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 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 →

Urban Art in Bogotà

Bogotà is a city of many secrets and surprises. The graffiti tour is no secret, however. Normally the tour starts at the Park of the Periodistas, it lasts for about two and half hours, and it runs twice a day beginning at 10am and 2pm. It is a free tour but it is recommended that... Continue Reading →

The Lost City!

The ancient City of Pompeii is only an hour away from the coastal city of Naples. It is simply incredible.  Along with Herculaneum, and many villas in the surrounding area, it was mostly destroyed and buried under 4 to 6 m (13 to 20 ft) of volcanic ash and pumice in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79.     The eruption destroyed the city, and... Continue Reading →

Following The Summer Sun!

On a beautiful late summer day I decided to enjoy the River Thames by cycling along a path by its side, which offers beautiful scenery along much of its journey to the sea. I started my cycling tour in Twickenham, which is on the Thames Path. The route, mostly along the River Thames at its... 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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