I want to share this story with you.We're at school, science class. The professor has some stuff in front of his desk. He takes a big empty jar of Nutella and asks the students: . They all say .The professor puts some big round stones in the jar until it's filled by them. He asks againand the students all say .The professor now adds some handfuls of small white stones that go to fill all the spaces, and asks againThe students wait a second, then say.The professor takes a bag... continue reading
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In Hebei province, close to the city of Shijiazhuang, there's a picturesque Buddhist temple, almost carved in the mountains, balanced over narrow bridges overlooking steep stonewalls of ancient canyons.The scenery is just great: silent mountains, forgotten wooden temples, peaceful paths in the nature. Once it must have been a place of high spiritual value and incredible beauty.Here was shot the very last scene of Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, when Zhang Ziyi finally at peace jumps off the balcony... continue reading
If you work with fantasy you can still see them: caravans, horses and carriages of merchants on the Western Road, in and out Beijing, walking and riding from village to village to sell and buy in one of the busiest regions of the Old Age. Today there's a highway, high rises and factories instead, still the power of culture and history hits you as soon as you reach Cuandixia.Cuandixia is a small village, as old as the Ming dynasty, incredibly fully preserved. A perfect destination for a day trip... continue reading
My hometown is a small city close to Florence, overshadowed by the capital of Renaissance but full nevertheless of little, outstanding architectures, sculptures and works of art that date back to the Middle Age.Here is the town's history from Wikipedia: continue reading
One of the most famous beliefs associated with the Ancient Chinese New Year gains importance due to the myth of Nian, which in modern Chinese solely signifies year.Nian was the name of a ferocious beast that started to devour people the night before the beginning of a new year. Nian had a very big mouth that would swallow dozens of people with one bite.One day, an old man came to rescue the people and told Nian that"I hear say that you are very capable, but can you swallow the other... continue reading
“I have only told half of what I saw, because no one would have believed me.” - Venice 1324, Marco Polo, on his deathbedSilk Route; a name with a magical air of mystery and exoticness. You instantly think of caravans bringing the finest spices, smells of tea and spicy peppers, women in colorful dresses with their faces covered in finely tailored silk scarves and proud men with long mustaches and white head covering. You think of the wonder felt by those in the West, amazed by so exceptional... continue reading
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