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Basilica di San Marco Glitters in Gold (Venice, Italy).

Basilica di San Marco Glitters in Gold

In Venice, Basilica di San Marco glitters in gold. No, you won’t be able to see gold on its facade but wait until you see its interior. I’m not sure if they intended to have the interior a bit dark. Perhaps, it’s to emphasize the beaming gold that you’d see on the mosaics above and […]

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The Mosaics of San Marco Basilica (Venice, Italy).

Venice: The Mosaics of San Marco Basilica

These mosaics of San Marco Basilica are from 11-th century but they never lose their luster. They’re our windows to Byzantine arts. Be warned: you can’t take photos inside St. Mark’s Basilica. While there’s no entrance fee, the number of visitors allowed to get inside is controlled, limited. There’s usually a queue outside in the […]

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View of Venice from the Top of San Marco Campanile (Italy).

Cityscape: View of Venice from the Top of San Marco Campanile

The view of Venice from the top of San Marco campanile (St. Mark Bell Tower) at sunset is beyond mesmerizing. It’s magical! Looking down at the red-tiled roofs and a host of unique architectural designs, I had goosebumps that I’d remember forever. Yes, Venice is crowded with tourists and even on the campanile but seeing […]

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Corniglia is the Oldest Village in Cinque Terre Mentioned in Decameron (Italy).

Corniglia is the Oldest Village in Cinque Terre Mentioned in Decameron

Corniglia is the oldest village in Cinque Terre that’s mentioned in Giovanni Bocaccio’s “Decameron.” It’s an Italian classic prose that contains 100 stories told by ten young people (7 women and 3 men) who gathered around in a hidden villa to escape Black Death that plagued the neighbouring city. How to get (go up) there […]

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My Romeo Didn't Show Up at Juliet's Balcony in Verona (Italy).

My Romeo Didn’t Show Up at Juliet’s Balcony in Verona

Yes, that’s right – my Romeo didn’t show up at Juliet’s Balcony in Verona. He ditched me. 😀 Perhaps, there’s only one reason why people visit Verona – to see Juliet’s Balcony or House. And of course, Romeo’s House, too! But, don’t get me wrong, Verona is beyond those two fictional characters. Wait, Who’s Romeo […]

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Bridge of Sighs is the Only Bridge in the World That Connects a Palace and a Prison (Venice, Italy).

Venice: Bridge of Sighs is the Only Bridge in the World That Connects a Palace and a Prison

Bridge of Sighs in Venice is the only bridge in the world that connects a palace and a prison. Perhaps, it’s the most famous bridge in Venice. I bet that every visitor in Venice has a selfie with this bridge – even if he doesn’t really know its history. The Bridge of Sighs is not […]

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I Found These Funny Condom in Italy.

I Found These Funny Condoms in Italy

I found these funny condoms in Italy and they never failed to make me smile. In fact, I was laughing hard. I found them in two hostels I stayed in Italy – of all places! Well, it’s not like that I don’t have “hostel experiences” but I was just surprised to find it there. I’m […]

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Things to do in Luxembourg for One Day

Things to do in Luxembourg for One Day

Yes, it’s possible to visit Luxembourg for one day. The city is just too small that you don’t even have to stay there for a night. I’ve seen and did all the things I wanted to do in less than 6 hours. I could have taken a train to Brussels that evening but I already […]

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