Every year, despite its remote location and chilly climate, Greenland (an autonomous country within the Kingdom of Denmark) welcomes tens of thousands of visitors. If you’ve ever wondered what goes on on the world’s largest non-continental island, outlined below are ten fascinating facts that everyone should know.
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The True History of the Piñata
The piñata is a staple in Mexican culture. However, the first records of piñatas don’t come from Mexico or even Spain. The earliest records actually point to Asia — China, to be specific — as the origin of the beloved piñata.
#TurnOffThePlasticTap by Artist Benjamin Von Wong
Like many people across the globe, Canadian artist and activist Benjamin Von Wong has experienced a growing concern over the last few years regarding single-use plastic waste and its effect on the planet. Unlike many of those who are aware of the problem, though, he’s also making an effort to find a solution.
Quetzalcoatl’s Nest: Explore Mexico City’s Snake House
Mexico City is full of stunning architecture and beautiful locations for travelers to rest their heads. For those who want to enjoy a truly ethereal experience, though, Quetzalcoatl’s Nest is the perfect destination.
Ikal Hotel: Your Private Jungle in Tulum
Described as a “private jungle” and “Mayan Sanctuary,” the Ikal Tulum Hotel is surrounded by pristine turquoise waters, verdant nature scenes, and clear blue skies. The hotel offers a variety of fun and educational experiences, plus unparalleled accommodations for all who visit. Once you check in, you’ll never want to leave.
Two Fathers Change the Toy Game With Diverse Doll Line
It’s not hard at all for most white parents to find dolls that resemble their children. As Gaëtan Etoga and Yannick Nguepdjop know all too well, though, the same is not true for parents of color.
Experience the Beauty of Banff National Park in Alberta, CA
Do you want to enjoy Canadian history and explore the great outdoors? If so, Banff National Park, Canada’s first national park, is the perfect place to visit. The park was born in 1883 when three railway workers discovered a natural hot spring in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Banff National Park started as a 26 square kilometer hot spring reserve. Since then, it’s grown to a 6,641 square kilometer park that millions of people visit each year.
The Turquoise Splendor of Alberta’s Lake Louise
In the heart of Alberta, Canada’s Banff National Park lies one of the world’s most photographed natural wonders. Shimmering at the base of Victoria Glacier, Lake Louise reflects the majestic beauty of the cliffs and landscape around it. With water so impossibly turquoise that it hardly seems real, the lake attracts over 15,000 people per day in the summer months.
Snorkeling Among Brilliant Sculptures in Cancun
Museo Subacuático de Arte (MUSA) is a fascinating underwater museum of art in Mexico featuring over 500 permanent life-sized sculptures. The artworks, covered in thick algae, are hosted in three different galleries that are submerged between three and eight meters below the ocean’s surface in the warm crystal clear waters surrounding Cancun, Isla Mujeres, and Punta Nizuc.