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100,000 crosses

Some simply believe, no matter the odds. If you’re a religious ephemera afficianado, then the Hill of Crosses is a place that you should seek. Located in northern Lithuania, not far from the city of Siauliai, the hill is the resting place of over 100,000 crosses, crucifixes, statues and carvings places on the site…

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Go big or go home

We love architecture here at Matouring. We love the creativity, the mind-bending use of (often indigenous) materials, imagining what it must have been like to have been in the lofty boardrooms as the decision to approve (or trash) the design was made. We applaud the designers and builders for following their dreams and…

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Adventures in (time) travel

Vancouver, Canada, is not a particularly old city. You might see some buildings from the late 1800's, but mostly it's 1970's family homes and high-rise apartments. We were driving down the street the other day in Vancouver, and passed this hotel / motel that we hadn't seen before, the 2400 Motel. We…

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In a Galaxy, far far away

The force is strong, young one. It’s been 45 years since the first Star Wars blew us all away in theaters, and the impact and memories of that first film (and many of the others) are an embedded part of the psyches of most generations, worldwide. Classics do not pay justice to the film franchise.…

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If you love problems on holiday, read on

Not to pick on any particular travel company: if you think about it, can you imagine the logistical nightmares that airlines and cruises have to contend with on a daily basis? Sure, most have been doing this for years, but can they really plan for each eventuality, especially when there are so many moving…

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