Places

The "Places" section is a virtual passport to the world, offering a unique exploration of our planet's fascinating diversity. Discover the mesmerizing charm of countries across the globe, from the vibrant landscapes of Italy to the cutting-edge technology of South Korea, the intriguing customs of Scandinavia to the unique wildlife of Australia. This section opens the door to the multitude of cultures, traditions, and landscapes that make up our world.

In this section, the curious and the adventurous come together to gain insights into what makes each country unique, from the everyday life and distinctive culture to astonishing natural beauty. Uncover countries' hidden treasures, fascinating cultural nuances, and captivating histories that shape nations' identities.

The "Places" section goes beyond being a mere travel guide, aiming to offer a deeper understanding of the peculiarities that define different regions of the world. Unveil intriguing cultural norms that may seem odd to us but are considered 'normal' in other countries. Learn about curious facts that might not be well-known but will leave you amazed. Discover the distinctive traits that characterize different people, from the warmth of Scandinavians to the strict school rules in Japan.

Be it the breathtaking landscapes of Austria, the distinct wildlife of Norway, or the rich biodiversity of Asia, every article in this section aims to immerse you in the unique beauty and allure of these places. This section is also your guide to avoid cultural faux pas when you travel overseas, offering tips to navigate unfamiliar cultural norms and customs.

The “Places” section is an adventure in itself, exploring the astonishing diversity of the world, revealing the awe-inspiring beauty and unique cultural quirks that make our planet an endlessly fascinating place to explore. By browsing through this section, you are not just reading articles, you are embarking on a virtual journey that transcends geographical boundaries and delves deep into the spirit of places, offering a glimpse into the heart and soul of the world's diverse cultures and landscapes.

So, fasten your seatbelt and get ready for an enlightening journey across the globe. Let this section be your compass, guiding you through the mesmerizing maze of the world, unravelling the captivating stories that define each place, and inspiring a sense of wonder and wanderlust.

Recent Stories of Places

NEWS: A Huge 2,500-Year-Old Ancient City Was Just Discovered and Left Scientists in Awe

NEWS: A Huge 2,500-Year-Old Ancient City Was Just Discovered and Left Scientists in Awe
4 weeks ago

Hidden deep within the dense Amazon rainforest lies a secret that just had been uncovered. Archeologists have recently unveiled a stunning discovery: a massive lost civilization that thrived over 2,000 years ago, home to at least 10,000 farmers. The revelation sheds new light on the intricate societies that once flourished in one of the world’s most remote and challenging landscapes.

10+ Features That Are Considered Beauty Standards in Different Countries

10+ Features That Are Considered Beauty Standards in Different Countries
6 months ago

Beauty standards have been influencing women for centuries, but they vary from country to country. For instance, thinness is the ideal in Thailand, while the “hourglass” figure is preferred in India. In this article, we will explore how different cultures define a “beautiful woman”.

Incredible Discovery: Hidden Sinkhole Reveals Never-Before-Seen Ecosystem

Incredible Discovery: Hidden Sinkhole Reveals Never-Before-Seen Ecosystem
5 months ago

A team of cave explorers outside Ping’e village in Leye County, South China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, discovered a massive sinkhole that harbored a primeval forest growing at the bottom. The sinkhole measures 306m in length, 150m in width, and 192m in depth, with its volume exceeding 5 million cubic meters, meaning it can be officially categorized as a large sinkhole.

11 Ways Bathroom Etiquettes Are Different in These Countries

11 Ways Bathroom Etiquettes Are Different in These Countries
7 months ago

Talking about using the bathroom might not be exciting, but like sleeping and eating, it’s something you do every day. While you can control how you handle your bathroom needs at home, it’s not always the case when traveling, especially to other countries.

Why India Keeps Its Cities So Short

Why India Keeps Its Cities So Short
9 months ago

It all started with the Home Insurance Building that was built in 1885 in Chicago. Just a ten-story building, but it was a revolution at the time, and that was the beginning of the era of skyscrapers. It was constructed using a revolutionary method: the building had an inner skeleton made of steel, which allowed the walls to be thinner and the whole structure being higher than ever.

Indian Island Hides Something You’re Not Supposed to See

Indian Island Hides Something You’re Not Supposed to See
9 months ago

There are islands on our planet that have not been touched by the hand of modern man. Not even his fingers. Nature in these places has remained unchanged for thousands of years.What if people lived on one of these islands? They wouldn’t know about civilization’s progressive benefits or have seen a modern person. This island actually exists, and traveling to it is unlawful and involves many dangers.

21 Things Only in India Tourists Can’t Understand

21 Things Only in India Tourists Can’t Understand
9 months ago

Now before somebody gets married in India, they get a thorough shall we say “snooping” — sometimes without even being aware of that. There are pre-matrimonial detective agencies in India that provide the services of private investigators.

If You See Purple Fence Posts, Get Away

If You See Purple Fence Posts, Get Away
9 months ago

Laws and regulations form the backbone of society, governing our daily lives and ensuring order and fairness. While many laws are practical and straightforward, there exist a multitude of intriguing and often unexpected rules that have been put into place around the world. In this article, we embark on a captivating exploration of the fascinating rules and laws that shape different cultures and countries, unveiling the unique legal quirks that exist beyond our borders.In Arizona make sure you don’t have a sleeping donkey in your bathtub any time after 7 pm. This is a law made in 1924, after an incident that occurred during a flood. One merchant often allowed his donkey to sleep in his bathtub. This was before they weren’t attached to the floor and could easily be moved. When the town was flooded on a fateful night, the sleeping donkey was carried away by the torrent. It sailed through town and ended up in a valley one mile away. The donkey was stranded in the tub, floating helplessly. The town gathered and eventually saved the poor guy. But as it took a lot of effort and resources during the rescue, they quickly made a new decree, there will be no more donkeys sleeping in bathtubs! So there.

10 Things That Are Considered ’Normal’ in Other Countries but May Seem Odd to Us

10 Things That Are Considered ’Normal’ in Other Countries but May Seem Odd to Us
10 months ago

There are over 190 countries spread across the globe, and each of them has its own unique cultural code. Although stereotypes may familiarize us with certain cultural aspects, there are many facts that can only be truly grasped through firsthand experience in a new country. We prepared a compilation of intriguing facts from various countries around the world, bringing the knowledge to your fingertips.

20+ Facts About Scandinavians That Amaze Tourists as Much as a Snowfall on a Summer Day

20+ Facts About Scandinavians That Amaze Tourists as Much as a Snowfall on a Summer Day
10 months ago

If a Swede hugs you when you meet them for the second time in your life or a Norwegian responds to your attempts to start a small talk with a cold look and silence, don’t take their warmth or coldness personally. These are just peculiarities of Scandinavian culture, in which everything from food products to prints on children’s T-shirts has unique traits.

18 Photos of Italy That Will Make You Exclaim, “Mamma Mia!”

18 Photos of Italy That Will Make You Exclaim, “Mamma Mia!”
10 months ago

Just like any other country, Italy has its own unique charm. The ever-present Renaissance spirit, picturesque landscapes, and pasta are just a small part of the everyday life of many Italians. We’ve put together some photos which capture the brightest moments of life in this sunny country.

Trending stories of Places

8 Ways Countries Are Different When It Comes to Bathroom Etiquette

8 Ways Countries Are Different When It Comes to Bathroom Etiquette
2 years ago

Bathroom traditions in foreign countries can differ, like when you come to Korea, for example, some things might amaze or shock you. Even the way some people wash their hands can be unusual and instead of a dispenser, you may see a weird device with soap in public toilets.

16 Things We’re Used to That Are Unacceptable in Japan

16 Things We’re Used to That Are Unacceptable in Japan
6 months ago

Japan’s intricate web of social conventions and behavioral norms can perplex first-time visitors, who often stand out due to seemingly minor cultural blunders. While the Japanese tend to be understanding of well-intentioned tourists inadvertently breaching their etiquette, it’s better to familiarize oneself with these nuances to avoid any misunderstandings.

10 Funny Situations That Can Only Happen When You’re Abroad

10 Funny Situations That Can Only Happen When You’re Abroad
2 years ago

One of the first things you might experience when you’re in a different country is culture shock, especially if you go somewhere very different from where you live. For example, people that have been to Chile say that people there are not very serious about time or responsibilities. For example, “tomorrow” might mean “next week,” and “next week” may turn out to be “never.” When you go to a different country, you sometimes end up finding yourself in really funny and unexpected situations.

14 Facts About South Korea That Foreigners Have Never Heard Of

14 Facts About South Korea That Foreigners Have Never Heard Of
year ago

Every tourist knows that South Korea is like a whole other planet. And while some things are obvious right away (for example, some exotic foods), others are things are known only by those who have experienced living there. This includes beauty standards, how children are raised, and college educations.

What the “Ideal” Woman Looks Like in 11 Countries Around the World

What the “Ideal” Woman Looks Like in 11 Countries Around the World
4 years ago

From tall and slim to petite and curvy, women across the globe come in all shapes and sizes. So it’s no wonder that every country has its own beauty standards that usually stand apart from the others. And, among them, some nations have such an uncommon way of seeing beauty that it just leaves us speechless.

A Girl Moved to Bali and Reveals Why Real Life Is Nothing Like the Ads Show

A Girl Moved to Bali and Reveals Why Real Life Is Nothing Like the Ads Show
3 years ago

Bali is on the bucket list of many travelers and is seemingly a paradise on earth. When you are in this paradise, you can’t help but be amazed by the beauty of its beaches, its flora, and its fauna. But if you really want to understand this place, you have to live here. Veronika got married to a Bali native and saw the island from a totally different angle. Now, she’s decided to reveal a lot about her life in Bali on her blog “Bali Without Photoshop” and on her Instagram page.

10 Features on French People That Can Perplex Any Newcomer

10 Features on French People That Can Perplex Any Newcomer
3 years ago

When hearing the words “Parisian woman,” we usually imagine a gorgeous lady in a little black dress with a red beret on her head and elegant shoes on her feet. However, these days, this stereotype has significantly faded, just like your perfume at the end of a working day. Today, French women appreciate comfortable clothing, like to appear in public make-up free, and opt for comfortable sneakers instead of stilettos.

Best of the Week of Places

9 Things From Different Countries That Are Worth Incorporating Into Your Life

9 Things From Different Countries That Are Worth Incorporating Into Your Life
year ago

We live in a big world, with a myriad of cultures and habits we may find a little strange at first. For instance, in Iceland, Christmas Eve is all about exchanging books and spent reading in a cozy nook with some chocolate. While we all love an iced drink to cool off from the heat in the summer, in some Asian countries, water is nearly always had hot, never mind the weather. The thing is, a lot of these habits have solid scientific backing.

20+ Startling Photos From Japan the Locals Wouldn’t Even Notice

20+ Startling Photos From Japan the Locals Wouldn’t Even Notice
2 years ago

Japan is a country of high-tech where comfort and convenience are really valued. Smart toilets, fast trains, vending machines — these are only a few of the things that pop up in our minds when we think about Japan. But it seems that there’s no limit to the creativity of the Japanese, and they continue to impress the world with their inventions.

Experts Rated 20 Countries With the Most Beautiful Women in the World

Experts Rated 20 Countries With the Most Beautiful Women in the World
5 years ago

How can you find out which country has more beautiful women in comparison with the other countries? Missosology.com found the answer to this question. They analyzed the biggest beauty pageants of 2018 and identified the countries whose participants became winners more often than women from other countries. In this article, you’ll find the list of the top countries that are proud to have the most beautiful women in the world.

9 Things You Can Only See in Japan Even If You Travel the Whole World

9 Things You Can Only See in Japan Even If You Travel the Whole World
4 years ago

Elements from Japanese culture are in our lives right now: many people watch anime and Japanese TV series, they eat wok and sushi, and they listen to songs by Japanese singers. And even such a seemingly ordinary thing as karaoke actually originated in Japan. However, there are still some things that can only be seen in the Land of the Rising Sun.

Monthly Top Picks of Places

8 Mysterious Objects That Even Bewilder Scientists

8 Mysterious Objects That Even Bewilder Scientists
year ago

There are many objects and places on Earth that confuse scientists and ordinary tourists just by their sheer existence. Often, our distant ancestors puzzle archaeologists with their mysterious structures that seem to be inspired by nature itself. But even nature can trump our imagination.

10 Cultural Tips You Need to Be Aware of Before Traveling to India

10 Cultural Tips You Need to Be Aware of Before Traveling to India
11 months ago

There are some traditions that have not gotten lost in time and are still respected. Every country and culture is different from one another, and India is a great example of this. People behave, eat, and even dress differently. They have their own traditions and customs, and as tourists, these need to be honored. And this is exactly what we’d like to bring forth in this article.

A Cartoonist Creates Cool Comics That Show Japan Is a Country Like No Other

A Cartoonist Creates Cool Comics That Show Japan Is a Country Like No Other
4 years ago

Celebrating Christmas while having a big KFC meal or being greeted by a cat at a store are things that can only happen in Japan. All cultures have singularities that make them stand out, but this country stands out for its lifestyle, which is radically different from what we’re used to on the other side of the world. A unique creativity is necessary to demonstrate these differences, and the artist Evangeline Neo, from Singapore, definitely has it. After visiting Japan, she decided to illustrate some aspects of the Japanese culture in her funny comics. Her work has enchanted people to such a degree that she’s currently one of the most recognized artists in Southeast Asia. You can find her cartoons on her accounts on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter as @evacomics.

This Is What typical Homes From Around the World Really Look Like

This Is What typical Homes From Around the World Really Look Like
7 months ago

We often see gorgeous homes and interiors in the movies or in glossy magazines and admire the design that went into these architectural masterpieces. Thanks to the mass media, we have a general idea of what the dwellings of people in different corners of the world look like. But rarely do we realize that what we see on the screen can differ greatly from the reality. We here at Bright Side have done a little research and found out how people in different countries equip their dwellings.

16 Pregnancy Dos and Don’ts From Around the World

16 Pregnancy Dos and Don’ts From Around the World
2 years ago

There’s a saying that claims if a pregnant woman doesn’t satisfy her food craving and scratches herself, the child will be born with a birthmark in the shape of the food she’s craving. And in some other cultures, there are many food restrictions for pregnant women. And while all of these pregnancy theories are amusing, they can be confusing to new mothers. One thing is for sure though: people all over the world just want to look out for expecting mothers and their babies.