Ten surprising things you may not know about North Korea

It’s currently the year 106, the roads are empty and there are only four TV channels — welcome to North Korea. While there’s plenty of controversial hoo-ha to discuss and widespread structural violence and famine to address — here are 10 weird and surprising facts about one of the world’s most culturally isolated countries. 1. The country uses its own calendar — It’s currently the year 106 Rather than … Continue reading Ten surprising things you may not know about North Korea

What school life is like around the world

No matter what time of day, there will always be children hard at work in schools around the world. With almost 200 countries spreading across the planet, there exists a variety of educational practices. Here is an insight on schooling in seven countries from seven very different places in the world. Brazil Being in the Southern Hemisphere, the Brazilian school year runs from late January to mid December. Due to the high number of … Continue reading What school life is like around the world

Canberra: Why is it so unknown and unloved?

What do you get when you mix new infrastructure, a low population and an influx of federal money? Canberra. Unlike other cities — which are built over a long period — near something such as a river or the sea for trade, Canberra was designed and built in one-go for the sole purpose of being the nation’s capital. In fact, it’s one of only four capital cities in … Continue reading Canberra: Why is it so unknown and unloved?

The beauty of the Supermoon captured from around the world

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No… It’s a supermoon! The highly anticipated supermoon finally graced our skies and oh boy, was it truly spectacular. People from all around the world grabbed their cameras and raced to capture the global spectacle. From Kenya to Kazakhstan — here is a collection of our favourites. Continue reading The beauty of the Supermoon captured from around the world

‘CU in the NT’: An independent tourism campaign going well beyond the bush

When your friends CU in NT, they’ll be wishing they were there with you! NT Official’s ‘CU in the NT’ tourism campaign is putting the Northern Territory back on the map. The controversial motto surfaced around social media last week and is now penetrating the global online platform. While NT Official is an independent group with no affiliation to Tourism NT, their strategy is certainly eye-catching. Could it be the answer to … Continue reading ‘CU in the NT’: An independent tourism campaign going well beyond the bush

Things to consider when choosing your next uni-break destination

Summer holidays are fast approaching with all students encountering the proverbial question: to work, travel or chill? Here are five things to consider for those thinking of escaping abroad. Distance & Cost The summer break is long, but not quite enough for an identity-defining adventure through the Andes mountains or European riversides. Keep it short and sweet. For most of us, forking out 20k and spending roughly four days just getting there … Continue reading Things to consider when choosing your next uni-break destination