Illegal mining activities are easily visible from the road.

Illegal Gold Mining

Dear Reader, Our Stanito’s correspondents from Colombia sent us a photo of what illegal gold mining looks like. Our source tells us that close to 80% of all the gold produced in Colombia comes from illegal miners. Colombia has also one of the highest rates of mercury contamination […]

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Colours of Managua

Dear Reader, So much to tell about this remarkable and peculiar country. In the meantime, here’s a glance of what the centre of Managua by night, particularly its colours. There is a lot you need to know about Nicaragua and especially about its politicians. Rumor has it Mrs. […]

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Up in the Air: Mexico City

Dear Reader, After some thinking I decided to dedicate a whole new category to those photos I take from airplanes. I cannot deny the beauty that some places have from up in the air even when I’m using a simple smartphone. Today is again Mexico City. Vibrant, stunning […]

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An Old Crowded Jewish Cemetery

Dear Reader, the lack of space can be a problem even for cemetery authorities. So in Prague I found this beautiful synagogue which has been facing a particular problem for many decades now… The cemetery is nearly 600 years old, and has about 12,000 tombstones packed in it. […]

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The Stick Insect

Dear Reader, A strange creature has been recently brought to my attention. A few days ago a friend of mine posted a curious photo on his Facebook wall. Something that looked like a peculiar tree branch was in fact the strangest little creature I have lately heard of. […]

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Who were the Nymphs

Dear Reader, Ancient Greek myths are loaded of incredible creatures all nested together in a fantasy world that has endured for millennia, and today I will tell you everything you need to know about the nymphs. I believe they are the most romantic and soft side of the […]

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How to get into North Korea

Dear Reader, It’s time to answer some of the biggest questions that many travellers wonder about: how to obtain visa and access to North Korea! So here is my experience or better yet, my holiday adventure! Entering North Korea (DPRK) is a very unusual and restricted process that requires months […]

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