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Five Hidden Tourist Treasures in Rome

  This article was written by Sally Gale. When in Rome, tourists really are spoilt for choice when it comes to sightseeing opportunities and things to do. The Eternal City is steeped in history and culture with many visitors eager to take a tour around the Colosseum, stroll around the Roman Forum and a throw …

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Warwick Castle

The Rolling Cotswold’s Most Haunted Castles

Close to the Welsh border, in south-central England, Cotswold is an area of pristine beauty, rolling hills, rich history, and home to one of the most active Ley lines in England. Also known as dragon lines, believed to have mystical significance, these paranormal pathways that can be found all over the globe. If you like …

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Chisinau, a Capital on the Borderline

  If you want to have some fun, ask a random person to pinpoint Moldova on the map They won’t know the pickle they’re in until they’ll look for it in the wrong continent. So what to expect from a small strip of land few have ever heard of, stuck at the frontier between the …

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UK scenic drives

The UK’s Best Scenic Drives

To many, a car is freedom. There is no simpler pleasure than taking a drive, just for the sake of it, yet you don’t need to head all the way to Nürburgring for the ultimate driving experience; the UK offers some fantastic scenic routes, and below is just a taster of what you can expect …

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The Ravens of Stone

The Ravens of Stone

In the mists of time, when the Great Flood covered the earth, Noah sent a raven to search for land. It never returned. Elders tell a story of how the raven reached a fruitful realm, south of the Carpathians and north of the Danube, later to be called Wallachia. Wishing to stay, it nestled there. …

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Chateau Amboise

The Grandiose Chateau Amboise on the Loire Valley

  Our parade of castles along the Loire Valley continues with Chateau Amboise, an awe-inspiring historical monument and a splendid example of Renaissance artistic refinement. Majestically perched on a cliff rising tall above the valley, the castle sagaciously watches over the peaceful town below. I’m pretty sure Charles VII knew just how to take advantage …

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The Towering Chateau Blois on the Loire Valley

Most of France’s history was written on the banks of the Loire, within the walls of the several dozens of magnificent royal castles, Renaissance mansions, medieval fortifications, and cathedrals. No wonder the lands at the confluence of the river Maine with Sully-sur-Loire were dubbed the “Garden of France,” “Garden of Kings,” and the “Cradle of …

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Knossos

Mysterious Knossos

  If you travel to Crete without visiting Knossos, you are missing out on the best part, the island’s most emblematic, mysterious, amazing, and largest archeological site, the former political and religious center of the Minoan culture, dating all the way from the Bronze Age. The ruins of the giant Minoan palace at Knossos, only …

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