Dead Sea Extravaganza

The Dead Sea has a border with Israel, the West Bank, and Jordan. It is a salt lake whose banks are more than 400m below sea level, the lowest point on dry land. I went to the Jordanian side, and it was quite impressive to be so low under sea level. Its famously hyper-saline water... Continue Reading →

The Sacred Mountain!

One  attraction that must be visited when in Bogota is the Mount of Monserrate. The views are truly spectacular from there. Monserrate is a mountain that dominates the city centre of Bogotá, the capital city of Colombia. It rises to 3,152 metres above sea level, where there is a church with a shrine, devoted to El... Continue Reading →

Amman Citadel

This historic site is situated in the centre of Amman, Jordan. It is also known in Arabic as Jabal al-Qal'a, the site of ancient Rabbath-Ammon. Occupied since the Bronze Age, it's surrounded by a 1700m-long wall, which was rebuilt many times during the Bronze and Iron Ages, as well as the Roman, Byzantine and Umayyad periods.... Continue Reading →

Bienvenidos a Bogotá!

Bogotá is city of contrasts, offering many different experiences to all visitors. Bogotá is the capital and largest city in Colombia. A melting pot of people from around the country, it is diverse and multicultural, with a blend of modern and colonial architecture. The landscape of Bogotá, marked by the green of the Andes to the... Continue Reading →

Leeds Castle: The Loveliest Castle in the World!

Leeds Castle is very picturesque and has been described as 'the loveliest castle in the world'. A castle has been on the same site since 1086. In the 13th century it came into the hands of King Edward I. It was the king's favourite residence. Around the 16th century, Henry VIII used it as a dwelling for his first... Continue Reading →

Urban Art in Bogotà

Bogotà is a city of many secrets and surprises. The graffiti tour is no secret, however. Normally the tour starts at the Park of the Periodistas, it lasts for about two and half hours, and it runs twice a day beginning at 10am and 2pm. It is a free tour but it is recommended that... Continue Reading →

Heavenly Hever: A Kent Castle

The incredible Hever Castle is located in the village of Hever, near Edenbridge, Kent - only 30 miles south-east of London, England. It is unbelievable how this stunning castle is so close to London. It began as a country house, built in the 13th century. The property subsequently passed through various owners. It came into the... Continue Reading →

View from the top!

When I'm lucky enough to sit by a window in an airplane, and the view is great, I have to snap the moment. When you see the view from the top, it makes you think about how the place would look when on the ground. I managed to take a photo of the sunset in... Continue Reading →

West Germany Beauty!

Wiesbaden is a beautiful town in Western Germany, on the right (east) bank of the River Rhine at the southern foot of the Taunus Mountains, west of Frankfurt am Main and north of Mainz.   As I was strolling through the city, I immediately  noticed why Wiesbaden is sometimes referred to as the "Pearl of Historicism". In... Continue Reading →

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