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10 Best Napa: Amorosa Castle

10 Best Napa: Amorosa Castle

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Castello di Amorosa is a winery located near Calistoga, California. First opening its doors to the public in April 2007, it is the pet project of 4th…moreCastello di Amorosa is a winery located near Calistoga, California. First opening its doors to the public in April 2007, it is the pet project of 4th generation vintner, Dario Sattui who also owns and operates the V. Sattui Winery named after his great-grandfather who originally established a winery in San Francisco in 1885. The castle interiors, which include 107 rooms on 8 levels above and below ground, cover approximately 121,000 square feet. Among many other features it has: a moat; a drawbridge; defensive towers; an interior courtyard; a torture chamber; a chapel/church; a knights' chamber; and a 72 by 30 feet great hall with a 22-foot -high coffered ceiling. The torture chamber has an authentic 300-year-old iron maiden which Sattui states he bought for $13,000 in Pienza, Italy, a replica rack, prison chambers and other torture devices. The great hall features frescoes painted by two Italian artists who took about a year and a half to complete and showcases a 500 year old fireplace. The masonry, ironwork and woodwork was fashioned by hand using old world crafting techniques. Building materials included 8,000 tons of locally quarried stone, in addition to paving stones, terra cotta roofing tiles and some 850,000 bricks imported from Europe. Extending into the hillside adjacent to the castle lies a labyrinth of caves some 900 feet in length. Beneath the castle are a 2-acre barrel cellar and tasting rooms where visitors can sample the wines-all sold only at the Castle. less

Cana of Galilee

Cana of Galilee

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Among Christians and other students of the New Testament, Cana is best known as the place where, according to the Fourth Gospel, Jesus performed his …moreAmong Christians and other students of the New Testament, Cana is best known as the place where, according to the Fourth Gospel, Jesus performed his first public miracle, the turning of a large quantity of water into wine at a wedding feast (John 2:1-11) when the wine provided by the bridegroom had run out. Although none of the synoptic gospels records the event, mainstream Christian tradition holds that this is the first public miracle of Jesus.However in John's gospel it has considerable symbolic importance: it is the first of the seven miraculous "signs" by which Jesus's divine status is attested, and around which the gospel is structured. It is still a matter of discussion among theologians whether the story talks of an actual material transformation of water into wine, or is a spiritual allegory. The commemoration of the miracle of the wine is traditionally fixed at Kefer-Kenna (also known as Kefr Kana and Kfar-Cana), about 5km north-east of Nazareth on the road to Tiberias. Here the Franciscans, relying on the testimony of early pilgrims including St Jerome, established themselves in 1641. And here streetside vendors sell Cana wine. The Franciscan Church at Cana was built in the early 1900. less

Nazareth: Church of the Annunciation

Nazareth: Church of the Annunciation

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The church was established at the site where, according to Roman Catholic tradition, the Annunciation took place. The current church is a two-stor…moreThe church was established at the site where, according to Roman Catholic tradition, the Annunciation took place. The current church is a two-story building constructed in 1969 over the site of an earlier Byzantine-era and then Crusader-era church. Inside, the lower level contains the Grotto of the Annunciation, believed by many Christians to be the remains of the original childhood home of Mary. Another Christian tradition asserts that the Church of St Joseph in Nazareth is built over the carpentry workshop of the husband of the Virgin Mary. Excavations conducted in 1955 tell us much about Nazareth at the time of Jesus. They show that Nazareth was a small agricultural village of between 200 and 400 people living in 35 homes spread over ten acres. The village's growth was hindered by its poor water supply. They further show that Nazareth was small and insignificant. less

Jericho: Monastery of Temptation

Jericho: Monastery of Temptation

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Jericho is a Palestinian city located near the Jordan River in the West Bank and is believed to be one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.…moreJericho is a Palestinian city located near the Jordan River in the West Bank and is believed to be one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world. Archaeologists have unearthed the remains of more than 20 successive settlements in Jericho, the first of which dates back 11,000 years (9000 BCE) almost to the very beginning of the Holocene epoch of the Earth's history. One of Jericho’s primary sources of income is Christian tourism. A cable car takes Christian pilgrims up the hill to the Mount of Temptation. The Monastery of the Temptation sitting on a cliff overlooking the city of Jericho and the Jordan Valley is built upon the summit of the Mount of Temptation, rising 350 meters above sea level. For centuries the monks have lived in the caves that dot the mountain of Temptation. less

Lake Galilee : 3 churches

Lake Galilee : 3 churches

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The Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes, is a Roman Catholic church located in Tabgha, on the northwest shore of the Sea of Galile…moreThe Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes, is a Roman Catholic church located in Tabgha, on the northwest shore of the Sea of Galilee in Israel. The modern church rests on the site of two earlier churches and commemorates the Christina tradition of Jesus' feeding of five thousand on the site. One of the main highlights of the church are its restored 5th century mosaics. These mosaics are the earliest known examples of figured pavement in Christian art in the Holy Land. The Church of the Primacy of St. Peter is a humble Franciscan chapel also located in Tabgha, It commemorates the spot where according to Christian tradition Jesus reinstated Peter as chief among the Apostles. The church contains a projection of limestone rock in front of the present altar which is venerated as a "Mensa Christi", (Latin for table of Christ). According to tradition this is the spot where Jesus is said to have laid out a breakfast of bread and fish for the Apostles. The modern structure was built in 1933 and incorporates parts of an earlier 4th century church. The Church of the Beatitudes is a Roman Catholic church located on the Sea of Galilee between Tabgha and Capernaum and was built on the believed to be where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount.The church was commissioned by Benito Mussolini and designed by the architect Antonio Barluzzi. less

Masada

Masada

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Masada is an ancient fortification in the Southern District of Israel, on top of an isolated rock plateau on the eastern edge of the Judaean Desert…moreMasada is an ancient fortification in the Southern District of Israel, on top of an isolated rock plateau on the eastern edge of the Judaean Desert, overlooking the Dead Sea. Herod the Great built palaces for himself on the mountain and fortified Masada between 37 and 31 BCE. The Siege of Masada by troops of the Roman Empire towards the end of the First Jewish–Roman War ended in the mass suicide of the 960 Jewish rebels holed up there. Due to the remoteness from human habitation and its arid environment, the site remained largely untouched by humans or nature for two millennia. The Roman ramp still stands on the western side and can be climbed on foot. Many of the ancient buildings have been restored from their remains, as have the wall-paintings of Herod's two main palaces, and the Roman-style bathhouses that he built. The synagogue, storehouses, and houses of the Jewish rebels have also been identified and restored. The meter-high circumvallation wall that the Romans built around Masada can be seen, together with eleven barracks for the Roman soldiers just outside this wall. Water cisterns two-thirds of the way up the cliff drain the nearby wadis by an elaborate system of channels, which explains how the rebels managed to conserve enough water for such a long time Masada is a Unesco World heritage Site. less

Jerusalem: Garden of Gethsemane

Jerusalem: Garden of Gethsemane

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The Church of All Nations, also known as the Church or Basilica of the Agony, is a Roman Catholic church designed by Italian architect Antonio Barluz…moreThe Church of All Nations, also known as the Church or Basilica of the Agony, is a Roman Catholic church designed by Italian architect Antonio Barluzzi in the 1920's and is located on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, next to the Garden of Gethsemane. It enshrines a section of bedrock where Jesus is said to have prayed before his arrest. The Garden of Gethsemane is at the foot of the Mount of Olives. According to the Gospels on the night of His betrayal our Lord left the city of Jerusalem and crossed through the Kidron Valley and into the Garden of Gethsemane (Matt. 26:36; John 18:1). This was a favorite spot of Jesus and where he spent his last night. The name "Gethsemane" is derived from the Hebrew words "Gat", which means "a place for pressing" and "Shemanim", which means "oils." the Garden of Gethsemane was where olives from the Mount of Olives were pressed into oil. According to the Gospels after the Last Supper, Jesus came to this garden with his disciples to pray and to let himself be arrested (John 18:2-12), thus setting in motion the events that led to his crucifixion the next day. There are eight olive trees in this garden that may be at least 2,000 - 3,000 years old. They still bear fruit. If they are not the actual trees in the area where Jesus prayed, then they could conceivably have been young saplings when Jesus came here.(Matt. 26:36; Mark 14:32; John 18:1). less

Jerusalem: Dome of the Rock and Al Aksa Mosque

Al Aqsa Mosque is a mosque that includes the Dome of the Rock. It is Islam's third-holiest site after the Kaaba in Mecca and the Prophet's Mosque in…moreAl Aqsa Mosque is a mosque that includes the Dome of the Rock. It is Islam's third-holiest site after the Kaaba in Mecca and the Prophet's Mosque in Medina (both in Saudi Arabia). Al-Aqsa is part of 180,000 square yard compound occupying one-sixth of the walled area of the Old City of Jerusalem The Dome of the Rock is in the centre of the greater Muslim shrine, known as the Haram ash Sharif (Noble Sanctuary), which Muslims believe commemorates Muhammad's miraculous Night Journey into heaven. The site's significance stems from religious traditions regarding the rock, known as the Foundation Stone, at its heart. The Foundation Stone and its surroundings is the holiest site in Judaism. Just as Muslims pray towards the Kaaba at Mecca, the holiest site in Islam, Jews pray towards the raised platform on which the Dome of the Rock stands. Jews have traditionally regarded the location of the stone as the holiest spot on Earth, the site of the Holy of Holies during the Temple Period. The most propitious site for Jewish prayer is the spot that is nearest the Foundation Stone. Because Muslim authorities refused to permit Jewish prayer on the Temple Mount, the custom developed of praying near the Western Wall, since it was the site nearest to the Foundation Stone, or on the Mount of Olives facing the site of the Temple. The complex is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. less

Jerusalem: Via Dolorosa

Jerusalem: Via Dolorosa

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The Via Dolorosa (Latin,"Way of Grief" or "Way of Suffering") is a street, in two parts, within the Old City of Jerusalem, believed to be the path th…moreThe Via Dolorosa (Latin,"Way of Grief" or "Way of Suffering") is a street, in two parts, within the Old City of Jerusalem, believed to be the path that Jesus walked, carrying his cross, on the way to his crucifixion. The winding route from the Antonia Fortress west to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre — a distance of about 600 metres (2,000 feet) — is a celebrated place of Christian pilgrimage. The current route has been established since the 18th century, replacing various earlier versions. It is today marked by nine Stations of the Cross; there have been fourteen stations since the late 15th century, with the remaining five stations being inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. less

Bethlehem: Church of the Nativity

Bethlehem: Church of the Nativity

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The Church of the Nativity is a basilica located in Bethlehem, Palestinian territories, and is considered to be the oldest continuously operating Chr…moreThe Church of the Nativity is a basilica located in Bethlehem, Palestinian territories, and is considered to be the oldest continuously operating Christian church in the world. The church was originally commissioned in 327 AD by Constantine and his mother Helena over the site that is still traditionally considered to be located over the cave that marks the birthplace of Jesus of Nazareth. The Church of the Nativity site's original basilica was completed in 339 AD and destroyed by fire during the Samaritan Revolts in the sixth century AD. A new basilica was built 565 AD by the Byzantine Empire, restoring the architectural tone of the original. The site has had numerous additions since this second construction, including its prominent bell towers. Due to its cultural and geographical history, the site holds a prominent religious significance to those of both the Christian and Muslim faiths. The site of the Church of the Nativity is a World Heritage Site, and was the first to be listed under Palestine by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The site is also on UNESCO's List of World Heritage Sites in Danger. The church is administered jointly by Roman Catholic, Greek Orthodox and Armenian Apostolic authorities. All three traditions maintain monastic communities on the site The structure of the site. of the Church of the Nativity is a combination of two churches and a crypt beneath—the Grotto of the Nativity where tradition states that Jesus of Nazareth was born and a fourteen-point silver star, beneath the altar in the Grotto marks the traditional spot believed to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ. less

Jerusalem: Wailing Wall

Jerusalem: Wailing Wall

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The Western Wall, Wailing Wall or Kotel is located in the Old City of Jerusalem at the foot of the western side of the Temple Mount. It is a remnant…moreThe Western Wall, Wailing Wall or Kotel is located in the Old City of Jerusalem at the foot of the western side of the Temple Mount. It is a remnant of the ancient wall that surrounded the Jewish Temple's courtyard, and is arguably the most sacred site recognized by the Jewish faith outside of the Temple Mount itself. Just over half the wall, including its 17 courses located below street level, dates from the end of the Second Temple period, commonly believed to have been constructed around 19 BCE by Herod the Great, but recent excavations indicate that the works were not finished during Herod's lifetime. The remaining layers were added from the 7th century onwards. The Western Wall refers not only to the exposed section facing a large plaza in the Jewish Quarter, but also to the sections concealed behind structures running along the whole length of the Temple Mount, such as the Little Western Wall–a 25 ft (8 m) section in the Muslim Quarter. It has been a site for Jewish prayer and pilgrimage for centuries. In Judaism, the Western Wall is venerated as the sole remnant of the Holy Temple. It has become a place of pilgrimage for Jews, as it is the closest permitted accessible site to the holiest spot in Judaism, namely the Even ha-shetiya or Foundation Stone, which lies on the Temple Mount. According to one rabbinic opinion, Jews may not set foot upon the Temple Mount and doing so is a sin punishable by Kareth. While almost all historians and archaeologists and some rabbinical authorities believe that the rocky outcrop in the Dome of the Rock is the Foundation Stone, some rabbis say it is located directly opposite the exposed section of the Western Wall, near the El-kas fountain. This spot was the site of the Holy of Holies when the Temple stood. The Wailing Wall is part of the old city of Jerusalem and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. less

Jerusalem: Chapel of the Last Supper

Jerusalem: Chapel of the Last Supper

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The Cenacle (from Latin cenaculum), is the site of The Last Supper. In Christian tradition, based on Acts 1:13, the "Upper Room" was not only the s…moreThe Cenacle (from Latin cenaculum), is the site of The Last Supper. In Christian tradition, based on Acts 1:13, the "Upper Room" was not only the site of the Last Supper, but the usual place where the Apostles stayed in Jerusalem, and according to the Catholic Encyclopedia "the first Christian church". Thus the Cenacle is considered the site where many other events described in the New Testament took place. The early history of the Cenacle site is uncertain. The original building was a synagogue later probably used by Jewish Christians. less

River Jordan: interview

River Jordan: interview

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Yardenit ("little Jordan") is a popular Baptism site. Here, the water flows into the Jordan river, eventually flowing into the Dead Sea located more …moreYardenit ("little Jordan") is a popular Baptism site. Here, the water flows into the Jordan river, eventually flowing into the Dead Sea located more than 100KM to the south. This site is close to the actual site where Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist (Matthew 3: 13 : "Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John"). The actual site is presently not accessible. Many Christian pilgrims stop at this site and perform baptism ceremonies, normally in small groups and accompanied by the group's pastor. The following is an interview with one of its founders. less

River Jordan baptysm

River Jordan baptysm

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Most modern scholars view the fact that Jesus was baptized by John as an historical event to which a high degree of certainty can be assigned. Along …moreMost modern scholars view the fact that Jesus was baptized by John as an historical event to which a high degree of certainty can be assigned. Along with the crucifixion of Jesus most scholars view it as one of the two historically certain facts about him, and often use it as the starting points for the study of the historical Jesus. The Gospel of John (3:23) refers to Enon near Salim as the place where John the Baptist performed baptisms in the River Jordan, "because there was much water there". Separately, John (1:28) states that John the Baptist was baptizing in "Bethany beyond the Jordan". This is generally considered to be the town Bethany, also called Bethabara in Perea. A favorite place for Christian pilgrimages to the location of the baptism of Jesus on the Jordan River is near Jericho. less

Jerusalem : Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Jerusalem : Church of the Holy Sepulchre

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The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, or the Church of the Resurrection by Eastern Christians, is a church within the Christian Quarter of the walled Old…moreThe Church of the Holy Sepulchre, or the Church of the Resurrection by Eastern Christians, is a church within the Christian Quarter of the walled Old City of Jerusalem. The site is venerated as Golgotha (the Hill of Calvary), where Jesus was crucified, and is said also to contain the place where Jesus was buried (the Sepulchre). The church has been a paramount – and for many Christians the most important – pilgrimage destination since at least the 4th century, as the purported site of the resurrection of Jesus. Today it also serves as the headquarters of the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem, while control of the building is shared between several Christian churches and secular entities in complicated arrangements essentially unchanged for centuries. Today, the church is home to Eastern Orthodoxy, Oriental Orthodoxy and Roman Catholicism. Anglican and Protestant Christians have no permanent presence in the church and some regard the alternative Garden Tomb, elsewhere in Jerusalem, as the true place of Jesus's crucifixion and resurrection. On the south side of the altar is a stairway climbing to Calvary (Golgotha), traditionally regarded as the site of Jesus' crucifixion and the most lavishly decorated part of the church. The main altar there belongs to the Greek Orthodox, which contains The Rock of Calvary (12th Station of the Cross). The rock can be seen under glass on both sides of the altar, and beneath the altar there is a hole said to be the place where the cross was raised. Due to the significance of this, it is the most visited site in the Holy Sepulchre. The Roman Catholics (Franciscans) have an altar to the side, The Chapel of the Nailing of the Cross (11th Station of the Cross). On the left of the altar, towards the Eastern Orthodox chapel, there is a statue of Mary, believed to be working wonders (the 13th Station of the Cross, where Jesus' body was removed from the cross and given to his family). Beneath the Calvary and the two chapels there, on the main floor, there is The Chapel of Adam. According to tradition, Jesus was crucified over the place where Adam's skull was buried. The Rock of Calvary is seen cracked through a window on the altar wall, the crack traditionally being said to be caused by the earthquake that occurred when Jesus died on the cross, and being said by more critical scholars to be the result of quarrying against a natural flaw in the rock. Just inside the entrance is The Stone of Anointing, also known as The Stone of Unction, which tradition claims to be the spot where Jesus' body was prepared for burial by Joseph of Arimathea. However, this tradition is only attested since the crusader era, and the present stone was only added in the 1810 reconstruction. The Rotunda is located beneath the larger of the church's two domes. In the centre of the Rotunda is the chapel called The Edicule, which contains the Holy Sepulchre itself. The Edicule has two rooms. The first one holds The Angel's Stone, a fragment of the stone believed to have sealed the tomb after Jesus' burial. The second one is the tomb itself. Under the status quo, the Eastern Orthodox, Roman Catholic, and Armenian Apostolic Churches all have rights to the interior of the tomb. The church is a UNESCO World Heritage site. less

Jerusalem: Church of the Pater Noster

Jerusalem: Church of the Pater Noster

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The Church of the Pater Noster, is a partially reconstructed Roman Catholic church located on the Mount of Olives, north of the Tombs of the Prophet…moreThe Church of the Pater Noster, is a partially reconstructed Roman Catholic church located on the Mount of Olives, north of the Tombs of the Prophets, in Jerusalem. It stands on the traditional site of Christ's teaching of the Lord's Prayer. (Luke 11:2-4) Emperor Constantine built a church over a cave here in 4th century, and this has been partially reconstructed. Plaques in the cloister bear the Lord's Prayer in 62 different languages. The church is unroofed and has steps that lead into a grotto where some Christians believe that Jesus revealed to his disciples his prophesy of the destruction of Jerusalem and the second coming. Unfortunately the cave containing the grotto partially collapsed when it was discovered in 1910. The church is located in the At-Tur district of Jerusalem which has a population of about 18,000 mostly Muslim Arabs, with a small Christian minority. less

Jerusalem Chapel of the Ascension

Jerusalem Chapel of the Ascension

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The Chapel of the Ascension is a shrine located on the Mount of Olives, in the At-Tur district of Jerusalem. Part of a larger complex consisting fir…moreThe Chapel of the Ascension is a shrine located on the Mount of Olives, in the At-Tur district of Jerusalem. Part of a larger complex consisting first of a Christian church and monastery, then an Islamic mosque, it is located on a site the faithful traditionally believe to be the earthly spot where Jesus ascended into Heaven forty days after his resurrection. It houses a slab of stone believed to contain one of his footprints. The grounds also contain a burial crypt near the chapel that is revered by three separate monotheistic religions, although opinion differs on the occupant. Jews believe it contains the 7th-century BC prophet Huldah, Christians believe it to be the tomb of the 5th-century saint Pelagia; while Muslims maintain that the 8th-century holy woman Rabi'a al-Adawiya is buried there. less

Aleppo

Aleppo

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Aleppo is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world perhaps as early as the 6th millennium BC.The city's significance in history h…moreAleppo is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world perhaps as early as the 6th millennium BC.The city's significance in history has been its location at the end of the Silk Road, which passed through central Asia and Mesopotamia. When the Suez Canal was inaugurated in 1869, trade was diverted to sea and Aleppo began its slow decline. At the fall of the Ottoman Empire after World War I, Aleppo ceded its northern hinterland to modern Turkeyl. Then in the 1940s it lost its main access to the sea, Antioch and Alexandretta (Iskenderun), also to Turkey. Finally, the isolation of Syria in the past few decades further exacerbated the situation, although perhaps it is this very decline that has helped to preserve the old city of Aleppo, its medieval architecture and traditional heritage. Until recently, Aleppo had been experiencing a noticeable revival and was slowly returning to the spotlight. It recently won the title of the "Islamic Capital of Culture 2006", and has also witnessed a wave of successful restorations of its historic landmarks. The most significant historic buildings of the ancient city include: The Citadel, a large fortress built atop a huge, partially artificial mound rising 50 m above the city, dates back to the first millennium BC. the great Umayyad mosque, and the extraordinary souqs . The old city of Aleppo has been named a Unesco World Heritage site. less

A trip along Venice amazing Grand Canal

A trip along Venice amazing Grand Canal

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The banks of the Grand Canal are lined with more than 170 buildings, most of which date to 13th to the 18th century and demonstrate the welfare and a…moreThe banks of the Grand Canal are lined with more than 170 buildings, most of which date to 13th to the 18th century and demonstrate the welfare and art created by the Republic of Venice. The noble Venetian families faced huge expenses to show off their richness in suitable palazzos: this contest reveals the citizens’ pride and the deep bond with the lagoon. Amongst the many are the Palazzi Barbaro, Ca' Rezzonico, Ca' d'Oro, Palazzo Dario, Ca' Foscari, Palazzo Barbarigo and to Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, housing the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Pure magic. (Music "Barcarolle" thanks to the genius of Jacques Offenbach) less

Venice pidgeons outnumber tourists

Venice pidgeons outnumber tourists

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St Mark's Square is the principal public square of Venice, Italy, where it is generally known just as "the Piazza". The Piazzetta (the 'little Piazz…more St Mark's Square is the principal public square of Venice, Italy, where it is generally known just as "the Piazza". The Piazzetta (the 'little Piazza') is an extension of the Piazza towards the lagoon in its south east corner. The two spaces together form the social, religious and political centre of Venice. It is one of the few great urban spaces in Europe where human voices and the cooing of pidgeons prevail over the sounds of motorized traffic. Venice and its lagoons are a Unesco World Heritage Site. less

Venice Regatta

Venice Regatta

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Every year, the first Sunday of September, the Historical Regatta comes back in Venice, the most traditional among the venetian events, which took pl…moreEvery year, the first Sunday of September, the Historical Regatta comes back in Venice, the most traditional among the venetian events, which took place for the first time the 10th of January 1315 . The sumptuous event, organized in the Serenissima times to celebrate the military victories or to honour the foreign dignitaries, today is made up of two different parts: the historical parade and the rowing boat races. The Historical Regatta starts out with the colourful procession on the Grand Canal, formed by the Bissone, the Bucintoro and the boats of the venetian rowing clubs; the event commemorates the Queen of Cyprus, Caterina Cornaro, coming to Venice, which marked the beginning of the Venice rule over the Mediterranean islands. Venice and its lagoons is a Unesco World Heritage site. less

Hong Kong Tea Master

Hong Kong Tea Master

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Master Vincent Li of Hong Kong introduces tea drinking as an essential part of the Hong Kong experience.

Hong Kong Tai Chi

Hong Kong Tai Chi

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Tai Chi is an ideal form of exercise, but also perfect for relaxing and for this city with two feet on the gas, it is a favoured way to unwind and st…moreTai Chi is an ideal form of exercise, but also perfect for relaxing and for this city with two feet on the gas, it is a favoured way to unwind and stay healthy. Tai Chi is a series of fluid movements which are designed to keep the balance of Yin and Yang in the body. Tai Chi Master Law man Sun of Hong Kong shows how tai Chi is the perfect ying to Hong Kong Yang. less

Hong Kong Festivals

Hong Kong Festivals

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Hong Kong’s influential Chinese heritage gives the city an enduring dedication to ancient festivities. And with glowing lanterns, crowded temples, da…moreHong Kong’s influential Chinese heritage gives the city an enduring dedication to ancient festivities. And with glowing lanterns, crowded temples, dancing lions, fiery dragons and the wafts of incense, Chinese festivals are the most vibrant expressions of the soul of Asia’s world city. Cheung Chau's Bun Festival, which draws tens of thousands of local and overseas tourists every year, is staged to mark the Eighth day of the Fourth Moon, in the Chinese calendar (this is usually in early May). It coincides with the local celebration of Buddha's Birthday. Tin Hau Festival is very important because Tin Hau is god of the sea and hence patron of fishermen. as most of Hong Kong communities are originally from the sea she is very important in traditional island life. the biggest Festival of all is Chinese New Year. Nowhere else is this momentous festival more accessible than in Asia’s world city, where traditions dating back thousands of years. The ancient Chinese once welcomed the new lunar year by scaring away evil spirits with firecrackers, but that’s no longer feasible in such a densely packed city. However, Hong Kong makes up for it by putting on a stunning parade and pyrotechnic show. less

Hong Kong heritage

Hong Kong heritage

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Hong Kong historian Nevin Lim looks at the artifacts of the past to show how far the city has travelled from its humble origin.

London essentials

London essentials

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A quick tour of the iconic: Big Ben, House of Parliament,Westminster Abbey,St. Paul's Cathedral and the London Bridge.

Istanbul

Istanbul

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Istanbul biggest draw remains its historic center, partially listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sultan Ahmed Mosque is popularly known as th…moreIstanbul biggest draw remains its historic center, partially listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sultan Ahmed Mosque is popularly known as the Blue Mosque for the blue tiles adorning the walls of its interior. It was built from 1609 to 1616, during the rule of Ahmed I. Like many other mosques, it also comprises a tomb of the founder, a madrasah and a hospice. At its lower levels and at every pier, the interior of the mosque is lined with more than 20,000 handmade ceramic tiles in more than fifty different tulip designs. Dolmabahçe Palace, located in the Beşiktaş district on the European coastline of the Bosphorus strait, served as the main administrative center of the Ottoman Empire from 1856 to 1922, Hagia Sophia is a former Orthodox patriarchal basilica, later a mosque, and now a museum. From the date of its dedication in 360 until 1453, it served as the Greek Patriarchal cathedral of Constantinople, except between 1204 and 1261, when it was converted to a Roman Catholic cathedral under the Latin Empire. The building was a mosque from 29 May 1453 until 1931, when it was secularized. It was opened as a museum on 1 February 1935. Topkapi Palace was the Sultan's residence during Ottoman's times. Construction began in 1459, ordered by Sultan Mehmed II, the conqueror of Byzantine Constantinople. The palace complex consists of four main courtyards and many smaller buildings. At its peak, the palace was home to as many as 4,000 people, The Spice Bazaar, or Egyptian Bazaar is one of the largest bazaars in the city. Located in Fatih, in the neighborhood of Eminönü and is the second largest covered shopping complex after the Grand Bazaar. The building itself is part of the külliye of Yeni Mosque, and rents from the shops within was intended to help pay for the upkeep of the mosque. The structure was designed by the chief court architect Koca Kasım Ağa, but completed by architect Mustafa in 1660. less

Hawaii: the Big Island

Hawaii: the Big Island

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The Island of Hawaii is the youngest island in the Hawaiian chain and is also by far the biggest, providing a vast canvas of environments to discover…moreThe Island of Hawaii is the youngest island in the Hawaiian chain and is also by far the biggest, providing a vast canvas of environments to discover a variety of unrivaled natural wonders. This is the home of one of the world’s most active volcanoes (Kilauea), the tallest sea mountain in the world at more than 33,000 feet (Maunakea), the most massive mountain in the world (Maunaloa) and the largest park in the state (Hawaii Volcanoes National Park). All but two of the world’s climate zones generate everything from lush rain forests to volcanic deserts, snow-capped mountaintops to beautiful black sand beaches. Some of Hawaii Island's most breathtaking and accessible waterfalls like Akaka Falls can be discovered along the northeastern coast of the island, along the Hilo and Hamakua Coast. In 1816, John Palmer Parker, a western rancher and advisor to Kamehameha, married royal granddaughter Kipikane and was awarded two acres of land for $10. Today it is one of the world’s largest privately-owned cattle ranches: 150,000 acres raising 30,000 head of prime Angus and Charolais beef cattle. Located on the coast of Honaunau Bay in south Kona, Puuhonua o Honaunau immerses you in Hawaiian culture. This 180-acre national historic park was once the home of royal grounds and a place of refuge for ancient Hawaiian lawbreakers. less

Edinborough, a Unesco city

Edinborough, a Unesco city

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The Old and New Town districts are a UNESCO World Heritage Site, attracting some thirteen million visitors a year. As a centre of the 18th century A…moreThe Old and New Town districts are a UNESCO World Heritage Site, attracting some thirteen million visitors a year. As a centre of the 18th century Age of Enlightment Edinburgh was nicknamed "Athens of the North", also earning the soubriquet Auld Reekie for its belching chimneys and insanitary living conditions. Historic Edinburgh is divided by Princes Street Gardens, reclaimed in the early 19th century from boggy land that was once a finger of the loch. To one side Edinburgh Castle perches on its volcanic crag, with the Old Town trailing down the ridge. The medieval plan is preserved and many buildings date from the 16th and 17th centuries. The Royal Mile leads away from the castle. There are market squares and squares surrounding major structures such as St.Giles Cathedral, begun in the 12th century. The Law Courts, Mc Ewan Hall, Surgeons Hall and Royal Museum of Scotland are also noteworthy. The Palace of Holyroodhouse, commonly referred to as Holyrood Palace, is the official residence of the Monarch of the United Kingdom in Scotland. The palace stands at the bottom of the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, at the opposite end to Edinburgh Castle. Holyrood Palace is the setting for state ceremonies and official entertaining. Holyrood Abbey was founded by David I, King of Scots, in 1128, and Holyrood Palace has served as the principal residence of the Kings and Queens of Scots since the 15th century. Queen Elizabeth II spends one week in residence at Holyrood Palace at the beginning of each summer, where she carries out a range of official engagements and ceremonies. less

Comrie, historic Scottish jewel

Comrie, historic Scottish jewel

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Comrie is a historic conservation village, recognised for its outstanding beauty and history. In 79AD the Roman General Agricola chose what are now …moreComrie is a historic conservation village, recognised for its outstanding beauty and history. In 79AD the Roman General Agricola chose what are now the outskirts of Comrie as the site to build a fort and temporary marching camp, because of the area's strategic position on the southern fringe of the Highlands. The fort is one of the line of so-called "Glen blocking" forts and includes the legionary fortress of Inchtuthil. Huntingtower is medieval in origin. it played host to royalty: twice to Mary Queen of Scots and once to her son James VI, who was held against his will there for ten months in 1582 during the episode known as the Ruthven Raid. Once the crowning place of the Kings of Scots, Scone Palace occupies a unique position in the history of Scotland. A breathtakingly beautiful place of power and mystery and the rightful home of the celebrated Stone of Scone - also known as the Stone of Destiny. Scone Palace is regarded as a national treasure and is revered as the historic jewel in the crown of Scotland. Dating back to 1450, Falkland Palace is the only Royal Palace in the care of the National Trust for Scotland. Also features a beautiful garden and the oldest Royal Tennis Court in Britain which was built fin 1539 for James V. less

Balgonie and its Scottish castle

Balgonie and its Scottish castle

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The coaltown of Balgonie is a former mining and weaving village founded in the 18th century. It is situated in south-central Fife in Scotland. T…moreThe coaltown of Balgonie is a former mining and weaving village founded in the 18th century. It is situated in south-central Fife in Scotland. Today it is famous because of its remarkable lived in Balgonie castle. The name Balgonie means "settlement of the smiths" and derives from a form of Gaelic used in Fife between 900 and 1200AD.The first recorded Lairds were the Sibbalds. The oldest part of the castle is the Great Tower, built by Sir Thomas Sibbald of Balgonie, the King's Treasurer, around 1360. The present Laird of Balgonie has beautifully restored a great part of the castle, and will treat the visitor to a most interesting tour of the property. Raymond Morris is also a retired heraldic painter and wood carver, and examples of his work can be admired all through the castle. A group of rescued pet deer hounds complement this atmosphere of times gone by. less

Tartus and Arwad

Tartus and Arwad

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Tartus goes back to the 2nd millennium BC. The Crusaders occupied it in the 12th century, called it Tortosa and made it an important center of the…more Tartus goes back to the 2nd millennium BC. The Crusaders occupied it in the 12th century, called it Tortosa and made it an important center of the Crusades. Today it is an important commercial and military port. Tartus is the last Russian military base outside the former Soviet Union. Arwad is the only inhabited island in Syria. and is located 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) from Tartus, The island was settled in the early 2nd millennium BC by the Phoenicians. Its inhabitants are mentioned in the early lists of Genesis and Ezekiel. During the later part of the 13th century, the Crusades built a fortress on the island which was used as a or staging area for battle. less

Oban and Kilmartin

Oban and Kilmartin

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Oban is a resort town within the Argyll council area of Scotland. It is also known as "The Gateway to the Isles" Kilmartin, near Oban is one of …moreOban is a resort town within the Argyll council area of Scotland. It is also known as "The Gateway to the Isles" Kilmartin, near Oban is one of the greatest archeological sites in Britain. Over 5000 years of human history can be traced across the Kilmartin valley. At least 350 ancient monuments, of which 150 are prehistoric, lie within six miles of the quiet village of Kilmartin. Of particular interest are the earlier prehistoric monuments: chambered cairns, round cairns, cists, standing stones and rock carvings. less

Ephesus, Turkey. A Unesco city

Ephesus, Turkey. A Unesco city

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Ephesus was an ancient Greek city, and later a major Roman city, on the west coast of Asia Minor, near present-day Selçuk, Izmir Province. It was …moreEphesus was an ancient Greek city, and later a major Roman city, on the west coast of Asia Minor, near present-day Selçuk, Izmir Province. It was one of the twelve cities of the Ionian League during the Classical Greek era. In the Roman period, Ephesus had a population of more than 250,000 in the 1st century BC, which also made it one of the largest cities in the Mediterranean world. The city was famed for the Temple of Artemis (completed around 550 BC), one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Emperor Constantine I rebuilt much of the city and erected new public baths. Following the Edict of Thessalonica from emperor Theodosius I, the temple was destroyed in 401 AD by a mob led by St. John Chrysostom. The town was partially destroyed by an earthquake in 614 AD. Ephesus was one of the seven churches of Asia that are cited in the Book of Revelation. The Gospel of John may have been written here. The city was the site of several 5th century Christian Councils, see Council of Ephesus. It is also the site of a large gladiators' graveyard. Ephesus has been estimated to be in the range of 400,000 to 500,000 inhabitants in the year 100, making it the largest city in Roman Asia and of the day. Ephesus was at its peak during the 1st and 2nd century AD. The city was famed for the Temple of Artemis (Diana),[21] who had her chief shrine there, the Library of Celsus, and its theatre, which was capable of holding 25,000 spectators.[22] This open-air theater was used initially for drama, but during later Roman times gladiatorial combats were also held on its stage, with the first archaeological evidence of a gladiator graveyard found in May 2007.[23] The population of Ephesus also had several major bath complexes, built at various points while the city was under Roman rule. The city had one of the most advanced aqueduct systems in the ancient world, with multiple aqueducts of various sizes to supply different areas of the city, including 4 major aqueducts. They fed a multiple set of water mills, one of which has been identified as a sawmill for marble. Ephesus is a Unesco World Heritage Site. less

Tripoli, ancient city of Lebanon

Tripoli, ancient city of Lebanon

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Tripoli, Lebanon's second city, is a large port town situated on a coastal plain between the Mediterranean Sea and Lebanon's interior mountain range.…moreTripoli, Lebanon's second city, is a large port town situated on a coastal plain between the Mediterranean Sea and Lebanon's interior mountain range. Atop the first hill, sits the Citadel of Tripoli, a Fatimid structure that dates to the 1100's and offers stunning views over the city in every direction. less

The Cedars of Lebanon

The Cedars of Lebanon

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The Cedar of Lebanon was important to various ancient civilizations. The trees were used by the Phoenicians for building commercial and military sh…more The Cedar of Lebanon was important to various ancient civilizations. The trees were used by the Phoenicians for building commercial and military ships, as well as houses, palaces, and temples. The ancient Egyptians used its resin in mummification, and its sawdust has been found in the tombs of Egyptian Pharaohs. The largest of Lebanon nature reserves, Al-Shouf Cedar Nature Reserve stretches from Dahr Al-Baidar in the north to Niha Mountain in the south. blanketed with oak forests on its northeastern slopes and juniper and oak forests on its southeastern slopes the reserve's most famous attractions are its three magnificent cedar forests of Maasser Al-Shouf , Barouk and Ain Zhalta - Bmohary . These Cedar forests account for a quarter of the remaining cedar forest in Lebanon , and some tress are estimated to be 2,000 years old. Over the centuries, extensive deforestation has occurred, with only small remnants of the original forests surviving. less

Sidon

Sidon

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Sidon is a coastal city on the Mediterranean and one of the oldest inhabited places in the world. Sidon had many conquerors: Assyrians, Babylonians,…moreSidon is a coastal city on the Mediterranean and one of the oldest inhabited places in the world. Sidon had many conquerors: Assyrians, Babylonians, Egyptians, Greeks, and finally Romans. Herod the Great visited Sidon. Both Jesus and Saint Paul are said to have visited it too . The city was eventually conquered by the Arabs and then by the Ottoman Turks. The Castle de la Mer was built by the Crusaders in the 12th Century. less

Palmyra

Palmyra

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Palmyra was an ancient city in central Syria located in an oasis in the Syrian desert, north-east of Damascus and of the most important cultural cen…morePalmyra was an ancient city in central Syria located in an oasis in the Syrian desert, north-east of Damascus and of the most important cultural centres of the ancient world. First mentioned in the archives of Mari in the 2nd millennium BC, Palmyra was an established caravan oasis when it came under Roman control in the mid-first century AD as part of the Roman province of Syria. It grew steadily in importance as a city on the trade route linking Persia, India and China with the Roman Empire, marking the crossroads of several civilisations in the ancient world. A grand, colonnaded street of 1100 metres' length forms the monumental axis of the city, which together with secondary colonnaded cross streets links the major public monuments including the Temple of Ba'al, Diocletian's Camp, the Agora, Theatre, other temples and urban quarters. The Arab castle built 1,000 years after the Romans overlooks the town. less

Florence in Winter

Florence in Winter

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With much less tourists to contend with, visiting Florence in the winter season has its rewards. No line to Museums and the weather can be balmy too.

Druze wedding, Lebanon

Druze wedding, Lebanon

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The Druze are a monotheistic religious community, found primarily in Syria, Lebanon and Jordan, which emerged during the 11th century from Ismailism…moreThe Druze are a monotheistic religious community, found primarily in Syria, Lebanon and Jordan, which emerged during the 11th century from Ismailism school of Shia Islam. Most of the Druse in Lebanon live in the area of Chouf, a historic region of Lebanon, near Mount Lebanon. less

Damascus: historic city, part 2

Damascus: historic city, part 2

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The Umayyad Mosque, also known as the Great Mosque of Damascus is one of the largest and oldest mosques in the world. It is considered the fourth-ho…moreThe Umayyad Mosque, also known as the Great Mosque of Damascus is one of the largest and oldest mosques in the world. It is considered the fourth-holiest place in Islam. After the Arab conquest of Damascus in 634, the mosque was built on the site of a Christian basilica dedicated to John the Baptist. The mosque holds a shrine which today may still contain the head of John the Baptist, honored as a prophet by both Christians and Muslims alike, and is believed to be the place where Isa (Jesus) will return at the End of Days. The tomb of Saladin stands in a small garden adjoining the north wall of the mosque and holds the resting place and grave of the medieval Kurdish Ayyubid Sultan Saladin. The mausoleum was built in 1196, three years after the death of Saladin. Al-Adiliyah Madrasa, a madrasah or religious school founded in 1215 by Sultan Al-Adil I. He was buried in the school. The madrasa is considered an important example of Ayyubid architecture in Syria. The Old City of Damascus is a Unesco World Heritage Site. less

Damascus: historic city, part 1

Damascus: historic city, part 1

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The Citadel of Damascus is a large medieval fortified palace and. It is part of the Ancient City of Damascus, which was listed as a UNESCO World Heri…moreThe Citadel of Damascus is a large medieval fortified palace and. It is part of the Ancient City of Damascus, which was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979. The location of the current citadel was first fortified in 1076 by the Turkman warlord Atsiz bin Uvak,During this period, the citadel and the city were besieged several times by Crusader and Muslim armies. In 1174, the citadel was captured by Saladin, who made it his residence . Al-Hamidiyah Souq is the largest and the central souk in Syria, located inside the old walled city of Damascus next to the Citadel. Khan As'ad Pasha is the largest khan in the Old City of Damascus, covering an area of 2,500 square metres (27,000 sq ft). Situated along Al-Buzuriyah Souq, it was built and named after As'ad Pasha al-Azm, the governor of Damascus, in 1751-52. Khan As'ad Pasha has been described as the most "ambitious" work of architecture in the city. Throughout the Ottoman era, it hosted caravans coming from Baghdad, Mosul, Aleppo, Beirut and elsewhere in the Middle East. less

Byblos

Byblos

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Byblos today is believed by many to be the oldest continuously-inhabited city in the world. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Only a third of the…moreByblos today is believed by many to be the oldest continuously-inhabited city in the world. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Only a third of the once grand Roman Theatre of Byblos has survived to this day. It was built in 218 AD and its floor once contained a mosaic of the god Bacchus, now at the National Museum of Beirut. less

Beirut:

Beirut:

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Beirut, with beautiful beaches, a dramatic coastline and a bustling business community was once a thriving Mediterranean city. However it has been d…moreBeirut, with beautiful beaches, a dramatic coastline and a bustling business community was once a thriving Mediterranean city. However it has been dramatically set back by several wars. The reconstruction is intense and the city is now slowly coming back. less

Baalbek, Lebanon- wonder of the ancient world

Baalbek, is a town in the Beqaa Valley of Lebanon. It is famous for its exquisitely detailed yet monumentally scaled temple ruins of the Roman peri…moreBaalbek, is a town in the Beqaa Valley of Lebanon. It is famous for its exquisitely detailed yet monumentally scaled temple ruins of the Roman period, when Baalbek, then known as Heliopolis was one of the largest sanctuaries in the empire. It is Lebanon's greatest Roman treasure, and it can be counted among the wonders of the ancient world, containing some of the largest and best preserved Roman ruins. Towering high above the Beqaa plain, their monumental proportions proclaimed the power and wealth of Imperial Rome. The gods worshiped there, the triad of Jupiter, Venus and Bacchus, were grafted onto the indigenous deities of Hadad, Atargatis and a young male god of fertility. The town is about 85 km (53 mi) northeast of Beirut and about 75 km (47 mi) north of Damascus. Unesco declared it a World Heritage Site. less

Bejing Highlights part 1

Bejing Highlights part 1

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Tiananmen Square is a large city square in the center of Beijing, named after the Tiananmen Gate (Gate of Heavenly Peace) located to its North, separ…moreTiananmen Square is a large city square in the center of Beijing, named after the Tiananmen Gate (Gate of Heavenly Peace) located to its North, separating it from the Forbidden City. Tiananmen Square is the third largest city square in the world (109 acres - 960 by 550 yd). It has great cultural significance as it was the site of several important events in Chinese history. In November 1958 a major expansion of Tiananmen Square started, which was completed after only 11 months, in August 1959. This followed the vision of Mao Zedong to make the square the largest and most spectacular in the world, and intended to hold over 500,000 people The Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty. It is located in the middle of Beijing and now houses the Palace Museum. For almost 500 years, it served as the home of emperors and their households, as well as the ceremonial and political center of Chinese government. The Forbidden City was declared a World Heritage Site in 1987,[2] and is listed by UNESCO as the largest collection of preserved ancient wooden structures in the world. In Beijing, hutongs are alleys formed by lines of siheyuan, traditional courtyard residences. Many neighbourhoods were formed by joining one siheyuan to another to form a hutong, and then joining one hutong to another. Since the mid-20th century, the number of Beijing hutongs has dropped dramatically as they are demolished to make way for new roads and recently luxury condominium. More recently, some hutongs have been designated as protected areas in an attempt to preserve this aspect of Chinese cultural history. less

The Island of Halki

The Island of Halki

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Halki ( is a Greek island and municipality in the Dodecanese archipelago in the Aegean Sea, some 6 km (4 mi) west of Rhodes. With the area of 28 km2 …moreHalki ( is a Greek island and municipality in the Dodecanese archipelago in the Aegean Sea, some 6 km (4 mi) west of Rhodes. With the area of 28 km2 (11 sq mi), it is the smallest inhabited island of Dodecanese. less

Grenada and Romance on CBS TV

Grenada and Romance on CBS TV

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As seen on CBS TV If your love life could do with a little spicing up Grenada, the spice island, is the place to go. Grenada is made up of three…moreAs seen on CBS TV If your love life could do with a little spicing up Grenada, the spice island, is the place to go. Grenada is made up of three different islands, Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique. Some of the Caribbean’s most gorgeous islands. You can grow practically anything in this fertile soil. For instance Sugar which was used for making rum to be shipped up to the cold north. But of course it’s the spices that put Grenada on the map. The French and British waged war in the 17th and 18th century over who controlled the island and it’s rich crops.., Ft. George, in the capital city was built by the Brits to protect their interests. But what do spices have to do with Romance you ask? A good question. Many of the spices grown here are valued for their aphrodisiac qualities. Take the odd- looking nutmeg. Scratch the surface of any nutmeg and there beats the heart of a mighty aphrodisiac. Excuse me if I seem a little nuts about nutmeg ... But The Compulsive Traveler is also a little obsessive. At Douglaston Spice Estate.... you can pick your own aphrodisiac. Here’s a wonderful combination. Nutmeg and beautiful girls. But what about... Cinnamon or Chocolate? Another celebrated aphrodisiac. Also grown here in Grenada. At the Belmont Estate you see the century-old way chocolate or cocoa beans were prepared for market...by dancing on them in huge copper pots. And this is the way the Big Drum dance, a traditional African Dance was kept alive over the centuries and is still reenacted today. Mix this with the local spices and you get an intoxicating dose of tropical sensuality. From the delicious fresh grilled lobster... To the heady fragrance of the flowers the island pleasures greet you everywhere Here on Carriacou, you see the direct link between spices, sensuality, romance, love and... you guessed it.... marriage. What could be a more perfect place for a wedding? The best part is you don’t have to go anywhere for your honeymoon. It’s all right here. A word of caution: don’t come to Grenada unless you’re prepared to have your passions ignited. (And go easy on the nutmeg.) less

Omodos, Troodos Mountains, Cyprus

Omodos, Troodos Mountains, Cyprus

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Omodos is a small village in the Troodos mountains, the tallest mountain in Cyprus surrounded by luscious valleys. Life in the village has preserved …moreOmodos is a small village in the Troodos mountains, the tallest mountain in Cyprus surrounded by luscious valleys. Life in the village has preserved the charm of older times. less

The Island of Symi, Greece

The Island of Symi, Greece

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Symi is an Island of the Dodecanese close to Rhodes. Symi was noted for its sponges which provided much of its wealth. It attained the height of its …moreSymi is an Island of the Dodecanese close to Rhodes. Symi was noted for its sponges which provided much of its wealth. It attained the height of its prosperity in the mid 19th century, and many of the peculiarly colorful neoclassical mansions covering the slopes near the main city date from that period. less

Discovering Rome Part 2

Discovering Rome Part 2

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The Capitoline Hill is one of the 7 hills of Rome and was the old Roman Citadel. The square was later designed by Michelangelo. The Papal Basilica…moreThe Capitoline Hill is one of the 7 hills of Rome and was the old Roman Citadel. The square was later designed by Michelangelo. The Papal Basilica of Saint Peter in the Vatican is a Late Renaissance church located within Vatican City. Designed principally by Bramante, Michelangelo, Carlo Maderno and Bernini, St Peter's is the most renowned work of Renaissance architecture and remains one of the largest churches in the world. The Appian Way was one of the earliest and strategically most important Roman roads of the ancient republic. It connected Rome to Brindisi, Apulia, in southeast Italy. Its importance is indicated by its common name, recorded by Statius: "the Appian way is the queen of the long roads" Sited along the Appian way, the Catacombs of St Callist were built after AD 150. It takes its name from the deacon Saint Callixtus, who became Pope. The arcades, where more than fifty martyrs and sixteen pontiffs are buried, form part of a complex graveyard that occupies fifteen hectares and is almost twenty km long. less

Discovering Rome Part 1

Discovering Rome Part 1

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. There are over 900 churches in Rome..... St Paul at the Three Fountains is a church dedicated to St Paul the Apostle, at the presumed site of his …more. There are over 900 churches in Rome..... St Paul at the Three Fountains is a church dedicated to St Paul the Apostle, at the presumed site of his martyrdom in Rome. Notable churches to visit are St Paul, Santa maria maggiore and St. John Laterano. The Mausoleum of Hadrian, usually known as the Castel Sant'Angelo, is a towering cylindrical building in Parco Adriano, Rome, Italy. It was initially commissioned by the Roman Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum for himself and his family. The building was later used by the popes as a fortress and castle, and is now a museum. The Colosseum, or the Coliseum, is an elliptical amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy, the largest ever built in the Roman Empire, built of concrete and stone. It is considered one of the greatest works of Roman architecture and Roman engineering. Occupying a site just east of the Roman Forum, its construction started in 72 AD under the emperor Vespasian and was completed in 80 AD under Titus, with further modifications being made during Domitian's reign (81–96). Capable of seating 50,000 spectators the Colosseum was used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles such as mock sea battles, animal hunts, executions, re-enactments of famous battles, and dramas based on Classical mythology. The building ceased to be used for entertainment in the early medieval era. The Arch of Constantine is a triumphal arch in Rome, situated between the Colosseum and the Palatine Hill. It was erected by the Roman Senate to commemorate Constantine I's victory over Maxentius at the Battle of Milvian Bridge on October 28, 312. Dedicated in 315, it is the latest of the existing triumphal arches in Rome. The arch spans the Via Triumphalis, the way taken by the emperors when they entered the city in triumph. The Roman Forum is a rectangular forum (plaza) surrounded by the ruins of several important ancient government buildings at the center of the city of Rome. It was for centuries the center of Roman public life: the site of triumphal processions and elections, venue for public speeches, criminal trials, and gladiatorial matches, and nucleus of commercial affairs. Here statues and monuments commemorated the city's great men. The teeming heart of ancient Rome, it has been called the most celebrated meeting place in the world, and in all history. less

The Island of Rhodes, Greece

The Island of Rhodes, Greece

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The Knights Hospitallers captured and established their headquarters on Rhodes in 1307. They remained there for 2 centuries and built into one of …more The Knights Hospitallers captured and established their headquarters on Rhodes in 1307. They remained there for 2 centuries and built into one of the most fortified cities in Europe. The citadel of Rhodes, is one of the best preserved medieval towns in Europe which in 1988 was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In 1912 Italian troops took the island over with the rest of the Dodecanese Islands, and established an Italian colony which lasted until the end of WWII. The Italians would later demolish the houses that were built on and around the city walls during the Ottoman era. They also reconstructed the Grand Master's Palace. Lyndos is about 55 km south of the town of Rhodes and its fine beaches make it a popular tourist and holiday destination. less

Some Paris landmarks

Some Paris landmarks

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The Hotel de Ville , it has been the location of the municipality of Paris since 1357. It serves multiple functions, housing the local administratio…moreThe Hotel de Ville , it has been the location of the municipality of Paris since 1357. It serves multiple functions, housing the local administration, and the Mayor of Paris. Notre Dame first built in the 12th Century is often reputed to be one of the most prominent examples of Gothic architecture in both France and in Europe as a whole. The École Militaire ,founded by Louis XV in 1750, is a vast complex of buildings housing various military training facilities located in the 7th arrondissement next to the Champ de Mars near the Eiffel Tower. The Eiffel Tower named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the toweras the entrance arch to the 1889 World's Fair, it has become both a global cultural icon of France and one of the most recognizable structures in the world. The tower is the tallest structure in Paris and the most-visited paid monument in the world; 7.1 million people ascended it in 2011. The Musée du Louvre is one of the world's largest museums, the most visited art museum in the world and a historic monument. Nearly 35,000 objects from prehistory to the 19th century are exhibited over an area of 60,600 square metres (652,300 square feet). The Arc de Triomphe is one of the most famous monuments in Paris. It stands in the centre of the Place Charles de Gaulle (originally named Place de l'Étoile), at the western end of the Champs-Élysées. less

Visiting Paphos, Cyprus

Visiting Paphos, Cyprus

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One of the most impressive structures of the early Christian period was the Chrysopolitissa basilica, which survived to the middle of the seventh cen…moreOne of the most impressive structures of the early Christian period was the Chrysopolitissa basilica, which survived to the middle of the seventh century, when it was ransacked during an Arab invasion. The small church of Agia Kyriaki was later built on the same spot, Here is St Paul's Pillar - the spot where the saint is said to have been tied and lashed 40 times on orders given by the then Roman governor. Paphos was a centre of the cult of Aphrodite and of pre-Hellenic fertility deities. Aphrodite's mythical birthplace was on this island as the rock of Aphrodite and the bath attest. One of the loveliest churches in the Pafos area is the six-domed Byzantine church of Agia Paraskevi, in Geroskipou, east of Pafos. Most of the surviving frescoes date back to the 15th century. Ayios Neophytos Monastery is said to have been founded by a Cypriot hermit and writer called Neophytos in the year 1159. Neophytos carved a home for himself out of the mountain rock and it is here that you will find some of the finest frescoes from the Byzantine period dating from the 12th to the 15th century. By the harbour stands Paphos Castle, originally a Byzantine fort built to protect the harbour. It was rebuilt by the Lusignans in the 13th century, less

Visiting the Island of Nisyros, Greece

Visiting the Island of Nisyros, Greece

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Nisyros is a volcanic Greek island and municipality located in the Aegean Sea. It is part of the Dodecanese group of islands next to Turkey. Being so…moreNisyros is a volcanic Greek island and municipality located in the Aegean Sea. It is part of the Dodecanese group of islands next to Turkey. Being so remote it has preserved the feeling and culture of old Greek island life. less

Visiting Nicosia, Cyprus

Visiting Nicosia, Cyprus

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The Pierides Collection covers a wide range of the history and archaeology of Cyprus, from the Early Bronze Age (2500 BC) to the end of the Medieval…moreThe Pierides Collection covers a wide range of the history and archaeology of Cyprus, from the Early Bronze Age (2500 BC) to the end of the Medieval period (sixteenth century). The collection has described by experts as one of the richest in the world in Mycenaean pottery. In 1567, the Venetians who controlled the Island commissioned the design of a 3 mile long new ffortified wall for the city of Nicosia, in order to protect the inhabitants from imminent Ottoman attack. Cyprus Archaeological Museum houses artefacts discovered during numerous excavations on the island. The museum is home to the most extensive collection of Cypriot antiquities in the world and is located on Museum Street in central Nicosia. The Archbishop Palace dates from the 18th century and houses the Byzantine Museum with the largest collection of icons on the island, covering the period from 9th to 18th century. The Famagusta Gate is the largest and most impressive of the three gates of the walls of Nicosia. less

Visiting Limassol Cyprus

Visiting Limassol Cyprus

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Amathus was one of the most ancient royal cities of Cyprus, on the southern coast 6 miles east of Limassol. Limassol Medieval castle was built in…moreAmathus was one of the most ancient royal cities of Cyprus, on the southern coast 6 miles east of Limassol. Limassol Medieval castle was built in the 12th century during the Crusades. The Kolossi castle was built by the Knights of St John who operated a sugar refinery there and had vineyards producing wine for export. less

Larnaca must-see

Larnaca must-see

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The Church of Saint Lazarus is a late-9th century church in Larnaca. It belongs to the Greek Orthodox Church. The Church of Saint Lazarus is name…moreThe Church of Saint Lazarus is a late-9th century church in Larnaca. It belongs to the Greek Orthodox Church. The Church of Saint Lazarus is named for New Testament figure Lazarus of Bethany, the subject of a miracle recounted in the Gospel of John in which Jesus raises him from the dead. According to Orthodox tradition, sometime after the Resurrection of Christ, Lazarus was forced to flee Judea because of rumoured plots on his life and came to Cyprus. There he was appointed by Paul and Barnabas as the first Bishop of Kittim (present-day Larnaca). Some of the icons in the church were painted towards the end of the 18th century The Larnaka District Museum is located near the centre of town. The museum exhibits rare findings from the main Neolothic settlement of Choirokitia less

Athens highlights

Athens highlights

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Piraeus is a port city located within the Athens Urban Area largely developed in the early 5th century BC, when it was selected to serve as the …morePiraeus is a port city located within the Athens Urban Area largely developed in the early 5th century BC, when it was selected to serve as the port city of classical Athens and was transformed into a prototype harbour, concentrating all the import and transit trade of Athens but declined gradually after the 4th century AD, growing once more in the 19th century, especially after Athens' declaration as the capital of Greece. The Parthenon on the Athenian Acropolis is dedicated to the maiden goddess Athena, whom the people of Athens considered their patron. Its construction began in 447 BC when the Athenian Empire was at the height of its power. It was completed in 438 BC, although decoration of the Parthenon continued until 432 BC. It is the most important surviving building of Classical Greece. Its decorative sculptures are considered some of the high points of Greek art. The Parthenon is regarded as an enduring symbol of Ancient Greece and of ancient democracy and one of the world's greatest cultural monuments. The Ancient Agora of Athens or the Forum is the best-known example of an ancient Greek agora, located to the northwest of the Acropolis. The Romans built a Forum during their occupation which is located to the north of the acropolis. In the shadow of the Acropolis, the Plaka is like a village within the city The Plaka is the oldest section of Athens. Most of the streets have been closed to automobile traffic. Although touristy, cafes, restaurants and clubs make this a happening part of the city. less

Nile Cruise: Temple of Dendera

Nile Cruise: Temple of Dendera

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The ship sails north from Luxor to Quina .The ship is the Oberoi Philae, a vessel built in 1996 with 50 luxurious cabins and all amenities. The wond…moreThe ship sails north from Luxor to Quina .The ship is the Oberoi Philae, a vessel built in 1996 with 50 luxurious cabins and all amenities. The wonderfully preserved temple of Dendera is a rare sight to behold. The main temple dedicated to the Goddess Hathor, goddess or pleasure and of love, usually represented as a cow, or a woman with a cow’s head. Its hypostyle hall has towering columns inscribed with hieroglyphs. The massive stone roof is rich with painted reliefs. Under the temple are dark chambers and underground passages. The courtyard has a rare statue of the god Bes the patron of childbirth. less

Assisi a World Heritage Site

Assisi a World Heritage Site

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Assisi, the Basilica of San Francesco and Other Franciscan Sites is an eclectic site that was inscribed on 5 cultural criteria. It got praised as an …moreAssisi, the Basilica of San Francesco and Other Franciscan Sites is an eclectic site that was inscribed on 5 cultural criteria. It got praised as an authentic Umbrian hill town, a sanctuary, for its art and architecture in the Basilica of San Francesco, and for the influence of the Franciscan order in the world. The town, already a sanctuary in Roman times, has been associated with Saint Francis since the 13th century; Assisi was his birthplace, and he founded the Franciscan religious order here in 1208. Unesco declared the Basilica a World Heritage Site. less

Pisa a World Heritage Site

Pisa a World Heritage Site

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Standing in a large green expanse, Piazza del Duomo houses a group of monuments known the world over. These four masterpieces of medieval architectur…moreStanding in a large green expanse, Piazza del Duomo houses a group of monuments known the world over. These four masterpieces of medieval architecture – the cathedral, the baptistry, the campanile (the 'Leaning Tower') and the cemetery – had a great influence on monumental art in Italy from the 11th to the 14th century. Piazza del Duomo has been declared by Unesco a World heritage site. less

Marrakech a World Heritage Site

Marrakech a World Heritage Site

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In Marrakech a visit to the monumental Saadian Tombs is a must. The great Mosque needs to be seen. And then the Medina has some of the best shopping…moreIn Marrakech a visit to the monumental Saadian Tombs is a must. The great Mosque needs to be seen. And then the Medina has some of the best shopping anywhere. The Medina of Marrakesh is an old Islamic capital originating from the 11th century. It is enclosed by 16km of ramparts and gates. The city owes its original splendour to the Almoravide and Almohade dynasties (11th – 13th centuries), who made Marrakech into their capital. But the big story is in Djemaa Elfna, a grand open theater with storytellers, fire eaters, snake-charmers and endless open-air restaurants. Food stalls display the great variety of dishes of Moroccan cuisine. Unesco declared the Medina of Marrakech a World Heritage Site. less

Essaouira a World Heritage Site

Essaouira a World Heritage Site

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Essaouira, an 800 year old Atlantic port with a massive fort and charming café’s and restaurants. The Medina of Essaouira (formerly "Mogador") is …moreEssaouira, an 800 year old Atlantic port with a massive fort and charming café’s and restaurants. The Medina of Essaouira (formerly "Mogador") is an example of a late 18th century fortified town, as transferred to North Africa. SultanSidi Mohamed ben Abdellah decided to build a port that would open Morocco up to the outside world and assist in developing commercial relations with Europe. Unesco declared the Medina of Essaouira a World Heritage Site. less

Fez, a World Heritage Site

Fez, a World Heritage Site

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Fez, was the first Imperial City built in 790 A.D. by Moulay Idriss II. This is the world last surviving Medieval city with great monuments and a …more Fez, was the first Imperial City built in 790 A.D. by Moulay Idriss II. This is the world last surviving Medieval city with great monuments and a sprawling a Medina with the oldest tanneries in the world. The Medina of Fez is a walled city with madrasas, fondouks, mosques and palaces dating from Marinid rule in the 13th–14th centuries. At that period, Fez replaced Marrakesh as the capital of the kingdom. Fez is also known for great shopping in its bustling souks. Unesco declared it a World Heritage site. less

Meknes, a World heritage Site

Meknes, a World heritage Site

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This is the Imperial City of Meknes. Sultan Moulay spared no expense in creating this jewel of a city, building 40 kilometers of walls, an artificial…moreThis is the Imperial City of Meknes. Sultan Moulay spared no expense in creating this jewel of a city, building 40 kilometers of walls, an artificial lake and Bab Mansour, the grandest of all gates in Morocco on the big square which rivals Marrakech with its theatrical events. Over 80 monuments are enlisted, including mosques, medresas, hammams and fondouks. Unesco declared it a World Heritage Site. less

Rabat, a World Heritage Site

Rabat, a World Heritage Site

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“Rabat, modern capital and historic city, a shared heritage” shows different construction phases from the Almohad period (12th century) up to the …more “Rabat, modern capital and historic city, a shared heritage” shows different construction phases from the Almohad period (12th century) up to the present day. The city was substantially modernized by the French from 1912 on, resulting in the Ville Nouvelle. Not to be missed is the great Mohammed V Mausoleum with the Hassan Tower. The Medina with its Andalusian blue walls. The Atlantic beaches are wide and pristine. Unesco declared the historic city a World Heritage Site less

El Jadida, a World Heritage Site

El Jadida, a World Heritage Site

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he Portuguese City of Mazagan (El Jadida) is a port city on the Atlantic coast which was seized in 1502 and subsequently ruled by the Portuguese unti…morehe Portuguese City of Mazagan (El Jadida) is a port city on the Atlantic coast which was seized in 1502 and subsequently ruled by the Portuguese until 1769. It has been acknowledged for its interchange of influences between European and Moroccan cultures. The Portuguese built a citadel here in 1514, and enlarged it into a fortification in 1541. They also constructed 4 churches within the fortification. Remaining buildings from the Portuguese period are the cistern, and the Manueline Church of the Assumption. After the departure of the Portuguese, the city remained uninhabited until the mid-19th century. Unesco declared it a World Heritage Site. less

Volubilis a Roman city in Morocco

Volubilis a Roman city in Morocco

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The Archaeological Site of Volubilis encompasses the remains of a Roman city that was capital of Mauritania Tingitana. It is notable for its high num…moreThe Archaeological Site of Volubilis encompasses the remains of a Roman city that was capital of Mauritania Tingitana. It is notable for its high number of mosaic floors. Also, marble and bronze statues have been found. The site was settled already in the 3rd century BC, before it was annexed by the Romans in about 40 AD. It has a favourable location, due to fertile grounds, for the cultivation of olives. At its heyday, the city probably had 20.000 inhabitants. Most of its large monuments such as the triumphal arch and capitol date from the 2nd and 3rd century AD. Volubilis has been declared by Unesco a World Heritage Site. less

Painted Churches of Cyprus, a World Heritage Site

The Trodos mountains are characterized by one of the largest groups of churches and monasteries of the former Byzantine Empire. The complex of 10 mon…moreThe Trodos mountains are characterized by one of the largest groups of churches and monasteries of the former Byzantine Empire. The complex of 10 monuments included on the World Heritage List, all richly decorated with murals, provides an overview of Byzantine and post-Byzantine painting in Cyprus. The painted churches of the Trodos region have been declared by Unesco a World heritage site. less

San Giminiano, a World Heritage Site

San Giminiano, a World Heritage Site

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San Giminiano is in Tuscany, 56 km south of Florence. The patrician families who controlled the town built around 72 tower-houses (some as high as 15…moreSan Giminiano is in Tuscany, 56 km south of Florence. The patrician families who controlled the town built around 72 tower-houses (some as high as 150 feet) as symbols of their wealth and power. Although only 14 have survived, San Gimignano has retained its feudal atmosphere and appearance. The town also has several masterpieces of 14th- and 15th-century Italian art. Every year a medieval festival takes place through the town. The historic center of San Giminiano has been declared by Unesco a World Heritage Site less

Coirokitia in Cyprus, a World Heritage Site

Coirokitia in Cyprus, a World Heritage Site

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The Neolithic settlement of Choirokoitia, occupied from the 7th to the 4th millennium B.C., is one of the most important prehistoric sites in the eas…moreThe Neolithic settlement of Choirokoitia, occupied from the 7th to the 4th millennium B.C., is one of the most important prehistoric sites in the eastern Mediterranean. Its remains and the finds from the excavations there have thrown much light on the evolution of human society in this key region. Since only part of the site has been excavated, it forms an exceptional archaeological reserve for future study. The settlement has been declared by Unesco a World Heritage Site less

The Trulli of Alberobello, Italy

The Trulli of Alberobello, Italy

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The trulli , limestone dwellings found in the southern region of Puglia mainly in the town of Alberobello are remarkable examples of drywall (mortar…moreThe trulli , limestone dwellings found in the southern region of Puglia mainly in the town of Alberobello are remarkable examples of drywall (mortarless) construction, a prehistoric building technique still in use in this region. The trulli are made of roughly worked limestone boulders collected from neighbouring fields. Characteristically, they feature pyramidal, domed or conical roofs built up of corbelled limestone slabs. The town of Alberobello has been declared by Unesco a World heritage site. less

Castel Del Monte Apulia

Castel Del Monte Apulia

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Castel del Monte in Andria in Apulia is a 13th Century castle and a Unesco World Heritage Site. It stands on a promontory, where it was constructed …moreCastel del Monte in Andria in Apulia is a 13th Century castle and a Unesco World Heritage Site. It stands on a promontory, where it was constructed during the 1240s by the Emperor Frederick II, who had inherited the lands from his mother Constance of Sicily. In the 18th century, the castle's interior marbles and remaining furnishings were removed. It has neither a moat nor a drawbridge and some considered it never to have been intended as a defensive fortress;however, archaeological work has suggested that it originally had a curtain wall. less

Morocco: Scenic Voyage magical Tour

Morocco: Scenic Voyage magical Tour

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Morocco is only 10 miles from Spain and its 3 main gateways Casablanca, Tangiers and Marrakech. Low cost airlines connect them with 2 to 3 hours flig…moreMorocco is only 10 miles from Spain and its 3 main gateways Casablanca, Tangiers and Marrakech. Low cost airlines connect them with 2 to 3 hours flights to major European capitals. Casablanca is a bustling metropolis. Its must-see site is the spectacular King Hasan Mosque built right on the Atlantic coast and the second largest in the world after Mecca. The next stop is Rabat, the present capital of Morocco. Plenty to see. Not to be missed is the great Mohammed V Mausoleum with the Hassan Tower. The Medina with its Andalusian blue walls. The Atlantic beaches are wide and pristine. In 1500 bc The Phoenicians used Asilah it as trading port. the Portuguese came in the 15th century and staid for 300 years leaving military fortification. Its position on the Atlantic makes it a great fishing port. Tangier is an international city on the northern tip of Morocco in direct view of Spain. It has access to both Atlantic and Mediterranean coasts, and is a major cruiseship port. After A circle of writers, artists and Hollywood stars converged to Tangiers after WWII and a made it a fashionable spot. The world came to watch the action from its sidewalk cafes in the medina. Among the luxury hotels in Tangiers is the 5 star Movenpick on the Mediterranean side with luxurious amenities and superb Moroccan cuisine. Moroccan cuisine is very diverse with influences from Berber, Mediterranean and Arab cuisines. Cape Spartel faces the strait of Gilbratar and is considered the northernmost point of the African continent. The Hercules grotto nearby fill up at high tide. The entrance of this mythical place has the shape of an upside map of Africa. Further east on the mediterranean a and Cabo Negro and Martil, cities of endless beaches facing the pristine waters of the Mediterranean. Chefchaouen.is surrounded for miles by olive groves is This is also one of the busiest mountain markets town. The Andalousian architecture of white and blue houses can be found in the kasbah and its gardens, at the center of the medina. This is also a dying and weaving center. The famous djellaba, the long garment worn by the men and women of North Africa, was created here. We stop at the Holy City Of Moulay Idriss where the founder of Islam is buried. His tomb is a pilgrimage site for Muslims. Close by is the beautifully preserved archaeological site of the Roman city of Volubilis. From here on to the Imperial City of Meknes. Sultan Moulay spared no expense in creating this jewel of a city, building 40 kilometers of walls, an artificial lake and Bab Mansour, the grandest of all gates in Morocco on the big square which rivals Marrakech with its theatrical events. Fez, was the first Imperial City built in 790 A.D. by Moulay Idriss II. This is the world last surviving Medieval city with great monuments and a sprawling a Medina with the oldest tanneries in the world. Fez is also known for great shopping in its bustling souks. Great accommodations can be found in the Riads, old historic Moroccan homes converted to Hotels. Fez is the home of Scenic Voyages one of the premier travel agencies in Morocco serving all travel from Europe and the US . The drive to the Sahara is 300 miles over the dramatic Atlas Mountains. Here great Moroccan specialties like tagine and cous cous can be tasted in restaurants along the mountains. Erfoud is the beginning of the Sahara. Great empty spaces populated by camels with occasional encampments of nomadic people. A four wheel drive is necessary to get to the the sand dunes of Merzouga. Overnight in a Berber Bivouac sleeping under the stars in the desert. sunrise comes while gliding on camelback on the golden sands of the Sahara . This is truly Spectacular. And a big surprise is the luxurious Breakfast at the bivouac. We drive to Zagora in the Dra Valley at the edge of the desert surrounded by oasis and Casbahs like Tifoultoute, ancient fortified towns still inhabited today Ouarzazate has the sprawling and impressive Atlas Film Studios where Gladiator and Kundun were filmed. In Marrakech a visit to the monumental Saadian Tombs is a must. The great Mosque needs to be seen. And then the Medina has some of the best shopping anywhere.. But the big story is in Djemaa Elfna, a grand open theater with storytellers, fire eaters, snake-charmers and endless open-air restaurants. Food stalls display the great variety of dishes of Moroccan cuisine. Taroudant is an ancient city in the south with the feel of an old market town. Local women grind a nut with healing properties called argan used to make cosmetic creams. Taroudant with its rug weaving and crafts tradition is a great shopping stop. Agadir is a resort town on the southern Atlantic with beaches that go on forever and endless luxury hotels. It is also one of the busiest fishing ports in North Africa, Next stop Essaouira, an 800 year old Atlantic port with a massive fort and charming café’s and restaurants. El Jadida with beautiful Atlantic beaches was a Portuguese settlement from the 15th to the 18th century and it is heavily surrounded by fortified walls. Last stop back in Casablanca. This hectic city slows down on the week-end and this is the last chance to experience the relaxed Moroccan way of life before returning home. Air travel courtesy of Royal Air Morocco Travel co-ordination courtesy of the Moroccan Tourist Board Morocco is a great and safe destination for students, families and meeting planners. www.scenicvoyage.com/ less

El Poble Espanyol, Barcelona, Spain

El Poble Espanyol, Barcelona, Spain

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El Poble Espanyol is one of Barcelona's most fascinating attractions. Built for the 1929 World Expo as an authentic walled village, it replicates the…moreEl Poble Espanyol is one of Barcelona's most fascinating attractions. Built for the 1929 World Expo as an authentic walled village, it replicates the best of Spain's different architectural styles and all its regions. You'll find top artisan workshops, restaurants, museums, music, events and a wonderful Treasure Hunt for children. Its cobbled streets and plazas are free of cars making it ideal for family outings. Enjoy a fantastic view of Barcelona from its Sculpture Garden. El Poble Espanyol is a wonderful way to obtain a taste of Spain -- all in one day! less

Vanessa presents Cyprus - destination of the month

Vanessa presents Cyprus: Where is Cyprus? It looks hidden in the Mediterranean. But it has been famous for 2 thousand years. Did you know Cleopatr…moreVanessa presents Cyprus: Where is Cyprus? It looks hidden in the Mediterranean. But it has been famous for 2 thousand years. Did you know Cleopatra used to come here because she loved the beaches and its balmy weather? Today Brits and Russians still crowd its beaches. But there are plenty of other things to do and see. Take the city of Paphos for instance. The beautiful 4 star Almyra Hotel is built right on the water . Here you can get a massage and look at the medieval castle from the days of the Crusades right across the harbour. Take this church from the 13th century. St Paul was chained to this pillar and flogged for preaching Christianity. I get goosebumps just thinking about it. You can walk to the archeological city which became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980. Here rich Romans built their villas with great mosaics on the floor. Look carefully at these people drinking wine…. Sun and breezes means grapes and those Romans loved Cyprus wine. It’s vintage time and OLYMPUS winery in the Trodos mountains is busy picking grapes. South of Paphos is the Rock of Aphrodite, where according to legend Aphrodite the goddess of love sprung out of the water. In Limassol the famous Crusader Knights built this castle in the middle of vineyards, A thousand years ago they produced a dessert wine called Commanderia still enjoyed today. Here it is also wine festival time, where wineries from all over Cyprus come to pitch their wines. Cyprus although a very small island ranks 37th in wine production in the world. Going East are great beaches and sports activities Then some culture, visiting these grottos carved in the rocks where monks used to live and pray. Wow! Keo is a major winery producing world class wines. Finally, time to relax on endless beaches and secluded coves… Cleopatra was right! Cyprus is a magical place! You can visit our sponsors websites and enjoy foods and wines from Cyprus by ordering from their US distributors. And if you have time for a vacation you can book a trip right here. www.visitcyprus.com less

Croatia Wine Tour Part 2

Croatia Wine Tour Part 2

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Pula was an administrative center of Istria since Roman times and the roman arena still stands as a sign of old roman glory. And an old culinary trad…morePula was an administrative center of Istria since Roman times and the roman arena still stands as a sign of old roman glory. And an old culinary traditions which shows in its great markets. Valsabbion is a sophisticated boutique hotel and a much awarded restaurant with very innovative cuisine both in content and presentation. Down toward the central region of Licka are the Plitvize lakes. Surrounded by 3 mountains feeding the lakes this world heritage site is a grand collection of amazing waterfalls and 16 lakes known for their unusual changing colors colors ranging from blue to aqua to turquoise Then through the ancient village of Mlinize with looks to have stepped out right out of the Middle Ages. Nearby in Kuterevo in the Licka region there is a shelter for bear cubs run by volunteers and worth a visit. The peninsual of Primosten is one of the most photogenic places on the Adriatic. This is also a rich wine country. Further south is Trogir a World Heritage site with great architecture and the feeling of having stepped right into the Renaissance. Split is another World heritage site with a very old history: it has an amazing old city built inside the huge palace built by on Roman Emperors’ Diocletian. Split is a lively city with large markets and great outdoor life Ston was a small town built to defend nearby Dubrovnik and its 5 kilometers wall it has the longest fortiefied walls in Europe. Ston is also the center of oyster growing in Dalmatia. Freshness does not come any closer. Korchula is another spectacular island settled since Neolithic time Its most famous citizen Marco Polo is supposed to have been born here. The Matusko winery is right outside Dubrovnik and it produces excellent full bodied reds like Dingac and Plavac. And then there is Dubrovnik . This is the city of all cities a fortress town a port a living museum the jewel of the Adriatic with great beaches history and a feel of having entered a magic place. less

Croatia Wine Tour Part 1

Croatia Wine Tour Part 1

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Zagreb is a bustling modern city with a thousand year history. The 20th century blends without effort with its great buildings and monuments from the…moreZagreb is a bustling modern city with a thousand year history. The 20th century blends without effort with its great buildings and monuments from the 17th 18th and 19th century. Samobor is where people from Zagreb come to relax. The town with its beautifully preserved medieval plan looks almost unreal. When here must try the famous aperitif called Bermet and its very special custard cake which the people of Samobor claim has no calories. 30 minutes from Zagreb is a small winery called Korak. The family has been in the wine business for centuries. The current winery has been producing superior wines for 20 years Rieslings and Sauvignons are exceptional. Opatje is a popular Summer and Winter resort on the Adriatic. The emperor of Austria loved this place. It was the Austrian nobility favorite spot in the 19th centuries and it shows. This place is all about indulging and pampering. Motuvun is an old medieval town on top of a hill is in the heart of Istria. Population 500 tradition lives on in Motuvun. In Li’vade there is an outstanding restaurant called Zigante, the cathedral of the Istrian truffle . The Chef prepares a pasta with black truffles, the Summer variety. A white truffle found by Zigante is in the Guinness Book of Records. And of course the store is all about …what else? Great food needs great olive oil. In Buje one can taste what has been a specialty of Istria for centuries: the many varieties of olive oil. In Brtonigla is Astarea one can taste traditional recipes of Istrian grandmothers prepared to perfection by loving traditional hands In the rich wine country of Umag, is another outstanding winery: Kabola with its awarded wines like Malvasia and Grey Pinot. Fusion spa in the hotel Melia has experts from Thailand and India practicing a range of sophisticated massages from Thai to Ayruvedic, to Tibetan Chi Nei Tsang massage In Umag another major winery: Coronica . The wines of Istria are shaped by the red soil rich in iron and the salty sea air. Coronica uses no fertilizers and focuses on its native grapes producing mostly Malvasia for whites and Teran red. Rovinj is a beautiful Adriatic town with a beautiful harbor and a charming an old town which owes its goods looks to the long presence of the Venetians. With a big influx of tourists from nearby Italy and northern Europe it has great hotels and restaurants. less

The Dolce Vita Journeys

The Dolce Vita Journeys

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A sizzler for a 6 X 30' TV series Imagine traditions that have been unchanged for 5,000 years. Where food and wine give way to art and culture. …moreA sizzler for a 6 X 30' TV series Imagine traditions that have been unchanged for 5,000 years. Where food and wine give way to art and culture. Watch men and women engaged in a ritual year after year to bring forth and nurture the best grapes the Earth can grow. Watch as they pick, crush, and ferment this precious juice until all their labors come to fruition. Watch Michelin chefs and humble cooks pick the freshest products of their regions and follow them as they create dishes that will titillate the senses and awaken every taste bud. Finally watch how chefs and sommeliers marry the food to the perfect wines to create magical communal experiences at the table. Wine and food are about family, culture and history. Meet a Tuscan who embodies it all, to the hilt. And in the castle restaurant the baron highlights his wines with innovative Tuscan dishes. 2,500 years ago The Romans built a column at the end of the Appian way in Brindisi. Winemaker Rubino tells us why the Romans loved the wines of Apulia made from Negroamaro grapes still grown exclusively here. His chef works hand-in-hand with the winemaker. You will learn about the secretive and fascinating world of truffles. You will learn why some wines acquire personality. How to identify a great red. You’ll get great tasting tips from great sommeliers. You will learn why wine comes first, food second and not the other way around. You will learn the fundamentals of pairing. In season 1 we’ll visit Tuscany, Piedmont, Umbria, Apulia, Croatia, and Napa. Journey with us through medieval towns, waterfront villages, ancient and new towns in the Mediterranean and America to experience the culture and lifestyles of the people making magic in the cellars and the kitchens. The Dolce Vita Journeys. Informative. Inspiring. Intoxicating. less

Croatia by Niko Bulic

Croatia by Niko Bulic

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Niko Bulic is the Director of Tourism of the Croatian National Tourist Board. Here he presents clearly the many reasons why Croatia is one of the pre…moreNiko Bulic is the Director of Tourism of the Croatian National Tourist Board. Here he presents clearly the many reasons why Croatia is one of the preferred destinations for Americans and Europeans alike. less

ISLAND HOPPING IN SOUTHERN JAPAN

ISLAND HOPPING IN SOUTHERN JAPAN

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ISLAND HOPPING IN SOUTHERN JAPAN Soak in the spirit of traditional Japan with Iris Brooks and Jon H. Davis of Northern Lights Studio. Discover cul…moreISLAND HOPPING IN SOUTHERN JAPAN Soak in the spirit of traditional Japan with Iris Brooks and Jon H. Davis of Northern Lights Studio. Discover cultural highlights and spectacular landscapes on southern Kyushu, Okinawa, Kumejima, and Yakushima in an island- hopping adventure. less

Michoacan

Michoacan

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Michoacan has great colonial cities and spectacular natural events. In Sierra Chincua 40 million butterflies wake up in Spring and mate! Morelia…moreMichoacan has great colonial cities and spectacular natural events. In Sierra Chincua 40 million butterflies wake up in Spring and mate! Morelia is a UNESCO World Heritage site with fun social life. At Villa Montana’ spa compulsive travelers can de-stress with a chocolate bath. Anyone looking for a mate hangs an image of St Anthony upside down at El Miguelito restaurant until a mate is found. Mating is on everone's mind in Michoacan. In Pazcuaro Mario spends 2 years to finish a bowl the way the ancients made them and sells it for $5,000! Giant turtles travel thousands of miles to the Michoacan Pacific coast to mate. At night we follow them laying the eggs and hatchlings returning to the sea with the moon pointing them to the water. less

Luxury Wine Tour of Croatia

Luxury Wine Tour of Croatia

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Zagreb is a bustling modern city with a thousand year history. The 20th century blends without effort with its great buildings and monuments from the…moreZagreb is a bustling modern city with a thousand year history. The 20th century blends without effort with its great buildings and monuments from the 17th 18th and 19th century. Samobor is where people from Zagreb come to relax. The town with its beautifully preserved medieval plan looks almost unreal. When here must try the famous aperitif called Bermet and its very special custard cake which the people of Samobor claim has no calories. 30 minutes from Zagreb is a small winery called Korak. The family has been in the wine business for centuries. The current winery has been producing superior wines for 20 years Rieslings and Sauvignons are exceptional. Opatje is a popular Summer and Winter resort on the Adriatic. The emperor of Austria loved this place. It was the Austrian nobility favorite spot in the 19th centuries and it shows. This place is all about indulging and pampering. Motuvun is an old medieval town on top of a hill is in the heart of Istria. Population 500 tradition lives on in Motuvun. In Li’vade there is an outstanding restaurant called Zigante, the cathedral of the Istrian truffle . The Chef prepares a pasta with black truffles, the Summer variety. A white truffle found by Zigante is in the Guinness Book of Records. And of course the store is all about …what else? Great food needs great olive oil. In Buje one can taste what has been a specialty of Istria for centuries: the many varieties of olive oil. In Brtonigla is Astarea one can taste traditional recipes of Istrian grandmothers prepared to perfection by loving traditional hands In the rich wine country of Umag, is another outstanding winery: Kabola with its awarded wines like Malvasia and Grey Pinot. Fusion spa in the hotel Melia has experts from Thailand and India practicing a range of sophisticated massages from Thai to Ayruvedic, to Tibetan Chi Nei Tsang massage In Umag another major winery: Coronica . The wines of Istria are shaped by the red soil rich in iron and the salty sea air. Coronica uses no fertilizers and focuses on its native grapes producing mostly Malvasia for whites and Teran red. Rovinj is a beautiful Adriatic town with a beautiful harbor and a charming an old town which owes its goods looks to the long presence of the Venetians. With a big influx of tourists from nearby Italy and northern Europe it has great hotels and restaurants Pula was an administrative center of Istria since Roman times and the roman arena still stands as a sign of old roman glory. And an old culinary traditions which shows in its great markets. Valsabbion is a sophisticated boutique hotel and a much awarded restaurant with very innovative cuisine both in content and presentation. Down toward the central region of Licka are the Plitvize lakes. Surrounded by 3 mountains feeding the lakes this world heritage site is a grand collection of amazing waterfalls and 16 lakes known for their unusual changing colors colors ranging from blue to aqua to turquoise Then through the ancient village of Mlinize with looks to have stepped out right out of the Middle Ages. Nearby in Kuterevo in the Licka region there is a shelter for bear cubs run by volunteers and worth a visit. The peninsual of Primosten is one of the most photogenic places on the Adriatic. This is also a rich wine country. Further south is Trogir a World Heritage site with great architecture and the feeling of having stepped right into the Renaissance. Split is another World heritage site with a very old history: it has an amazing old city built inside the huge palace built by on Roman Emperors’ Diocletian. Split is a lively city with large markets and great outdoor life Ston was a small town built to defend nearby Dubrovnik and its 5 kilometers wall it has the longest fortiefied walls in Europe. Ston is also the center of oyster growing in Dalmatia. Freshness does not come any closer. Korchula is another spectacular island settled since Neolithic time Its most famous citizen Marco Polo is supposed to have been born here. The Matusko winery is right outside Dubrovnik and it produces excellent full bodied reds like Dingac and Plavac. And then there is Dubrovnik . This is the city of all cities a fortress town a port a living museum the jewel of the Adriatic with great beaches history and a feel of having entered a magic place. less

Bridge on River Kwai

Bridge on River Kwai

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The Bridge on the River Kwai, (made famous by the omonymous film with Alec Guinness and William Holden and which won 7 Academy Awards in 1957) was a…moreThe Bridge on the River Kwai, (made famous by the omonymous film with Alec Guinness and William Holden and which won 7 Academy Awards in 1957) was a key strategic element for the Japanese war effort during WWII. The Japanese needed to build a railroad in record time between Thailand and India a and they used their war prisoners to do it. Construction of the Thailand-Burma Railway began on September 16, 1942. The Railway, was to transport 3,000 tons of supplies per day to the frontline troops in Burma. Much of it required high bridges cut through mountains and jungle. The human cost was incredibly high. The railway operated for just 21 months before it was crippled by Allied weapons, The train runs daily between Kanchanaburi and the current terminus at Nam Tok going over the bridge and passing over the equally impressive Wampo Viaduct, also built by prisoners of war. 61,000 Allied prisoners of war are believed to have labored on the railway under impossible conditions, including 30,000 British, 18,000 Dutch, 13,000 Australian, and 700 American soldiers. 16,000 of those troops died, many of them from diseases like cholera, beri beri, malaria, and typhoid, Another 200,000 Asian laborers, mostly Thai, were forced to work on the railway. More than 80,000 lost their lives. less

Morocco: Oussaden Magical Tour

Morocco: Oussaden Magical Tour

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7 hours from New York is Casablanca, a bustling metropolis. Its must-see site is the spectacular King Hasan Mosque built right on the Atlantic coa…more 7 hours from New York is Casablanca, a bustling metropolis. Its must-see site is the spectacular King Hasan Mosque built right on the Atlantic coast and the second largest in the world after Mecca. The next stop is Rabat, the present capital of Morocco. Plenty to see. Not to be missed is the great Mohammed V Mausoleum with the Hassan Tower. The Medina with its Andalusian blue walls. The Atlantic beaches are wide and pristine. In 1500 bc The Phoenicians used Asilah it as trading port. the Portuguese came in the 15th century and staid for 300 years leaving military fortification. Its position on the Atlantic makes it a great fishing port. Tangier is an international city on the northern tip of Morocco in direct view of Spain. It has access to both Atlantic and Mediterranean coasts, and is a major cruiseship port. After A circle of writers, artists and Hollywood stars converged to Tangiers after WWII and a made it a fashionable spot. The world came to watch the action from its sidewalk cafes in the medina. Among the luxury hotels in Tangiers is the 5 star Movenpick on the Mediterranean side with luxurious amenities and superb Moroccan cuisine. Moroccan cuisine is very diverse with influences from Berber, Mediterranean and Arab cuisines. Cape Spartel faces the strait of Gilbratar and is considered the northernmost point of the African continent. The Hercules grotto nearby fill up at high tide. The entrance of this mythical place has the shape of an upside map of Africa. Further east on the mediterranean a and Cabo Negro and Martil, cities of endless beaches facing the pristine waters of the Mediterranean. Chefchaouen.is surrounded for miles by olive groves is This is also one of the busiest mountain markets town. The Andalousian architecture of white and blue houses can be found in the kasbah and its gardens, at the center of the medina. This is also a dying and weaving center. The famous djellaba, the long garment worn by the men and women of North Africa, was created here. We stop at the Holy City Of Moulay Idriss where the founder of Islam is buried. His tomb is a pilgrimage site for Muslims. Close by is the beautifully preserved archaeological site of the Roman city of Volubilis. From here on to the Imperial City of Meknes. Sultan Moulay spared no expense in creating this jewel of a city, building 40 kilometers of walls, an artificial lake and Bab Mansour, the grandest of all gates in Morocco on the big square which rivals Marrakech with its theatrical events. Fez, was the first Imperial City built in 790 A.D. by Moulay Idriss II. This is the world last surviving Medieval city with great monuments and a sprawling a Medina with the oldest tanneries in the world. Fez is also known for great shopping in its bustling souks. Great accommodations can be found in the Riads, old historic Moroccan homes converted to Hotels. Fez is the home of Oussaden tours one of the premier travel agencies in Morocco with office in Fez and New York The drive to the Sahara is 300 miles over the dramatic Atlas Mountains. Here great Moroccan specialties like tagine and cous cous can be tasted in restaurants along the mountains. Erfoud is the beginning of the Sahara. Great empty spaces populated by camels with occasional encampments of nomadic people. A four wheel drive is necessary to get to the the sand dunes of Merzouga. Overnight in a Berber Bivouac sleeping under the stars in the desert. sunrise comes while gliding on camelback on the golden sands of the Sahara . This is truly Spectacular. And a big surprise is the luxurious Breakfast at the bivouac. We drive to Zagora in the Dra Valley at the edge of the desert surrounded by oasis and Casbahs like Tifoultoute, ancient fortified towns still inhabited today Ouarzazate has the sprawling and impressive Atlas Film Studios where Gladiator and Kundun were filmed. In Marrakech a visit to the monumental Saadian Tombs is a must. The great Mosque needs to be seen. And then the Medina has some of the best shopping anywhere.. But the big story is in Djemaa Elfna, a grand open theater with storytellers, fire eaters, snake-charmers and endless open-air restaurants. Food stalls display the great variety of dishes of Moroccan cuisine. Taroudant is an ancient city in the south with the feel of an old market town. Local women grind a nut with healing properties called argan used to make cosmetic creams. Taroudant with its rug weaving and crafts tradition is a great shopping stop. Agadir is a resort town on the southern Atlantic with beaches that go on forever and endless luxury hotels. It is also one of the busiest fishing ports in North Africa, Next stop Essaouira, an 800 year old Atlantic port with a massive fort and charming café’s and restaurants. El Jadida with beautiful Atlantic beaches was a Portuguese settlement from the 15th to the 18th century and it is heavily surrounded by fortified walls. Last stop back in Casablanca. This hectic city slows down on the week-end and this is the last chance to experience the relaxed Moroccan way of life before returning home. Oussaden Tours provides guaranteed escorted tours, private tours and Jewish heritage tours and excursions from any main city in Morocco Contact: www.oussadentours.com info@oussadentours.com less

Tuscany Luxury Wine Tour Part 2

Tuscany Luxury Wine Tour Part 2

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Authentic Italian cowboys, tending to the cattle farms that produce the renown Florentine steak have been a tradition in Maremma, Western Tuscany. …moreAuthentic Italian cowboys, tending to the cattle farms that produce the renown Florentine steak have been a tradition in Maremma, Western Tuscany. Near Grosseto in the South is the Saturnia Resort and Spa whose thermal waters have been known known since Roman times. The moisturizing thermal plankton is the active ingredient. The Thyrrhenian Coast is rugged and beautiful. The Pellicano, a five star luxury resort has villas hidden in the cliff overlooking a secluded bay near trendy Porto Ercole.The cuisine is also 5 star run by a Michel awarded chef. The Coast is also home to glamorous wineries which in the race to stand out among the competition have contracted famous architects to design their headquarters. Like Rocca di Frassinello in Zavorrano a partnership with Les Domaines Baron de Rothschild-Lafite designed by Renzo Piano. The winery as a cathedral. And the Petra Winery in Suvereto designed by Mario Botta. L’Andana co-owned by Chef Alain Ducasses is another five star resort in Castiglione della Pescaia. It also raises cattle on its 1000 acres Estate. The Bolgheri area is known for wineries like Grattamacco, making “Supertuscans”, higher quality wines made from Sangiovese, Merlot and Shiraz. San Giminiano the walled Medieval city in the province of Siena holds regular Medieval festivals and re-enactments. The next resort is Borgo di Colleoli near Palaia built entirely around a medieval castle and carefully restored. It ha san innovative Tuscan kitchen and an extensive wine cellar. Pisa: beyond the leaning tower lies an historic city with great churches, monumento and charming piazzas. Bagni di Lucca was known for its thermal bath since Etruscan and Roman times. The mountain community and spa by the same name are hidden in the hills surrounding Lucca. Lucca is not to be missed. Home to composer Giacomo Puccini it is an historical city with sophisticated dining, great markets and vibrant night life. Cantine Bernardini, housed in a 16th century palazzo owned by the Bernardini family, is a Lucca landmark serving local specialties and wines. Several wineries are scattered in the hills surrounding the town. In Montecarlo we find the awarded winery Montechiari producing excellent reds on its 20 acres estate. less

A colonial mansion in Merida

A colonial mansion in Merida

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Merida, founded by the Spaniards in 1542 is the oldest city in the Americas with splendid historical palaces and plazas. It is 80 miles from Chichen…moreMerida, founded by the Spaniards in 1542 is the oldest city in the Americas with splendid historical palaces and plazas. It is 80 miles from Chichen Itza, one of the most impressive Mayan cities. In the 19th century the sisal boom created enormous wealth. In 1900 there were more millionaires in Merida than in Paris. The wealth spurred the construction of mansions all over the city. When nylon replaced sisal in 1930 the economy collapsed, houses were abandoned and fell apart. In the last ten years visitors from Northamerica and Europe have been buying them and restoring them to their original splendor like this mansion in the center of town. less

LANZAROTE, CANARY ISLANDS: THE ART OF CESAR MANRIQUE

LANZAROTE, CANARY ISLANDS: THE ART OF CESAR MANRIQUE

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The alluring paradise of Lanzarote in the Spanish archipelago of the Canary Islands offers stunning views as well as intriguing art, architecture, an…moreThe alluring paradise of Lanzarote in the Spanish archipelago of the Canary Islands offers stunning views as well as intriguing art, architecture, and wind sculptures. Join Iris Brooks and Jon H. Davis of Northern Lights Studio as they explore this intriguing island off the northwest coast of Africa. Visit www.NLScreativemedia.com less

EXPLORING MADRID: THE PASEO DEL PRADO ARTS DISTRICT

EXPLORING MADRID: THE PASEO DEL PRADO ARTS DISTRICT

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Four major museums, a world-class botanical garden, and culinary delicacies whet one’s appetite through this enticing taste of the alluring arts dist…moreFour major museums, a world-class botanical garden, and culinary delicacies whet one’s appetite through this enticing taste of the alluring arts district of the Paseo del Prado in Madrid. Join Iris Brooks and Jon H. Davis of Northern Lights Studio as they explore Spain’s vibrant capital city in a cultural feast for all the senses. less

Ny Harbor History

Ny Harbor History

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Kevin and Sue McCarthy take you on a tour of New York City Harbor and give you an entertaining history of the "Big Apple" and how it got it's name

Times Square New York

Times Square New York

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Kevin and Sue McCarthy take you to New York's Time Square for quick history of this world wide attraction

The ceramics of Nicola Fasano

The ceramics of Nicola Fasano

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We are in Puglia at the heel of Italy. This is a land rich with tradition, history and art. In the town of Grottaglie we find that the ceramic tra…moreWe are in Puglia at the heel of Italy. This is a land rich with tradition, history and art. In the town of Grottaglie we find that the ceramic tradition brought to this area by the Greeks in the second century BC is still alive today. In fact Grottaglie, because of its large clay deposits, has been an uninterrupted center of ceramic production until today. And the contemporary master ceramist is Nicola Fasano. An ancestor of his, Francesco Nicola opened a ceramic store in Grottagle in 1623. These figures are inspired by the baroque ceramics of that period. But there is more. The Fasano workshop has been using an ancient oven but no one knew how old until an archeologists did some research. VO: The analysis done with carbon 14 has revealed that this oven dates back to 2,400 years ago. Generations of Fasanos have passed on their knowledge to their descendants. Today they have 30 ceramists, designers, modelers and enamelers , among the most talented in the field producing. ceramics known for their high quality and stylish design. Their work is now seen in the most prestigious stores and museums around the world. 18 generations of Fasanos have proven that by sticking passionately to their craft they can survive and thrive for centuries in an uncertain world of short lived fads. www.fasanocnf.it less

EXPLORING PALAU, MICRONESIA: RAINBOW'S END

EXPLORING PALAU, MICRONESIA: RAINBOW'S END

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Join us as we explore pristine waters and traditional culture in the Republic of Palau. It's an idyllic, equatorial archipelago of islands located i…moreJoin us as we explore pristine waters and traditional culture in the Republic of Palau. It's an idyllic, equatorial archipelago of islands located in the western most corner of Micronesia. Discover this hidden gem, a mecca for adventurous divers, savvy travelers, and Survivor fans. less

Cambodia - Temples of Angkor

Cambodia - Temples of Angkor

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Theres around 1000 Khmer Era Temples around the Angkor Area, just outside Siem Reap in Cambodia. Heres just a few of them. In order they are - Angk…moreTheres around 1000 Khmer Era Temples around the Angkor Area, just outside Siem Reap in Cambodia. Heres just a few of them. In order they are - Angkor Wat. Banteay Srei (The Pink Temple) Pimenakas Baphoun Bayon (Four Faces Temple) Ta Prohm (The Jungle Temple) less

Luxury Wine Tour of Umbria

Luxury Wine Tour of Umbria

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Umbria , untouched by mass tourism , has preserved the magic of its past and the richness of its tradition. Etruscans and Romans made wine here 2,500…moreUmbria , untouched by mass tourism , has preserved the magic of its past and the richness of its tradition. Etruscans and Romans made wine here 2,500 years ago. Today on this magical Luxury wine tour you’ll meet the great winemakers continuing the great tradition, its great chefs and the great artists of its past. Your trip start in the middle of stunning vineyards outside Perugia at the luxurious Borgo Brufa resort Set in a highly panoramic position . The Goretti estate has its wine tastings in an imposing 14th Century tower , symbol of the winery. Outstanding wines are the L’Arringatore and their awarded Sagrantino grown in Montefalco. Taste the wines with a lunch al fresco with great views of Perugia. Starting from its central square with the cathedral, the Palace of the notaries and Fontana maggiore Perugia will stun you with its perfect Renaissance architecture. At the Hotel 3 Vaselle owned by the lungarotti family Multi-award Chef Domenico D’Imperio holds his Umbrian Cooking Lessons.here he show show to make classic Frascarelli with tomato sauce and basil, You’ll visit the Lungarotti winery, a pioneer in winemaking in Umbria. The winery founded in the 60’s by Giorgio Lungarotti is run today by 3 Lungarotti sisters. taste its excellent , Rubesco Riserva , The Wine museum run by the Lungarotti Foundation is a history lesson on the making and drinking of wine with a world class collection of art works ranging from ancient books to ceramics. The Sportoletti brothers own 40 acres on the hills of Spello and Assisi Taste their great Assisi rosso and taste the food prepared by mrs sportoletti or the Villa Fidelia Bianco Assisi is a dazzling city that will draw you into an enchanted time warp experience. It has managed to preserved most of its medieval buildings andUnesco declared it a World Heritage site. Frescoes by Giottos adorn the Basilica of St Francis of Assisi. you’ll stay at the Roccafiore Luxury Resort Right across from beautiful todi This is a rich and comfortable rural farm house with its own winery where youll taste their Rosso Sangiovese.and a cuisine thats a blend of home made and sophistication. Cantina Peppucci is is a small family business housed in the 13th Century St Antimo Abbey in a spectacular settino and considered one of the most fascinating architectural jewels of Medieval Umbria Taste their excellent Petroro Red, Montorsolo Grechetto di Todi, Alter Ego Red. Visit Mr Todini’s winery and Taste the superb Nero della Cervara then have lunch at his resort with great views of Colli Martani. Todi is another medieval jewel. The Captain’s palace and the Prior’s Palace face the sloping main square, one of the most picturesque in Italy. Todi is regularly used as a film set. Taste the simple foods of Umbria whose ingredients and preparation have remained traditional and flavours are brought out singing with their wines to in perfect harmony. Orvieto’s wine history runs thu history from the Etruscan in 7th century bc. To the magnificent medieval cathedral from the 12th century with carvings of vines on its front Inside enjoy great frescoes by fra angelico and signorelli You’ll be staying at Locanda Palazzone, a 13th century palazzo turned luxury resort surrounded by vynyards with great views of Orvieto.. It is owned by Giovanni and Ludovico Dubini who also own the attached winery . They are the only producers who age Orvieto Taste their great food and wines like Terre Vineate, campo del Guardiano. Owned by enologist brothers Enzo and Riccardo Cotarella the Falesco estate is home to great experimentation with old vinesTop wines are. Vitiano and Ferentano. Wine was grown on the Decugnano Hills since the 13th century. Decugnano dei Barbi makes a unique sparkling wine for which they are famous and ages it in cellars exavated in the lava rock. Taste the brut Decugnano Pinot Nero and have lunch al fresco around the pool. Castello della sala owned by the antinoris is a 1000 acres estate centered on a restored Medieval Castle built in the 14th Century, The castle’s tasting room feels like Henry the VIII could come in any time. Among their top wine is Cervaro della Sala.Tasting: Cervaro della Sala, , Muffato della Sala, e Pinot Nero Sagrantino is exclusively grown in the Montefalco and Bevagna area by no more than 20 growers. Marco Capri is one of the architects of its success . In the 1970’s Caprai took an ancient dessert wine and experimenting with the vine created the first Sagrantino red. Top wine is its a warded Sagrantino Collepiano. Wines: Sagrantino di Montefalco DOCG, Sagrantino di Montefalco Collepiano DOCG, Montefalco Rosso DOC, Grecante Grechetto Colli Martini DOC In the midst of Montefalco’s main square the enoteca Alchimista is true to its name concoting inimagined flavours out of classic umbrian recipes. In Montefalco visit the St. Francis Church and its remarkable frescoes by Benozzo Gozzoli. Paolo Bea’s family roots in Montefalco go back to the 1500’s.The small, still artisanal production focuses on organic farming barring chemicals in the vinyard. Wines tasting: Sagrantino di Montefalco DOCG, Montefalco Rosso Riserva DOC St Chiara, Rosso de Veo, , Montefalco DOC Rosso. Meet Salvatore Denaro,a chef who grows all of his own food, does not have a menu and parties every night with his patrons. A true fellinian character and an unforgettable experience. Copyright Christina Tours, LLC less

Umbria Wine Tour promo

Umbria Wine Tour promo

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Umbria , untouched by mass tourism , has preserved the magic and richness of its past. So Let iexplore guide you on this magical Luxury wine tour wh…moreUmbria , untouched by mass tourism , has preserved the magic and richness of its past. So Let iexplore guide you on this magical Luxury wine tour where you’ll meet the great winemakers, the great chefs and the great artists of this land…. Your trip start in the middle of stunning vineyards right outside Perugia at the luxurious start Borgo Brufa resort. Tasting at the Goretti winery is in their 14th century tower where you’ll drink their colliperugini and sagrantino and have lunch in full view of Perugia. Perugia will stun you with its perfect renaissance architecture. Chef Imperio will introduce you to Umbrian cooking at his cooking school. You’ll visit Lungarotti, a pioneer in winemaking in Umbria and taste its excellent Rubesco. You’ll love its world class wine museum. Taste Sportoletti great red Assisi Rosso. Assisi is a dazzling city that will draw you into an enchanted time warp experience. Right across from beautiful Todi you’ll stay at the Roccafiore Luxury Resort with its own winery and a cuisine that is a blend of home made and sophistication. At Cantina Peppucci housed in a 13th century abbey you’ll taste their excellent Petroro Red. Taste the superb Nero della Cervara with Mr Todini then have lunch at his resort with a view. Todi is so picturesque it feels like a movie set. Taste the simple foods of Umbria where ingredients and preparation have remained traditional and flavours are brought out singing with their wines to in perfect harmony. Orvieto’s wine history goes back to the Etruscan and the cathedral carvings of vines from the 13th century bear witness to this tradition. You’ll be staying at Locanda Palazzone owned by the Dubini brothers is a 13th century palazzo turned into a luxry resort surrounded by vineyards. The brothers make superb whites like Terre Vineate. Decugnano dei Barbi makes a unique Decugnano brut and ages it in cellar exacavetd in the lava rock. Castello della sala owned by the antinoris is a 1000 acres estate with top wines like cervaro della sala. Sagrantino is only grown in Montefalco area and marco Capri is one of the architects of its success with its warded Sagrantino Collepiano. Taste the food and wine of Montefalco and then view the remarkable frescos by Benozzo Gozzoli in the Museum of St Francis. Paolo Bea’s family has been on these hills since the 1500’s and he makes sagrantino with a great commitment to environmental standards. Meet Salvatore Denaro, a true fellinian chef who grows all of his own food and parties with his patrons. After this magical tour with iexplore.com, Umbria will stay with you forever. For more information on this privately guided, dream luxury wine tour call us at 1-800 iexplore or visit iexplore.com less

Cruising the Nile on the Oberoi Philae part 2

Cruising the Nile on the Oberoi Philae part 2

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From Essna the cruise on the Oberoi Philae heads south. Navigating the Esna locks takes a couple of hours though local salesmen conduct a brisk bus…moreFrom Essna the cruise on the Oberoi Philae heads south. Navigating the Esna locks takes a couple of hours though local salesmen conduct a brisk business throwing their ware up to the decks…. The ship sails to Edfu. It is the second largest temple in Egypt after Karnak and one of the best preserved. The temple, dedicated to the falcon god Horus, was built in the between 237 and 57 BCE. The temple of Edfu is the largest temple dedicated to Horus and Hathor of Dendera. Kom Ombo stands on a promontory at a bend in the Nile and is one of the most spectacular settings of any of Egypt's river temples. The temple was located in the ancient city of Pa-Sebek, "the Domain of Sobek", who was the crocodile god. The Nile flows among amber deserts and granite mountains to Aswan , a beautiful African city in a great setting. A short ride from Aswan is the beautiful Philae Temple on the island of Agilika, dedicated to the goddess Isis. The Oberoi Philae ranked 3rd in BEST SMALL SHIPS OF THE WORLD awarded by Conde' Nast Traveller, USA in 2009 http://www.oberoihotels.com/oberoi_philae less

Cruising the Nile on the Oberoi Philae part 1

Cruising the Nile on the Oberoi Philae part 1

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A nile cruise is a magical way to experience the 7000 year history of Egypt because the largest concentration of temples lies along the river Nile be…moreA nile cruise is a magical way to experience the 7000 year history of Egypt because the largest concentration of temples lies along the river Nile between Luxor and Aswan. This 7 day cruise starts in Luxor, which has been called the greatest open air museum and is probably the oldest tourist destination in history. The ship is the Oberoi Philae, a vessel built in 1996 with 50 luxurious cabins and all amenities. A true floating luxury Hotel. The ship sails north to Quina . The wonderfully preserved temple of Dendera is a rare sight to behold. The main temple dedicated to the Goddess Hathor, goddess or pleasure and of love, usually represented as a cow, or a woman with a cow’s head. Its hypostyle hall has towering columns inscribed with hieroglyphs. The massive stone roof is rich with painted reliefs. Under the temple are dark chambers and underground passages. The courtyard has a rare statue of the god Bes the patron of childbirth. After Dendera the ship sails back to Luxor. A beautiful sphinx way leads to the entrance of the temple of Luxor. Built by Ramses the Great it was dedicated to the god Amun. A couple of miles north is the spectacular Temple of Karnak. Built over more than a thousand years by generations of Pharaohs Karnak is the largest religious complex in the world. The great “Hypostyle Hall” is an incredible forest of giant pillars, covering an area larger than the whole of Notre Dame Cathedral. The West Bank is a quick boat ride across the Nile, Here a baloon ride gives an overview of the immense funerary valleys below. The Valley of the Kings, is a vast City of the Dead where magnificent tombs were carved into the desert rocks, decorated richly, and filled with treasures for the . In the next valley rising out of the desert plain as if carved out of the limestone cliffs, is the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut ,Ancient Egypt’s only female Pharaoh. On the way back to the river Nile, the road passes by the famed Colossi of Memnon, the only survivors of a once imposing temple. The ship sails south to Essna. The Oberoi Philae ranked 3rd in BEST SMALL SHIPS OF THE WORLD awarded by Conde' Nast Traveller, USA in 2009 http://www.oberoihotels.com/oberoi_philae less

Trooping the Colour

Trooping the Colour

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"Trooping the Colour," the most colorful of all the annual Royal ceremonies in London, takes place on the morning of the Queen's official birthday, t…more"Trooping the Colour," the most colorful of all the annual Royal ceremonies in London, takes place on the morning of the Queen's official birthday, the Saturday closest to mid-June. However, for the two Saturdays preceeding that day, full rehearsals are staged, much to the delight of tourists and residents alike. This "Trooping the Colour" was filmed on the last Saturday in May, 2008. The information in the commentary was researched and delivered by Monty Brown less

Vestas: a new philosophy of hospitality.

Vestas: a new philosophy of hospitality.

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The VESTAS HOTELS & RESORTS group is considered a leader and an innovator in Hotel design and management. It runs three very distinct Hotels in Le…moreThe VESTAS HOTELS & RESORTS group is considered a leader and an innovator in Hotel design and management. It runs three very distinct Hotels in Lecce. Each hotel fulfills the needs of its own particular market segment, complementing however the others in their interpretation of the new philosophy of hospitality. RISORGIMENTO RESORT ***** The Risorgimento Resort, housed in an 18th century building, has been reopened: with its breathtaking views over the historical centre of Lecce, the Hotel has been restored to a new glory. From the spa to the à la carte restaurant, from the pleasures of the body to the pleasures of the palate, everything has been exquisitely thought out for the most demanding guests . An out-of-the-ordinary backdrop for the splendid artistic scenery of this environment . 47 rooms ( 15 Deluxe, 12 Superior, 13 Executive, 4 Junior Suite, 2 Executive Suite with jacuzzi on private terrace, 1 Presidential Suite). HOTEL PRESIDENT **** Comfort, quality, hospitality, professionalism – these are the four stars the Hotel President has guaranteed its clients 1973. The spacious and prestigious structure is a favourite reference point for the business clientele. With a Congress Centre complete with all the main audio, visual and multimedia equipment . All this near Piazza Mazzini, in the very heart of the city. Its unique retro 70's look reminiscent of Miami' South Beach makes it interesting for the fashionable crowd too. 150 rooms (Presidential Suite, 25 Junior Suite, 122 Superior) EOS HOTEL *** This hotel has been used as experiment in the successful transformation of the 3 star category, a new hotel concept: it combines tradition with innovation, with each of its thirty rooms designed by a different architects. The Eos Hotel, situated in the immediate surroundings of the historic centre, is perfect for the young and dynamic tourist. 30 Superior rooms. www.vestashotels.it less

Ceretto: art, food and Barolo

Ceretto: art, food and Barolo

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Alba in Piedmont is a very small town but it’s big in 3 areas: Art…. Food, being the world capital of black and white truffles and Wine, producing wo…moreAlba in Piedmont is a very small town but it’s big in 3 areas: Art…. Food, being the world capital of black and white truffles and Wine, producing world reknown Barolo right here. The Ceretto family in Alba is literally and seriously involved in all 3 area. Established wine growers for 70 years they also own their own upscale restaurants and have enlisted major world artists to decorate their building. This never consecrated psychedelic chapel was painted by Saul Lewitt in 1999. Their winery is in nearby Castiglione Falletto, an old medieval town. However true to their adventurous spirit they picked Turin architect De Abate to design their modern building with a glass cube for the tasting room. On these hils on 20 acres they produce 3 outstanding Barolos which have won the company many awards: Bricco Rocche, Prapo and Brunate. So for their Piazza Duomo restaurant they picked Enrico Crippa, an awarded chef who paints beautiful dishes in the kitchen and the artist Francesco Clemente who painted the walls. Of course their Barolo is always on the table. The Chef explains that the fresco it represents happiness, the vineyard, nature and freedom. He also remembers that Clemente was painting with natural colors, made with flowers and natural herbs so while painting the room always filled up with insects and bees which were following the scent as if they were in an open field instead of a room in the center of town. less

10 Best: Cambodia-Phnom Penh, "Capital of Asia"

Phnom Penh, on the banks of 3 rivers Tonlé Sap, Mekong, and Bassac rivers was once called “The Capital of Asia”. Today it is fast becoming a a modern…morePhnom Penh, on the banks of 3 rivers Tonlé Sap, Mekong, and Bassac rivers was once called “The Capital of Asia”. Today it is fast becoming a a modern metropolis with a hectic nite life. The oldest attraction is the Wat Phnom constructed in 1373. The legend about the building of the Wat Phnom is tied to the founding of this city. People come to the temple burning money and bringing food offerings.The bird sellers at the temples will let you buy a bird and let it free. The French came upon invitation from the King of Cambodia who was afraid of a Thai invasion in the late 1900. They stayed until 1953 and left their mark with large boulevards and luxurious colonial villas. They built the historic Hotel Le Royale which is now part of the Raffles chain and In the 30’s they built the train station, an impressive deco building. The French also built the Central market Phsar Thom Thmei. This market was built in a monumental deco style in 1937 and is a Phnom Penh landmark with its large dome visible from all over the city. The Independence monument was built by the famous Cambodian architect Vann Molyvann in 1953 as a lotus shaped stupa to celebrate Cambodia liberation from the French. Another must see attraction is the Royal Palace built in the mid 1800’s on the banks of the Tonle Sap river; It serves as the home of King Norodom Sihamoni and former King Norodom Sihanouk. The National Museum, was built during the French colonial era in the classical Khmer style has a spectacular collection of Khmer antiquities from the golden age of Khmer culture. Hosted and narrated by Roberto Mitrotti 10 Best highlights the best things to do in a city or country. For more information visit http://www.cambodia.org less

10 Best: Cambodia-The Temples of Angkor

10 Best: Cambodia-The Temples of Angkor

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There are more than 1,000 temples in Angkor which have been reclaimed from the jungle and some are magnificent architectural gems to rival the best…moreThere are more than 1,000 temples in Angkor which have been reclaimed from the jungle and some are magnificent architectural gems to rival the best around the world. Recent Satellite photos have revealed that Angkor spread over 400 square miles making it the largest preindustrial center in the world. Here are some of the best. The immense Khmer empire from the 9th to the 15th C century stretched over present day Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam all the way to India. At Angkor it created a sophisticated network of hydraulic canals and rice paddies that supported over a million people and left architectural monuments that are as overwhelming as ancient Egypt. The ruins of Angkor have been declared a Unesco World Heritage site. In 1431 enemy armies invaded and sacked Angkor. The population left , the region was abandoned and most of this incredible culture was swallowed up by the jungle. For more information go to http://www.cambodia.org Hosted and narrated by Roberto Mitrotti 10 Best highlights the best things to do in a city or country. less

10 Best: Cambodia-The magic of Angkor Wats

10 Best: Cambodia-The magic of Angkor Wats

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Spread over 200 acres it is the best preserved temple of Angkor. When it was built by King Sarayaman the II it was the largest public space in the wo…moreSpread over 200 acres it is the best preserved temple of Angkor. When it was built by King Sarayaman the II it was the largest public space in the world. Instead of bricks customary at the time he used sandstone. This temple was to symbolize Mount Meron the home of the Gods. It started out as a Hindu temple and became Buddhist centuries later. This is the only temple in Angkor that has been in continuous use since its construction in the 12th century. When the Europeans first saw it they were so overwhelmed they compared its architecture to that of ancient Rome . Hosted and narrated by Roberto Mitrotti For more information visit http://www.cambodia.org 10 Best highlights the best things to do in a city or country. less

Caprai, one of Umbria's wine innovators

Caprai, one of Umbria's wine innovators

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Sagrantino is a unique grape only grown in the Montefalco Assisi area. It was probably brought here in the 1400’s by Franciscan monks followers of St…moreSagrantino is a unique grape only grown in the Montefalco Assisi area. It was probably brought here in the 1400’s by Franciscan monks followers of St Francis. The sweet wine has been drunk by locals on weddings and Easter ever since. In the 70’s Arnaldo Caprai bought 10 acres of land and decided to focus on this old vine and for the first time make a dry red wine. In the 80 his son Marco who had graduated as an enologyst brought to the winery a desire to experiment and innovate. The Caprai’s convinced the University of Milan to come on board on a research project to clone the various strains of old Sagrantino vines which were on the verge of disappearing. The experiment was very successful and the rest is history. In 1992 the top appellation DPCG was awarded to sagrantino winning Caprai international recognition and many awards. Under strict Italian law, "Montefalco Sagrantino Secco" DOCG defines a wine guaranteed to come exclusively from Sagrantino grapes, exclusively from the Province of Perugia Secco means dry. The wine ages for 30 months, of which at least 12 in oak barrels. This wine is a DOCG, the highest-ranking category of Italian wine denominations Sagrantino di Montefalco, is a DOCG wine that must be made from 100 percent Sagrantino. Most wines in the world are made from the same 5-6 different types of grapes. Sagrantino di Montefalco is unique because it is made from a single grape and only made here. Sagrantino di Montefalco Collepiani first produced in 1979 is possibly the star of the collection. Caprai still produces Sagrantino di Montefalco Passito (also DOCG), the sweet wine that gave birth to the modern sagrantino . Today thanks to Caprai this wine once almost forgotten is drunk the world over. less

Langhe:corkscrew obssessed

Langhe:corkscrew obssessed

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The Barolo area in Langhe, Italy boasts some of the most prestigious wines and wineries in the world. It also counts among its many reason to visit t…moreThe Barolo area in Langhe, Italy boasts some of the most prestigious wines and wineries in the world. It also counts among its many reason to visit the area the existence of the "Museum of corkscrews". Paolo Annoni was once a pharmacist but abandoned his old profession to dedicate himself to his passion for corkscrews. Over the years he has travelled the world and auction houses searching for the most unusual corkscrews, collecting 1,300 rare ones and exhibiting them in the town of Barolo. Christie's in London devotes 2 sales a year to corkscrews. If you attend you'll be sure to find Paolo there. less

Ancient Phillippi

Ancient Phillippi

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Ancient Philippi is in a valley about 15 kilometers north of the Aegean coast near the city of Kavala. It was a windy, chilly day and the place was …moreAncient Philippi is in a valley about 15 kilometers north of the Aegean coast near the city of Kavala. It was a windy, chilly day and the place was mostly empty except for a team of archeologists busily digging away near the Roman theater. Philippi features prominently in the New Testament. It was Paul and Silas’s first stop in Europe. It is the place where they were thrown into prison, only to be rescued by an earthquake. Later, Paul wrote a letter to the Philippian church that ultimately made its way into the cannon of the New Testament. While in Philippi, Paul met a woman named Lydia. Lydia was a “God fearer,” a term Luke and Paul used to describe Greeks who sympathized and worshiped with Jews. The ruins are about half a mile from a small creek. The Bible mentions that Paul met Lydia as she was washing cloths by a river. So, I drove down to check out this famous location. It is nothing more than a drainage ditch that runs past a garbage dump! www.frakesproductions.com less

Copenhagen

Copenhagen

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My last stop during my trip to Scandinavia was Copenhagen, Denmark. In this travel video I explored the many neighborhoods that make up the city, in…moreMy last stop during my trip to Scandinavia was Copenhagen, Denmark. In this travel video I explored the many neighborhoods that make up the city, including hip Norrebro, the historic Inner City, and bohemian Christiania. less

Cascade Springs in Vanuatu

Cascade Springs in Vanuatu

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A visit to Mele Cascades waterfall is an amazing experience. You can swim under the cascade itself or in any of the 5 pools which all are an outpouri…moreA visit to Mele Cascades waterfall is an amazing experience. You can swim under the cascade itself or in any of the 5 pools which all are an outpouring of a deep underground spring with water that is cool, clear and refreshing. less

Rome highlights

Rome highlights

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Rome, once the largest city in the world, is a cosmopolitan city with 2,500 years of continuous history. History and art buffs have been overwhelmed …moreRome, once the largest city in the world, is a cosmopolitan city with 2,500 years of continuous history. History and art buffs have been overwhelmed for centuries and continue to do so today. Rome, as the seat of the Vatican is also the city with the largest concentration of historic churches and religious monuments and a staggering amount of art pieces in its many Museums. The entire historic center of Rome made up of Roman ruins and baroque monuments is listed by Unesco as a World Heritage site. less

Paris highlights

Paris highlights

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Paris,city of lights, is one of the most culturally and artistically diverse cities in the world with scores of memorable sites. Here are just a few …moreParis,city of lights, is one of the most culturally and artistically diverse cities in the world with scores of memorable sites. Here are just a few of the most iconic ones, dazzling expressions of the creative minds that shaped this city: the Louvre, Notre Dame,Place de La Concorde, Museum Beaubourg, the Hotel de Ville, The Ecole Militaire, the Eiffel Tower,St. Germain des Pres...... Any one of them will make you want to come back for more. less

Travel Guide: Tallinn, Estonia

Travel Guide: Tallinn, Estonia

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Come along as I travel to Tallinn, Estonia, where I visit Old Town, the historic neighborhood of Tallinn that still looks and feels much like it did …moreCome along as I travel to Tallinn, Estonia, where I visit Old Town, the historic neighborhood of Tallinn that still looks and feels much like it did during the medieval period. less

Long Beach Island Region with Erik Hastings

WABC Travel Show host Erik Hastings tours this legendary Jersey shore destination. From the history to fun in the sun, the greater LBI region is the …moreWABC Travel Show host Erik Hastings tours this legendary Jersey shore destination. From the history to fun in the sun, the greater LBI region is the perfect year-round getaway. For more information go to www.moreattheshore.com. less

Valley Forge Overview with Erik Hastings

WABC's Erik Hastings spends a few minutes showing you this history-rich northeastern US destinaion. From culture, to family fun and everything in bet…moreWABC's Erik Hastings spends a few minutes showing you this history-rich northeastern US destinaion. From culture, to family fun and everything in between, Valley Forge, PA will delight the entire family. less

Buggy Fun in Vanuatu...

Buggy Fun in Vanuatu...

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Amelia checks out this awesome adventure, taking her off road in the muddy jungle & along some amazing beaches....

Bahia de Bluefields 6

Bahia de Bluefields 6

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The diverse and beautiful people of Bluefields can be seen in this travel video. Yet these same people have destroyed their own natural resources. …moreThe diverse and beautiful people of Bluefields can be seen in this travel video. Yet these same people have destroyed their own natural resources. But there still hope and with effort the situation can still change. less

Bahia de Bluefields 5

Bahia de Bluefields 5

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Bluefields, Nicaragua is a beautiful place that has been contaminated by it's own people. This has caused contamination in the bay, and the death of…moreBluefields, Nicaragua is a beautiful place that has been contaminated by it's own people. This has caused contamination in the bay, and the death of the variety of aquatic life that Bluefields people rely on for their livelihood. less

Bahia de Bluefields 4

Bahia de Bluefields 4

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Bluefields has become the dirtiest city in Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua. And as result the Bluefields Bay has suffered. This travel video demonstr…moreBluefields has become the dirtiest city in Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua. And as result the Bluefields Bay has suffered. This travel video demonstrates the efforts that have been taken to clean up this once beautiful place. less

Bahia de Bluefields 3

Bahia de Bluefields 3

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Tia Irene Hotel & Resturant is one Bluefields traditional establishments, located on the water's edge. In this travel video you can see the beauty o…moreTia Irene Hotel & Resturant is one Bluefields traditional establishments, located on the water's edge. In this travel video you can see the beauty of the bay. less

Bahia de Bluefields 2

Bahia de Bluefields 2

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Bluefields is a town that gets its livelihood from fishing the waters of the Lagoon. Yet the modern day contamination has threatened Bluefields´ way…moreBluefields is a town that gets its livelihood from fishing the waters of the Lagoon. Yet the modern day contamination has threatened Bluefields´ way of life. less

Bahia de Bluefields 1

Bahia de Bluefields 1

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Johnny Hodgson and Profesor Hugo Sujo explain the history of Bluefields, Nicaragua in this travel video. The city was built on edge of the Bluefield…moreJohnny Hodgson and Profesor Hugo Sujo explain the history of Bluefields, Nicaragua in this travel video. The city was built on edge of the Bluefields Bay, and once was a beautiful place to admire the water´s edge. less

African Festival 8

African Festival 8

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In this travel video clip see how these women from africa make a very representative dance of they lifestyle and culture that they have in they home.

African Festival 7

African Festival 7

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In this travel video clip african warriors shows us the way they compete for power and respect in they tribe and who can become a roller and head of …moreIn this travel video clip african warriors shows us the way they compete for power and respect in they tribe and who can become a roller and head of the tribe for the next generation. less

African Festival 6

African Festival 6

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In this video clip african men and women make a representative dancing of they country and culture.

African Festival 4

African Festival 4

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In this travel video clip and african guy get his girl and after he was capture by the big boss of the tribe who punish him.

African Festival 3

African Festival 3

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In this travel video series african tribe is making a show to the world about they culture and the joy they live in dancing and celebrating this acti…moreIn this travel video series african tribe is making a show to the world about they culture and the joy they live in dancing and celebrating this activity. less

African Festival 2

African Festival 2

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In this travel video clip see how african people in a big time presentation and festival of the way they can express them self in a cultural way to t…moreIn this travel video clip see how african people in a big time presentation and festival of the way they can express them self in a cultural way to the people and the whole world. less

African Festival

African Festival

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Explosive African Drums, and traditional dancing explode off the screen in this travel video presentation.

Rv ADventure Natural Wonders 10

Rv ADventure Natural Wonders 10

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Cape Hatteras Light Station was built in 1870, this is 208 ft, the tallest in the whole U.S. With 268 steps you need to reach to the top. After reach…moreCape Hatteras Light Station was built in 1870, this is 208 ft, the tallest in the whole U.S. With 268 steps you need to reach to the top. After reaching the top you can appreciate a nice view of the place, the the Ocracoke lighthouse built in 1823 is the oldest operating lighthouse in North Carolina. less

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Rv ADventure Natural Wonders 7

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At Roanoke Island N.C. we find the Elizabeth II, a new representation of the original vessel that sale to the new world from England. Then we head t…moreAt Roanoke Island N.C. we find the Elizabeth II, a new representation of the original vessel that sale to the new world from England. Then we head to explore the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge, where you can can explore the refuge by canoe and see all kind of creatures in t his place. less

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Rv ADventure Natural Wonders 6

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In this travel video clip, see the Wright Brothers National Memorial, where was also the place they did they're first flight. Also few feet away from…moreIn this travel video clip, see the Wright Brothers National Memorial, where was also the place they did they're first flight. Also few feet away from there we find people who come to this place to flight kite while others come to fly. less

The Grand Canyon, a World Heritage Site

The Grand Canyon, a World Heritage Site

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The Grand Canyon, mysterious, engulfing, full of wildlife. It can place your life in perspective. Unesco has declared the Grand Canyon a World Her…moreThe Grand Canyon, mysterious, engulfing, full of wildlife. It can place your life in perspective. Unesco has declared the Grand Canyon a World Heritage Site. less

The Champagne Region

The Champagne Region

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Champagne was invented in the Marne area East of Paris by a monk called Dom Perignon in the 17th Century. The rest is history!

Learn Czech with fun in Olomouc

Learn Czech with fun in Olomouc

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Theatre workshop for students of Summer School of Slavonic Languages in Olomouc / Czech Republic. The workshop is supervised by professional actors o…moreTheatre workshop for students of Summer School of Slavonic Languages in Olomouc / Czech Republic. The workshop is supervised by professional actors of Moravian Theatre in Olomouc. A lot of fun, a lot of learning! Enjoy with olomouc-guide.com less

Czech Brewery Cerna Hora - visit & enjoy

Czech Brewery Cerna Hora - visit & enjoy

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Cerna Hora is a very nice and attractive small to medium size Czech brewery. We organize excursions on the brewery and an extensive testing of a uniq…moreCerna Hora is a very nice and attractive small to medium size Czech brewery. We organize excursions on the brewery and an extensive testing of a unique lager, offered since 1530. Come and enjoy with www.olomouc-guide.com less

Brno - the capital of Moravia

Brno - the capital of Moravia

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Video presented by olomouc-guide.com for travelers who wish to explore the second biggest city in the Czech Republic.

Beneath the Jungle...and Beyond

Beneath the Jungle...and Beyond

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New Program intro on Belize, Guatemala and Honduras.

10 Best: Bangkok- Ancient city of Ayutthaya

10 Best: Bangkok- Ancient city of Ayutthaya

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50 miles North of Bangkok lies the ancient city of Ayutthaya, the Thai capital for 417 years. Founded in 1350 by King U-Thong it was ruled by 33 king…more50 miles North of Bangkok lies the ancient city of Ayutthaya, the Thai capital for 417 years. Founded in 1350 by King U-Thong it was ruled by 33 kings before being destroyed by the Burmese in 1767. Auytthaya covering more than 2.5 square kilometers was one of South East Asia most prosperous cities trading with Europeans and leaving behind a most amazing architectural legacy. In 1991 Unesco declared it a World Heritage Site. Hosted by Sunida Thirasak, born in Bangkok and now living in New York. less

10 Best: Bangkok- Temple of the reclining Buddha

What Po Temple founded in the 16th century combines history,traditional Thai massage training and medicine. A 46 foot reclining Buddha covered in go…moreWhat Po Temple founded in the 16th century combines history,traditional Thai massage training and medicine. A 46 foot reclining Buddha covered in gold and with inlaid mother-of-pearl feet is the main attraction. Medicine men diagnose and administer herbal medicine and traditional Thai massage is practiced on the temple ground and is open to the public. Hosted by Sunida Thirasak a Bangkok native presently living in New York. less

Destination Unknown Prague, Czech Republic

Destination Unknown Prague, Czech Republic

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As I continue my journeys around the world I now find myself in one of Europe most historical city I'm your host Michael Murphy and this is Destinati…moreAs I continue my journeys around the world I now find myself in one of Europe most historical city I'm your host Michael Murphy and this is Destination Unknown Prague, Czech republic less

Gulf Coast Adventure 30

Gulf Coast Adventure 30

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In this travel video series come with all they way over the west of New Orleans to Avery island home of world famous tabasco saws, and also the home …moreIn this travel video series come with all they way over the west of New Orleans to Avery island home of world famous tabasco saws, and also the home of the great Egret bird witch is the Logo for the Tabasco, here these birds are been protected, then we take a tour in the wilderness to see. less

Gulf Coast Adventure 29

Gulf Coast Adventure 29

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In this travel video series see how the Mary Queen of Vietnam Church organized to go and help cleanup, under the supervision of father Luke and fath…moreIn this travel video series see how the Mary Queen of Vietnam Church organized to go and help cleanup, under the supervision of father Luke and father Vien. Sharing a time with the sisters and making the people of New Orleans pass a happy Christmas season. less

Gulf Coast Adventure 28

Gulf Coast Adventure 28

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In this travel video series see how Don Fisk from the Group Workcamps Foundation and the members of this group tells us about how the people of New o…moreIn this travel video series see how Don Fisk from the Group Workcamps Foundation and the members of this group tells us about how the people of New orleans was so affected by the hurricane and the help they brought for them to clean up the place. less

Gulf Coast Adventure 27

Gulf Coast Adventure 27

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In this travel video series we reach to Louisiana, where we visit New Orleans to see how the recovery effort is going. We take a fly tour and see th…moreIn this travel video series we reach to Louisiana, where we visit New Orleans to see how the recovery effort is going. We take a fly tour and see the way how New Orleans is build on top of a swamp mostly, reason why they couldn't get away they gat in to trouble during the hurricane witch destroyed over 150,000 of homes. less

Gulf Coast Adventure 26

Gulf Coast Adventure 26

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In this travel video series see how bad the Pass Christian town was destroyed, over 500 houses in the town was gone flat and the water along the bay …moreIn this travel video series see how bad the Pass Christian town was destroyed, over 500 houses in the town was gone flat and the water along the bay was contaminated, and where katrina make his final land at Bay Saint Louis destroying there too a lots of houses. less

Gulf Coast Adventure 25

Gulf Coast Adventure 25

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In this travel video series now come with us to a day trip to Ship Island Excursions and visit the Fort Massachusetts so you can get to know about it…moreIn this travel video series now come with us to a day trip to Ship Island Excursions and visit the Fort Massachusetts so you can get to know about it. On the island you can also enjoy on the beach doing birds watching and see the black Skimmer bird. less

Gulf Coast Adventure 24

Gulf Coast Adventure 24

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In this travel video series meet Richard Flowers J. who tells us after nine months about all the damage and losses that they had. You can also see f…moreIn this travel video series meet Richard Flowers J. who tells us after nine months about all the damage and losses that they had. You can also see for you self the devastating destructions they suffered, and they way the strength of they Hurricane destroy the homes. less

Gulf Coast Adventure 23

Gulf Coast Adventure 23

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In this travel video clip se the way the places was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina on August 29, 2005 and the Monument that they builded to katrina w…moreIn this travel video clip se the way the places was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina on August 29, 2005 and the Monument that they builded to katrina while they was rebuilding the city. After they rebuild the city the tourist attraction begins where they show the tourist the way they fishing and catch shrimp and give them a full explanation about the different species. less

Gulf Coast Adventure 22

Gulf Coast Adventure 22

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In this travel video clip we've reach on the west side of Mobile Bay where we make a stop at the Belingrath Gardens and Home to admire and enjoyed th…moreIn this travel video clip we've reach on the west side of Mobile Bay where we make a stop at the Belingrath Gardens and Home to admire and enjoyed the flowers and the beauty of the place. Next in New Orleans, Mississippi we see all the destructions that the Hurricane did to the place. less

Gulf Coast Adventure 21

Gulf Coast Adventure 21

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In this travel video series we visit Alabama State, witch is the number one of gulf coast for Oyster Processing from all over the places. Then forwar…moreIn this travel video series we visit Alabama State, witch is the number one of gulf coast for Oyster Processing from all over the places. Then forward on we reach at Mary's place, a sea food restaurant, there the owners Shirley and Betty Gunnels was affected by Hurricane Katrina and they tells us the story. less

Gulf Coast Adventure 20

Gulf Coast Adventure 20

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n this travel video series, on or way back from Dauphin island you will see Oyster men cracking Oysters the old fashion way. Every morning at sunrise…moren this travel video series, on or way back from Dauphin island you will see Oyster men cracking Oysters the old fashion way. Every morning at sunrise mr. Every Bates and his sun are Oystermen who go out to get oysters. less

Gulf Coast Adventure 19

Gulf Coast Adventure 19

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In this travel video clip, Joseph Everett who is the Park Ranger of the Fort Gange, he takes us around and shows us the way the constructios was buil…moreIn this travel video clip, Joseph Everett who is the Park Ranger of the Fort Gange, he takes us around and shows us the way the constructios was builded. And also explains you about this historical place, a short History of the Fort from the battle of Mobile Bay. less

Gulf Coast Adventure 17

Gulf Coast Adventure 17

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In this travel video clip come with us to Alabama coast Gulf Shores where you can find all kind of different activities to do, like taking tour aroun…moreIn this travel video clip come with us to Alabama coast Gulf Shores where you can find all kind of different activities to do, like taking tour around the Bay. Then take a ride on a ferry to Dolphin Island known as America's Birdies Coast of town, and get to know Mr. Mark Henderson who give us short talking about the Island and his nature. less

Gulf Coast Adventure 16

Gulf Coast Adventure 16

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In this travel video series, we take you to the Gulf Island National Seashore, this place protect the lands and sea to preserve they species. Next we…moreIn this travel video series, we take you to the Gulf Island National Seashore, this place protect the lands and sea to preserve they species. Next we go to Big Laguna State Park offering who offer you wild life viewing and camping, then visit the Fora-Bama bar to go and have fun there. less

Gulf Coast Adventure 15

Gulf Coast Adventure 15

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In this travel video series we are in Florida secant oldest city Pensacola, visiting all the different historical places of the city, like the Pensac…moreIn this travel video series we are in Florida secant oldest city Pensacola, visiting all the different historical places of the city, like the Pensacola Lighthouse that was build in 1824 and the Ft. Barrancas, 1844. Then go to the National Museum of Naval Aviation. You can see over one hundred and forty beautifully restored aircraft like the blue angels. less

Bahia nights

Bahia nights

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Bahia was a major nexus of slave trade in Brazil. In this video an old plantation dance is performed. In the tradition young slave girls performed …moreBahia was a major nexus of slave trade in Brazil. In this video an old plantation dance is performed. In the tradition young slave girls performed the dance topless as part of the mating ritual. less

Effigy Mounds National Mounument

Effigy Mounds National Mounument

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Effigy Mounds National Monument is located in North East Iowa along the banks of the Mississippi River. In the centuries before Columbus arrived fro…moreEffigy Mounds National Monument is located in North East Iowa along the banks of the Mississippi River. In the centuries before Columbus arrived from Europe, a mysterious native culture built thousands of dirt mounds across the Upper Midwestern Untied States. Often, these mounds took the shape of animals; birds, bears, etc. Effigy Mounds National Monument features 31 separate mounds. From the ground, they look like ordinary dirt mounds. From the air, the mounds reveal their true artistry. Very little is known about these mound building cultures. The people who built them left few clues about themselves. www.frakesproductions.com less

Travels in Cambodia - Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

Travels in Cambodia - Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

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This former high school in Phnom Penh was converted into a prison and torture centre by the Khmer Rouge. Now a museum, it's an important Cambodian l…moreThis former high school in Phnom Penh was converted into a prison and torture centre by the Khmer Rouge. Now a museum, it's an important Cambodian landmark taking visitors back to the horrors of Pol Pot's regime. less

Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum - Travels in Cambodia

Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum - Travels in Cambodia

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This former high school in Phnom Penh was converted into a prison and torture centre by the Khmer Rouge. Now a museum, it's an important Cambodian l…moreThis former high school in Phnom Penh was converted into a prison and torture centre by the Khmer Rouge. Now a museum, it's an important Cambodian landmark taking visitors back to the horrors of Pol Pot's regime. less

Gibraltar

Gibraltar

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The history, fame and curiosity of Gibraltar make it a must for a day trip if you happen to be in Southern Spain

10 Best: Berlin- Neue Galerie

10 Best: Berlin- Neue Galerie

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10 Best series highlights the best things to do in the top cities around the world. Designed by Mis Van Der Rohe and combing the collections of …more10 Best series highlights the best things to do in the top cities around the world. Designed by Mis Van Der Rohe and combing the collections of East and West Germany after re=unification, this Museum house some of the most impressive works of XXthe Century masters from Cubism, Bauhaus, Expressionism and Surrealism. Hosted by Julia Grimpe, a theater and TV star who resides in Berlin. less

The Bordeaux wine region

The Bordeaux wine region

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In Bordeaux the word Chateaux can be applied to anything, from an imposing estate to a simple country house to a few rows of vines that constitute a …moreIn Bordeaux the word Chateaux can be applied to anything, from an imposing estate to a simple country house to a few rows of vines that constitute a small vineyard. There are over 3,000 Chateaux names in the Bordeaux area but they do not represent a corresponding number of palatial mansions. less

Jordan: a view

Jordan: a view

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Narrated by Peter Greenberg. An overview of the Royal Kingdom of Jordan, its great biblical, and archeological sites at the edge of history and it…moreNarrated by Peter Greenberg. An overview of the Royal Kingdom of Jordan, its great biblical, and archeological sites at the edge of history and its little known natural wonders. less

Europe: unlimited inspiration

Europe: unlimited inspiration

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In conjunction with "My favorite European video" contest run on http://www.visiteurope.com: a brief survey of the endless choices Europe offers a vi…moreIn conjunction with "My favorite European video" contest run on http://www.visiteurope.com: a brief survey of the endless choices Europe offers a videographer. less

Forgotten Root Part 10

Forgotten Root Part 10

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Coastal Music from Mexico reflects African Rhythms that migrated to the region during the slave trade.

Forgotten Root Part 8

Forgotten Root Part 8

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After the Mexican Revolution, Mexico recreated their history, and erased their Africans roots.

Forgotten Root Part 7

Forgotten Root Part 7

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Unlike English colonies, Africans in Mexico intermixed with the natives, and the Europeans.

Forgotten Root Part 6

Forgotten Root Part 6

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"Cimarones" is the name given to the slaves that revolted, and created their own towns in Mexico.

Forgotten Root Part 5

Forgotten Root Part 5

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As Mexico grew, so did the slave trade which extended across the country and especially in the sugar and coffee plantations.

Forgotten Root Part 4

Forgotten Root Part 4

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This video retrace the history of Slavery in the Veracruz region of Mexico.

Forgotten Root Part 3

Forgotten Root Part 3

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This video retrace the historical slave trade in Mexico.

Forgotten Root Part 2

Forgotten Root Part 2

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This video retraces the history of Slavery in the Veracruz region of Mexico.

Yangtze cruise part 4 Lushan, a World heritage Site

Yangtze cruise part 4 Lushan, a World heritage Site

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Lushan National Park is a cultural landscape known for its natural beauty. It has inspired many Chinese artists, writers, philosophers and scientists…moreLushan National Park is a cultural landscape known for its natural beauty. It has inspired many Chinese artists, writers, philosophers and scientists. Lushan is famous for its ‘Lushan Conference’ in 1959, when Mao Zedong asserted his power and led him to proceed with the Great Leap Forward. Mao had a house here too which was previously occupied by Chank Kai Chek, which now holds the Lushan Museum where Mao's period furniture has been preserved. This is a site of pilgrimage for millions of chinese less

Nicaragua Overview from Raw Travel

Nicaragua Overview from Raw Travel

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Lack of infrastructure be damned, Nicaragua has put its civil war and troubled past behind and is welcoming travelers to experience it’s countless an…moreLack of infrastructure be damned, Nicaragua has put its civil war and troubled past behind and is welcoming travelers to experience it’s countless and undiscovered natural wonders. Join the crew as we make our way from earthquake ravaged Managua to the beautiful outposts of León, Granada, Estelí & Lake Omotepe and see why Nicaragua is the hottest up and coming destination in Central America. less

Havana, Cuba

Havana, Cuba

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A quick tour of Havana, Cuba including the Cathedral of Havana, street scenes and the central square.

Girona City break

Girona City break

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Imagine a full day of city activities from 8 a.m. till dawn

At Christmas, Girona is awaiting for you

At Christmas, Girona is awaiting for you

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Come walk and enjoy the festive atmosphere. The enlightened streets invite to move on foot, with no hurries, look at the shop windows and go shopping…moreCome walk and enjoy the festive atmosphere. The enlightened streets invite to move on foot, with no hurries, look at the shop windows and go shopping. A large shopping line with diversity of stores, commercial areas, markets, fairs and leisure activities in every street and square. less

Brisighella - Albergo La Rocca

Brisighella - Albergo La Rocca

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Per info: www.albergo-larocca.it - info@albergo-larocca.it - Tel 0546-81180 It dates from the fifteenth century, 10, with 4 generations of the fa…morePer info: www.albergo-larocca.it - info@albergo-larocca.it - Tel 0546-81180 It dates from the fifteenth century, 10, with 4 generations of the family Valgimigli welcoming guests. Today the hotel offers 19 rooms all with wifi internet with a 100 seats restaurant. The kitchen is type of international and traditional, with homemade pasta and the use of selected raw materials from the area. A wide selection of Italian wines with a predominance of both regional and local. Very impressive is the panoramic terrace. Its central location makes it an excellent starting point to explore the village and the surrounding area, with the rail link with Florence, Rimini, Ravenna and Bologna. Visit the town, spend a day at the spa, or greens of the golf club just a few kilometers away. Brisighella is tradition, history, culture, welfare, sport. less

The St. Charles Line - New Orleans

The St. Charles Line - New Orleans

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All aboard for a trip into New Orleans' past on the oldest continuously operating streetcar in the world! The mahogany seats, brass fittings and expo…moreAll aboard for a trip into New Orleans' past on the oldest continuously operating streetcar in the world! The mahogany seats, brass fittings and exposed ceiling light bulbs are from a day when plastic seats and aluminum rails were not even a thought. Rumbling around the ''neutral ground'' of St. Charles and Carrollton avenues for more than 150 years, the streetcar symbolizes the charm and romance of the City of New Orleans. less

European Memories

European Memories

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Unforgettable memories of Europe's great cities.

Christ the Redeemer Statue, Maratea, Italy

The "Cristo Redentore" or Christ the Redeemer on Mount Blaise in Maratea is the second largest in the world and the only one in Europe. Standing 72 f…moreThe "Cristo Redentore" or Christ the Redeemer on Mount Blaise in Maratea is the second largest in the world and the only one in Europe. Standing 72 feet high and 62 feet in width it can be seen for miles on its mountain perch. We also visit the basilica of Saint Blaise (San Biagio) which dates to the 7th century. The mountain stands at just over 2000 feet,, and on this day, we had clouds below and above us. This is a must-see when in Maratea. less

City of the Palmenti, Pietragalla, Italy

How did they make wine many years ago? Think you know? Well, let's take a tour of a city of ancient wineries dating back to the 1300s. The word Pal…moreHow did they make wine many years ago? Think you know? Well, let's take a tour of a city of ancient wineries dating back to the 1300s. The word Palmenti means an in-ground or below ground mill which could refer to rice, wheat or wine production. I was told that some of these were still in use ... but I doubt it. This is definitely off the usual tourist route. less

Fountain cavallina, Genzano, Italy

Fountain cavallina, Genzano, Italy

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The "Fontana Cavallina", or translated to Fountain of Horses, is a delightful piazza of fountains and a great place for meeting people. The original …moreThe "Fontana Cavallina", or translated to Fountain of Horses, is a delightful piazza of fountains and a great place for meeting people. The original fountain dating back to the 17th century, it was expanded in the mid 1800s to form a larger amphitheater in a neoclassical style. When ever in Genzano, this is a must visit place. less

The hill-top city of Rivello, Italy

The hill-top city of Rivello, Italy

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A truly classical hill-top town with many medieval buildings and churches. Not found on the usual tourist trail, it is filled with Italian color. T…moreA truly classical hill-top town with many medieval buildings and churches. Not found on the usual tourist trail, it is filled with Italian color. The main piazza, located high on the hill provides a great panoramic view of the town and surrounding hills. A cup of caffe' with a shot of Sambuca and we can spend a moment absorbing a bit of Italy. Visit the Church of Saint Antonio and the Convent, now a civic museum. less

Blessing of the horses, sausage shop, gelato shop, Assisi, Italy

View the blessing of the animals in the piazza of Saint Claire. On this day is was the horses from the surrounding towns. After the blessing and the …moreView the blessing of the animals in the piazza of Saint Claire. On this day is was the horses from the surrounding towns. After the blessing and the horses leave, there is the inevitable cleanup. Travel with us as we visit an unique Salumeria (sausage shop) and see how the experts carve up the Prosciutto. Then we end our adventures at a gelato shop (gelateria) with wall murals we wouldn't see in an American ice cream shop. The gelato was excellent as well as the murals. less

Cathedrals, Saint Francis, Saint Claire, and more, Assisi, Italy

Start your tour at the Porta Nuova (New opening/door) in the town of Assisi. Visit the Cathedral of Saint Claire (Santa Clara) and the piazza. Explor…moreStart your tour at the Porta Nuova (New opening/door) in the town of Assisi. Visit the Cathedral of Saint Claire (Santa Clara) and the piazza. Explore the ancient temple of Minerva and the Church of Maria that was built above of the temple (Santa Maria Sopra Minerva). Then take a leisurely walk through medieval streets to the Cathedral of Saint Francis (San Francesco). End with a taxi ride out of the historic district. less

Rocca Maggiore and San Damiano, Assisi, Italy

Overlooking the town of Assisi are two fortresses, Rocca Maggiore (Greater fortress) and Rocca Minore (Lesser fortress). Walk with us through the ver…moreOverlooking the town of Assisi are two fortresses, Rocca Maggiore (Greater fortress) and Rocca Minore (Lesser fortress). Walk with us through the very well restored ruins, through tunnels and have a panoramic view atop the lookout tower. Then, travel to the sanctuary of San Damiano where Saint Claire started the order of The Poor Claires and lived there for many years until her death. A follower of Saint Francis, Claire lived her life devoted to God. less

Roman Villa of the Casale, Piazza Armerina, Sicily

The Roman Villa in Piazza Armerina has the best preserved Roman floor tiles (mosaics) in the world. There are 63 rooms, 42 of which have extensively …moreThe Roman Villa in Piazza Armerina has the best preserved Roman floor tiles (mosaics) in the world. There are 63 rooms, 42 of which have extensively designed floor tiles. Most of the villa is under cover and you can't, for obvious reasons, walk on the tile floors. They have an extensive network of connecting walkways for us tourists. If you are fascinated by floor tiles, this is the place to visit in Sicily. less

Valley of the Temples, Agrigento, Sicily

Perched on a hill overlooking the ocean on one side and Agrigento on the other is The Valley of the Temples. This is the finest collection of Greek t…morePerched on a hill overlooking the ocean on one side and Agrigento on the other is The Valley of the Temples. This is the finest collection of Greek temples in Europe and the temple of Concord is the world's best preserved Greek Temple. There is a bit of walking, but well worth the effort. Come along with us now as we hike among the temples. less

Archaeological Park, Syracuse, Sicily

Archaeological Park, Syracuse, Sicily

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This Archaeological Park contains a Roman amphitheater and Sicily's largest Greek theater. Also within the park is The Ear of Dionysius (cave) and th…moreThis Archaeological Park contains a Roman amphitheater and Sicily's largest Greek theater. Also within the park is The Ear of Dionysius (cave) and the Altar of Hieron II. It is a wonderfully laid out park and one should allow a few hours to wander through it. It is a treasure trove of of Roman and Greek structures spanning ten centuries. less

Stairway of Saint Maria, Caltagirone, Sicily

One hundred and forty-two steps each decorated with a unique series of decorative tiles. The steps built in 1608 were tiled in 1954 using island patt…moreOne hundred and forty-two steps each decorated with a unique series of decorative tiles. The steps built in 1608 were tiled in 1954 using island patterns from the 10th century that were collected and adapted by Antonino Ragona. less

Sights and sounds of Taormina, Sicily

Come along with us and drive the hills of Taormina in our little Fiat Punta, Visit the Hotel Villa Fabbiano, a quaint park and watch street musicians…moreCome along with us and drive the hills of Taormina in our little Fiat Punta, Visit the Hotel Villa Fabbiano, a quaint park and watch street musicians at Piazza IX Aprile. less

Nature park in the Madionie mountains, Sicily

Sicily's largest natural park lies in the Madonie mountains located in the north central portion of Sicily. Hike with us as we explore along the trai…moreSicily's largest natural park lies in the Madonie mountains located in the north central portion of Sicily. Hike with us as we explore along the trails, visit a ranger station, walk underneath the worlds largest holly trees and climb to the rocky summit. It's a clear day and the views are awesome. less

Carriage ride in Ortygia Island, Sicily

Ortygia Island sits at the tip of Syracuse (Siracusa) Sicily. Come with us on a horse drawn carriage through the historic portion of this island. We …moreOrtygia Island sits at the tip of Syracuse (Siracusa) Sicily. Come with us on a horse drawn carriage through the historic portion of this island. We also visit the ancient Greek temple (ruins) of Apollo less

Travel up Mount Etna, Sicily

Travel up Mount Etna, Sicily

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Travel with us in a ski gondola and "jeep" as we ascend Mount Etna in Sicily. Who would have thought there would have been this much snow in April. W…moreTravel with us in a ski gondola and "jeep" as we ascend Mount Etna in Sicily. Who would have thought there would have been this much snow in April. We could only make it to just below the summit to view the huge caldera. At a lower elevation we hiked down into an extinct caldera. The views are incredible. less

Greek/Roman Theater, Taormina, Sicily

What would it have been like, thousands of years ago, to be a spectator at this theater overlooking the bay of Naxos in Sicily. This theater, the sec…moreWhat would it have been like, thousands of years ago, to be a spectator at this theater overlooking the bay of Naxos in Sicily. This theater, the second largest in Sicily, was hewn from the rocky slopes of mount Tauro. As we walk through the passageways and climb through the theater you can feel the grandeur and antiquity of the theater. less

The medieval district, Cefalu', Sicily

The medieval district, Cefalu', Sicily

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Dating back to the 5th century BC, the town of Cefalu', like most of Sicilian towns, contains elements of Arab, Norman, Roman and Greek civilizations…moreDating back to the 5th century BC, the town of Cefalu', like most of Sicilian towns, contains elements of Arab, Norman, Roman and Greek civilizations. Come with us now and walk the streets of the medieval district, visit stores, restaurants and historic locations. Watch our meals being prepared by Sicilian chefs and listen to one local restaurant owner sing while he serves the food. less

Castlebuono, Sicily

Castlebuono, Sicily

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Travel with us in this medieval town that is famous for its castle which was built by the noble Ventimiglia family in the 14th century. We visit the …moreTravel with us in this medieval town that is famous for its castle which was built by the noble Ventimiglia family in the 14th century. We visit the Chiese Vecchia Madre (Church of the old/ancient Mother) and its mural laden crypt. Then a tour of the castle which has the private family chapel built in an extreme baroque style ... unlike anything we have seen before. less

African Festival 5

African Festival 5

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In this video clip see how woman and man is fighting against they own tribe for they love and so they can be together for ever.

Mad Wife in The Hague, Netherlands

Mad Wife in The Hague, Netherlands

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by: Kathy and Barry

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We are in search of chinese food in The Hague, Netherlands. Husband keeps going without regard to wife, who went down a side street.

German Festivals

German Festivals

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by: Mattokun

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Several clips of different German festivals. Hope to seve as an inspiration to come to Europe and check out festivals all over the continent.

Walking on Ile Saint Louis Paris - Romantic area

Walking on Ile Saint Louis Paris - Romantic area

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by: Lola

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The Ile Saint Louis is located in the center of Paris (there are two islands), it's like a village in the city. Everybody know everybody from the but…moreThe Ile Saint Louis is located in the center of Paris (there are two islands), it's like a village in the city. Everybody know everybody from the butcher to the art gallery or the cafe. On the island, there is an hotel called Hotel du Jeu de Paume because it's placed in a former jeu de paume room (former tennis). It's cute, people are nice and polite (and it isn't always the case in Paris) and it is said to be one of the most romantic hotels in the capital. Enjoy! The video is in French. http://www.jeudepaumehotel.com less

A Grand Day Out in Wensleydale

A Grand Day Out in Wensleydale

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by: recognition

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The Wensleydale Creamery at Hawes, home of Real Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese, has further strengthen its commitment to the local economy by commissio…moreThe Wensleydale Creamery at Hawes, home of Real Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese, has further strengthen its commitment to the local economy by commissioning a tourist video of the area's top sights and attractions which it is offering free to local hotels' websites. less

My Islamabad

My Islamabad

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by: nicegeezer

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Just a few pictures of serene capital of Pakistan. Pakistan is a big country and has four provinces, all very different and have their own charms. …moreJust a few pictures of serene capital of Pakistan. Pakistan is a big country and has four provinces, all very different and have their own charms. coming soon: many videos on Pakistan less

Albania 1999

Albania 1999

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by: glenngregg

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Travels in Albania up to the Kosovo border.

Love Pakistan

Love Pakistan

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by: nicegeezer

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A wonderful place to be!

Spoleto

Spoleto

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by: Europe a la Carte

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The views from the Umbrian hill top town of Spoleto

Siena

Siena

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by: Europe a la Carte

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Piazza del Campo, the main square in Siena, a beautiful Tuscan city.

Lake Trasimeno, Umbria, italy

Lake Trasimeno, Umbria, italy

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by: Europe a la Carte

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Lake Trasimeno in Umbria is the fourth largest lake in Italy. The footage was taken in Passignano sul Trasimeno on the northern shores of the lake.

Spedale degli Innocenti

Spedale degli Innocenti

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by: Steve Waszak, MD

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The Spedale degli Innocenti in Florence, Italy, was the first foundling hospital built in Europe. It was designed by Filippo Brunelleschi in 1419. He…moreThe Spedale degli Innocenti in Florence, Italy, was the first foundling hospital built in Europe. It was designed by Filippo Brunelleschi in 1419. He as also the builder of the dome of the Duomo there. A horizontal wheel brought abandoned infants into the hospital. It was one of the first renaissance buildings and is beautiful in its coherent architecture. less

Piazza 4 Novembre, Perugia

Piazza 4 Novembre, Perugia

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by: Europe a la Carte

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A short video of the main square in the beautiful Italian city of Perugia

Cabrillo National Monument

Cabrillo National Monument

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by: abantay

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Many visitors come to Cabrillo National Monument simply to enjoy the dramatic view of San Diego Bay and the Pacific Ocean. The park has one of the be…moreMany visitors come to Cabrillo National Monument simply to enjoy the dramatic view of San Diego Bay and the Pacific Ocean. The park has one of the best harbor views in world! To the east, the skyline of downtown San Diego framed by the Cuyamaca mountains serves as a backdrop to the bay. To the south, visitors can see Mexico across the shimmering waters of the bay and, to the west, the Pacific ocean extends to the horizon and beyond. Four hundred feet below the park overlooks, it is common to see sailboats, commercial ships and ships of the U.S. Navy’s Pacific Fleet glide in and out of the harbor entrance. less

Giving back can be very good for you

Giving back can be very good for you

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by: Volunteer Abroad

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Service is the very purpose of life. It is the rent we pay for living on this planet. http://www.abroaderview.org

Volunteer Abroad International Programs abroaderview

Life experiences and world travel contribute much to our ability to deal with the unexpected, function in a strange environment or culture, and learn…moreLife experiences and world travel contribute much to our ability to deal with the unexpected, function in a strange environment or culture, and learn new skills, all of which increase confidence and decision making abilities. Welcome to A Broader View Volunteers! We offer international volunteer projects for the globally-minded individual searching for a unique travel experience. A Broader View is a non-profit international volunteer organization offering short and long term volunteer programs in developing countries around the World. Our volunteer abroad projects are available year round in Central America, South America, Asia and Africa in 12 countries, 33 locations and 129 programs. We offer the following A Broader View international volunteering opportunities: Child Care/Orphanages projects: Volunteer in Tanzania, Honduras, Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Nepal, Costa Rica and India with orphan children and street kids. As a volunteer, you will primarily assist with the daily care of the kids; including feeding babies, teaching English, playing games, teaching songs, reading activities, creating arts & crafts projects and sharing your affection and attention with these wonderful children. HIV/AIDS awareness projects: Volunteer in Cameroon, Tanzania, Honduras, Ghana, Kenya and Uganda supporting HIV/Aids organizations working in rural communities promoting health education, prevention, awareness and care. Volunteers work with grassroots local organizations that provide HIV/AIDS education and support to rural communities. The project is to advocate for women, children and families in the fight against preventable diseases as well as mobilizing communities, strengthening their capacity and using their own resources for acceptable and sustainable projects. Education/Vocation projects: Volunteer in Cameroon, Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Honduras and Ghana working in kindergarten, primary and secondary schools. As a volunteer, you will primarily assist the local staff with teaching English, math, science, geography and vocational skills such as carpentry, electronics and computer training. TEFL certificate is not required. Medical and Dental projects: Volunteer in Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Honduras, Uganda, Kenya and Ghana at rural clinics and community hospitals. Both hands-on and observation work is available. Health care volunteer placements are open to medical professionals including doctors, dentists, nurses and EMT’s. This program is also open to nursing and medical students in all medical fields. Medical volunteers must submit a copy of their credentials or nursing certificate, or university/medical school letter verifying enrollment. Community Development projects: Volunteer in Cameroon, Uganda, Kenya and India to support women empowerment projects in the community, Volunteers needed for manual labor jobs working along side skilled and unskilled local workers. Some tasks include building a children’s playground, footbridge, painting, renovation work at the school and farming programs. Volunteer in the Ecuadorian Amazon at a school, orphanage or ecology projects. Conservation and Environmental projects: Volunteer in Costa Rica or Ecuador in a National park helping tortoises or other wildlife, as well as the fauna. The main objective of this project is to rehabilitate the animals and reincorporate them back into their natural habitat. Volunteers will feed animals and clean and repair cages. In addition, they will help build new cages and improve existing facilities. Language & Cultural Immersion: Peru, Ecuador, Costa Rica and Honduras. Delve into a new language! We provide you the chance to fully immerse into the culture and learn Spanish. Focusing in conversation practice, grammar, readings and the vocabulary according to the student level and needs. The program is based in 20 hours per week, 4 hours per day from Monday through Friday. Students at all levels are welcome. You choose morning or afternoon classes. The remainder of your day you will volunteer at a local orphanage or school helping children learn English or you can use your time for other activities. A Broader View volunteer program is for anyone searching for a meaningful, enriching, life-changing experience while traveling abroad. Our programs open you up to world of discovery. . If you have one month to spare or just one week, A Broader View programs offer a real opportunity to experience, learn and contribute in ways which traditional travel does not do. Whether you are searching for a volunteer vacation, spring break alternative, on a school holiday, on a career break, a retiree, or a gap year student, A Broader View Volunteers program is for you. We provide the unique opportunity to truly experience foreign cultures, learn about new people and have a life-changing experience. Volunteer with us and gain A Broader View of the World 1001 Dell Lane Suite B, Wyncote, PA 19095, USA Tel: 1-215-780-1845 / Toll Free: 1-(866)-423-3258 / Fax: 1-215-887-0915 volunteers@abroaderview.org - www.abroaderview.org - info@abroaderview.org less

USS Arizona Memorial

USS Arizona Memorial

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by: abantay

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Video shot of the USS Arizona Memorial and museum at Pearl Harbor on March 2007.

No obstacles in Iceland

No obstacles in Iceland

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by: icelandontrack

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Iceland on Track will make your travel in Iceland unforgettable. We offer guided tours into Iceland’s untouchable nature and exciting places in our S…moreIceland on Track will make your travel in Iceland unforgettable. We offer guided tours into Iceland’s untouchable nature and exciting places in our Super Jeeps, providing all or our clients with personal, high-quality service. We can also arrange customized self-drive tours. Any of our tours can include a range of exciting adventures from river rafting, snowmobiling, whale watching, horse riding, kayaking, and more, depending on the season. Don't hesitate to ask us about any outdoor activity you want your travel in Iceland to include and let us make the arrangements for you. Iceland on Track drivers are licensed, trained, and experienced professionals. Our Super Jeeps are equipped with top of the line equipment and gear for your safety and comfort. Iceland’s terrain and weather can be unpredictable and difficult to navigate, allow our drivers to guide you safely around our beautiful landscape less