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Three Landmarks to See in Pisa: The Leaning Tower, Pisa Cathedral and Baptistery (Italy).

Three Landmarks to See in Pisa

Pisa is in the northwestern part of Italy. You can visit it for a day trip from Florence but make sure to go early to avoid the huge crowd. Take an early train, instead of going on tourist buses. It’s an hour and a half – depends which train you’re taking – from Florence and […]

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The Leaning Tower of Pisa is a Beautiful Architectural Accident (Italy).

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is a Beautiful Architectural Accident

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is a beautiful  architectural accident. It is, perhaps, Italy’s most photographed landmark. It was never built to be leaning but just your normal, free standing bell tower you see around Italy. It was built during the Medieval Times in Romanesque style. So, why is the Tower of Pisa leaning?  Well, […]

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Take a Peek: Inside the Colosseum in Rome (Italy).

Take a Peek: Inside the Roman Colosseum

In my previous post, I showed you the facade of the stunning Roman Colosseum. Now, I’ll bring you inside to see what it’s like while learning a bit of its history. This piece of architectural wonder is a must see when you’re in Rome. Don’t skip it, or else, no one would believe you’ve been […]

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View from the Towers of La Clerecía (Salamanca, Spain).

View from the Towers of La Clerecia in Salamanca

The Towers of La Clerecia in Salamanca is locally known as Scala Coeli. You can’t, of course, climb the tower without getting into the Clerecia Church. And yes, you’ve got to pay, too. This church used to be known as the Royal College of the Company of Jesus. It was both a school and a home to […]

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Find the Frog on the Skull in Salamanca (University of Salamanca, Spain)

If You Can Find the Frog on the Skull in Salamanca, You Will be Rewarded

If you can find the frog on the skull In Salamanca, you will be rewarded. No, not with money or a Prince Charming you’ve been praying for. Definitely, not a brand new car or that trip to Antarctica you’ve been wanting to check off your bucket list. Haha! No, not even meeting the hot and talented […]

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The Panoramic View of Toledo from Mirador del Valle (Spain).

The Panoramic View of Toledo from Mirador del Valle is Something You’d Never Forget

Toledo is a medieval Spanish city popularly known as “The Imperial City” where the Roman Emperor, Charles V, once held his court here. On the other hand, Toledo is also christened as the “City of Three Cultures” due to its rich historical co-existence of Jews, Muslims and Christians. If you look around the city, the […]

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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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