Wednesday, January 15, 2014

A Virtual Journey Into The Secret State of North Korea

Welcome to North Korea. Rule No. 1: Obey all rules.

To set the mood for your visit please click play to listen while you are reading.
First it will play the North Korean National Anthem then it will be followed by North Korean military music.

Now you are set to start your journey let's get back to the rules!
Rule No. 1: Obey all rules. Even if the rules seems to be stupid, unrealistic and unreasonable.
Some of the rules that you will be asked to follow strictly are:

Monday, January 13, 2014

MUST SEE Kevin Richardson The Lion Whisperer + Go-Pro Camera = WOW experience

The Lion Whisperer is Kevin Richardson, a South African animal behaviorist who has conducted extensive research on native animals of Africa. He has been accepted into several clans of spotted hyenas and prides of lions.

Kevin Richardson
Kevin Richardson posing with a Lion for a touch face photo!

GoPro is a brand of high-definition personal cameras, often used in extreme action video photography. They are known for being lightweight, rugged, wearable or mountable in unusual places such as outside planes, cars, or boats.

The company that makes and markets the cameras is privately owned Woodman Labs of San Mateo, California.
Go-Pro Camera

Now take the Go-Pro Camera and give it to The Lion Whisperer and you get this mind blowing results

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Can you locate Gotham city on the map?

Have you ever wondered where is the location of a fictional city like Gotham (BATMAN) on the world map?
Gotham City - Skyline - Batman

That country called PETORIA from Family Guy? :)

Petoria - Family Guy
What About Liberty City & Vice City from GTA??
Liberty City - GTA

Friday, January 10, 2014

Do I need a visa to ..........?

Do I need a visa to ......? AKA If you are a British, Swedish, Danish or Norwegian citizen then you are the luckiest citizen in the world.  

VisaMapper Is A Magical Map Where You Can See Which Countries Require Visas To Visit.

The website is really helpful for the frequent traveler and could be also useful for researchers too.
The website is very simple. The moment you land on the home page of all you have to do is to chose your nationality from a drop-down menu, then the magic appear on the map.

Lets for example try and pick Syria from the menu

How does the world looks like for a Syrian Citizen

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Frozen Niagara Falls

FROZEN Niagara Falls? Well only Partially.

FROZEN Niagara Falls

Can you imagine how cold was it to make something that powerful freeze? 

It reminded me of the movie "The Day After Tomorrow" When every thing freezes in seconds!

Saturday, December 28, 2013

How well do you know the world?

Think you’re a geography expert?
Test your knowledge with BBC Travel’s Geoguessr – the game that proves how well you know the world!

A snapshot of the game
First, move around using your mouse and figure out where you are. Then click on the map in the lower right hand corner to place your marker (zoom in to increase your accuracy). When you’re sure, click the “make a guess” button, and find out how close you were! Once you’ve mastered the basics, set a time limit or challenge a friend. The world’s a huge place – get exploring!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

60 Photos to remind you how beautiful Syria is

Syria; the cradle of civilization has played a core role in the history and development of civilized man. It has been a great crossroad for trade between the Mediterranean and the East; it exported the Alphabet to the West and has been linked to Religion from the beginning, from the Semitic Deities to the monotheistic faiths.

The country is not the same anymore! Most of it’s infrastructure has been destroyed and many historical places either bombed or looted.

We still hope that one day we will be able to build it up just like what we -Syrians- did for thousands of years, as Syria was and still a conflict center for thousands of years because of it’s location and because of it’s rich historic place in the world.

Below are 60 photos from my own gallery that will remind you how beautiful Syria is/was. I couldn't include all cities and all important locations because I discovered that even though I have lived in Syria for 32 years, unfortunately I did not have the chance to travel to every corner in this beautiful land.

DamascusScenes from the old city of Damascus. Top: A view from the top of the old city and it’s surroundings. From Left: Hamideah Bazaar, Craftsman, Barber, Bazourieh Market, Nofara Cafe.