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Ephesus, a city of antiquity

7 March, 2013 1 Comment
Ephesus, a city of antiquity

Ephesus was a city of Ancient Greece and later was a city of Ancient Rome. Today is part of the province of Izmir, Turkey. The Roman period was the greatest splendour to this ancient city. Most of the impressive ruins that today we can visit and admire are from the Roman era. A large part […]

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The “House of the deaths” in Salamanca

28 February, 2013 0 Comments
The “House of the deaths” in Salamanca

In the Spanish city of Salamanca, in the “Calle de los Bordadores“, there is a house that was built in the early sixteenth century. It was built by the architect Juan de Alava. Its facade, in the plateresque style, is one of the most beautiful of Salamanca. On the balcony there is a bust of […]

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Photos of the Grand Canyon National Park

26 February, 2013 1 Comment
Photos of the Grand Canyon National Park

The collision of two tectonic plates recessed Colorado plateau up to almost 3,000 meters of altitude 70 million years ago. Then, the rain, with its power of erosion, has been excavating the slopes making this place ever deeper. The Colorado river has also done its job of erosion and has widened it. Porous soil absorbs […]

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Pingyao, old walled Chinese city

22 February, 2013 0 Comments
Pingyao, old walled Chinese city

The old city of Pingyao is widely protected because as a treasure of the architecture of ancient China. It is located in the south of the city of Taiyuan, capital of the Shanxi province, and its construction dates from the Zhou Dynasty of the West. Later, it was expanded by the Ming Dynasty to increase […]

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A visit to the Marrakech Museum

21 February, 2013 1 Comment
A visit to the Marrakech Museum

The Marrakech Museum, in the city of Marrakech, Morocco, is an interesting place to visit, especially for its architecture. The building that now this museum occupies was once a palace, the palace of Mehdi Mnebhi (defence minister of the sultan Moulay Abdelaziz) and it was built at the end of the nineteenth century. The museum […]

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Wallachia, journey through the history of Romania

20 February, 2013 0 Comments
Wallachia, journey through the history of Romania

Wallachia is a historical region of Romania that is located in the southern part of the country. It is situated in a mountainous area in the south of the Carpathian Mountains and is bordered by the Danube river. This region is divided into two subregions that are separated by the Olt river: Oltenia (Lesser Wallachia) […]

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Helgoland, the red island

19 February, 2013 0 Comments
Helgoland, the red island

In your trip by German lands, you can visit a charming island: Helgoland. Helgoland is a small island with a triangular shape that measures only 2 kilometres in length. It is known as “red island” because of the color of the cliffs. They are in fact two islands, but only one of them is inhabited, […]

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Angouleme and its murals

15 February, 2013 0 Comments
Angouleme and its murals

Today we visited Angouleme, a city in the south of Poitiers, in the French region of Poitou-Charentes, famous, among other things, because of their close relationship with the world of the comic. The comic book characters that have made it famous can be seen in its streets, portrayed in painted murals in various areas of […]

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Stonehenge, a mystery in stone

14 February, 2013 0 Comments
Stonehenge, a mystery in stone

Stonehenge is one of the most mysterious megalithic monuments that exist today, both by the type of construction in a double circle as used by the stones, which did not exist in the area in the time it was built. With a diameter of 98 meters, this ancient monument is formed by a double circle […]

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Karni Mata Temple, where rats are sacred

13 February, 2013 0 Comments
Karni Mata Temple, where rats are sacred

There is a temple in India where thousands of rats live and move with absolute freedom. This temple is situated 30 kilometres south of Bikaner, in the city of Deshnok, India, and its name is Karni Mata. The Karni Mata Temple, Mughal style, was completed in the early 20th century by Maharaja Ganga Singh of […]

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