Lantern festivals, flying dragon costumes, vast and beautiful temples – these are just a few of the many stunning attractions to see when visiting China. Interacting with day to day Chinese life, the people, and the events requires tact and knowledge to avoid disrespecting the locals and their traditions with foreign practices and ignorance.
Seeing the world from above is a treat that most people (except pilots) didn’t get to experience before Google Earth put everything online. After the launch of Google Earth, many people tried to find their houses, but other people found much stranger things. Check out the list below for a few of the weirder finds that the Google Earth cameras captured.
One flows 50 feet down until it reaches the bottom, continuing the river which eventually empties into Lake Superior. The other half drops down 30 feet into a pothole called the Devil’s Kettle, and no one can figure out what happens to the water after that.
Often called one of the most macho sports in the world, the oil wrestling that takes place over three days in Edirne, Turkey, attracts visitors from all over the world. No foreigners are permitted entry into the wrestling tournament, but they are encouraged to come and watch. And what a spectacle it is!
It starts on the last Monday in August, and goes until the first Monday in September. Over that week, thousands of people come from all over the world to build Black Rock City, a temporary city in the desert, and celebrate art, life, and culture together. Burning Man defines itself as “A vibrant participatory metropolis generated by its citizens.”
Located in the southeastern coast of Spain in the Valencia region, Buñol is a sleepy town for most of the year, until 20,000 lucky ticket holders descend on the last Wednesday in August for La Tomatina.