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Eshima Ohashi Bridge

Bridging Prefectures: The Story of Eshima Ohashi Bridge

Scaling the heights of engineering, the Eshima Ohashi Bridge connects two Japanese cities across Lake Nakaumi. It’s not just its pitch that stuns but its tale of innovation, transforming trade, and easing traffic, proving fear and fascination can share the same lane.

A woman cradling a hairless Peruvian Inca Orchid dog.

Moon Dogs of Peru: The Fascinating Inca Orchid

The Peruvian Inca Orchid, a rare hairless breed, not only serves as Peru’s national dog but carries a rich history dating back 2,000 years. From ancient mystical healer to a modern trendy companion, its intriguing evolution continues to fascinate dog lovers worldwide.

Nightwatch at the baobab.

Uncovering the Magic of the Baobab: Africa’s Upside Down Tree

The Baobab, Africa’s iconic ‘upside-down tree’, is steeped in history, from serving as Boer War hideouts to providing shelter and resources for communities. These majestic trees, offering idyllic backdrops for the South African ‘sundowner’ tradition, symbolize resilience and cultural continuity.

Costa Rica disbanded its army in 1949. It's one of the only countries in the world that forbids an army in its constitution. Costa Rica's approach has been adopted by six sovereign states in the Americas: Dominica, Grenada, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Haiti, and Panama.

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