During his marathon swim Walker found a two-meter large shark underneath him. Soon a pod of dolphins surrounded Walker, and swam alongside him for an hour.
Passengers travelled in horse-drawn carriages until the first steam-locomotive-hauled passenger trains came into use in 1833.
Meanwhile, for Bertrand, it was her first foreign assignment. She "meticulously replaced every one of the 230 strings, and 88 hammers and felts.
I was born in one of the most romantic places in the world—Darjeeling—although I have only confused impressions of its beauty, and of the gaiety of life there...
In the 1920s, Doyle became a regular visitor to the Cedars Spiritualist Church in Ipswich, Suffolk, where he tried to organize séances.
And now you find George Clooney making a guest appearance in it as Lord Hollywood, the new seventh Earl of Grantham. Even the Dowager Countess faints when he kisses her.
Rudyard Kipling sent the details of the case to Arthur Conan Doyle...the case was passed on instead to Agatha Christie.
As Hanson and Garrad, the two retired officers of the British army, planned their cartographical conquest over Ffynnon Garw, the local Welsh folk began raising their beloved mound from a surmountainous "hill" to a peak that that scaled well over the stipulated 1000 ft., so as to be able to see it on His Majesty's Ordnance maps as a mountain.
It reminded Lara of what was, and what she believed could have been, as she leaned out of the window--and saw the bicyclists down the road, and the shoppers returned from their exploits--of her empty flat, sniffing in the crepuscularoma.
It is also India's first motorable bridge. Owing to lack of concrete technology, the bridge was built first as a suspension bridge.
Being an institution of contradictions and a passionate Stalingraduate, Adolf would have defended Stalin at any world court and equally emphatically smuggled copies of Pasternak's Doctor Zhivago, to the CIA.
Walking through the countryside of Vietnam, was a mystifying experience for Josh, who had gone there to seek examples of colonial architecture or vestiges of American occupation, but the miragincense of the woods and the distant cottages kept distracting him.
In a completely unrelated episode, a 48-year old man hid in a Prague restaurant, stayed there overnight, and feasted on six baked geese (each 5 kgs.), three ducks, a 4-litre jar of pickles, 6 kgs. of goose fat and liver, poppy seeds and butter, causing damage of about 20,000 Czech crowns to the restaurant.
"The kinds of Lisa and Jamie," she went on exasperatedly, "who can't afford Paris and take a trip to Pandora instead, are nothing better than globetrottermites feeding off the impoverished snapshots posted on their timelines."
According to the Vietnam's Ministry of Transport's records or 2013, 37 million people were registered as bike users, in a population of over ninety million.
In Hong Kong a Wife can Legally Kill her Husband if he is guilty of adultery. The only condition on her is that she must do so with her bare hands.
The Croatian, Melik Jesa Dubrovcanin, arrived in India in 1480 and went on to become a Viceroy in Gujarat. The Croatians established a colony, by the name of Ragusan, on the Malabar Coast in north Goa, India.
It is illegal to ride a bicycle in a swimming pool in the state of California, in United States. That is not all. Animals in California are prohibited from mating within 1500 feet of a bar, school or religious institution, and no mating is allowed either between prison inmates.
Joshua was seven when he first travelled to Moscow, where he was exposed to the work of Boris Pasternak, at a roadside book-vendor's. Back in Dublin, he went on to consider that experience his definitive pupilgrimage into the world of modern Russian Literature.
That which endured the London blitz, was actually defeated by the forces of nature. Later on, in the winter of 1962, snowing slowed down the clock by 10 minutes.
Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather series can be said to be haunted by mediterraneanderthal daylight (which add that pinkish hue to its cinematography) and migrant oranges (the uncredited characters in its dramatis personae).
Whenever Sarina returned from her travels, Paul patiently waited for her to unfold the albums of photographs which she had taken in far and distant lands, each captioned with a trite travellogism to mark where and how she came across her subjects. These incidents eventually took a heavy toll on their relationship.
More than the quest for her lost roots, it was Natasha's meanderelict nature which took her to the narrow bylanes of Prague, where, as the legend went on to say, she literally dissipated into the walls.
The two most famous detective fiction novelists from Britain, Arthur Conan Doyle and Agatha Christie, were also great locoraconteurs; what with the Charing Cross trysts of Watson and Holmes, or the murder mystery set on the Orient Express.
The September, 2011 issue of the National Geographic Traveler brought out a piece on the ten most literary cities of the world. We bring you here a poll, where you can cast your vote on which according to you is the most literary among six these (yes, ours is different from NGT). If you are not satisfied with our list, you can add your own favorite literary city (We have left out Paris, hoping you would add it to the list).