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Basilica de San Vicente in Avila and the Story of the Three Martyrs (Spain).

Basilica de San Vicente in Avila and the Story of the Three Martyrs

I wasn’t able to go inside the Basilica de San Vicente in Avila because our tour guide was already rounding us up to the bus. Well, it wasn’t really his fault but mine. I spent so much time inside the city, especially walking on the Muralla de Avila. But, the girl who sat beside me on […]

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The Aqueduct of Segovia - Ancient Rome's Legacy in Spain

The Aqueduct of Segovia – Ancient Rome’s Legacy in Spain

The aqueduct of Segovia is ancient Rome’s indisputable legacy in Spain. The towering aqueduct is synonymous to the old town of Segovia. You can’t mention the city’s name without identifying it to this arched aqueduct. The city of Segovia, as legend has it, was founded by Hercules, the son of the Roman god, Zeus. The Aqueduct of […]

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Alcazar de Segovia - A Fairytale Castle Before Disney (Spain).

Alcazar de Segovia – A Fairytale-like Castle Before Disney

Before Disney, there was Alcazar de Segovia. If you look at it near and far, the castle resembles that of Sleeping Beauty’s Castle in Disneyland. You can’t leave Segovia without seeing and getting into the heart of Spain’s most famous castle. The structure wasn’t really meant to be a castle. It was built as a fortress. […]

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Qaitbay Citadel - A Mediterranean Fort With A View (Alexandria, Egypt).

Citadel of Qaitbay – A Mediterranean Fort With A View

Do you know that the Citadel of Qaitbay stands on the site where the famous Lighthouse of Alexandria once was?  That lighthouse wasn’t just an ordinary structure to beacon seafarers but it’s one of the Wonders of the Ancient World. The tower was also the tallest structure in the world for many centuries. It was […]

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The Roman Amphitheater After the Upgrade (Alexandria, Egypt).

The Roman Amphitheater After the Upgrade

It’s no surprise if there’s a Roman amphitheater in the middle of Alexandria. It’s a city which was conquered, ruled and heavily influenced by Rome. The ruins were discovered during the excavation to lay the foundations of a government building. In fact, right next to the ruins is a heavily-guarded military training base. After months of […]

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View from Cairo Tower on a Polluted Day (Egypt).

View from Cairo Tower on a Polluted Day

If someone told you that the view from Cairo Tower is amazing don’t fully believe him. There’s nothing spectacular from up there. It was not even breathtaking for me. I wasn’t that impressed. But, hey, I was there on a polluted day, so, you can’t blame me for this impression. I couldn’t see the beauty […]

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Nativity Facade The Symbols on the Facade of Sagrada Familia (Barcelona, Spain)

The Symbols on the Facade of Sagrada Familia

From afar, the Sagrada Familia is a towering Gothic structure that dominates the skyline of Barcelona. But if you get closer and look up, you’ll find yourself wondering on what the symbols on its facade mean or stand for. However, if you’re a devout Christian or Catholic, these symbols are easy peasy for you, right? […]

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Casa Pedrera - The House That Looks Like a Quarry (Barcelona, Spain)

Casa Pedrera – The House That Looks Like an Open Quarry

In Barcelona, there’s a house that the locals fondly call Casa Pedrera (or the Quarry). If you look at its facade, it really looks like a rugged quarry. However, its original name was Casa Mila. Anton Gaudi, Catalan’s most beloved architect built it for the wealthy Mila Family. This house was one of his last […]

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