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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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Sheesh Mahal – The Flickering Palace of Mirrors in Jaipur

Sheesh Mahal is inside Amer Fort in Jaipur. It’s a flickering Palace of Mirrors that would delight your experience in the imposing fort. You can’t miss it. Most tourists spend a long time here, taking a hundred selfies. And that means, good luck finding a spot for your own selfie without Neanderthals in the background. […]

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Fatehpur Sikri, the City of Victory in Agra, India.

Fatehpur Sikri in Agra – City of Victory

Taj Mahal is not the only tourist attraction worth visiting in Agra, India. If you have time to spare before you get on your train to another destination, visit Fatehpur Sikri. It’s just 40 kms outside Agra and there’s a bus that goes there from the main station in Agra. But it’s better if you […]

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Casa Batllo at Night Really Looks Like a House of Bones (Barcelona Spain)

Casa Batllo at Night Really Looks Like a House of Bones

Casa Batllo at Night Really Looks Like a House of Bones – and these photos prove that. As soon as the lights are turned on, you can clearly see skulls and skinny bones. Don’t just admire Casa Batllo closer but I’d suggest you go across the street and see it from afar. You’ll have a […]

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The Magnificent Tomb of Akbar the Great at Sikandra in Agra (India).

The Magnificent Tomb of Akbar the Great

The tomb of Mughal emperor Akbar the Great isn’t the usual tourist destination. For most tourists in Agra, Taj Mahal is the only reason why they visit the city. Akbar the Great is, no doubt, considered the greatest of all Mughal emperors that ruled India. He is the son of Humayun whose tomb is one […]

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Isa Khan Tomb - An Asylum of Paradise (New Delhi, India)

Isa Khan Tomb – An Asylum of Paradise

There’s a Persian inscription on a slab inside Isa Khan Tomb which says, “This tomb, which is an asylum of paradise, was built during the reign of Islam Shah ….. by Masnad Ali Isa Khan, son of…” It is said that Isa Khan built his tomb in his entire lifetime. He died at the age […]

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