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#634 : Visiting the Royal Necropolis Shah I Zinda in Samarkand

#634 : Visiting the Royal Necropolis Shah I Zinda in Samarkand

Nico July 3, 2020 0

Idea #634 – Visiting the Royal Necropolis Shah I Zinda in Samarkand Shah-e-Zindeh (Persian: شاه زنده, meaning “living king”) is a necropolis northeast of Samarkand, made up of many mausoleums, the oldest of which

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#387 : Visiting the old convents and churches of Goa

#387 : Visiting the old convents and churches of Goa

Nico July 2, 2020 0

Idea #387 – Visiting the old churches and convents of Goa Goa, the former capital of Portuguese India, holds exceptional set of convents and churches, contemporaries of the colonial and evangelizing presence. Let us

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# 267: Basking on the terraces of the Venetian palaces of Montenegrin captains

# 267: Basking on the terraces of the Venetian palaces of Montenegrin captains

Nico July 2, 2020 0

Idea # 267 – Visit the village of Perast in Montenegro The village of Perast in Montenegro (in Italian, Perasto) is a charming and peaceful town, situated on the north bank of the Bouches

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# 194: Visiting Shanghai, the Pearl of Orient

# 194: Visiting Shanghai, the Pearl of Orient

Nico June 30, 2020 0

Idea # 194: Strolling in the city of Shanghai At the end of the Ogaden War, in 1842, the triumphant Westerners demand in China the creation of five free harbours : Canton, Ningbo, Amoy,

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#454 : Visiting the baroque city of Veszprém

#454 : Visiting the baroque city of Veszprém

Nico June 26, 2020 0

Idea #454 – Visiting the baroque city of Veszprém Veszprém A királynék városa (“The Queens ‘City”), is a baroque city built around its castral core, who was a royal seat,  then an episcopal seat, until

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#449 : Visiting the historic city of Pécs in Hungary

#449 : Visiting the historic city of Pécs in Hungary

Nico June 14, 2020 0

Idea #449 – Visiting the historic city of Pécs in Hungary Pécs is situated in the southwest of Hungary, not very far from the Croatian border and is the fifth city of the country

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#452 : Visiting the district of Pest in Budapest

#452 : Visiting the district of Pest in Budapest

Nico June 12, 2020 0

Idea #452 – Visiting the district of Pest in Budapest Since 1873, the formercity of Pest has formed the city of Budapest, with Óbuda and the former Buda, on the other bank of the

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# 236: Visiting the painted and fortified monasteries of Moldavia

# 236: Visiting the painted and fortified monasteries of Moldavia

Nico June 10, 2020 0

Idea # 236 – Visiting the fortified monasteries of Moldavia in Romania Moldavia became an independent state in the XIVth century ; its peak is situated during the crusades of Etienne le Grand against

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#420 : Visiting the biggest cathedral of Middle America

#420 : Visiting the biggest cathedral of Middle America

Nico May 27, 2020 0

Idea #420 – Visiting the city of Leon and its cathedral in Nicaragua León, of its full name Santiago of los Caballeros de León, is situated in approximately 80 km northwest from Managua, and

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#631 : Visiting the historical city of Itchan Kala in Khiva

#631 : Visiting the historical city of Itchan Kala in Khiva

Nico May 27, 2020 0

Idea #631 – Visiting the historical city of Itchan Kala in Khiva Located south of Amou Daria, in the Khârezm region of Uzbekistan, Ichan Kala, the inner fortress of Khiva, was the last stage

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#579 : Following the path of the Pilgrims from the High-Place of the Sacrifice to Petra’s Treasury

#579 : Following the path of the Pilgrims from the High-Place of the Sacrifice to Petra’s Treasury

Nico May 22, 2020 0

Idea #579 – Following the path of the Pilgrims of the High-Place of the Sacrifice to Petra’s Treasury There are several “high-places” in Petra, which are open-air sacrificial sites, dominating the antique city. The

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#629 : Strolling in the Tsarist times Samarkand

#629 : Strolling in the Tsarist times Samarkand

Nico May 21, 2020 0

Idea #629 – Strolling in the Tsarist times Samarkand The historic city of Samarkand, located in a large oasis in the Zeravchan Valley in northeastern Uzbekistan, is considered the crossroads of world cultures, with

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#448 – Exploring the Portuguese City of Mazagão in Morocco

#448 – Exploring the Portuguese City of Mazagão in Morocco

Nico May 21, 2020 0

Idea #448 – Exploring the Portuguese City of El Jadida in Morocco El Jadida (in arabic : الجديدة, amazigh : ⵎⴰⵣⴰⴳⵏ), historically called Mazagan, is a coastal city of Morocco, at 96 km from Casablanca. In

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# 258: Visiting Czar Samuel’ city on the edge of Lake Ohrid

# 258: Visiting Czar Samuel’ city on the edge of Lake Ohrid

Nico May 19, 2020 0

Idea # 258 – Visit of the Macedonian city of Ohrid Ohrid is a city of the southwest of the Republic of Macedonia. The city of Ohrid was founded during the Antiquity, and is

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#410 : Strolling in the streets of the “Great Sultana”

#410 : Strolling in the streets of the “Great Sultana”

Nico May 18, 2020 0

Idea #410 – Visiting the historical city of Granada Dominated by the volcano Mombacho, the city of Granada is located on the west coast of the lake Nicaragua, in approximately 18 km in the

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