Beijing is a shiny metropolis, but below the gleaming skyscrapers and busy thoroughfares are desolate amusement parks and abandoned neighborhoods, remnants of a different place, reminders of a recently forgotten past.
The reasons behind the geoglyphs are still unknown, despite a number of compelling theories. In the arid coastal plains of southern Peru lies a mystery that has baffled scientists and archaeologists for almost a century. Etched out of the sand by ancient indigenous people for reasons which are still largely unknown, the purpose of the Nazca Lines has spawned countless theories since their discovery some 80 years ago. Harry Stewart lays out the story behind Peru's mysterious Nazca Lines in this interesting article published on The Omnivore.
The first runway at Istanbul New Airport (INA) is now ready for takeoff and landing. For the first time, runway number one, which is 3,750m long and 60m wide, has been lit up. INA has installed the world’s biggest and most sophisticated Airfield Ground Lighting (AGL) at its first runway, featuring 34,183 LED lights.
If you’re a frequent long-haul traveler, you’re probably familiar with the spectacle of an airplane breakfast. About 90 minutes from London, or Shanghai or Sydney, the lights go on, and flight attendants come through the aisles banging coffee kettles, often offering a limp omelet, chewy sausage, and a stale, but warmed, croissant.