If you’re a tourist in any of these 5 cities, you’re gonna have a headache traveling by subway. Anyways, here are some facts of 5 of the most sophisticated subways of the world.
- Started off as early as 1863.
- has 274 stations.
- 12 lines.
- average of 2.67 million passengers per day
- 12,350 employees
New York Subway.
- Started off as early as 1904.
- has 490 stations.
- 27 lines.
- average of 7,043,240 million passengers per day.
- Started off in 1974.
- has 367 stations.
- 11 lines.
- average of 7.9 million passengers per day.
- Started off as early as 1927.
- has 168 stations.
- 14 lines.
- average of 5.69 million passengers per day.
- 8,721 employees
- Started in 1900.
- has 297 stations.
- 16 lines.
- average of 4.5 million passengers per day.
Subways on the same scale
world subways on the same scale
lotsa interesting fast facts found here
I was surfing the net as usual and I came across a site which had an awesome collection of Australian slang. If you’ve watched the late Steve Irwin’s documentary, crocodile hunter, you should more or less know what I’m saying. For Australians, it may be common, but for a foreigner, it’s hilarious!
Australian Explorer divided the collection into 7 different categories. Mainly
Here are a few sentences I’ve made up consisting of Australian slang.
A bogan and a bloke were in the blue when they suddenly heard a ruckus. They walked closer and saw jackaroo and jillaroo flat out having a naughty. Then, a milko and a larrikin came and they raged on.
Got it mate? =)
The collection of Australian slang
Here are some of the stunning pictures taken out from Kevin Kelly's 600 pages color rich photo book, Asia Grace. All the pictures were taken between the 1970s till the late 1990s. A total of 16 Asian countries are represented in the book. I have chosen 10 pictures that I like and hope that you will like them too.
Here's a barber giving a little boy a haircut in Kunduz, Afghanistan.
Friday prayers in Srinagar, Kashmir.
Durbar Square of Katmandu, Nepal.
Temple city of India.
Tori gates entrance to a temple in Japan.
Selling toy masks under bright cherry blossoms in Osaka, Japan.
Boats, fog and a city in Busan, Korea.
Lunch in Korea.
Procession in Ubud of Bali, Indonesia.
Bathing steps along river Ganges in Varanasi, India.
The complete collection online.