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Euro-Free Holidays

If you’re looking for a European holiday destination but are strapped for cash, choose one where the Euro won’t dominate the affordability of a country. Increasingly, the more traditional European destinations who are affected by poor Euro exchange rates are being swapped for lesser-known countries. In these countries, you’ll get more for your money under their local currency so accommodation, ...

Unique experiences around Europe – Part 2

Carrying on from yesterday’s article of the first part of unique experiences around Europe, here are some more experiences to add on to your Europe chronicles! Venice Carnival, Italy Embed from Getty Images   Masks adorning their faces, scores of people traipse around in their bright robes and period costumes amidst loud music and dancing all around San Marco Square., visiting Venice during ...

15 Photos of The Most Amazing Places on Earth

It’s time to get your bank account in order because some of these places are about to give you serious wanderlust. From rural Europe to the towering

The strangest places on Earth

Thought that alien landscapes and fantasy settings are something that you could only see in the movies?

Our planet offers some exciting natural surroundings that would make you think you're on the set of Star Trek.
The Socotra Islands, Yemen

The Socotra Islands, part of Yemen are incredibly unique because one third of the species cannot be found any where else in the world. The bizarre radish looking tree and the Dragon's blood tree evolved because of the hostile environment. Amazingly some of the plant varieties are a staggering 20 million years old.

Socotra island has a tropical and semi desert climate with an average temperature of 25°C.
The islands are located in the Indian Ocean some 250km away from Somalia and 340km from Yemen.

Pamukkale Thermal Pools, Turkey

No this is not Willy Wonka's new experiment in cotton candy, but a hot springs located in Turkey. The springs have been bathing people in its milky blue, 96 degree water for thousands of years w


More Refugee Deaths: 35 Drown In Aegean Sea

Turkish sources have reported the deaths of a total of at least thirty-five people as a result of two separate incidents in the Aegean Sea. According to the Turkish coastguard, twenty-four refugees were drowned when their boat sank off the coast of Lesbos, a Greek island. In addition, the news organisation Dôgan has reported an additional eleven people died further south, near ...

America Puts Boots on the Ground Against ISIS

American Defense Secretary, Ash Carter, announced on Tuesday that the United States would be putting boots on the ground in their fight against Daesh (ISIS). A new ‘expeditionary force’, to operate independently of other ground forces in the region, is being deployed in response to calls from congressional leaders and a shifting American strategy. “It puts everybody on notice in ...

Turkey Advises its People Not to Travel to Russia

In the wake of Turkey’s downing of a Russian warplane, the Turkish Foreign Ministry has advised its citizens to postpone all non-essential travel to Russia. The statement was issued in response to reports that Turkish visitors to Russia have been facing difficulties as a result of the incident. Turks planning to travel to Russia should delay, they said, until “the ...

Turkey Stabs Putin in Back–Putin Deploys Long Range Missile Cruiser

Russian Response to Downed Bomber Russian missile cruiser Moskva (Blackcom 1), equipped with the Fort air defense system—similar to the S-300—a series of highly capable, long-range surface-to-air missiles, will be deployed off Latakia Province’s coast. Russia plans to implement new measures aimed at strengthening the security of the Russian air base in Syria and bolster its air defense. The strategic ...

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