Several metres below London’s street level, in a dark, unassuming room, sits a reconstructed temple of the ancient Roman cult of Mithras.
Without this spectacular ancient engineering failure, the throngs of tourists that descend on Angkor Wat could now be filing through Koh Ker, marvelling at the Khmer Empire’s architectural feats.
The Aral Sea was once the fourth-largest inland body of water on earth- then everything changed.
As the all-too-familiar parade of uniformed law enforcement enters the hippie commune in Copenhagen, the 40-45 stall owners lining the streets scramble to get their contraband out of site.
On Saturday, June 10th, 1944, time in Oradour-sur-Glane simply stopped passing.
What women are they; warring together before their defenceless king; day after day the dark guard him, but the fair go forth for attack?
Of all the uses of light in religion, perhaps none is more captivating than Nasir al-Mulk mosque in Shiraz, Iran.
In the case of the African elephant, the impact mankind is having on the species is clearly visible.
The National Memorial for Peace and Justice sits on a six-acre site near the Alabama State Capitol, overlooking a former artery of the slave trade, the Alabama River.
For consumers of Black Ivory, the prestige and idiosyncrasy are in the production. It all begins with a herd of elephants in the rich foothills of Northern Thailand.
In 2004, Imsil took its love for cheese to the next level. It opened the Cheese Theme Park.
In the 1920s, the Bolsheviks embarked on an ambitious campaign to alter social attitudes towards religion.
Japanese fishermen fight for control of the oceans.
As visitors step onto Paje Beach on the island’s South-eastern shores, they are greeted by neat rows of upright sticks jutting out of the shallows, like sentries protecting the island’s shores.
Theatre has a profound ability to transport the viewer into an alternate world. However, at one theatre in Toronto, the other world feels tangible and real; because it is.
Between 1976 and 1983, Argentina was at war. The Dirty War, as it became known, was not with a foreign power, but waged against its own population.
Even global terrorist masterminds had lives before they dedicated their efforts to the destruction of the western values.
Spanning six countries and more than 30,000 km, Qhapaq Ñan was the artery of the Inca Empire.
Lijiang hosts an annual “bug-eating contest”. Once a year, the local people don traditional garments and attempt to put away as many insects as they can in a five-minute period.
The relationship between lodge workers and monkeys in the Serengeti National Park is complex.
With two restaurants featuring in the top 20 restaurants on earth, and three restaurants with three Michelin stars, San Sebastian is a foodie mecca.
It is said that no one truly knows a nation until one has been inside its jails
An unforeseen obstacle hindered Austro-Hungarian town planning in Sarajevo.
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Miura ranch holds an almost mythical reputation in the world of Spanish bullfighting.
England is home to more than its fair share of strange traditions, customs, and sports, but few are more primitive, wackier, and muddier than the annual cheese rolling festival.
After a whirlwind speedboat trip from the harbour of Paracas, the Islas Ballestas came into view.
The plant at the centre of the nuclear nightmare is undergoing a transformation/
Now, the Orient Express is known for strong liquor, karaoke and crab Rangoon, but it hasn’t always been that way.
“He hath, I hear, gained goodwill among his neighbours; for he discovered it himself first, and caused himself to be shut up of his own accord”
The war correspondents would speed out in their cars and dart across the road, with their bulletproof jackets pulled up to their neck and their helmets tightly fastened. But not Paul Marchand.
While there are many sites, memorials and museums dedicated to remembering the Vietnam War, this was one of the most powerful.
Elrow pulls revelers from across the globe down the rabbit hole.
“One mustn’t look at the abyss, because there is at the bottom an inexpressible charm which attracts us.”
Argentina’s telos are discrete “love hotels” for adventurous travellers looking for something different.
Mongolian wrestling, or Bökh, is a spectacle to behold.
The booming sound of thunder dominates the streets of Beirut.
During the eight-day festivities of San Fermin, more than eight tons of bovine flesh is shepherded through the town of Pamplona.