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#487 : Observing the manufacturers of stained-glass Shebeke of Sheki in Azerbaijan

#487 : Observing the manufacturers of stained-glass Shebeke of Sheki in Azerbaijan

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Idea #487 – Observing the manufacturers of stained-glass Shebeke of Sheki in Azerbaijan The craftsmen of Azerbaijan knew how to develop a quite particular technique of realization of invaluable artistic stained-glass windows, which we find

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#309: Visiting the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes’ palace

#309: Visiting the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes’ palace

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Idée #309 – Visiting the medieval city of Rhodes The old town of Rhodes was established in 408 before J.C. by the synoecism of Lindos, Kamiros and Ialyssos. Its famous plan in checkerboard was

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# 197: Visiting the Last Emperor

# 197: Visiting the Last Emperor

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Idea # 197: Visit the Forbidden City in Beijing The construction of Forbidden City, the imperial palace of Beijing, was ordered by Yongle, the third emperor of the dynasty Ming, in 1406. This palace

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# 223: Visiting the city of Mogador, called the “Well Drawn”

# 223: Visiting the city of Mogador, called the “Well Drawn”

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Idea # 213 – Visit the Medina of Essaouira Essaouira is a harbour city of Morocco, situated on the Atlantic Coast. She is called Mogdura in Portuguese, and “Mogador” in French. It was nicknamed for a

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#544 : Observing the namibian Leopard

#544 : Observing the namibian Leopard

Nico July 6, 2020 0

Idea #544 – Observing the namibian Leopard The Leopard of Africa (Panthera pardus pardus) is the most common subspecies of leopard. We can meet them in Kenya, in Tanzania, in Zambia, in Botswana, in

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#32 : Crawling and twisting underground

#32 : Crawling and twisting underground

Nico July 5, 2020 0

Idea #32 – Trying horizontal caving in Cave Goule Verte in Vercors caving is an activity to visit and browse through underground cavities, mainly medium Karst. This discipline uses many techniques of climbing and

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#425 : Exploring the Medina of Fès in Morocco

#425 : Exploring the Medina of Fès in Morocco

Nico July 4, 2020 0

Idea #425 – Exploring the Medina of Fès in Morocco The “Medina Fes” was based by the chérif alide Idris Ier in 789 in the location of the current district of the Andalusians. In

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#562 : Exploring the Krak de Moab castle, in Renaud of Châtillon’s steps

#562 : Exploring the Krak de Moab castle, in Renaud of Châtillon’s steps

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Idea #562 – Exploring the Krak de Moab castle, in Renaud of Châtillon’s steps The Kerak of Moab or Krak of Moabites is a fort dating the XIIth century. It situated in Kerak, the

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#351: Exploring the Isle of Mull

#351: Exploring the Isle of Mull

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Idea #351 – Exploring the Isle of Mull The Isle of Mull, in Scottish Gaelic Muile, is an island of the United Kingdom situated in the Scotland. It is the largest second island of

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#605 : Exploring the Scythian Necropolis of Besshatyr in Kazakhstan

#605 : Exploring the Scythian Necropolis of Besshatyr in Kazakhstan

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Idea #605 – Exploring the Scythian Necropolis of Besshatyr in Kazakhstan The Besshatyr necropolis is the main ethnographic and archaeological site of the Altyn Emel Nature Park. Besshatyr is a burial place of the

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#578 : Hiking up to the grave of the Monastery in Petra

#578 : Hiking up to the grave of the Monastery in Petra

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Idea #578 – Hiking up to the grave of the Monastery in Petra Deir (from Arabic al-Deir, “the monastery”) is the Petra’s biggest building. Its function is bound in one funeral rite, probably that

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#617 : Visiting the ancient Sogdian town of Pendjikent in Tajikistan

#617 : Visiting the ancient Sogdian town of Pendjikent in Tajikistan

Nico July 3, 2020 0

Idea #617 – Visiting the ancient Sogdian town of Pendjikent in Tajikistan The ancient city of Penjikent was established in the fifth century AD. In 722, the city was captured and set on fire

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

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

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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

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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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