New Year’s is a time to do out with the old and in with the new. So, if you’re tired of staying home and watching the same old ball drop at Times Square on TV, here are some fascinating New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day events and traditions from around the globe that could spice up your end of year celebrations.
Sometimes it’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey. Flying might be faster, but you also have to endure waiting in long security lines and potentially being fondled by TSA agents. Railway travel, however, is a classically vintage mode of transportation suited to the more leisurely traveler who enjoys beautiful views, drawn out meals, and plenty of legroom.
It’s amazing to think that despite their low life expectancy, high risk of disease, and fondness for war, ancient man found the time to get anything done let alone pull off spectacular feats of architecture with only the most primitive of tools. Here are some of the oldest manmade structures on the planet that you can still marvel at today.
Man has forever been trying to reach for the clouds, and the skyscrapers dotting our cities’ horizons are monuments to this dream. However, some dreams never quite come to fruition. Around the world, there are empty towers that remind us of hard financial times and failed attempts to conquer the sky.
Watching sports on TV is a great American pastime, but there are some events that are best experienced in the flesh, where you can really feel the energy of the crowd and get a close view of the action. Here are 12 sporting events from around the world that you could watch at home, but that are best experienced live.