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Bookaway Review: Ground And Sea Travel Made Easy

Traveling around the world has become a lot easier over the last few years. You can find flights through simple Google searches, use Booking.com or Airbnb for accommodation, and swipe your debit or credit card for purchases in foreign currencies. But travel within foreign countries can be difficult. Finding the

At Brandenburg Tor in Berlin, History Happened

The Brandenburg Tor is the first tourist attraction I visited on my first day in Berlin. It’s an imposing neoclassical gate that appears conspicuously in almost every postcard in the city. Throughout its existence, the Brandenburg Gate bears witness to a tumultuous history of the city and country. And at

This Peace Bridge in Calgary is a Photogenic Place to be

The Peace Bridge in Calgary looks like a bullet train – at least from afar. It also looks like a web, a cocoon, or something futuristic that a machine could come out of it swiftly. Or does it look like a puzzle, too? Oh yeah, it does look like that

Calgary Skyline – Where to See and Take the Best Photos

Calgary skyline can be seen best once you go across the Bow River from downtown. The hills on the opposite side of the city will never fail to show you the city’s panoramic views from sunrise to sundown. As someone who loves the city skylines, my first itinerary on my first

Discovering the Dinagat Islands

The alarm wakes me up at three in the morning. It’s time to get up and catch the 3:30 bus for Surigao City from Butuan City. By 7, the early morning breeze kisses me as I sit in a motorized boat. Today, I am crossing the Pacific Ocean through Surigao

Three Stunning Lakes in the Canadian Rockies That You Must See

Last week, I visited three turquoise-colored lakes in the Canadian Rockies: Emerald Lake, Lake Louise, and Moraine Lake. The first time I laid my eyes on them, I was utterly stunned, swept away by their incredible beauty. These lakes and the mountains surrounding them made me realize how tiny I

Six Cultural Places to Visit in Shanghai

Shanghai is a massive city in China, located on its central coast. It is China’s biggest city and financial hub/capital. In the heart of the city is a famous waterfront with buildings from the colonial era, mostly of British influence. They call it “The Bund.” The city itself is home

The Old Town of Cologne – A Walk Through History

The historic Old Town of Cologne is, I think, the best place to drink and eat in the city. Especially in the summer- when the searing temperature is on, and everyone is thirsty. 😀 Based on historical records, 72% of the city was destroyed by World war II. However, many

This Roman-German Museum Proves That Cologne Was Once a Roman City

There is no doubt that the Roman-German Museum in Cologne proves that the wonderful city was once under Roman rule.  The modern museum stands on the land where the original marvelous mosaic of Dionysius was found.  Thus, the Römisch-Germanisches Museum is, in itself, an archaeological site. Dionysius’s mosaic is, perhaps,

See Ancient Athens from Philopappou Hill

From the top of Philopappou Hill, you will be able to see the sweeping views of ancient Athens. The hill is named after Philopappou, a royal prince of the Kingdom of Commagene. On top of the Hill of the Muses, you’ll find a memorial in his honor. The memorial is
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