Ashley Heaton

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A desert full of mysteries: the Nazca Lines and beyond

The giant animal figures and hundreds of razor-straight lines etched into the sun-baked Pampa Colorada plain near the Peruvian desert town of Nazca constitute one of humankind’s enduring mysteries. Who created them? For what purpose? It's the stuff of endless fascination. But the Nazca area has …

Awesome Steampunk Interior Design At Truth Cafe In South Africa

These copper pipes, gears and steel railings are not from the interior of an ironclad battleship or WWI factory – they‘re part of the brilliant …

Glowworms Create Spectacular Starry Night Sky in a New Zealand Cave

It’s interesting to think about what the people that discovered this cave must have thought – did they think that a cluster of stars had been trapped …

Six beautiful and bizarre bridges

Many bridges are the archetype of urban blight, essential yet uninspired. But informed Quora.com users know better. They identified fantastic structures that double as art.

Engineering

How to eat Indian street food safely

Tucking into street food is one of the joys of travelling in India – here are some tips to help avoid tummy troubles.<p>1. Give yourself a few days to adjust to the local cuisine, especially if you’re not used to spicy food.<p>'colors - indian street vendor' by utpal. CC BY 2.0<p>2. You know the rule about …

London Dig Uncovers Roman-Era Skulls

Subway tunnelers uncover first-century skulls of Londoners.<p><b>Tunnelers expanding London's Underground (Tube) stations have stumbled on a cache of more than two dozen Roman-era skulls. The skulls likely date from the first century A.D. and may possibly—just possibly—be victims of the famed Queen</b> …

Archaeology

Italy by the slice: a guide to Italy's regional pizzas

Olympic debates may keep piazzas across Italy buzzing most summer nights, but only until the pizza arrives. Silence falls as diners rip into the hot crust, hastily blow on scorched fingers, then dig right in again. UNESCO is considering Italy's 2011 request to grant World Heritage status to pizza, …

The world's best high teas

Sipping tea in rarefied surroundings is a simple treat that can turn a fun city break into something truly memorable. High (or afternoon) tea, involving delicate cakes, buttery scones and the occasional glass of bubbly, is an English tradition dating back to the 1840s. So it’s unsurprising that the …

Leonardo da Vinci painting lost for centuries found in Swiss bank vault

Painting attributed to Leonardo da Vinci, which depicts Isabella d'Este, discovered in Swiss bank vault<p>It was lost for so long that it had assumed mythical status for art historians. Some doubted whether it even existed.<p>But a 500-year-old mystery was apparently solved today after a painting …

Art

What Travelling to 66 Countries Has Taught Me

While I don't covet passport stamps and don't really pay attention to my little blue book anymore, I hit a travel milestone a couple of weeks ago that I couldn't ignore. My trip to Montenegro and Bosnia marked the 65th and 66th countries I've set foot in: a fact that floors me since I never …

A guide to the eateries of Hong Kong

How many kinds of restaurants are there in Hong Kong? How much time do you have? How big is your appetite? What is your gastronomic interest? Getting the idea? Hong Kong is entrepot to the world. And so it is restaurateur to the world.<p>Hotel Restaurants<p>Many of the best and oldest restaurants in Hong …

Feast on Europe's best food trucks

Food trucks may be trendy now but the concept is hardly new. Since the turn of the century, hungry workers have counted on mobile vans and stalls lining city streets to provide cheap, filling fixes. Today, the lack of capital for brick-and-mortar restaurants has inspired a surge of chefs to turn …

Italian food in Italy: not your mamma's meatballs

Listen closely when your jet touches down in Italy, and you may hear the rumble of some 500 stomachs getting prepared for a proper feast. Italian is arguably the most popular cuisine worldwide, and with good reason: Italy has a population of just 60.6 million, but there are another 30 million …

A guide to the eateries of France

There's a vast number of eateries in France. Most have defined roles, though some definitions are becoming a bit blurred. Here's a quick guide:<p>Auberge<p>'Auberge' by Ludo29880. Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike<p>An <i>auberge</i> (inn), which may also appear as an <i>auberge de campagne</i> or <i>auberge du terroir</i> …