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# 197: Visiting the Last Emperor

# 197: Visiting the Last Emperor

Nico December 14, 2019 0

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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#513 : Visiting the remains of the old city of  Şuşa in Nagorno Karabakh

#513 : Visiting the remains of the old city of Şuşa in Nagorno Karabakh

Nico December 14, 2019 0

Idea #513 – Visiting the remains of the old city of  Şuşa in Nagorno Karabakh The city of Chouchi, or Choucha, is a city of the Republic of the Nagorno-Karabakh. The city and its

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#571 : Exploring the antique city of Gadara in Umm Quais in Jordan

#571 : Exploring the antique city of Gadara in Umm Quais in Jordan

Nico December 13, 2019 0

Idée #571 – Exploring the antique city of Gadara in Umm Quais in Jordan The antique city of Gadara, in Hebrew “gader” ( the  “border” ), is nearby of the city of Umm Qeis,

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#627 : Going on pilgrimage to the tomb of Mukhamad Bachoro in Tajikistan

#627 : Going on pilgrimage to the tomb of Mukhamad Bachoro in Tajikistan

Nico December 12, 2019 0

Idea #627 – Going on pilgrimage to the tomb of Mukhamad Bachoro in Tajikistan The mausoleum of Mukhamad Bachoro, a Muslim missionary, born in Basra in 743. The mausoleum was built in the eleventh

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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

Nico December 10, 2019 0

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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#495 : Observing the most beautiful khatchkars of Armenia in Noradouz

#495 : Observing the most beautiful khatchkars of Armenia in Noradouz

Nico December 5, 2019 0

Idea #495 – Observing the most beautiful khatchkars of Armenia in Noradouz The cemetery of Noradouz, is the most famous Armenian cemetery for “khatchkars”.  A khatchkars, also spelt khachkar or xac’ k’ ar (in Armenian : “Stone with

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#621 : Approaching the Mouth of Hell in Darwaza

#621 : Approaching the Mouth of Hell in Darwaza

Nico December 4, 2019 0

Idea #621 – Approaching the Mouth of Hell in Darwaza, Turkmenistan In 1970, during a Soviet mining exploration, a team of geologists drilled the soil in search of a deposit in this region particularly

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#488 : Visiting the fortified monastery of Akthala in Armenia

#488 : Visiting the fortified monastery of Akthala in Armenia

Nico December 4, 2019 0

#488 – Visiting the fortified monastery of Akthala in Arenia The monastery of Akhtala is an Armenian monastery-fortress of the Xth century, situated near the city of Akhtala, in Lorri’s marz, at 185 kilometers in

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# 69: Visiting the Father of the Gazelle

# 69: Visiting the Father of the Gazelle

Nico December 1, 2019 0

Idea # 69 – Visit the Emirate of Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi, literally ” father of the gazelle “, is the capital of the emirate of Abu Dhabi and of the United Arab Emirates.

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# 153: Seeing the Eighth Wonder of the World

# 153: Seeing the Eighth Wonder of the World

Nico November 30, 2019 0

Idea # 153 – Visit of Dubai Dubai is the most important city and the first port of the United Arab Emirates. Situated on the Persian Gulf, it is major of the emirate of

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#501 : Visiting the archeological site of Tatev in Armenia

#501 : Visiting the archeological site of Tatev in Armenia

Nico November 28, 2019 0

Idea #501 – Visiting the archeological site of Tatev in Armenia  The monastery of Tatev is situated in the region of Goris, in 316 km from Yerevan, in the southeast of Armenia, in the marz of

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#482 : Observing the mud volcanoes of Gobustan in Azerbaijan

#482 : Observing the mud volcanoes of Gobustan in Azerbaijan

Nico November 24, 2019 0

Idea #482 – Observing the mud volcanoes of Gobustan in Azerbaijan The reserve of Gobustan, at approximately 65 km in the southwest of Baku, was based in 1966 to protect the rock art of the region

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#633 : Visiting the hometown of Tamerlan de Chakhrisabz

#633 : Visiting the hometown of Tamerlan de Chakhrisabz

Nico November 24, 2019 0

Idea #633 – Visiting the hometown of Tamerlan de Chakhrisabz The historic center of Shakhrisyabz, located on the Silk Road in southern Uzbekistan, dates back more than two thousand years and was the cultural

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# 194: Visiting Shanghai, the Pearl of Orient

# 194: Visiting Shanghai, the Pearl of Orient

Nico November 22, 2019 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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#632 : Visiting the largest Central Asian madrasa in Khiva

#632 : Visiting the largest Central Asian madrasa in Khiva

Nico November 21, 2019 0

Idea #632 – Visiting the largest Central Asian madrasa in Khiva The madrasah Mohammed Amin Khan is an ancient madrassa (madrassah) located in the fortified district of Ichan Kala in Khiva. It was built

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