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  • Walking Through Prague in 10 Photos
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    Walking Through Prague in 10 Photos

    3 months ago

    Prague is simply a beautiful city, and it is a city for walking. Among her more famous sights are others just as wonderful, but too often missed among the crowds of tourists who fill her ancient streets. Simply wander to find your own personal delights and memories.

  • Walking Through Pietrasanta, Tuscany
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    Walking Through Pietrasanta, Tuscany

    5 months ago

    A few hours by train from Florence, this 'City of Artists' is a Tuscan gem seemingly known to only a few tourists. Although Tuscany boasts many famous places, it also abounds with villages and towns worth a detour to discover, especially in the heat of summer when the rest of Italy is over-crowded.

  • A Cruise Stop in Monaco
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    A Cruise Stop in Monaco

    17 months ago

    Monaco—long associated with glamour and riches, there is much more to this tiny principality. A cruise stop gives the perfect chance to explore the old town, along with the palace and cathedral.

  • Some Reading Suggestions For Florence - 2
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    Some Reading Suggestions For Florence - 2

    8 months ago

    What to read when in Florence? Fiction or non-fiction? So many books capture the heart and history of this city. Here a few suggestions, ranging from medieval works to modern ones.

  • Some Reading Suggestions for Florence
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    Some Reading Suggestions for Florence

    23 months ago

    What to read in Florence? There are many novels set here, and more than a few films. Here a few works to take the reader into Medieval and Renaissance Florence, with further suggestions.

  • Non-Touristy Things to See and Do In Rome
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    Non-Touristy Things to See and Do In Rome

    15 months ago

    Rome, the Eternal City—forever reinventing herself. Whether you're walking her streets for the first time or a return visitor, why not be a traveller and not a tourist, and see a few unusual things?

  • Angkor's Forgotten Temples
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    Angkor's Forgotten Temples

    21 months ago

    Angkor Wat draws tourists from around the world, yet in the surrounding jungle some 70 temples - or wats - have been discovered. Some have been restored, others left the way they were when discovered.

  • Some Unusual Things to Do in Bruges
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    Some Unusual Things to Do in Bruges

    2 years ago

    Bruges, Brugge, Venice of the North - whatever you call her, Belgium's medieval town Bruges is a delight. Wander the cobblestone streets, visit the art museums, cruise the canals - and eat chocolate!

  • L'Île des Pins - Jewel of the Pacific
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    L'Île des Pins - Jewel of the Pacific

    18 months ago

    Île des Pins (the Isle of Pines) is justly called l'île la plus proche du paradis - the island closest to paradise. She embraces you with charm as soon as you sight the pristine beaches and waters.

  • Unusual Paris
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    Unusual Paris

    18 months ago

    Paris is a city for walking, for discovering unexpected sights, whether in a crowd or a little-known back street. It's a place for sitting, and watching the world go by, and for discovering oneself.

  • Visiting Port Vila
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    Visiting Port Vila

    7 months ago

    Port Vila, Vanuatu, South Pacific. These romantic words conjure images of mysterious islands and an idyllic paradise bathed by the sun and lost in an emerald sea—an image not too far from the truth.

  • Some Unusual Things to Do in Venice
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    Some Unusual Things to Do in Venice

    21 months ago

    Ah, Venice. Every tourist will have their list of things to do, in far too short a time. Here are a few different suggestions for an itinerary, to help discover unseen delights in the heart of Venice.

  • Three Unusual Experiences in Japan
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    Three Unusual Experiences in Japan

    23 months ago

    Whereever you may visit in Japan, there is always something different, something unusual, something unique to find. Embrace the spirit of wanderlust and you'll be amazed at what you will find.

  • A Day Trip to Amédée Lighthouse
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    A Day Trip to Amédée Lighthouse

    14 months ago

    Amédée lighthouse is a jewel in the South Pacific and a perfect day trip from Nouméa. Soft sand stretches down to a warm ocean, fishes and coral abound, and sea turtles swim in the marine reserve.

  • Walking Through Kowloon
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    Walking Through Kowloon

    9 months ago

    Kowloon has more to offer than crowds and touts. Kowloon Park and the Chi Lin Nunnery offer an oasis of peace, and the Bird, Goldfish, Flower, and Fa Yuen St Markets are well worth a visit.

  • My History of Coffee
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    My History of Coffee

    17 months ago

    The history of coffee dates back over 1000 years, and taste for the bean has permeated around the globe. In the style of Proust, each country and city offers a unique taste and blend—and memories.

  • Ohara: Kyoto's Hidden Gem
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    Ohara: Kyoto's Hidden Gem

    12 months ago

    Mentioned in The Tale of the Genji, Ohara is an ancient town only a short bus ride from Kyoto. In the cool of a mountainside lies a cluster of fascinating temples, gardens, and restaurants.

  • The Sydney to Melbourne Coastal Drive
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    The Sydney to Melbourne Coastal Drive

    11 months ago

    The drive from Sydney to Melbourne: the inland highway, or the longer coast road? Both are great drives, but the coastal road begs a meandering holiday, with empty roads and forgotten beaches.

  • Never in Florence: Tips for Surviving a Visit to Firenze
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    Never in Florence: Tips for Surviving a Visit to Firenze

    20 months ago

    When in Florence it's all too easy to succumb to cultural overload. Here are a few practical tips for surviving a visit to Florence that can make a trip so much easier—and so much more enjoyable.

  • The Foods of Venice
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    The Foods of Venice

    13 months ago

    Alle Veneziana: In the style of Venice. Venetian markets overflow with seafood, yet the Veneto boasts lush farmland, and her history of seafaring and trading can be tasted in every meal.

  • Ho Chi Minh or Saigon: Two Names, One Amazing City
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    Ho Chi Minh or Saigon: Two Names, One Amazing City

    8 months ago

    Saigon or Ho Chi Minh? Although racing to the future, this vibrant city is full of ghosts from the past, including the touch of Indochina, the words of Graeme Greene, and the influence of the French.

  • What to Eat When in Florence
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    What to Eat When in Florence

    12 months ago

    Reading an Italian menu can be both daunting and confusing, yet the specialties of Florence are not to be missed. The memory of their flavours will remain long after the city has been left behind.

  • Nara Park: Where Deers Are Messengers of the Gods
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    Nara Park: Where Deers Are Messengers of the Gods

    16 months ago

    Walking through Nara Deer Park is walking back in time. Temples and shrines are hundreds of years old, the chant of monks fills the air, and tame deer, regarded as messengers of the gods, roam freely.

  • Novels To Read When Visiting Hong Kong and China
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    Novels To Read When Visiting Hong Kong and China

    22 months ago

    For all their diversity, Hong Kong and China have the same historical and cultural roots. Many works set in Hong Kong reflect the dichotomy of its classical past, while others cover both places.

  • In the Footsteps of St Francis
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    In the Footsteps of St Francis

    4 months ago

    Nestled on the slopes of Mt Subasio, Assisi—the birthplace of St Francis—remains the spiritual home of the Franciscan order. It is impossible to walk the medieval streets without feeling his presence.

  • Paris From the Water: A Seine River Tour
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    Paris From the Water: A Seine River Tour

    10 months ago

    A Seine bateau tour is a perfect introduction to Paris, for nearly every major monument and building is on display. Sit and relax like a Parisian as some 2000 years of history drift past.

  • Singapore's Chinatown
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    Singapore's Chinatown

    10 months ago

    Hidden amongst the skyscrapers, Singapore's Chinatown retains the air of the past while creating a true tourist attraction with cultural integrity, sightseeing, great shopping, and excellent food.

  • A Guide To Ordering Coffee in Italy
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    A Guide To Ordering Coffee in Italy

    23 months ago

    Just to drink the coffee in Italy is reason enough to visit. With the type of coffee drunk often determined by the hour of the day, ordering coffee in an Italian cafe is a ritual in it itself.

  • The Casa Buonarroti, Florence
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    The Casa Buonarroti, Florence

    8 months ago

    Florence is where Michelangelo was raised, and where he learnt his craft. The Casa Buonarroti is a delightful museum dedicated to the works and legacy of the great Renaissance artist.

  • Hoi An - A Walking Tour
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    Hoi An - A Walking Tour

    10 months ago

    An ancient town in Central Vietnam, Hoi An is a tourist's delight. The Old Town is small enough to wander without getting too lost; and there is always an historic house, temple or cafe nearby.

  • Riding Elephants in Ayutthaya, Thailand
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    Riding Elephants in Ayutthaya, Thailand

    7 months ago

    In the tropical heat of Ayutthaya, we relaxed atop our elephant as she wandered the ruins of Thailand's ancient capital.

  • A Corner Of A Forgotten Field
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    A Corner Of A Forgotten Field

    5 months ago

    Memories from the War to End All Wars still linger, nearly one hundred years after it began. Travelling through France and Belgium it is impossible not to be touched by the horrors which are still visible in the landscape.

  • Poisons Used in Agatha Christie's Books
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    Poisons Used in Agatha Christie's Books

    20 months ago

    Agatha Christie remains one of the most popular and famous of mystery writers. She often used poison to dispatch her victims. This article covers some of the common, and readily available, poisons she used, plus also the not-so common poisons.

  • A Walk With Kobo Daishi
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    A Walk With Kobo Daishi

    6 months ago

    Revered as Japan's Grand Master of Buddhism, Kobo Daishi brought Shingon Buddhism to the country in the 800s. His mausoleum, the Oko-in, is at Koya-san, one of Japan's most sacred mountains.

  • One Night in Rome
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    One Night in Rome

    8 months ago

    We only had one night to explore Rome, yet walking her streets by moonlight threw a new air over the Eternal City. Even as darkness fell, there was much to be discovered, including Rome's best coffee.

  • Florence: A Guide for the Medieval Tourist
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    Florence: A Guide for the Medieval Tourist

    8 months ago

    Take a walk through medieval Florence, to places easily missed. Florence boasts a range of forgotten gems, some literary and others scientific, and places simply to sit and watch the world go by.

  • A Room 200 Steps From St Mark's
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    A Room 200 Steps From St Mark's

    8 months ago

    Once an essential stop on The Grand Tour, there is always something to discover in Venice. A convent or monastery stay gives a unique experience when visiting this treasure of a city.

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