The ancient fortress of Sigiriya is among the most beautiful places on Earth that is definitely worth seeing at least once in a lifetime. It is both an ancient fortress and a former palace. Also called the Lion’s Rock, as it stands on top of a gigantic rock of 200 meters high, this amazing place is located in Matale District of Sri Lanka, surrounded by an extensive network of gardens, water tanks and other structures.
Ferdinand Cheval was born in 1836, in the French commune of Charmes-sur-l’Herbasse, in the Drôme department. Cheval left school when he turned 13, in order to become a baker’s apprentice, but ended up becoming a postman instead. Although he didn’t seem to be, in any way, an extraordinary man, he went on to become the creator of one of France’s cultural landmarks.
An unusual restaurant opened in Moscow a couple month ago. It promises that you are going to see double, not because of the strong vodka, but because the staff is made up exclusively of identical twin brothers and sisters.
Have you ever wanted to eat out of a toilet-shaped bowl while sitting on a toilet? Courageous eaters in California’s San Gabriel Valley are getting the chance to do just that at the newly opened Magic Restroom Cafe in the City of Industry.
This former Sinclair station was built in 1950 and appears to be kept in immaculate condition. Owned by Paul Lemon, this gas station received 2011 Preservation Award from the Historic Fort Worth.
Machu Picchu is an ancient city in South America, in Cusco Region in Peru. It is often called “the city of heaven” or “the city of light”, as it was built at an altitude of 2450 meters high.
Located in East Africa, the United Republic of Tanzania is home to many natural wonders, among which is the eerie Lake Natron. It got its name due to the mixture of salt and minerals, called natron, which are revealed when the water’s level decreases. Natron is a compound that occurs naturally, comes from volcanic ash, and is mainly consisted of sodium bicarbonate and sodium carbonate.
Located close to the Kenyan border, Lake Natron is fed by some springs that are rich in minerals, making the lake highly alkaline, reaching a pH of 9 to 10.5. To put things in perspective, sea water has a pH between about 7 and 9. The temperature of the shallow lake’s water can reach 140 degrees Fahrenheit and is salty enough to poison most animals.