A wonderful tilt-shifted, time-lapse video which provides a glimpse into the spectacle which is the Mylapore Kapaleeswarar Temple Festival, which takes place in Mylapore, Chennai, India every April. Here we see colorful parade floats moving through throngs of onlookers.
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Veritasium takes us on a tour of Longyearbyen, Svalbard. It’s the northernmost town on Earth, a mere 800mi from the North Pole. Originally a whaling port, Longyearbyen flourished as a coal mining town, but is now a tourist and research destination and potential trading hub.
Airbnb UK teamed up with the Aquarium de Paris to create the ultimate sleeping experience for shark fiends. The watertight, transparent walled room dangles inside a shark-filled tank. It’s being offered up to one lucky contest winner from 4/11-4/13/16. Enter to win here.
One of the more spectacular ways to enjoy the evening sky this tiny cabin looks out on the Dolomites in Northeastern Italy. Priced at about $335 a night, you’re paying for the view and seclusion, not so much for luxury, though it is climate controlled, and includes a fancy dinner.
In 2012, just for the heck of it, Tim Hwang fooled a nuclear plant into giving him a tour by setting up a fake organization called Infrastructure Observatory. Tim eventually turned it into a real group that organizes tours for his fellow infrastructure enthusiasts.
Chevrolet put us behind the wheel of the awesome 415hp V8 2016 SS sports sedan, for an epic 1300+ mile road trip to see the Daytona 500. We time-lapsed the 19+ hour drive down to 5 minutes. The car was fast and comfy, and its new dual-mode exhaust sounded amazing.
If It Were My Home is a website that compares the living conditions of two countries based on data from the CIA, the WHO and the UN. It’s far from perfect – it reduces citizens into statistical averages and its definition of good healthcare is flawed, but it’s still educational.
Mrs. Kuroki was devastated when diabetes took her eyesight. Her husband created a vast flower garden in their yard, hoping that she will enjoy its scent as well as the company of visitors that it would attract. Their house is now a popular tourist spot. Photo by Morimori.
The awesome Only in Japan tries out the Automat Diner in Isesaki City. The restaurant has no staff or kitchen; instead it has three old vending machines. It’s not fine dining, but it’s affordable, clean and unique. Funny thing is, the U.S. used to have lots of automats.
A single-person RV from the makers of the Traveler and the original ESCAPE mobile home. The Vista is 20ft. long and is fully furnished with off-grid options such as solar panels. It has cedar panels on the outside and aspen, maple or oak for its walls, furniture and floors.
Néit has designed luggage that is waterproof and has a hard case, yet collapses to reduce its volume by up to 70%. It also has four 360º wheels, a carabiner-style handle and optional GPS tracking. Available as a 6.5lb 38L carry-on or as a 10lb 90L check-in suitcase.