Video: Europe interrail 2016


Nice little video of a couple’s travel adventures through Italy, Slovenia, Germany, Switzerland, France and the Netherlands and, unlike most home-made travel videos, the music in this one was actually composed by the person who made the clip.

Video: Switzerland to Mongolia in 90 days


A filmmaker and his friends travelled overland from Switzerland to Mongolia in three months in a route that took them through Switzerland, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Mongolia. This is what they saw.

The world’s longest zip line

According to Zip Line Rider the longest zip line in the world is The Eye of the Jaguar in Peru’s Sacred Valley, about 45 minutes north of Cusco. The line is an eye-popping 2,130 metres long.

The growth of the 1-million+ city

The first city to reach a population of one million people was Rome, Italy. It reached that mark in 133 B.C. Today, there are more than 500 urban agglomerations with populations over a million.

The colour of Venice’s gondolas

Unless they are owned by a high official, all gondolas in Venice, Italy have to be painted black.

The oldest Roman building

The Pantheon in Rome is the largest surviving building from the days of the ancient Roman empire.