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Berlin Cathedral Dome And The Views From Up There

The Berlin Cathedral dome and the views from up there may not impress you much, but climbing to the Baroque dome is a pleasant experience you’ll remember. After exploring the Cathedral’s interior, climb the stairs to the top of the dome. A 360-degree view of the city awaits those who’ll

Prague Castle – The World's Largest Castle Complex

Prague Castle, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, is the largest castle coherent complex. With 18 acres of land area, this castle is one for the world record! Within the area, you will find architectural gems from different times and of various styles. If you are an architecture

A Boat Ride in Xochimilco – A Colorful, Cultural Journey

A boat ride in Xochimilco is a journey like no other. It is a unique experience, a colorful, and cultural journey. No wonder this is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The floating gardens of Xochimilco are just 28 kilometers from the center of Mexico City. The water scenes reminded me

The Massive Teotihuacan Pyramids Outside Mexico City

The massive Teotihuacan Pyramids lies 40 kilometers outside Mexico City. Two of its biggest pyramids here are the Pyramid of the Sun and the Pyramid of the Moon. The former, however, is bigger than the latter. It doesn’t matter which one you explore first – but in our case, we

The President of Slovakia Lives in This Palace

The President of Slovakia lives here – at the Grassalkovich Palace in Bratislava. I was surprised that the surroundings were not heavily-guarded with Presidential guardians. It was early June when I was there – and boy, it was quiet! As you can see in the photos below, I was the

Pnyx Hill in Athens – Birthplace of Our Modern Democracy

Pnyx Hill in Athens is not your ordinary hill. It may just be another hill in the city but this was once where citizens congregate to talk about and vote on issues that mattered to them. Yes, democracy was born here! When power was transferred to the people, they held

Xitang at Night is Absolutely the Movie in Your Mind

Xitang at night is absolutely the movie in your mind. It’s the one you always see in Chinese soap operas, classic telenovelas, and films. On the night I arrived there, I wasted no time. I hurriedly checked into my hotel room, changed my t-shirt, and off I went to the

Belvedere Palace in Vienna Will Take Your Breath Away

The Belvedere Palace in Vienna will take your breath away. It’s one of those magnificent palaces in Europe that is as fascinating as its history. The palace compound has two Baroque palaces: the Orangery (Upper Belvedere) and the Palace Stables (Lower Belvedere). Between these two palaces are wonderful and well-manicured

Interesting facts about St Nicholas Monastery in Meteora

St Nicholas Monastery is also known as St Nikolaos Anapafsas. It is the first monastery that will grab your attention on your way to Meteora. From the town of Kalambaka, Meteora is accessible by an unreliable public bus, but taking a taxi would be highly recommended. There are also tours

Things to do in Kutna Hora

Kutna Hora is a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its ancient architecture, mining history, gothic cathedrals such as the Ossuary, and its fair share in making the Czech Republic what it is today. Here are the things you can do there. 1.   Sedlec Ossuary Known better as “The Bone Church”,

Roussanou Monastery – Small But Lovely

Roussanou Monastery sits on a low rock pillar – compared to the other monasteries in Meteora. It is very much accessible to public transport and there is not much climbing involved, but a few steps. The monastery itself is connected via a small bridge and is managed by nuns who
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