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Thursday, 4 August 2022

How far can you go by train in 5h?

quote [ This map shows you how far you can travel from each station in Europe in less than 5 hours. ]

fun way to spend the afternoon. Note that this keeps loading data for each station.

Takes some time to get into the two-digit megabyte range though.
[SFW] [travel]
[by Paracetamol@12:03pmGMT] [4 comments]

Monday, 1 August 2022

The Band of Holes

quote [ In Peru?s Pisco Valley, there is a strange alignment of thousands of shallow pits. The pits are arranged in a narrow band about 14 to 20 meters wide, that run up a hill for about 1,500 meters. Their purpose or function is a mystery. ]

Deeper to that hole
[SFW] [travel] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:02amGMT] [0 comments]

Monday, 25 July 2022

I Shredded a 70-Mile Dirt Ride on a Folding Commuter Bike

quote [ I was invited to ride in an overseas off-road cycling event and asked if I could try it on a Brompton T-Line folding bike. Everyone laughed, but I did it anyway. ]

I wanna ride my dirt bike
[SFW] [travel] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:00amGMT] [1 comment]

Thursday, 7 July 2022

The Talking Stamps of Bhutan

quote [ Bhutan, a small landlocked country sandwiched between India and China, barely attracts attention in the international arena. Its postage stamps, however, are the most sought after by philatelists. ]

She loved the philatelist's wife
[SFW] [travel]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:06amGMT] [0 comments]

Friday, 1 July 2022

The Historians Saving America?s Pint-Sized Railroads

quote [ From Maine to Alaska, narrow gauge is all the rage, including one of the most historic, Pennsylvania?s East Broad Top. ]

Working on the railroad all day long
[SFW] [travel]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:02amGMT] [0 comments]

Wednesday, 29 June 2022

Dyrehavsbakken: The World?s Oldest Amusement Park

quote [ Just 10 km north of central Copenhagen, in the woods of Dyrehaven, sits Dyrehavsbakken, or simply Bakken, an amusement park that attracts close to 3 million visitors per year making it the second most popular attraction in Denmark. ]

Til Hithouse og Dyrehavsbakken
[SFW] [travel]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:00amGMT] [0 comments]

Monday, 30 May 2022

Is This Your Last Chance to 'See Rock City'?

quote [ The Southern roadside attraction is thriving, but its iconic barn-top billboards are fading away. ]

I'll go back to Rock City
[SFW] [travel]
[by ScoobySnacks@8:44amGMT] [0 comments]

Thursday, 19 May 2022

The Italian Streets That Don't Exist on Any Map

quote [ How a system designed for circus performers and traveling salesmen helps homeless people access services. ]

I see her walking Italian streets
[SFW] [travel] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:00amGMT] [0 comments]

Wednesday, 30 March 2022

The Woman Who Taught the World How to Fly

quote [ Clara Adams was one of the first frequent flyers?a role as important to aviation history as the first pilots. ]

Frequent flyer, show me something new
[SFW] [travel]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:03amGMT] [0 comments]

Monday, 7 March 2022

Test Your Sense of Direction with Star Maps and Stick Charts of Polynesian Wayfinders

quote [ In an age where we almost entirely rely on our smartphones and satellites orbiting Earth to tell us what direction to go in, imagine traversing thousands of miles of open ocean using only your senses. ]

Did your star map lead you home?
[SFW] [travel] [+3 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:01amGMT] [1 comment]

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