Places I wish I’d been


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The Forgotten Houseboat Hotels of Kashmir

These hauntingly nostalgic images of empty houseboats, waiting for guests who may never come, were captured by photographer Helen Rimell, who traveled to Kashmir to document the floating ghosts of a tourism industry frozen in time– 1989 to be exact. It is the year that marks the almost overnight eradication of a thriving industry for the local houseboat owners and their ancestors before them, who built the floating inns more than 200 years ago.

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3:14 pm

Mystery drone rains MONEY on crowds in Michigan, causing havoc as people scramble to grab the bills

  • The drone appeared above families enjoying a picnic event yesterday
  • When it dropped money, the event erupted into a cash-grabbing frenzy
  • Children were seen showing off collections of $1 bills they had claimed
  • But it remains a mystery as to who was responsible for the generous stunt

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The Goat Rodeo Sessions (Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile) | Musicians At Google


10:44 am

I don’t know, maybe it’s cruel, but it looks like the pigs are having fun.

Pigs can fly! Crowds of tourists cheer as graceful oinkers dive off high platform at swimming competition in China

  • The unusual event took place on the Shiyan Lake China’s Hunan Province
  • Sell-out race saw the swines dive off a platform and race to the finish
  • The May Day attraction has led to complaints saying it was cruel

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The balloon dance was held on every voyage on Cunard ships from the 1920s to the early 1960s 


7:31 pm

7,000 miles, 16 countries and one very tight budget: This Spanish couple is cycling around the world living on just €3 A DAY

  • Pablo Mandado and Ilze Zebolde left London last year on a quest to explore the world on bicycles
  • They camp or stay with Couchsurfing and Warmshowers hosts and spent an average €2.99 per day
  • Pablo, from Spain, and Ilze, from Latvia, moved to Manchester together after meeting in Riga in 2011
  • They saved up for their travels, which they share on their website, while working in English restaurants

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What I Love About My Parents Is That After 41 Years Of Marriage, They Still Know How To Embarrass Their Kids


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King Of Stink: Appalachian Ramp Festivals


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“In the late 1960s, more and more students in search of an escape and hippies in search of enlightenment (both in search of adventure), began to sell their record collections and save up for the voyage of a lifetime to the “mystic east”. The Beatles had just been on a highly publicised visit to India in 1968, and with no internet or Lonely Planet guides, cheap tickets and tour operators were hotly advertised in the underground press and music magazines.”

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Hippie Chicks, Kathmandu, Nepal, 1969

9:20 am

A photo tour of the golden age of cruising: Pictures from the Cunard archive reveal the VERY glamorous world of ocean liners as company celebrates its 175th anniversary

  • Cunard Line have shared rare archived photos showing life on board over its 175 years of sailing
  • The British/American-owned line is the only one that currently provides a regular transatlantic crossing
  • Cunard’s ships were the first with email, a library and a gymnasium on board, and even transported war horses

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Staff on board the Carpathia, famous for its role in the rescue of survivors from the sinking of the RMS Titanic on April 15, 1912


8:33 am

‘Tide of the Century’: Thousands Flock to Ancient French Abbey for Rare Supertide


5:32 am

N.Y. Rock And Soul Revue Digest – Donald Fagen / Michael McDonald / Boz Scaggs / Phoebe Snow


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Live From Daryl’s House – La Grange –