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Inside Catedral de Sevilla – The World’s Largest Gothic Cathedral

Catedral de Sevilla boggles the mind. Not only it’s incredibly huge but also unbelievably magnificent inside! It’s the most stunning cathedral I’ve ever been to, so far. From the dome ceilings to the columns and to the marble floors, everything is just amazingly stunning. I honestly had goosebumps as soon

The Roman Ruins of Volubilis

The Roman ruins of Volubilis is a testament that the area was once a progressive city that held power and might. The imposing pillars and arches show grandeur of Roman architectural style. The ruins are reminders that the Romans were there, settled, conquered it – and vanished. Today, the Roman

Marrakech Medina is an Assault to the Senses

Marrakech medina is an assault to the senses. The souk is a visual feast of colours – from clothes to shoes to spices and jewelries. Yes, it’s a shopping paradise for those who love colours, moorish designs and fashion. The best thing about this souk is that the vendors are

Karnak Temple – The World’s Largest Open-Air Museum

Karnak Temple in Luxor is both an interesting and photogenic archaeological site. There are so many things to discover here, and in fact, I saw a few people in the area still digging and brushing important stones/relics that could help them understand further the history of the country. This is a

Al Farid – Alone But Beautiful

The Al Farid / Al Fareed is a monolith away from the other rocks at Madain Saleh, the first UNESCO World Heritage Site in Saudi Arabia. How it ended up alone and far from the other massive sandstones may not be a mystery, but it indeed has an exciting story

Qasr Al Saneh – A Nabatean Architectural Wonder

When visiting Madain Saleh (in Saudi Arabia’s Tabuk Province), Qasr Al Saneh would be a good place to start learning about the Nabatean architecture which is richly obvious in the carved tombs you’ll see everywhere around the area. If you’ve been to Petra in Jordan, the architectural wonder you’ll find in

Qasr Al Bint – Palace of the Daughter or Maiden

The Qasr Al Bint is a group of tombs dedicated to the women of ancient times. It is translated as the “Palace of the Daughter or Maiden.” It has, too, the largest tomb facade in the entire Madain Saleh, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. One interesting tomb here is the one occupied and

Athleb Mountain – The Skyscrapers of Madain Saleh

Just outside the barbed wire fence of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Madain Saleh, in Saudi Arabia, is the towering Athleb Mountain. They’re a breathtakingly gorgeous wonder that withstood the burning temperature of the desert. Related Read: Things to do and see at Madain Saleh  Athleb Mountain is just a

Where to watch the Grand Canyon Sunset

I arrived at the Grand Canyon at 2:15 in the afternoon from Flagstaff. The Arizona Shuttle Bus dropped me off at Maswik Lodge and from there I got on the Blue Bus Line to the Grocery Store. I had my late lunch at the cafe inside. Later, I collected the

PHOTOS: Grand Canyon Sunrise is Magic

The Grand Canyon Sunrise is one of the things you would never regret waking up early. I woke up at 4:15 in the morning. Yes, that early! I left my campsite at 4:35. The first shuttle bus was at 4:30 and I reckoned it’s gonna pass by Mather Campground at

Getting Lost in the Labyrinth In Camaguey

Camaguey is a labyrinth where a poor map reader can easily get lost. The narrow streets seem identical and they look like endless mazes that seem to bring you back to where you’ve started. Getting lost in this old colonial city, however, offers a curious visitor some old gems that

The Monastery or Little Petra in Jordan

It seems that the best monuments in the world are tombs. The Pyramids of Egypt, The Taj Mahal in India, The Terracota Warriors in Xian, China, St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome and Westminster Abbey in England are all famous sites that honor the dead: Kings, Queens, Emperors, Royals, Pharaohs and

The Amazing Petra in Jordan

YOU HAVE TO SEE IT TO BELIEVE IT! Petra in Jordan is amazing. Dazzling. Breathtaking. Magnificent. Phenomenal. Insert your own adjectives—they’re all true for many reasons. Petra, no doubt, would never fail to amaze you. It’s jaw-dropping! Literally. Another item in my bucket lis: to gawk at the amazing Petra. Checked.

The Siq – In the Footsteps of Indiana Jones

Nobody goes to Petra and see the magnificent Treasury without following the footsteps of [easyazon_link asin=”B000NQRE9Q” locale=”US” new_window=”yes” nofollow=”default” tag=”pridecostume-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”yes” popups=”yes”]Indiana Jones[/easyazon_link] on The Siq where he trudged on his horse in search of the Holy Grail. Nearing the end of the gorge, Indiana Jones and his entourage

Wadi Rum – The Red Planet

I finally understood what the “sands of time” means. Wadi Rum, in Jordan, taught me that. Its vastness, its beauty, its magnificence stupefied me. It’s not your ordinary desert of plain golden sand. It’s a desert that defies stereotypes of an arid, solitary piece of nature—hues of red, pink, gold, black

The Great Wall of China

Sunrise at the Great Wall of China is one view that would forever be etched in my memory. The serenity from where I stood to take this pic is reflected in the rugged terrains of the landscape where the ancient wall is snaking through its way up, as if reaching
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