10 most interesting facts about the Turkish coffee

10 most interesting facts about the Turkish coffee

Posted on Apr 8, 2014 in Interesting articles

Turkish coffee is the method of preparation, not the special type of coffee beans. The Turkish coffee is actually made from beans grown in Brazil or Central America. Beans for Turkish coffee are ground to the finest possible powder. Coffee was first introduced in Turkey by the Özdemir Pasha, who was the Ottoman Governor of Yemen, where he discovered this drink and brought it to his native country. Kiva Han, the first coffee house in Istanbul was opened in 1544. Turkish...

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Some interesting facts about the Nyangatom tribe

Some interesting facts about the Nyangatom tribe

Posted on Jan 24, 2014 in Interesting articles

The Nyangatom tribe is usually not really likable at the first glance by anyone. In order to get to their villages, one must first cross the crocodile-packed Omo river on a handmade boat made of a hollowed tree trunk, then hike the stone, scorched desert on foot, while being hot, sweating and not finding a single bush or a tree for a shadow. However, all of this is just at the first glance, because at the second glance, it becomes clear how fun and unique this tribe really...

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Necklace made of Abrus precatorius seeds

Necklace made of Abrus precatorius seeds

Posted on Oct 19, 2013 in Interesting articles

Do you know what a Abrus precatorius is? The plant is best known for its seeds, which are used as beads and in percussion instruments, and which are toxic due to the presence of abrin, the poison similar with ricin, one of the most powerful natural poisons in the world. However, abrin is even more toxic. The seeds of Abrus precatorius are much valued in native jewelry for their bright coloration. Most beans are black and red, suggesting a ladybug or bull eye. In Trinidad in...

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How dreams come true

How dreams come true

Posted on Sep 19, 2013 in Interesting articles

What I like the most about my life right now is that I can do seemingly totally different things that fuse into a single project dedicated to the one main idea. Journalism, photography, travel and history have been tied together tight. Many people tell me that I got lucky. I don’t believe it was just luck; in fact I have been working hard on the things that I love doing. For example, this is my favorite child,TravelLab Shop. I’m like a little girl playing with...

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