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 →

The Cathedral, Shopping and Fashion in Bella Milano!

I have visited Milan many times, but never had the opportunity to visit the famous Cathedral, the Duomo. This enormous construction took nearly six centuries to complete. I think it's the biggest church in Italy. Just before I visited the cathedral, I walked through the very famous Piazza del Duomo. The famous Galleria Vittorio Emanuele... Continue Reading →

Ham House

Ham House is a stunning country home near Kingston Upon Thames on the outskirts of London, built for pleasure and filled with treasures. Built in 1610, this rare and atmospheric treasure trove is a jewel to behold. Elizabeth the Duchess of Lauderdale and her father William Murray were responsible for the creation of this amazing... Continue Reading →

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 →

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