re living in the coldest place on earth. For the residents of Oymyakon, an eastern Siberian town, that’s the reality.
Understanding the 1800s Crinoline Craze: An In-Depth Guide
When most people think of old-fashioned women’s clothing, they immediately conjure up images of women in massive hoop skirts. The hoops beneath these skirts are known as crinolines and were all the rage in mid-1800s Europe. Have you ever wondered who was responsible for these skirts or how they became so popular? Let’s find out.
Texas Welcomes World’s First 3D-Printed Hotel
These days, you can 3D print everything from toys to organs. Soon, Marfa, Texas, will also welcome the first 3D-printed hotel on the planet, called Sunday Homes.
Mano del Desierto: Chile’s Iconic Hand Sculpture
Chile is famous for its many attractions, including Torres del Paine National Park and Easter Island. If you’re planning a visit, be sure to add “Mano del Desierto” or “The Hand of the Desert” to your must-see list.
Pixels of Meaning: An Interview with Artist Petros Vrellis
Greek artist Petros Vrellis is challenging the notion that art and computer science are incompatible. With master’s degrees in both Electrical Engineering and Art Sciences, Vrellis combines these two passions to create what he calls “Algorithmic Art.”
Unwind in Gran Canaria’s Acusa Seca Cave House
Gran Canaria has become an increasingly popular tourist destination over the years. If you’re planning a trip to this Spanish island but want to stay somewhere a bit off the beaten path, Acusa Seca Cave House is a perfect choice.
Rainbow Mountain, Peru: 10 Facts You Need to Know
Are you planning to visit Peru soon? If so, make sure to add Rainbow Mountain to your itinerary! If you haven’t heard of it before, don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. Here are ten essential facts that every traveler should know about this breathtaking natural wonder.
North Sentinel Island: Home to the Most Isolated Tribe in the World
As technology continues to advance and expand its reach, it has become almost impossible for people to live genuinely isolated lives — unless you’re part of the Sentinelese, a tribal community that resides on North Sentinel Island.
Exploring Darvaza Gas Crater: The ‘Door to Hell’ in Turkmenistan
More than half a century ago, an audacious Soviet gas-drilling venture in Turkmenistan led to an incredible geological phenomenon: The Darvaza Gas Crater, commonly referred to as the “Door to Hell.” This eerie wonder is a sight to behold, leaving visitors spellbound and enamored by its fiery beauty.