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  • Travel
  • A City Hewn From Rock – Göreme, Central Turkey

    Goreme, Turkey (Photo izkim, Instagram)

    In a spectacular landscape, entirely sculpted by erosion, the Göreme valley and its surroundings contain rock-hewn sanctuaries that provide unique evidence of Byzantine art in the post-Iconoclastic period. Dwellings, troglodyte villages and underground towns – the remains of a traditional human habitat dating back to the 4th century – can also be seen there. The Göreme National Park was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1985.

  • Plants
  • Anubias ‘petite’: creating an underwater nano terrarium

    Anubias nana ‘petite’ is one of the best, hardy aquarium plants you can get. Here I used it for an underwater, ultra-low maintenance nano terrarium. Lately I’ve been bitten by the terrarium bug and looking to build one as a companion to my 60l planted tank.

    While terrariums with ferns and cacti can be pretty and relatively easy to care for, they are a contained micro-environment and still need some degree of upkeep,

  • Silver
  • Doomsday Currency: Snap Bullion™ Silver Bars

    Let’s face it – WW3, the zombie apocalypse, end-of-the-world rumors are closer than we think. In a world without a government, economy, law or electricity, it’s back to basics and roughing it out as nomads/scavengers. Those prepping for doomsday will tell you that the currency of choice would be gold & silver, which has never lost its value throughout all of mankind’s history.

  • Bags
  • J.Crew Harwick Messenger Bag

    J.Crew’s Harwick messenger bag caught my eye recently. I’ve been a fan of J.Crew since coming across their site a couple of years ago. From shirts to formal wear to shoes and other accessories, this is my go-to store when looking for a wardrobe staple or simple yet fashionable wear. J.Crew’s accessories don’t really get […]