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# 163: Traipsing as a Turkish delight in Istanbul

# 163: Traipsing as a Turkish delight in Istanbul

Nico August 10, 2020 Comments Off on # 163: Traipsing as a Turkish delight in Istanbul

Idea # 163 – Visit Istanbul and taste delight Istanbul remains a city particularly dense, very vast, formed by small alleys which wind on several hills, around Bosphorus. All the styles of construction are

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# 84: Visiting the temples & tombs of Upper Egypt

# 84: Visiting the temples & tombs of Upper Egypt

Nico July 26, 2020 0

Idea # 84 – Visit the temples of Upper Egypt Thebes contains the most extraordinary stories in the history, art and religion of ancient Egypt. Hundreds of rulers, the pharaohs to Roman emperors, beautified

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#395 – Visiting the Qutb Minar the highest tower in India

#395 – Visiting the Qutb Minar the highest tower in India

Nico July 25, 2020 0

Idée #395 – Visiting the Qutb Minar and its buildings Qûtb Minâr or Qutb Minar (“tower of the victory”) is the highest Indian minaret, and the third in the world. Qûtb Minâr, the highest

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#389 : Discovering the antique city of Mahabalipuram

#389 : Discovering the antique city of Mahabalipuram

Nico July 16, 2020 0

Idea #389 – Discovering the antique city of Mahabalipuram The archeological site presents the vestiges of an exceptional sanctuary, on the coast of Coromandel. It was founded between VIIth and VIIIth centuries by the

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#467 : Going Upstairs in Michel Angelo’s Dome

#467 : Going Upstairs in Michel Angelo’s Dome

Nico July 10, 2020 0

Idea # 467 – Visiting Saint Peter’s Basilica and going upstairs in the Dome After the circular place with double colonnade, with palaces and gardens which surround it, the Saint Peter basilica, the biggest religious building to

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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

Nico July 4, 2020 0

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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#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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# 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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# 196: Learning Shaolin Kung Fu

# 196: Learning Shaolin Kung Fu

Nico June 27, 2020 0

Idea # 196: Visit the monastery of Shaolin’s warrior monks The Shaolin monastery or temple Shaolin is situated on the mount Song, in the province of Henan. It was built at the end of

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#415 : Visiting the Aurobindo’s Ashram

#415 : Visiting the Aurobindo’s Ashram

Nico June 23, 2020 0

Idée #415 – Visiting the Aurobindo’s Ashram The ashram of Sri Aurobindo was established in Pondicherry on November 24th, 1926. Sri Aurobindo withdraws there then with his partner, Mirra Alfassa, more known under the

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#372: Discovering the sacred city of Anuradhapura

#372: Discovering the sacred city of Anuradhapura

Nico June 19, 2020 0

Idea #372 – Exploring the ancient and sacred capital of Anuradhapura in Sri Lanka The city appears towards 550 BC, and takes the name of his governor, Anuradha, Secretary of Indian king Vijaya who

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#503 : Exploring the georgian fortress of Ananouri

#503 : Exploring the georgian fortress of Ananouri

Nico June 11, 2020 0

Idea #503 – Exploring the georgian fortress of Ananouri The fortified monastery by Ananouri is situated on the left bank of the river of Aragvi, in about fifty kilometers of Tbilisi. The architectural complex

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# 199: Going to the Temple of Heaven … between Earth and Heaven

# 199: Going to the Temple of Heaven … between Earth and Heaven

Nico May 29, 2020 0

Idea # 199: Visit the Imperial Temple of Heaven in Beijing The origin of the Temple of Heaven is in former China. Initially called Monument of the Sky and the Earth, it was built

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#416 : Exploring the sanctuary caves of Badami

#416 : Exploring the sanctuary caves of Badami

Nico May 27, 2020 0

Idea #416 – Discovering the archeological site of Badami Known formerly under the name of Vatapi or Vatapipura, Badami was in VIth century and VIIth century the capital of the powerful dynasty of Chalukya.

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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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