The Radar: Legend of Mljet, China’s Big Buddha, Extended-Stay Central America

  • Some claim the island of Mljet is where Odysseus was held captive by the nymph Calypso in Homer’s epic poems. “Adventurous Kate” gives her take on this Croatian paradise. [Adventurous Kate]
  • Did you know that there’s a 1,500-foot monument of a sleeping Buddha in an eastern Chinese forest whose toes are taller than the average human? See it for yourself. [Atlas Obscura]
  • Thinking about spending a few months in Central America is one thing. Doing it is quite another. This guide will show you how to prep for a long stay in this dynamic region. [Boots ‘n’ All]

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Photograph by Grant Bishop, Flickr

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