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The Columbian Caribbean Coast: Tayrona to Cartagena

COLOMBIA | Thu, 30 Dec 2021 | By krodin | Views [120]

The Columbian Caribbean Coast  Tayrona National Park is perhaps the most famous park in the country and for good reason. The rainforest mountainsides roll down like waves of multi-hued greens to meet the whitewater waves of the sea. The Santa ... Read more >

Tags: beaches, cities, history, museums, national park, towns

Guatavita - El Dorado

COLOMBIA | Sun, 5 Dec 2021 | By krodin | Views [83]

El Dorado -La Laguna di Guatavita  One of the gold objects that I saw in the National Museum, and the one from which the photo didn’t come out, was an image of a prospective Muisca chieftain on a raft accompanied by priests. A larger copy ... Read more >

Tags: history, myths

A November Day in Bogota

COLOMBIA | Wed, 1 Dec 2021 | By krodin | Views [90]

November Day in Bogota Arrived late at night, so I didn’t see much when I got in other than the lights on the top of the surrounding mountains.  The cab driver was kind enough to explain that they were the lights from the Virgin of Guadalupe ... Read more >

Tags: cities, history, museums, towns

Breezing through Bulgaria

BULGARIA | Wed, 10 Nov 2021 | By krodin | Views [103]

Breezing Through Bulgaria Bulgaria is a land filled with mystery and beauty. I traveled to Bulgaria to visit the National Museums of Archeology in various cities in order to learn more about the ancient Thracians and their deities, but was hit with ... Read more >

Tags: cities, history, museums, towns

All Hallow's Eve in Peles and Bran Castles

ROMANIA | Mon, 1 Nov 2021 | By krodin | Views [86]

All Hallow’s Eve in Peles and Bran Castles  As I only had a limited time in Romania and did want to get into the countryside, I did what I normally do not do, which is book a day trip group tour to Peles and Bran Castles and Brasov. I wanted ... Read more >

Tags: castles, history, museums, towns

In Search of Ancient Tomis

ROMANIA | Mon, 1 Nov 2021 | By krodin | Views [72]

In search of Ancient Tomis  According to The ancient city of Tomis: Roman Frontier within the Cross-border Region Romania-Bulgaria by the Archeological Foundation of Romania, the Tomis Melesian colony was established as a trade center in the ... Read more >

Tags: cities, history, museums, towns

A Day in the Old Town and Museums in Bucharest

ROMANIA | Sun, 31 Oct 2021 | By krodin | Views [81]

A Day in the Old Town and Museums of Bucharest  I had wanted to get to Bucharest and to Romania for awhile, but the timing was never quite right.  I now had two weeks to visit museums and ancient sites in Romania and Bulgaria while friends ... Read more >

Tags: cities, history, museums, towns

Pakistan 3: Hunza - Gilgit-Baltistan

PAKISTAN | Wed, 13 Oct 2021 | By krodin | Views [136]

Pakistan 3 Hunza Hunza borders on China and the Hunza River corridor formed one of the main arteries of the Old Silk Road.  Sections of the old path zigzagging across the steep arid brown mountainsides are still visible from the new Karakorum ... Read more >

Tags: history, mountains, on the road

Pakistan 2 - The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mountains

PAKISTAN | Wed, 13 Oct 2021 | By krodin | Views [119]

 Pakistan 2 – The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mountains  The drive from Mingora to Chitral is long, windy, and the roads, while asphalted, are often torn up. Nonetheless, the journey is beautiful.  The landscape changes from fruit orchards, ... Read more >

Tags: history, mountains, museums, on the road

Pakistan 1 - Karachi, Islamabad, Peshawar and Swat Museums etc.

PAKISTAN | Tue, 12 Oct 2021 | By krodin | Views [113]

Pakistan 1: National Museums etc. in Karachi, Islamabad, Peshawar and Swat  Arrived in Karachi without any idea of what this trip would bring. I had tried on numerous occasions to travel to Pakistan, but something always came up.  After ... Read more >

Tags: cities, history, museums, towns

Balkan Adriatic Coast Weeks 2B and 3: Albania, Montenegro, and Croatia

ALBANIA | Sun, 18 Jul 2021 | By krodin | Views [148]

HMMM, never made it to the Illyrian Royal Tombs.  Even though I knew where to turn off from the main road, there were no signs on the back roads and I drove around on pot-holed dirt tracks for almost an hour, before giving up and asking for directions ... Read more >

Tags: beaches, history, museums, on the road

Adriatic Coast - Week 2 A, Northern Albania and Western North Macedonia

MACEDONIA | Thu, 8 Jul 2021 | By krodin | Views [122]

Week 2a  - Adriatic Coast + Northern Albania to Western North Macedonia It turned out that Velipoje is right on the coast, and it was here that I found our hotel.  The dark grey sandy beach is extensive. It stretches from the town area about ... Read more >

Tags: beaches, cities, history, museums, towns

Adriatic Coast -Week 1 Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro to Albania

CROATIA | Sun, 4 Jul 2021 | By krodin | Views [132]

On the Road Again – Exploring the Adriatic Balkan Coast  Week 1: down the coast to Velipoje, Albania through Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro.   After over a year of travel restricted to my amazingly beautiful home ... Read more >

Tags: beaches, cities, history

Photos: Jordan

JORDAN | Tue, 16 Oct 2018 | By yvonnebooth | Photo Gallery

Group tour and solo extension
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Tags: cooking, desert, history, hot springs, jordan, petra, ruins, spa, wadi rum

Photos: York

UNITED KINGDOM | Tue, 25 Sep 2018 | By laurendiet | Photo Gallery


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Tags: england, harry potter, history

Durham

UNITED KINGDOM | Wed, 12 Sep 2018 | By laurendiet | Views [132]

Durham Cathedral was built in the 1093-1133 and with additions until 1490. It was built to house the relics of St cuthbert after the repeated viking attacks at Lindidfarne. It was named a world heritage site in 1986. Its been used in several films, including ... Read more >

Tags: cathedral, durham, history

Photos: Newcastle and area

UNITED KINGDOM | Tue, 11 Sep 2018 | By laurendiet | Photo Gallery


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Tags: coast, england, history

A Journey through Time and Lands: Istria

SLOVENIA | Thu, 24 May 2018 | By krodin | Views [450]

A Journey through Time and Lands: A Trip to Istria with Jeannie for her birthday.  We started the drive in the rain from Salzburg and as we headed south making it through the Katchberg Tunnel into Carinthia without the normal colony of cars, ... Read more >

Tags: beaches, history, on the road

Killing Fields & S21

CAMBODIA | Wed, 5 Jul 2017 | By tigerlillytravels | Views [383]

The main 'tourist attractions' in Phnom Penh are known as the Killing Fields and S21 Prison. No matter how tough you think these places will be, they are worse. It's barely worth me explaining as it won't give you an understanding of the depth of these ... Read more >

Tags: cruel, culture, eye opening, history, humbling, informative, museums, shocking, tourist attractions

Propaganda, Palaces and Poverty

VIETNAM | Fri, 28 Apr 2017 | By tigerlillytravels | Views [570]

Before our next bus adventure we had one more day to spend in Hanoi. We had heard of a Military museum so we decided to head there. The walk there was quite a long one and on the way the traffic was as bonkers as ever. The worst thing about it is the ... Read more >

Tags: culture, hanoi, history, learning, museums, nomad, travel, vietnam, vietnam war, wanderlust

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