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 →

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 →

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 →

Mount Lycabettus: The Refuge of Wolves

Autumn in Athens is just like summer. I was just there in October, and was surprised how warm it was for the time of year, 27c. I guess winter is quite mild in Greece compared to northern Europe.   On this beautiful warm day I decided to visit a place I haven't been to before.... Continue Reading →

Temple of Mysteries

The mystical city of Istanbul has hosted many civilisations, the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires being the most famous. The iconic Hagia Sofia was a church, and later on was turned into mosque. Hagia Sophia was the centre of Orthodox Christianity until 1453 when the city was conquered by Ottomans. Five hundred years following the conquest Islamic... Continue Reading →

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