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This Arena in Verona is Older Than the Colosseum in Rome

Standing in its all grandeur, this Arena in Verona has been around in the city for well over 2000 years. I have been to the Colosseum in Rome and although it is larger, unlike Verona Arena, it does not hold immense history in its folds. That is fact no. 1. When I was in Verona I […]

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The Splendid Mosaics of Basilica di San Vitale in Ravenna (Italy).

The Splendid Mosaics of Basilica di San Vitale in Ravenna

Ravenna is called “The City of Mosaics” for places such as the Basilica di San Vitale. I was dazzled by the Byzantine mosaics that played before my eyes and I couldn’t help but contemplate all its historical attributes of this place, not to mention its architectural magnificence. The first stone foundation of the basilica was […]

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Reasons Why You Should Visit The Duomo in Milan (Italy).

Italy: Reasons Why You Should Visit The Duomo in Milan

In Milan, all roads lead to the Duomo – a gigantic cathedral that is as old as the Roman empire itself. Any visitor who does not visit this place hasn’t been to Milan. Why, oh why?  …because I have seen this place and I must say that I was shaken to my core when I […]

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Hospital Sant Pau is Barcelona's Window to Art Nouveau (Barcelona, Spain).

Hospital Sant Pau is Barcelona’s Window to Art Nouveau

The former hospital Sant Pau is Barcelona’s window to art nouveau. The moment you enter the gate, you know you’re inside a place that would take you to bygone times. You’d never even know that in the past, these buildings were used as hospitals. From outside, the pointed spires and well-decorated walls and windows give […]

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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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View of Paris From the Top of Eiffel Tower (France).

I Climbed the Eiffel Tower in Paris and These are the Views From Up There

I climbed the Eiffel Tower in Paris and these are the views from up there! Okay, I didn’t literally climbed the iron-wrought stairs because my companion hated the idea. But, we negotiated and agreed that we’re going down on foot. Going Up. So, we lined up for the tickets under the summer heat. We took […]

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The Eiffel Tower at Night - Is it Really Romantic? (Paris, France)

The Eiffel Tower at Night – Is it Really Romantic?

Is the Eiffel Tower at night really romantic? Hmmm, that’s a million kisses question I’d attempt to answer. The answer is both yes and no. But then, I’m single and I travel solo, so, you may not take my word for this. And also because I have different views about romance. LOL… 😀 The Eiffel […]

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Arc de Triomphe in Paris (France).

At Arc de Triomphe in Paris, All Twelve Avenues Meet Here

At Arc de Triomphe in Paris, all twelve avenues meet here. And they’re all straight streets that you could easily follow to the end of nowhere. From the centre of Place Charles de Gaulle, the avenues spread out like tentacles of an octopus. When you’re standing from the top of this monstrous monument, you’ll see […]

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The narrowest house in Amsterdam is on 7 Singel Street.

Is this the Narrowest House in Amsterdam?

This may not be the thinnest house in the world but this certainly is the narrowest house facade in the world. While I’ve seen some pretty small / thin houses on my walks along the canal, this one seems to be the narrowest. I didn’t find it on my own. I joined a free walking […]

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