In the early 1800s, scientists were working on a sci-fi-esque technology that would revolutionise the way people spoke to eachother. And getting nowhere with it. What they had to work with was a current: a continuous, stable electrical current. What they lacked was a way to turn this super-fast electricity into coherent communication. Lots of wacky ideas were put forward, but it wasn’t until the 1830s someone realised the trick might be quite simple: switching the thing off.
From the Roman ruins tucked away amid the seven hills of Amman to the lunar-like landscape of Wadi Rum, Jordan has a little something for everyone. So it should come as no surprise that Instagram is awash with thousands of jaw-dropping Jordan snaps and, thankfully, they’re not all selfies of travellers at Petra!
“Come on,” my bestie said after breakfast at our hostel, “let’s just have a little stroll and see what’s around.”
One of the most popular trekking areas of Nepal has been given the green light by experts three months after powerful earthquakes rocked the country.
Okay, I’ll admit it, I was nervous about using a Japanese onsen. I’m not a big nudist. In fact I think the best time to be nude is when you have a lot of clothes on, and maybe a coat.
Fluorescent lights hummed on the edge of hearing. I watched out of the corner of my eye as a thin bead of drool ran slowly down a sleeping woman’s chin.
Move over, Manhattan. Take five, London. Apart from being a game winner in Scrabble and relatively easy to pronounce (by Icelandic standards at least), Reykjavick is one of the coolest cities going around.