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A Look Inside The Splendid Royal Palace of Madrid

The Royal Palace of Madrid (Palacio Real) is an epitome of opulence of the Spanish monarchy. It is the official residence of the Royal Family but it’s only used for state ceremonies of visiting dignitaries and other famed VIPs. The facade itself is as impressive as the palace interior. The queue

The Inside and Outside Beauty of Cibeles Palace

Cibeles Palace in Madrid is a lovely, neo-classical structure to admire when you’re from afar. In the afternoon, when the sun is setting, the facade is bathe in shimmering gold. From dawn to dusk, the palace is a thing of beauty in Madrid’s downtown core. Every time I passed by here

Plaza de España at Night Literally Takes My Breath Away

Plaza de España at night is enchanting. If this Renaissance-Moorish architecture impresses you during the day, you’ve got to see it at night. It turns into a magical place where it literally took my breath away. It’s the most perfect place for a date, too, especially when the moon is

Plaza de España – A Timeless Square in Sevilla

Plaza de España in Sevilla is a beautiful, timeless square that no tourists or visitors would dare skip seeing. It’s not just a sight to behold but also an architectural wonder that speaks volume of the city’s past glory. These photos will prove that Plaza de Espana is a must-see

Photos: Palace of San Telmo

The Palace of San Telmo is a unique, baroque-style building in the heart of Sevilla. You can’t resist stopping outside for its red walls and richly decorated facade. The portal itself is a work of art that took three generations (in 70 years) to complete. Enjoy these photos. Today, the

Time Stands Still at Seville Real Alcazar

Seville Real Alcazar will never fail to enchant you. From its roof to the walls to the ground and to the gardens, the palace is magnificent. The tile works, the designs, the architectural delicateness of arches and carvings will blow your mind away. The rooms are even more stunning than

The Beautiful Doors of Morocco

Ladies and gentlemen, the beautiful doors of Morocco! On my first few hours in Marrakech, I noticed the old, repainted, renovated, run-down and pretty doors of the city. Their charming designs delighted me so I took a lot of photos until I became obsessed. There was even a time when

Koutoubia Mosque – The Largest Mosque in Marrakech

Koutoubia Mosque is the largest mosque in Marrakech, Morocco. It is also taller than the palm tress that surrounds it. It’s in the heart of Marrakech. You can’t miss it, especially when you’re in Djemaa El-Fna. The minaret is 77 meters high – and five times a day, a muezzin beckons

Burj Al Arab Dubai is Not a Seven-Star Hotel

Burj Al Arab Dubai is not a certified seven-star hotel in the world. You read the title right. No one ever rated it as such. In fact, its website doesn’t boast itself as “the only seven-star hotel in the world.” No, they don’t use that, too, in their advertising anywhere. Also,

The Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi

The Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi is where you should stay—if you have the cash to burn. This hotel spells luxury and opulence of the Emirati world. “Everywhere around”, as my brother said, “is pure magnificent!” For now, I can’t afford. But, if they’ll give me 60% discount (of their cheapest

Burj Khalifa Facade- The Tallest Building in the World

Burj Khalifa in Dubai is the world’s tallest building. Or tower. From a distance, it looks like a futuristic spire that goes or points nowhere but up. It is Dubai’s most-famous structure, eclipsing Burj Al-Arab, the world’s first 7-star hotel. It is Dubai’s centre of attraction or the city’s “apple of

King Fahd Causeway – Connecting Saudi and Bahrain

King Fahd Causeway in Manama is a structure that connects two countries by the Arabian Gulf—Saudi and Bahrain. It is 26 kilometers long and looks like a humpback whale from afar. There’s a small island between two countries, like in the middle of the sea, that serves as the border.

The Incomparable Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Whiter than snow, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi is an incomparable architectural place of worship. It’s not just massive but it is detailed in every way, every corner, every arches, every domes and every minarets. Wherever and whatever your eyes laid on, things and designs are seemed to be

20 Photos: New York Skyline from One World Tower Observatory

You know how I love heights, skylines and cityscapes from above. In every cities I’ve been to, I always make sure that going up there is one of the things I wouldn’t miss to do. I love the feeling of being able to see what the birds see sans flying.

Changdeokgung Palace in Seoul

I’d suggest that you join the 1 hour and 20 minutes tour of Changdeokgung Palace in Seoul. I was impressed with our tour guide who speaks impeccable English and her knowledge about the palace itself was extensive. The tour doesn’t give you time to take pictures here and there but you

The Grandeur of Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul

Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul is South Korea’s first imperial palace. If Beijing has Forbidden City, Seoul has Gyeongbokgung Palace. If you compare both of them, they have similarities in architectural style. And for sure, they have differences, too. Both, however, are listed as UNESCO World heritage Sites. Travel Tips: Come early. When visiting Gyeongbokgung
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