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Shop ‘Till You Drop at the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul – The World’s Most Visited Tourist Attraction (Turkey).

Shop ‘Till You Drop at the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul – The World’s Most Visited Tourist Attraction

In 2014 (yes, I know, it’s been 4 years already), the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul was the world’s most-visited tourist attraction, according to Travel+Leisure. If you look at the Instagram hashtags of this marketplace, you’ll be dazzled by the colors of what this well-known tourist destination would offer to your four senses. On the day I was there, […]

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Sedlec Ossuary - The Church With 40,000 Human Bones Inside (Kutna Hora, Czech Republic).

Sedlec Ossuary – The Church With 40,000 Human Bones Inside!

I’m not gonna scare you with this post because it’s Halloween Week – but I’m gonna bring you with me to Sedlec Ossuary, a church with 40,000 human bones inside! It’s chilling, eh? Don’t worry – there’s nothing to be scared of. Hopefully, after seeing all these, you’d still be able to sleep well, without nightmares. […]

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Inside Basilica Cistern: This Sunken Palace Has Been Featured in Hollywood Blockbusters (Istanbul, Turkey).

Inside Basilica Cistern: This Sunken Palace Has Been Featured in Hollywood Blockbusters

Featured in some Hollywood blockbusters, such as 1963 James Bond film “From Russia with Love”, Ron Howard’s adaption of Dan Brown’s “Inferno”, and the recent one Marvel’s “Black Widow”, the Basilica Cistern is the largest cavernous cisterns of Istanbul. It is called “basilica” because it lies underneath the location of a Roman basilica long lost […]

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Hagia Sophia in Istanbul: a Christian Basilica, a Mosque and a Museum (Turkey).

Hagia Sophia in Istanbul: a Christian Basilica, a Mosque and a Museum

Aya Sofia or Hagia Sophia in Istanbul is another must-visit attraction that would blow your mind away. It served as a Byzantine Cathedral from 537-1204; a Roman Cathedral until 1261; a Greek Orthodox Cathedral through 1453; an Ottoman mosque until 1931; and then, it became a museum which we enjoy until today.  I gasped when I […]

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10 Things You Need to Know Before Visiting the Blue Mosque in Istanbul (Turkey).

10 Things You Need to Know Before Visiting the Blue Mosque in Istanbul

Istanbul is a culmination of Byzantine, Constantinople, and Ottoman art and culture. Although, there were many eye-catching attractions in the city, the Blue Mosque in Istanbul stands out from the rest of the list. Tips for Visiting: Come in the morning before everyone goes in. The serenity of the place can be deafening with only few […]

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5 Interesting Facts about the Doge’s Palace in Venice (Italy).

5 Interesting Facts about the Doge’s Palace in Venice

If anything that strikes our minds after hearing the name “Italy”, it is definitely Venice – a city where everything is shrouded in romance and intrigue. Doge’s Palace, in particular, is one of those places. 5 Interesting Facts about the Doge’s Palace in Venice Here are some interesting facts about it. 1. It exhibits Gothic […]

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Gondola Things to Do in Venice (Italy).

10 Things to Do in Venice

Lying on 117 small islands, Venice is an Italian haven for tourists, cradling 250,000 residents. I had the pleasure of visiting it last summer. Here’s my list. 10 Things to do in Venice 1. San Marco Cathedral and Square A perfect place to people-watch, San Marco square has three famous tourist sites, namely Doge’s Palace, […]

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Travel Itinerary: A Day in Pisa (Italy).

Travel Itinerary: A Day in Pisa

Located in the Tuscany region of Italy, Pisa is undoubtedly one of the ancient, and therefore, most visited cities of the country. Of course, a day in Pisa is not enough to explore every nook and corner of it, but it suffices if you’re looking to visit the following major sites:  A DAY IN PISA […]

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What to See Inside the Pisa Cathedral (Italy).

Italy: What to See Inside the Pisa Cathedral

The Pisa Cathedral marks the zenith of the architectural power of Pisa at the time of its creation by having bits from the Islamic, Byzantine, Lombard-Emilian, and classical architecture. Lying peacefully in the Piazza dei Miracoli (Miracle Square), it gleams in multi-colors, courtesy of the different types of marbles that it is adorned with, especially […]

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Italy: Why You Should Visit the Baptistry of Pisa

The Baptistery of Pisa – Where Galileo Was Baptized

Located in the Piazza dei Miracoli (Miracle Square), on the west coast of Italy, the Baptistery of Pisa forms one of the four buildings. In fact, it comes second in the chronological order, neighboring the Duomo di Pisa, the cathedral, and the Leaning Tower of Pisa. It is an ecclesiastical building, and throughout history, it […]

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