San Felipe de Barajas Castle

The beautiful city of Cartagena in Colombia was invaded many times, and around 1656 the Spanish Crown decided to build this incredible fortress, with the help of the Dutch engineer Richard Carr. I wasn't expecting this place to be so well kept - and it is very accessible from the town centre. The Castle dominates... Continue Reading →

The Pleasures of Painshill!

Painshill is one of the most beautiful 18th century landscape gardens, created  between 1738 and 1738. This place has the most indescribable magic. It is an amazing garden in which to spend your day exploring the many winding paths in a journey of discovery. There are quite a few routes you can take. I chose... Continue Reading →

Athens on Ice!

I have been to the dazzling and beautiful city of Athens many times but... What can you do when the main attraction is closed due to adverse weather conditions? The city has a lot to offer, and has so much history that most people would give anything to visit it. Walking around the city is... Continue Reading →

Over the Box Hill!

The very picturesque Box Hill is famous for its fascinating panoramic views of the south. Leopold Salomons gave the original 230 acres of Box Hill to the National Trust, and he had a viewpoint structure, Salomons Memorial, built to commemorate his gift. The views are really impressive. One thing I found interesting was that although... Continue Reading →

Botero Museum

Located in Bogotá is the Botero Museum, holding one of the most important Latin America international collections of art. It is also very close to other famous sites in Bogotá. When I visited this museum, I wasn't very familiar with the artist Fernando Botero .   The Botero Museum is found in the neighborhood of La... Continue Reading →

Masonic Mysteries of Regaleira!

Quinta da Regaleira is located in the historical centre of Sintra, Portugal. The land where this palace was built had many owners. The property consists of a romantic palace and chapel, and a luxurious park that features lakes, grottoes, wells, benches, fountains, and a vast array of exquisite constructions. The palace is also known as "The Palace of... 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 →

Brazil’s North Eastern Coast

The state of Paraíba in Brazil has some of the most amazing beaches in the world. There are miles and miles of unspoiled beaches with little development around them, which makes them very attractive. Most of the beaches are in areas of preservation. The most eastern point of the Americas - the point that sticks... 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 →

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