Advent Day 13…. Halstatt, Austria

Halstatt facts 1. Halstatt is home to the world’s oldest salt mine, dating back to prehistoric times. Archaeological finds are dated between 1200 bc and 500 bc! It’s oooooold. 2. The small market community Hallstatt has 778 inhabitants, is located on the western shore of Lake Hallstatt and is nestled into the side of aContinue reading “Advent Day 13…. Halstatt, Austria”

Advent Day 12…. Mount Everest, Nepal

Mount Everest facts 1. The name “Everest” means “the highest point”. Mount Everest got its name after surveyors discovered it as the highest peak in the 1850s. 2. While at least 35,000 people visit Mount Everest every year to view the scenery and experience the climatic conditions around it, only about 5200 have managed toContinue reading “Advent Day 12…. Mount Everest, Nepal”

Advent Day 11…. Rainbow Mountain, Peru

Rainbow mountain tid bits! 1. Rainbow Mountain receives around 1,000 tourists a day. Sometimes, however, you can share Rainbow Mountain with up to 4,000 people since the place has become very popular over the last few years. 2. Around 2012, locals discovered Rainbow Mountain, and this happened thanks to the snow on top of itContinue reading “Advent Day 11…. Rainbow Mountain, Peru”

Advent Day 10…. Petra, Jordan

Petra fun facts! 1. The name Petra actually means ‘rocks’. ­ It is thought to come from the Greek word ‘Petros’, meaning rock, and was named by Greek visitors for its distinctive carved pink sandstone. 2. Petra was founded in the year 312 BC as the capital of the Nabatean Empire. This makes it overContinue reading “Advent Day 10…. Petra, Jordan”

Advent Day 8…. The Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China need to know… 1. Several walls were built from as early as the 7th century BC 2. Ready for some numbers… big ones… there are 10,051 wall sections, 1,764 ramparts or trenches, 29,510 individual buildings, and 2,211 fortifications or passes that make up the whole wall. The walls and trenchesContinue reading “Advent Day 8…. The Great Wall of China”