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The Household Dynasty That Pursues Perfection in Shaved Ice

Ashley Hansen grew up spending Saturday mornings watching 300-pound slabs of ice slide into her grandfather’s Jeep, grabbing chips with her sister as they splintered along the edges. Each week, Ashley and her twin sister clambered into the back of the two-door Jeep that her grandfather Ernest had transformed into a giant steel tray. Once…

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Used Mesoamericans Calmed Down and Hooked Up in Sweaty Steam Baths

In ancient Mesoamerica, bathing was about more than cleanliness: It was about pleasure. The years before the arrival of Spanish colonizers were the heyday of the temazcal, a volcanic sweat lodge that allowed visitors to cleanse themselves not by immersion but by steam. In other words, every bath felt like what we would now consider…

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Korai 4 in Athens, Greece

This government building has had a long, sinister history. It was used by Nazis, communists, and various governments. The scars of its past are still etched onto the walls. In 1894, the Ethnike Insurance company purchased the Rossels Mansion in central Athens to use as their main office. In 1936, the company modernized the building,…

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World’s 25 Scariest Afraid Vacationer Locations

Are you interested in the paranormal? Do you like visiting and reading about actual destinations that have stories and legends of ghosts and hauntings? Whether you are a believer or not, there are many places around the world that capitalize on the history of the goings on at their location. There are usually many anecdotal…

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25 Most Extraordinary, Surreal Pure Wonders on Earth

There are some truly bizarre, surreal and stunning natural wonders in this world we live in. Some of them we may be lucky enough to live nearby or travel to once or twice in our lifetime. Others, we may only ever get to enjoy through other people’s camera lenses. Here are 25 places on earth…

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25 Account Areas to Seek recommendation from in China

One of the first known civilizations in the world, China covers a vast land area and has some 5000 of years of rich history.  The country is divided into a total of 32 regions and contains some of the most spectacular structures and scenery on the planet. The many epic locations to visit in China…