There’s no denying that Petra is a place that inspires superlatives. It’s one of the world’s über-famous archaeological sites, and like most first-time visitors, we were astounded. With vibrant red, white and pink sandstone cliffs carved into beautiful, ornate temples and tombs, the city is absolutely awe-inspiring.
One of our earlier posts in our Weird & Wonderful series was about the skin-eating fish of Cambodia, and now the creepshow gets better. It’s a long way to Cambodia, but I only had to move to Georgia, right here in the good ol’ USA, to discover my first snake-eating spiders.
Weather – the universal conversation starter. Whether you’re chatting with a neighbor down the block, or a total stranger on the other side of the globe, everyone talks about the weather.
We’ve had the pleasure of living at the beach on both the east and west coast of the US. We’ve lived on the coasts of both Florida and Georgia. But previously (in a crazy game of “let’s see how far we can move”), we lived in the small, coastal town of Newport, Oregon.
Since Greek and Roman times a full moon has been blamed as the trigger for all sorts of weird goings-on. An article in Scientific American said:
A towering redwood reminds me of coastal California; a maple tree with blazing red leaves brings to mind New England; a palm tree means Florida; and nothing says South Louisiana like a Spanish Moss-draped cypress tree.
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