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Travel Itinerary: A Day in Verona, Italy (Self-guided Walking Tour).

Travel Itinerary: A Day in Verona

Verona lies in between Venice and Milan. So, if you’re in these two cities, it’s worth getting on the train and spend a day in Verona. Though most of us know Verona from Shakespeare’s tragic story of “Romeo and Juliet,” the city is more than its fame of the star-crossed lovers. A day in Verona […]

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Basilica de San Petronio in Bologna Was Instrumental in the Creation of the Leap Year (Italy).

Basilica de San Petronio in Bologna Was Instrumental in the Creation of the Leap Year

It’s a fact that Basilica de San Petronio in Bologna was instrumental in the creation of the leap year (366 days) in our modern-day calendar. Why? Read below. How the leap year came into existence. Inside the Basilica, you’ll find a large sundial, measuring 67.7 meters. This is the world’s longest indoor meridian line designed […]

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This Leaning Tower of Bologna Leans More Than the Leaning Tower of Pisa (Italy).

This Leaning Tower of Bologna Leans More Than the Leaning Tower of Pisa

This leaning of Bologna leans more than the leaning tower of Pisa. The former leans 4 degrees and the latter at 3.97 degrees. Yep, it’s just a tiny difference, really, right? However, the fame of the leaning tower of Bologna is eclipsed by the leaning tower of Pisa. Maybe, it’s because the Bologna tower doesn’t […]

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How to Spend a Day in Isla Mujeres (Cancun, Mexico).

How to Spend a Day in Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres is an island just off northeast of Zona Hotelera in Cancun. The island is visible if you’re standing on the beaches of Cancun and vice versa. It is known for its white sand and idyllic beaches. The island is only 5 miles long and a half mile wide. In other words, you can […]

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Apollo Gallery is the Most Dazzling Hall at Louvre Museum (Paris, France).

Apollo Gallery is the Most Dazzling Hall at Louvre Museum

I have no doubt that Apollo Gallery is the most dazzling hall at Louvre Museum. Yes, if there’s one room at Louvre Museum that spells grandeur, it would be Galerie d’Apollon. This amazingly-decorated room is fit for a sun-god. From its walls to its ceiling Apollo Gallery shimmers in paintings, tapestries, jewels, gilded embellishments and statues. […]

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Five Leonardo Da Vinci Paintings Inside the Louvre Museum (Paris, France).

5 Leonardo Da Vinci Paintings Inside the Louvre Museum

Aside from Monalisa, here are other 5 Leonardo Da Vinci paintings inside the Louvre Museum in Paris. The great master artist wasn’t only a painter but also a sculptor, a scientist, a philosopher, etc. Da Vinci wasn’t just an artist. He was also a scientist, a sculptor, engineer, geologist, architect, etc. He was an epitome […]

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The Stained Glass Windows at Notre Dame Paris (France).

Photos: The Stained Glass Windows at Notre Dame Paris

The stained glass windows at Notre Dame Paris deserve a separate post in this blog. Every church in Europe has its own amazing stained glass windows – from its walls to its roof. From Italy to Belgium to Spain, these colourful windows tell a story of Jesus, Mary, Joseph, Kings, Queens, Popes and Saints. Inside […]

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Interesting Facts About Sacre Coeur in Paris (Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus - France).

Interesting Facts About Sacre Coeur in Paris

Before visiting, get to know these interesting facts about Sacre Coeur in Paris. It’s a minor Roman Catholic basilica that sits atop Montmarte, the city’s highest summit. You’ll see it from the top of Eiffel Tower or from Notre Dame Cathedral. Its domes look different from any Catholic churches you’ve seen before. If my memory […]

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Inside the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris (France).

Inside the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

I didn’t see Quasimodo inside the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. He is, of course – along with Esmeralda – fictional.  But this Catholic cathedral seems to be tied to his name or the other way around. Thanks to Victor Hugo who made this church a setting of his well-known novel, “The Huncback of Notre […]

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The Views of Beautiful Annecy from the Chateau (France).

The Views of Beautiful Annecy from the Chateau

Don’t miss the views of beautiful Annecy from the Chateau should you decide to visit it for a day from Lyon. Chateau de Annecy sits on the hill and towers above the city and Lake Annecy. After paying the entrance fee, walk all the way to the end of the castle and you’ll find a […]

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