The Great Wall. The Forbidden City. Ancient City of Ping Yao. Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor. Historic Monuments of Dengfeng. Yes, indeed, China has a laundry list of ancient architectural icons. The new architectural landscape of the People’s Republic, however, may yet produce more UNESCO World Heritage Sites than the Ming Dynasty. And this ... More
Rum was once the tipple of choice in Australia (and, moreover, a form of currency) and wine is all the rage today. But beer, sweet beer, has a special place in Oz. Here’s a rundown of joints where atmosphere and taste collide.
The United Kingdom is known as a sanctuary for ramblers, traipsers and trampers but some destinations do better than others. With that, discover ten of our favourite pedestrian friendly towns in the UK.
The term “small town America” invokes specific imagery that transcends place (is it Connecticut, Alabama, or North Dakota) but seems set in a particular time. As much as we adore the seductive urban joys of a Los Angeles or Manhattan, we do concede that to discover the real U.S.A., you have to get beyond the ... More
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Just a stone’s throw from the Mexican border, California’s sunny city of San Diego has tacos and tequila down pat. Head Downtown with us as we hit Barrio Logan, the Gaslamp Quarter, Little Italy and East Village, and guzzle the best Mexican grub and tequila the area has to offer.
Slovenia might not be on the eco-destination map of many of those who are taking a trip through the heart of Europe. But that is more because they don’t know about the amazing green treasures that await you in this awesome land. The experienced trekkers of the region and those who have been on a … More
We all know breathtaking images with coastlines, beaches and cliffs on the shores of the oceans and seas. As a geographic structure, they resemble a lot, unlike the deltas. Deltas represent the place where a river’s course ends. These alluvial deposits are different, since every river has it’s unique characteristics – the gradient, the direction, … More
Mythical in its stature, elegant in its persona, vital for the nation that it flows through and etched in the imagination of one and all, the Ganges means different things for many different people who come to take a dip in much more than just its waters. Image by ankipraveen The land it touches is … More
As the oldest zoo still in existence, and one of the most beautiful in the world, Schonbrunn Zoo has a lot offer its visitors. It has survived the two World Wars and is now home to some of the rarest, most interesting animals on Earth. Designed in 1745, as a royal menagerie for the Holy … More
Who ever thought that Eastern Europe is just a relic of the communism and the common sights, is wrong. Eastern Europe hides many rarities, old (sometimes medieval) architectural styles and here is just a short list of examples.
Itâ€™s a lot smaller, less crowded and doesnâ€™t have the rich history of the real Venice, but if you enjoy long, peaceful boat rides while admiring classic Dutch sceneries, Giethoorn will make a great impression on you. [photo credits] Located in the center of the Netherlands, right in the middle of the De Wieden nature … More