The Peterborough Times Print Museum.

Photo: Ray Belt instructs Peter Plowman on the technical aspects of  running the Heidelberg Cylinder. Our trip to see the “Petersburg Times Print Museum” in the South Australian country town of Peterborough was a huge success. Why was it called the “Petersburg Times?” The paper was started in the nineteenth century at a time when […]

Rochester’s Abandoned Subway, NY.

Not much of Rochester, New York’s rapid transit system remains. The network of rail cars launched in 1927 and served its last passenger on June 30, 1956. The system was built thanks to a diversion of the Erie Canal, which left the city with unused, below-grade land. But like so many cities at the time, […]

The Last Handwoven Bridge.

Contributor: Dylan (Admin) Known as keshwa chaca, this is the only remaining example of the Incan handwoven bridges once common in the Incan road system. Made of woven grass, the bridge spans 118 feet and hangs 220 feet above the canyon’s rushing river. The Incan women braided small, thin ropes, which were then braided again […]

A Good Place to Eat, Lima.

“As a chef, I’ve always been fascinated to see not only how food can be a bridge between cultures but also its connection with history and politics. Lima shows how Peru embraces the world through culinary influences from Africa, Spain, France, Italy, and Asia—especially Japan and China. Everyone should taste Lima’s innovative food, visit markets […]

Kangaroo Island Creatures.

When British explorers happened upon Kangaroo Island—south of what today is the city of Adelaide—the animals took them by surprise. Unlike the wild ‘roos of the mainland, who knew to keep their distance, these creatures were utterly tame and approachable (so much so that the arriving crew reportedly slaughtered 31 for a giant kangaroo stew). […]

Exploring Lord Howe Island.

The view over Lord Howe Island from the cliffline of Mt Midgford. Image Credit: Courtesy Pinetrees Lodge. The hike up Lord Howe Island’s Mt Gower is not for the faint hearted. Widely regarded as one of Australia’s toughest but most spectacular day walks, its 875m summit can only be undertaken with a licensed guide (mostly […]

Baked Bean Museum of Excellence, Port Talbot.

The Baked Bean Museum of Excellence is a museum dedicated to baked beans, owned and operated by a bean-obsessed superhero called Captain Beany. And yes, it is as eccentric as it sounds. In order to understand the Baked Bean Museum of Excellence, you first have to understand Captain Beany. The man formerly known as Barry […]

World’s Deepest Cave.

Krubera Cave, also known as Voronya Cave (Russian for “Crow’s Cave”) is the deepest known cave on Earth. It is located in the Arabika Massif, one of the largest high-mountain limestone karst massifs in the Western Caucasus region of Georgia. This mountain block contains several hundred caves that started to develop when the mountains started […]

Ancient Multan.

Multan is a city of great historical importance, located at the crossroads of central and south Asia on the Indian subcontinent. Inhabited since antiquity, the city was originally part of the province of Sindh, where it came under Arab rule during the Umayyad period (ca. 712) and was later administered by a series of governors […]

San Giulio Island, Italy.

In this lovely capture by Luca Casartelli, we see Isola San Giulio (or San Giulio Island) on Lake Orta, in the region of Piedmont in northwestern Italy. The island measures 275 metres (902 feet) long by 140 metres (459 feet) wide. The most famous building on the island is the Basilica of Saint Giulio, close […]