Turkish Delight: The Galata Tower

The Galata Tower is a beautiful medieval stone tower, and is one of the oldest and most beautiful in Istanbul. It was built in 1348 by the Byzantines, but destroyed by the Latin Crusaders in 1204 during the Sack of Constantinople. This tower is one of the symbols of Istanbul and is situated in Galata,... Continue Reading →

Christmas in Kazakhstan!

Almaty is the largest metropolis in Kazakhstan, and is set in the foothills of the Trans-Ili Alatau mountains. It was formerly the capital, but lost it's title to Astana.     A while ago, I was in search of place to spend Christmas and Almaty seemed the place to be. Where modern Almaty is located, it... Continue Reading →

Mysteries of Darkness

The beautiful  Basilica Cistern is one of several hundred cisterns that lie underneath the city of Istanbul. This incredible place was built in the 6th century, just next to the Hagia Sophia. It is quite a dark and mysterious attraction. The cistern was used to supply water to the Great Palace of Constantinople as well... Continue Reading →

Heavenly Butterflies!

Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park is a veritable secret paradise where butterflies actually dance nonchalantly in clumps of fern amidst scented beautiful flowers and flowering vines.   This is the largest butterfly garden in the world spanning over 80,000 sq ft of landscaped garden with over 5,000 live butterflies, exotic plants, butterfly-host plants and ferns Other... Continue Reading →

Wild and Alive!

The Bird Park is a popular tourist attraction in Malaysia, receiving an annual average of 200,000 visitors. It is located adjacent to the Lake Gardens. The Bird Park houses more than 3000 birds representing more than 200 species in an enclosed aviary. 90% are local birds and 10% were imported from overseas.   Kuala Lumpur Bird... Continue Reading →

Twinkling Towers

Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia. The city skyline is dominated by the famous Petronas Towers. The Petronas Twin Towers, are a pair of glass-and-steel-clad skyscrapers with Islamic motifs.     Petronas Twin Towers were once the tallest buildings in the world. Now the world’s tallest twin structures, the 88-storey buildings were designed by Cesar... Continue Reading →

Yerevan: Yes I Can!

Yerevan is the capital of Armenia situated between Europe and Asia. The city is fast becoming a major tourist destination thanks to its numerous landmarks, extensive nightlife, great museums and lovely parks.  The best way to immerse yourself in Armenian culture is to  do a walking tour. The city centre is, of course, the place to do... Continue Reading →

Wonders of Delhi

My first time in India. I went to Delhi. A city full of surprises and so rich in culture. I was really pleased to experience the Indian culture and costumes. Delhi is a massive metropole in the north of India. In old Delhi, a neighbourhood dating to the 1600s. At the centre of New Delhi... Continue Reading →

Kuala Lumpur

One of my best holidays trips - I really like KL. The people are so friendly and welcoming there. The skyline is dominated by the Petronas Towers. Kuala Lumpur is the capital city of Malaysia. It has colonial architecture, charming locals, and a myriad of natural attractions. Divided into numerous districts, its main hub is called... Continue Reading →

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