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I Visited The Grand Place in Brussels at Midnight And I Was Surprised to See a Crowd of Hedonists (Belgium).

I Visited The Grand Place in Brussels at Midnight And I Was Surprised to See a Crowd of Hedonists

I visited the Grand Place in Brussels at midnight and I was surprised to see a crowd of hedonists there. Boy, it’s a rendezvous of both locals and tourists who pretend to be locals. I’m not really sure about drinking in public places in Brussels but seems like it’s legal? I saw people sitting while […]

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Basilica de San Vitale / A Day Trip to the City of Ravenna Where Dante is Laid to Rest (Italy).

From Bologna – A Day Trip to the City of Ravenna Where Dante is Laid to Rest

Tired of exploring the big Italian cities including Rome, Bologna, Florence, and Venice? Take a day tour of Ravenna and enjoy magnificence at its best. Located on the eastern coast of Italy, the city once served as the seat of King Theodoric the Great during the 6th century and the seat of a Byzantine Governor. […]

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Door Florence Cathedral Italy

Inside Florence Duomo Isn’t as Grand as Its Facade

Inside Florence Duomo isn’t as grand as its facade. I was a bit disappointed. The cathedral is almost bare inside. Unlike other cathedrals, this one doesn’t allow visitors to sit on one of the few pews inside. Its Gothic design inside gives a vast impression of the cathedral that also gives birth to the Renaissance […]

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The Gates of Paradise at Florence Baptistry (Italy).

The Gates of Paradise at Florence Baptistry

The Gates of Paradise at Florence Baptistry are closed to the public, but, perhaps, open to the men of God. Sadly I’m not one of the righteous ones. 😀 The baptistry is an octagonal monument with three doors lavishly ornamented with religious themes. These doors are perfect examples of Florentine Renaissance. The East Door. This […]

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Inside the Palace of Versailles: The Hall of Mirrors is the Grandest of Them All (France).

Inside the Palace of Versailles: The Hall of Mirrors is the Grandest of Them All

Out of the 700 rooms inside the Palace of Versailles, the Hall of Mirrors is the grandest of them all! If you don’t find it stunning or be blown away by its frescoes and craftsmanship of every thing inside, I’m not sure if you’re still human. LOL… 😀 It is here where I spent a […]

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The Golden Gate of the Palace of Versailles Displays Excess Opulence of French Royalty

There’s no doubt that the golden gate of the Palace of Versailles displays excess opulence of French royalty. Boy, I was blown away the moment I got a closer look of the iron-wrought gate swathed in gold. Ok, it might not be real gold but it should be something close to that. 😀 The palace […]

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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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Inside Cathedral de Avila (Avila Cathedral) is the First Gothic Cathedral in Spain.

Inside Avila Cathedral – The First Gothic Cathedral in Spain

Catedral de Avila or Avila Cathedral is the first Gothic cathedral in Spain. Going inside was the first thing I did when I arrived in this city known for its ancient fortress. Instead of joining a tour, I opted to do it alone because, as you can guess, I abhor to be rushed. And besides, a […]

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Must-See in Spain: The Grandeur of Real Alcazar in Sevilla, Spain.

Time Stands Still at Seville Real Alcazar

Seville Real Alcazar will never fail to enchant you. From its roof to the walls to the ground and to the gardens, the palace is magnificent. The tile works, the designs, the architectural delicateness of arches and carvings will blow your mind away. The rooms are even more stunning than you expected. Without trying hard, […]

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