Travel is one of my greatest passions in life. I love every aspect of it from researching the place and putting together an itinerary to packing location appropriate outfits, sipping prosecco at the airport in anticipation, and then of course arriving at my destination and soaking in every aspect of the culture, people, history, and, of course, the food. In what is admittedly a self-indulgent project, I decided to combine two of my greatest passions — travel and football — to create 5 trips I would love to go on once quarantine ends. Located at 2, meters above sea level, Ottmar Hitzfeld Stadium is thought to be the highest football pitch in Europe. In fact, the pitch is only accessible via cable car that holds only 10 people at a time. Gspor is a small, car free village in the Swiss Alps in the Canton of Valais.
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Sanalunneq & Pinngortitsineq
A project to monitor every aspect of a fast-shrinking glacier could hold an answer to an urgent question: How fast will seas rise? This summer , as meltwater streamed off the Greenland Ice Sheet in record amounts, a ramshackle research ship, the Adolf Jensen , sat idling in this fjord, icebergs near its bow and a mystery below it. Two years earlier, oceanographers had moored a sensor in the fjord's depths to decipher how warm Atlantic Ocean waters are eroding Helheim Glacier, one of the ice sheet's largest tongues. But now they couldn't retrieve the meter-deep mooring—or its crucial data. On deck, under a late July sun, Fiamma Straneo, a physical oceanographer at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego, California, glared at a yellow box at her feet. It was blasting acoustic chatter at her mooring, telling a latch to let go, but the signal seemed to fall on deaf ears. The minutes ticked by and the mooring didn't surface.
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The tupilak the world-famous figure was originally feared and hated. In its present shape, it is loved by collectors of Inuit art and as an ordinary souvenir for tourists to Ammassalik. The word tupilak describes a wide variety of small figures which represent either tupilaks or other mythical and spiritual creatures and it can be difficult to see the difference. Those who knew about witchcraft gathered these bits and pieces together in a secret, isolated place, tied them together, chanted magic spells over them and allowed them to suck the energy from their own sexual organs.