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Can you imagine to sleep or dine in two countries at the same time? Yes, it’s happening here.

Can you imagine to sleep or dine in two countries at the same time?

You might think it to be a dream or an imagination, but it’s true and here’s how?

Have you heard about the unique Arbez Hotel located on the France – Swiss border? The uniqueness of this hotel is that it has some rooms which are located on the border and allows the visitors to stay in two countries at the same time.

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In some of the rooms of this hotel, guests can sleep with their heads in France while their feet in Switzerland or vice versa as the border runs right through the hotel ― and in some rooms, it runs right through the beds. While in some cases a bedroom lies in Switzerland and it’s bathroom in France.

The bed in the honeymoon suite is split between the two countries, and another guest room is entirely in Switzerland, though its adjoining bathroom is in France. So you can enjoy the trip to two countries at the same time while staying at this hotel particularly.

The restaurant of the hotel also lies on the border and it features both local French and Swiss cuisine giving it’s visitors a special experience where you can benefit from two cultures and traditions.

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At the dining room at Hotel Arbez you can eat in Switzerland or France — or both if you sit at this table.

The hotel’s website reads as “Two nations sleep in the same bed and eat at the same table.”

To read more on how this hotel came to exist in the first place click here.

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Have you heard about the Flying River Taxi coming soon by 2017? Read the story here:

French start up SeaBubbles had once again proved the words of Napoleon Hill, “There is always plenty of capital for those who can create practical plans for using it” absolutely correct. They have been successful in raising $550,000 in funding to build egg-shaped taxis flying above the river Seine to reduce traffic in Paris.

The flying river taxi, which floats above the water
Flying River Taxi; Image Source: Sea Bubbles

The battery-driven river shuttle can be convoked by a smartphone and piloted by a robot. These taxis can travel for up to 80-100 km on a single charge.

Two entrepreneurs of SeaBubbles are working on the project and have been successful in raising funds for the first round, where as the next round of funding will be done by August to develop the taxi app and docking stations around the pod.

SeaBubbles wants to build battery operated bubble shaped ships that hover a few inches above water which can transport maximum five people including a pilot at a time.  Thebault, one of the founder, said, “The goal is to forgo the pilot and make the system fully autonomous in a few years once regulation allows it.”

As more cash is required to turn their dreams into cabs, the startup said they have reached out to car-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc. as well as construction company Vinci SA and luxury-goods maker LVMH. The matter is in discussion and shortly they expect to reach at some concluding decisions.

“You’ve got packed roads and empty waterways in a lot of cities – there’s an obvious opportunity,” co-founder Alain Thebault said in an interview. “We want to build water taxis.” Founders Anders Bringdal and Thebault, a surfer and a math-loving sailor respectively, together broke the record for speed on a floating sailboat they’d designed in 2009.

The founders said SeaBubbles has the support of Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, who has pledged to cut pollution in the city. Carmakers, battery vendors and software engineering companies have expressed interest in helping develop upgrades and scale production.

The startup will sell the pods to individuals as well as countries, cities and companies, but its founders are still debating whether they want to manage a taxi service themselves or outsource it.

Expected to launch by summers in 2017, the taxis will be available for booking through a dedicated app and will have their own docking ports. The founders wish to showcase the first bubble at the 2017 Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show in January.

Read full story at Bloomberg

World’s most expensive dining experience – Would you like to go for $2 million dinner?

Marina Bay Sands, one of the key attractions and the costliest hotel of Singapore has a restaurant named Ce La Vi at it’s rooftop which is serving the world’s most luxurious and exclusive dinning experience for two people.

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Ce La Vi on the rooftop of Marina Bay Sands Image Credit: Ce La Vi

The restaurant has collaborated with a Russian Diamond company “World of Diamonds” for a experience which will last for eight hours. The dinner will be presented with 10000 roses and an 18 course meal, and includes a 45 minutes helicopter ride over Singapore, some time in a luxury cruise, and a chauffeur driven Rolls Royce ride to Ce La Vi and a 2.08 carat diamond ring.

It also promises that the dinner will be eaten by diamond chopsticks with the diners’ names engraved on them. The dinner includes all sorts of other decadent elements such as Belon oysters, Almas Caviar — supposedly the most expensive variety — and only 44- and 55-year-old vintage wines.

And at the end of the meal, the couple will be presented with a 2.08 carat blue diamond ring with a rose-gold plated platinum band, that World of Diamonds has named after actress Jane Seymour.

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mage: World of Diamonds

The companies have not yet said when the meal will commence, but have noted that interested applicants will be screened, and they will select the lucky duo for this luxurious dining experience.

read more at Mashable.

Who can resist to ride on the World’s longest and tallest tunnel slide?

ArcelorMittal Orbit, World’s longest and tallest tunnel slide, which has 12 loops was opened to the public on 24th last month in London, UK.

The 584-feet long and 250-feet tall slide has been designed by British-Indian artist Anish Kapoor and created by Belgian artist Carsten Holler. It has been transformed from UK’s tallest artwork built for the London Olympics in 2012.

Have a look on it’s pictures:

“The Floating Piers” a giant art installation on Lake Iseo in Italy is letting people walk on water

“The Floating Piers” is a giant art installation by the artist Christo on Lake Iseo in Italy which is enabling people walk on water.

Have an aerial view of “The Floating Piers” here:

So far thousands of tourist have flocked over the installation. The walkway is 100,000 square meters of shimmering yellow fabric, made up of 220,000 high density polyethylene cubes and is about 3 miles long. The installation is open for the public at large till 3rd of July.

Visitors can experience this work of art by walking on it from Sulzano to Monte Isola and to the island of San Paolo, which is framed by The Floating Piers.

The Floating Piers is absolutely free and accessible 24 hours a day, weather permitting,” said Christo.

For  further details visit The Floating Piers

Have you heard about Smart luggage? Here are the two products by Neit and Barracuda

Smart luggage with Smart features presented by Barracuda

4 wheeled hard shell cover Collapsible to 4 inches + Ergonomic Handle + Build in tray + USB Power + Location Tracking + Easy open flap

Smart luggage with smart features presented by Neit

Protective 4-wheeled Hard-shelled luggage that collapses to 3 inches when not in use + hangable handle + GPS + connected travel app

Neit Collapsible hard Shelled waterproof luggage with built in GPS

 

How many of these 39 natural wonders of the world have you been to?

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From the Pink Lake to Glowing Shores, see how beautiful the world is

http://m.indiatoday.in/education/story/incredible-natural-sighting/1/470066.html

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Mind blowing places to visit across the world before you die

Here are 27 mind blowing places to visit across the world, which one should not skip to visit before one dies.

To visit these wonderful places Click here

Few are as follows:

Sea of Stars on Vaadhoo Island in the Maldives

Sea of Stars on Vaadhoo Island in the Maldives

Mendenhall Ice Caves of Juneau in Alaska, United States

Mendenhall Ice Caves of Juneau in Alaska, United States

The Great Blue Hole in Belize

The Great Blue Hole in Belize

Tunnel of Love in Klevan, Ukraine

Tunnel of Love in Klevan, Ukraine

Salar De Uyuni in the Potosí and Oruro departments of southwest Bolivia

Salar De Uyuni in the Potosí and Oruro departments of southwest Bolivia

Marble Caves at General Carrera Lake in Patagonia, Argentina and Chile

Marble Caves at General Carrera Lake in Patagonia, Argentina and Chile

Fingal’s Cave on the island of Staffa in Scotland

Fingal's Cave on the island of Staffa in Scotland

To Sua Ocean Trench in the Lotofaga village on the south coast of Upolu, Samoa

To Sua Ocean Trench in the Lotofaga village on the south coast of Upolu, Samoa

Bamboo groves of Arashiyama in Kyoto, Japan

Bamboo groves of Arashiyama in Kyoto, Japan

Glowworm Caves in Waitomo, New Zealand

Glowworm Caves in Waitomo, New Zealand

Cenotes of Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico

Cenotes of Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico

Zhangye Danxia landform in Gansu, China

Zhangye Danxia landform in Gansu, China

The swing at the “End of the World” in Baños, Ecuador

The swing at the "End of the World" in Baños, Ecuador

Tulip fields in the Netherlands

Tulip fields in the Netherlands

The Hang Son Doong cave in Quang Binh Province, Vietnam

The Hang Son Doong cave in Quang Binh Province, Vietnam