Who says that amidst modernity reflected in gadgets and the Internet there is no room in our world for any hardcopy of books and documents anymore? The following are unique sanctuaries that provide us an exceptional experience of gaining knowledge that neither gadgets nor the Internet could offer.
St. Catherine’s Monastery in South Sinai, Egypt
Being the world’s oldest and constantly operated library, it has existed since it was built by Justinian I’s, the Byzantine Emperor, order in 564 AD. Currently, it boasts the second largest (beat by Vatican Library) collection of the earliest manuscripts and codices in the ancient world – it exhibits not less than 3,000 both educational and highly religious manuscripts and scriptures and 8,000 books, together with the very first written scriptures of the historical thinker Plato and classic writer Homer.
Bibliotheca Alexandria in Alexandria, Egypt
Despite the increasing trend in online language teaching opportunities, as much as possible, local learners would prefer more to see their teachers’ faces. It definitely takes lots of money and courage to follow such advice. But what just might happen if you consider language and cultural barriers, money, or failure?
Randomly showing up without any invitation might make your chances to getting employed slimmer. Despite the fact that the school directors gladly understand and frequently support your desire to travel and look around the country, they still pose you to take your career fatally and seriously. They scorn those who just pass by the town and find a quick source of income, and except if you have lived already in the said country for a considerably long duration, it might be difficult to prove to them that you are not like the rest.
With the convenience that our smartphones and mp3 players provide you can listen to any kind of music anywhere you are. Electro in the bath tub, classical while in the construction site, or maybe jazz while your mother in law screams at you like crazy.
However, spending an awesome evening at a jazz club brings back the enchantment of actual and live musical performances. In this article are several places in Europe that best conveys one’s precise jazzy vibes.
A-Trane International Jazz Club
With the honors and awards that they attained, like “Downbeat” magazine gracing it as one of the best jazz clubs in the world, it is a fact that A-Trane is precisely one of the most trendy clubs in Berlin. Having founded more than 20 years ago, biggest stars in the music industry has performed at this haven. Their list includes Diana Krall, Arthur Blythe, Ray Brown and Herbie Hancock. One of their programs, JAM or aka Jazz After Midnight, is a post-midnight sessions of serious jamming and good music.
If you must suffer the long ticket queues to any sporting events, they should be well worth your effort. Some viewers prefer to just sit it out and watch online or on TV with a comfortable bowl of homemade popcorn. These sporting events, however, must be seen live because the experience they can offer goes beyond what the tube can render.
Melbourne Cup in Melbourne, Australia
Do Aussies ever gamble? This is probably the only event when you’ll see most Australian’s gamble their good money on a horse. If you’re in Melbourne, this event rivals Christmas as it’s actually a public holiday. “Race Day” attracts up to 110,000 people to the Flemington racetrack every year and it’s held, like clockwork, on all first Tuesdays of November.
Aside from the opportunity to actually see Australians bet on a horse, you’ll also see a wide range of suits and dresses, from tacky to stylish and all the styles in between. There will also be a lot of champagne toasting and beer guzzling, depending on what part of the racetrack you’re in. There are also prizes given to the “best dressed” men and women among the audience, so if you’re attending the event, you might want to look your best.
Alaska has a very rugged environment and the best way to experience its best offerings is on a cruise. You can combine the roadways on this state and it will not even cover half the stretch of its coastlines. From the waters, you can have a different perspective of the landscapes, or you can watch bears trying to catch salmons, or simply be amazed with the glaciers.
The cruise lines cater to the different Alaska travel adventures of your liking. Here are some of the best of Alaska cruises you can find:
The city will be pretty busy and people from different parts of the world will be rushing to London to watch the Olympic Games. If you feel like being different, then look at a different direction to some of the oddest athletic events in London:
Austerity Games in Hackney Marshes
Just before the Olympic Games kick off, Youth Fight For Jobs will be holding anti-capitalist games on July 22 in East London. The group wants to emphasize the expenses of the city to host the games. They have cum-athletic events such as Race to the Bottom and Property High Jump. The group calls for the properties built for the Olympics to serve as affordable housing for locals instead of being managed by the private sector or just being demolished.
World Alternative Games
Any world traveller could experience the flavors beyond the ordinary like the strawberry, vanilla, and chocolate. Try Japan’s eel-flavored ice cream and green tea ice cream of Florence. We list down some of the best places where you can enjoy the best ice creams in the world:
Buenos Aires, Argentina – Helados Scannapieco
From 1938 there seems to be some changes from this no-frills, tiny shop, when the Scannapieco couple, Andres and Josefina migrated to Italy and opened its doors. The lineage of Scannapieco family is still making ice cream just like the old times for 70 long years. Their menu has fifty various flavors like vanilla, chocolate, durazno, lemon champagne, canela, and a Brazilian cocktail called caipirinha that is made from lime and cacha’a.
Copenhagen, Denmark – Vaffelbageriet
Upon mentioning Chile, one would immediately imagine the beautiful Andes capped with snow, the lovely capital that is Santiago de Chile, or simply the country’s elongated shape that covers the driest desert as well as the magnificent glacial fields there are in our world. More than that, Chile does not lack beaches. Here are the most amazing ones this wonderful country has to offer: