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The Breathtaking Views of Toledo from Mirador del Valle (Spain).

Travel Itinerary: One Day in Toledo

Just like the rest of the cities of Spain, Toledo also presents a conundrum of Roman, Jewish, Christian, and Muslim architecture, which actually tells the stories of the confluence of these cultures resulting from the respective conquests. The entire day I spent in the city had me gawking at the magnificence of the ancient structures […]

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Climbing to the Top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa (Italy).

City Skyline: Climbing to the Top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa

Yes, it is possible to climb to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy. You just don’t pose like you’re saving the leaning tower from falling with your tiny hands but you have to climb and see what’s up there. The views aren’t really impressive but climbing a leaning tower is a […]

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Travel Itinerary: One Day in Avila (Spain).

Travel Itinerary: One Day in Avila

Avila is one of the historical jewels of the crown of Spain. Cities around the world are witnesses of many past events and Avila is no exception. It has seen the Moorish as well as the Christian rule, and both of these eras have left their footprints on the city in form of monasteries, Romanesque […]

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Catalan Modernism - 5 Interesting Facts about Palau de la Musica Catalana in Barcelona (Spain)

Catalan Modernism – 5 Interesting Facts About Palau de la Musica Catalana in Barcelona

A historic concert hall built in 1908, the Palau de la Musica Catalana is a turn-of-the-century piece of modern architecture by Lluis Domenech I Montaner. Its immaculate design, stained glasses, detailed mosaics, and expressive façade are some of the few things that attract tourists from around the world. The building is serving the role for […]

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The Splendid Mosaics of San Vitale Basilica 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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Park Guell in Barcelona is Visually Stunning (Spain).

Park Guell in Barcelona is Visually Stunning

Park Guell in Barcelona is visually stunning. I’m not only referring to the legacy of arts and architecture that Antoni Gaudi left but also to the nature and breathtaking views you’ll see from up here. You’ve never been to Barcelona if you’ve never been to Parc Guell. This is the city’s green space on a […]

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The Summit of Sigiriya Rock (aka Lion Rock) (Sri Lanka).

The Lion Rock of Sigiriya is the Eight Natural Wonder of the World?

The Lion Rock of Sigiriya is touted by Sri Lanka’s Tourism Board as the Eight Natural Wonder of the World. In its tourism campaigns, Sigiriya Rock (its other name) is a ubiquitous poster attraction – to the extent it’s almost becoming synonymous to the country itself. Ask anyone who had been to Sri Lanka about […]

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The Murals and Frescoes Inside the Dambulla Cave Temple (Sri Lanka).

The Incredible Murals and Frescoes Inside the Dambulla Cave Temple

In my previous post, I showed you what’s like inside Dambulla Cave Temple – which I believe is the Sistine Chapel of the Buddhist world. Now, in this post, I’ll show you the colourful and extremely incredible murals and frescoes inside the cave temple. As you all know, the Golden Temple of Dambulla is Sri […]

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City Skyline: Lyon Panorama From the Hilltop (France).

City Skyline: Lyon Panorama From the Hilltop

If there’s one thing that I regret visiting Lyon (in the central east part of France), that would be – I only stayed for two nights. A city with so much to offer, why did I think of staying there in such a short time? I don’t know the answer to that – but I […]

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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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