1. "The Three Heroes"

    Wall painting of Ernesto Che Guevara, Camillo Cienfuegos, Julio Antonio Mella in Central Havana.

     

     
  2. Ethiopian Tribes

    Ethiopia has more than 80 ethnic groups, a term many Africans prefer to tribes. These tribal groups not only constitute ethnic differencesm but cultural and linguistic differences as well. The most important group is the Oromo who make up about 40 percent of the population. The two other major groups are the Amhara (25 percent) and the Tigre for (12 percent). The three groups constitute about 75 percent of the countru’s overall population. There are a number of smaller groups, including the Gurage (3.3 percent), the Ometo (2.7 percent), and the Sidamo (2.4 percent). In addition to these groups are much smaller tribal groups including e the Falasha, Nilotic tribes, the Beja, the Agau, the Shankella, the Somali and the Afar, and many other even smaller groups. Ethiopia’s tribal groups are centered in different geographic regions and play a major role in the country’s cultural and political life. Amharas and Tigrayans centered in the northern highlands have played a dominant political role. The large Oromo tribe were largely subjugated during the 19th century. About 50 percent of Ethiopia’s ethnic groups live there. 

     
  3. Bullfighting in Spain

    Bullfighting traces its roots to prehistoric bull worship and sacrifice. The first recorded Bull fight may be the Epic of Gilgamesh which describes a scene in which Gilgamesh and Enkidu fought and killed the Bull of Heaven (The Bull seemed indestructible, for hours they fought, till Gilgamesh dancing in front of the Bull, lured it with his tunic and bright weapons, and Enkidu thrust his sword, deep into the Bull’s neck, and killed it). The killing of the sacred bull (tauroctony) is the essential central iconic act of Mithras, which was commemorated in the mithraeum wherever Roman soldiers were stationed. The oldest representation of what seems to be a man facing a bull is on the Celtiberian tombstone from Clunia and the cave painting ”El toro de hachos”, both found in Spain.

     
  4. Tunnel Of Love

    For those of us who are head over heals in love, here’s a new destination to consider. The Tunnel of Love, located in Ukraine, used to be just another train rail section, but eventually turned into one of the most romantic spots on Earth.

    As trees were left to grow freely around the rails, the passing train was the only thing shaping its way through. Eventually, by crossing the Kleven village forest back and forth three times a day, the train shaped a closed tunnel according to it’s size.

    Today the Tunnel of Love is highly popular among lovers: it is believed that if two people are sincere in their love and cross the tunnel while holding each other’s hands, their wishes will come true.

     
  5. St. Patrick’s Festival

    St. Patrick’s Festival, Ireland, was established by the Government of Ireland in November 1995 and has since developed into a multi day celebration which takes place annually on and around March 17, St. Patrick’s Day - the national holiday of Ireland.

     
  6. Tango in Argentina

    Tango music’s birthplace is in Argentina. Its sensual dance moves were not seen as respectable until adopted by the Parisian high society in the 1920s, and then all over the world. In Buenos Aires, tango-dancing schools (known as academias) were usually men-only establishments.

    On 30 September 2009, UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Committee of Intangible Heritage declared tango part of the world’s cultural heritage, making Argentina eligible to receive financial assistance in safeguarding this cultural treasure for future generations.

     
  7. Uluru

    Uluru also known as Ayers Rock is a sandstone formation in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park that is located in the Northern Territory of Australia. The closest town Alice Springs is about 350 km far away.

    Uluru is original name local people gave it and it has no particular meaning in their language. Ayers Rock is more recent name this monolith received in 19th century after the Premier of South Australia Henry Ayers.

    Uluru is 348 m high while most of its mass is under the ground and its circumference measures 9.5 km. The formation is interesting because it appears to change colour in different light conditions during day and year. For example during sunset Uluru glows red and when wet (what happens scarsely in this part of the world) it appears to be gray.

    Be aware that certain part of Uluru monolith is prohibited to photograph because of local tribals’ beliefs and rituals.

     
  8. Machu Picchu

    Machu Picchu is tangible evidence of the urban Inca Empire at the peak of its power and achievement—a citadel of cut stone fit together without mortar so tightly that its cracks still can’t be penetrated by a knife blade.

     
  9. Black Forest

    Home of the cuckoo clock, the Schwarzwald (Black Forest) gets its name from its dark, slightly sinister canopy of evergreens: this is where Hansel and Gretel encountered the wicked witch. The vast expanse of hills, valleys, rivers and forests stretch from the swish spa town of Baden-Baden to the Swiss border, and from the Rhine almost to Lake Constance.


     
  10. Son Doong Cave

    Son Doong cave (Vietnamese: Hang Son Doong) is world’s largest cave, located in Quang Binh province, Vietnam. It is found by a local man named Ho Khanh in 1991 and was recently discovered in 2009 by British cavers, led by Howard Limbert. The name “Son Doong” cave means “mountain river cave”, It was created 2-5 million years ago by river water eroding away the limestone underneath the mountain Where the limestone was weak, the ceiling collapsed creating huge skylights…

     
  11. Canola Flower Fields

    Luoping is a small county in eastern Yunnan, China, located about 228 kilometers north east of Kunming close to the border of Yunnan with Guizhou and Guangxi provinces. In early spring, when the yellow rapeseed flowers (also known as canola) are in full bloom, the area takes on the look of a “golden sea” – a spectacle that has made Luoping something of a Mecca for photographers. The sprawling farmlands get covered in golden, yellow rapeseed flowers stretching as far as the eyes can see, all the way to the horizon. The best time to visit Luoping for this visual fiesta is February through March, by June the show is over.

     
  12. Melissani Lake

    Found on the island at the entrance to the inner cave in 1951 was an ancient lantern. In the 1963 excavations, Marinatos found a clay figurine depicting the god Pan, a disc showing Pan surrounded by dancing nymphs and a fragment showing the figure of a woman in relief who is believed to be the nymph Melissanthe (from which the lake name is derived) who fell in love with Pan. Sadly she drowned in the lake when he rejected her. Exactly what she was doing in a damp dark and flooded cave in the first place, folklore does not tell us, anyway all artifacts can now been seen in the archaeological museum in Argostoli.

     
  13. River House

    This amazing isolated house is located on the Drina River in Serbia. The tiny wooden house has been standing on an exposed rock in the middle of the Drina River for more than 40 years, it was built by a group of young boys back in 1968 that used the rock to sunbathe.

     
  14. Tosua Pool

    Tosua actually means a “Gigantic Swimming Hole”. It is believed  that lava field blow holes making thees tide pools and walking paths along the shore and near the ocean’s edge. it is about 30 meters down from the ground level, one must climb down a long ladder to the natural pool. The pool is situated close to Lotofaga, which is a village on the south coast of Upolu island in Samoa.

     
  15. Mount Roraima

    Mount Roraima is the highest of the Pakaraima mountain chain in South America and one of the world’s most extraordinary natural geological formations. The 31 square kilometer summit area of Mount Roraima is defined by 400 meter tall cliffs on all sides and includes the borders of Brazil, Venezuela, and Guyana.