The Jewel of the Caribbean!

The beautiful city of Cartagena is situated in the north of Colombia, on the Caribbean coast. It is a very interesting place to visit. One of the main reasons I wanted to visit this city was because of a famous film, in the 1980s with Kathleen Turner, and Michael Douglas. The film was called 'Romancing... Continue Reading →

Indigenous Mysteries!

The City of Ingá is situated about 96 km from João Pessoa, in Paraíba, Brazil. The state is situated in the north east or the country.  Ingá has one of the most interesting archaeological findings in Brazil.   Researchers have found several carvings of figures, fruits, animals and other unknown figures, and, mysteriously and importantly... Continue Reading →

Amphitheatre

The Amphitheatre in Amman is a very interesting place to visit. It is a 6,000-seat, 2nd-century Roman theatre. I was there briefly when visiting the city. A famous landmark in the Jordanian capital, it dates back to the Roman period when the city was known as Philadelphia. On the top of the theatre you have a nice view of the... 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 →

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 →

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 →

Sunny Sunday!

It is such a pleasure to be back in the amazing city of Munich. Even better to return on a beautiful sunny spring day. The stunning architecture really reflects the sunlight. One of the most interesting cities in Germany for me, a favourite indeed. If you ever happen to come to Germany don't hesitate to... Continue Reading →

Where “New” is Five Hundred Years’ Old!

The incredible museum Castel Nuovo (literally, 'New Castle'), also known as Maschio Angioino, looks very medieval. The building is amazingly well preserved, it has sculptures, and paintings from the 15th century. The castle was called "Nuovo" (new) to distinguish it from the oldest castles already existing in the city, Castel dell'Ovo and Castel Capuano. Built between... Continue Reading →

Carpathian Capers

Sinaia is a city in Romania, in the historical region of Mountenia in the Carpathian Mountains. It is where the German neo-renaissance Peleș Castle is situated.  Peles Castle is considered to be one of the most beautiful castles in Europe, an architectural masterpiece. It has a pretty railway station, too, which is within walking distance to... Continue Reading →

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