Machu Picchu – Many brave the reaching altitudes and rugged, mountainous terrain to experience the wondrous ancient city of Machu Picchu.
Some however aren’t there for tourism, but because they’ve made exploration and archaeology their life’s work.
It’s been announced that a team of French, Peruvian and Spanish researchers have located a secret door and chambers hidden within the depths of the mysterious site.
From a press release:
Thanks to David Crespy’s intuition, a [...]
Lanterns, tents, ammo cans and wool blankets are just some of the items in high demand. But topping that list are MREs, Meals Ready to Eat. Some customers have even purchased them by the pallet. “The military meal always is an easy way for people to eat and they’re self heating so they don’t require any outside heat source,” Schmidt said.
Apocalypse now, a blessing for shoppers
UO folklorist Daniel Wojcik studies [...]
It is not just stifling summer heat that is keeping shoppers at bay on Rome’s Via del Corso: as the economic crisis hits locals and tourists alike, many shops have little choice but to close for good.
The few people around seem to ziz zag from shop to shop, seeking relief from the heat in air-conditioned outlets and leaving behind frustrated shop assistants who struggle to sell anything despite discounts of [...]
The World Bank recently released their semi-annual “Global Economic Prospects” report. Contained in the report is the institution’s up-to-date growth forecasts.
We pulled the 29 countries with the highest growth over the next two years based on World Bank’s 2013 and 2014 growth estimates.
A caveat – many of the countries shown here are “frontier markets,” starting from low absolute levels of GDP to begin with.
16 of these countries are in Africa, 7 are in Southeast [...]
OAXACA, Mexico - The elder daughter of U.S. President Barack Obama is spending her spring break in the historic Mexican city of Oaxaca in the company of 12 friends, a state police official said.
The young tourists, including 13-year-old Malia Ann Obama, are staying at a downtown hotel in this city famous for its colonial architecture and well-preserved native American traditions, the official said.
“We are here to block access to the hotel [...]
The daylight saving bill would put the clocks forward by an hour all year Photo: CORBIS
11:49AM BST 28 Oct 2011
Ministers are poised to back the plans, which would put the UK in line with Central European Time, for trial period of three years.
The changes would mean lighter winter evenings, which supporters claim would cut road deaths, boost tourism and reduced energy use.
However there are a [...]
I am amused by OWS. Not trying to defend GS in anyway, but this is one massive exercise in futility. OWS has over-stretching NYPD. So instead of patrolling Queens and the other violent crime areas of NYC, all taxpayer money is used to watch the “peaceful protesters.” More like a flash mob with 4 letter words, profanity, and the jobless threatening to ransack commercial real [...]
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Gas prices are on the rise nationwide, but one filling station in Florida has earned the dubious distinction of having the highest prices in the country.
Suncoast Energys, located near the Orlando International Airport, was charging $5.69 a gallon for regular gasoline on Friday. That’s the highest of any gas retailer in the nation, according to price tracker gasbuddy.com.
By contrast, the average price in [...]
A VILLAGE in east China’s Jiangsu Province has announced plans to buy 20 aircrafts for pilot training and tourism, after the government said it would open low-altitude airspace to private planes.
Huaxi, the richest village in China, said it would have its own fleet of aircraft in the next five years, with the aim of establishing a pilot training base.
What is Huaxi? This amazing 8-minute [...]
Largely because their “Market” is more defined by the whole of Europe, Dubai and a utter lack of transferable industries/intellectual properties. We live and work in both the UK and US, and the differences become more apparent when actually there. You realize that Great Britain is clearly trading away the last of its marketable exports (e.g., Cadbury) and simply becoming industrialized by the likes of GE and RR. It’s a [...]