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Whether it’s the roar of the crowd as a goal slaps into the back of the net, or the eerie silence as a pitcher winds up to throw in the bottom of the ninth, almost everyone has experienced an unforgettable sports moment. Sport plays a pivotal roll in every culture across the globe, and accordingly, I have listed five of the world’s most iconic and electric stadiums.
At $1.5 billion, the new Yankee Stadium is the third most expensive stadium ever built, behind Metlife Stadium in New Jersey and Wembley Stadium in London. In terms of Baseball, The Yankee’s are easily the most successful franchise ever with 27 World Series wins. They are also widely considered to be the largest and most valuable brand in sports. Therefore, while the fans may be a bit obnoxious at times, a Yankee game is still an absolute must when visiting New York.
MCG is not only the biggest cricket stadium in the world, but it is also one of the oldest! Built in 1853, 130,000 spectators used to cram in for a match. While renovations and safety regulations have since restricted capacity to only 100,00, MCG is still known for having some of the most raucous and passionate fans in the sport. If you find your way down to Melbourne, make sure to check out MCG, and while you’re at it, live like a local.
Home to futbol club Barcelona, Camp Nou is the largest stadium in Europe and the 11th largest in the world. Camp Nou has hosted two UEFA Champions League finals as well as the football competition for the 1992 Summer Olympics. While the capacity has fluctuated from 120,000 to roughly 96,000 (where it is now), Camp Nou is still home to one of the best teams in the world, and arguably the most passionate fan base. While tickets can be expensive, there is no doubt that a Barcelona game at Camp Nou would be a truly unforgettable experience. And hey, while you’re down there with all the locals, might as well shack up like one!
If you’re more into the architecture of the stadium than the actual sporting event, Olympic Stadium in Munich is the place for you. Built for the 1972 Summer Olympics, the stadium was considered revolutionary for its time. The stadium is iconic for its large sweeping canopies, made from acrylic glass and stabilized by steel cables that were meant to symbolize the new, democratic and optimistic Germany.
Built in 2007, Wembley Stadium is one of the most celebrated and famous stadiums in Europe. With a capacity of 90,000, Wembley is the second largest stadium in Europe and the largest roof-covered stadium in the world. While Wembley is known for hosting the English national football team, the FA Cup Final, and the 2012 Summer Olympics, it also hosts the rugby league Challenge Cup Final, the NFL’s International Series and a variety of concerts.
Continuing along with our superstitions around the world, we now move to the wonderful country of India. Like most other Asian countries, India has its own set of superstitions and cultural beliefs. For those planning a visit to this country, this list could be greatly helpful in learning the do’s and don’ts of Indian tradition! Don’t forget to book a short term rental in India for your travels!
Seeing a peacock on your travels
Every now and then you come across something that completely blows you away. For me, that was finding some insanely bizarre and cool animals on the Internet. Logically, the next step in my journey was to find out where in the world I could see these guys in person. The result, this very blog post. So, if you happen to get as exited as I am by these unique creatures (which I’m sure you will), now you’ll where to find them!
1. The Dumbo Octopus
The Dumbo Octopus, formally known as a Grimpoteuthis, is a deep-sea creature, living between 3,000 and 7,000 meters below sea level (the deepest of any known octopus). These creatures can be found in any ocean across the world and many scientists believe there are as many as 37 different species!
2. The Maned Wolf
The Maned wolf, which looks like the awkward offspring of a fox and a dear, is the largest canid in South America. Unlike other canid’s, the Maned wolf does not hunt in packs and as a result, specializes in small and medium sized prey as well as fruits and vegetables. While the Maned Wolf is endangered, it is still regularly sighted in open grasslands in Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay.
3. The Superb Bird of Paradise
The Superb Bird of Paradise is a small bird known for its unique and entertaining mating ritual. This elaborate dance is meant to impress the female and earn the male a mate. Unfortunately, the average female rejects 15-20 potential suitors before deciding on a mate. These birds can only be found in Papua New Guinea, so make your way down to Australia or Indonesia and see this creature for yourself!
4. The Saiga Antelope
The Saiga Antelope is a critically endangered antelope known for its unusual and oversized nose. Although there are reportedly only 50,000 Saigas alive today, they can still be found in Eastern Russia, Kazakhstan, and Mongolia.
5. The Blobfish
Last, but not least, the Blobfish. Recently voted “Worlds Ugliest Animal” the Blobfish is a deep-sea fish that inhabits depths between 600-1200 meters below the surface. To be fair to the Blobfish, it is significantly less unfortunate looking when underwater. Thankfully for us though, when out of water, gravity morphs its low density and highly gelatinous body into the Blobfish we know and love. Blobfish are known to inhabit bodies of water surrounding Australia and New Zealand. So what are you waiting for? Head down there and get a look for yourself!
I love Los Angeles. Being born and raised here, I appreciate everything that this city has to offer. The sun, the beach, the weather, the food and of course, Hollywood, make this city what it is. Although many tourists venture out west to sight celebrities or visit Disneyland, I’m here to warn you otherwise. And while I understand the allure of seeing where the rich and famous live or appeasing your kids with Micky Mouse, I strongly believe there are much better ways to experience this unique and rich city. Below I’ve listed 5 travel tips for Los Angeles.
Superstitions are a large part of many cultures around the world. Primarily in Asia and Southeast Asia, superstitions are used to teach lessons, conduct rituals, and maintain cultural practices. Japan is a country that is heavily superstition based. The Japanese base most of their daily lives around various rituals and cultural practices. Before you book a trip to the lovely country of Japan, keep these superstitions in mind to avoid looks and whispers in Japan (and bad luck if you believe in it!) Of course, here’s also a list to our Japanese short term rentals!
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