Guatemalan Worry Dolls

Among the villages of the highland Indians of Guatemala, there’s a legendary custom. It’s a unique method of dealing with worrying about problems that can cause sleeplessness. Rather than deal with personal problems alone, the highland people believe it’s better …

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Montmarte

Montmartre is a hill in the north of Paris, France. It’s 130 metres high and gives its name to the surrounding district, in the 18th arrondissement, a part of the Right Bank. Before being Christianize, Montmartre was named Mons Martis, …

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Valencia Cathedral

The Metropolitan Cathedral–Basilica of the Assumption of Our Lady of Valencia is more commonly referred to as either Saint Mary’s Cathedral or Valencia Cathedral for obvious reasons. A Roman Catholic parish church in Valencia, Spain, Valencia Cathedral was consecrated in …

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Topkapı Palace

The Topkapı Palace is a large palace in Istanbul, Turkey. It was once the primary residence of the Ottoman Sultans for nearly 400 of their 624 year reign. Topkapı Sarayı, or “Palace of the Cannon Gate”, was the heart of …

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Rock of Cashel

The Rock of Cashel is also known as Cashel of the Kings, and St. Patrick’s Rock. It’s a historic site located at Cashel, County Tipperary, Ireland and is said to be the site of the conversion of the King of Munster …

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Cradle of Humankind – UNESCO Site

Maropeng is the official visitor centre of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, “Cradle of Humankind”, and the Sterkfontein Caves. Maropeng is an appropriate choice of name for the tourist centre. First off, it’s Setswana, the indigenous language spoken by most of …

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Taj Mahal

No trip to India would be complete without a visit to the iconic Taj Mahal, the most well known of all of India’s historical landmarks. It is also listed as one of the seven wonders of the modern world. The …

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Angkor Wat

Few people know that Angkor Wat was originally a Hindu administrative and religious centre. It was built by the Khmer king, Suryavarman II in the early 12th century at what was then Yasodharapura, present day Angkor. At the time, Yasodharapura was the …

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Sant Joan de Caselles church

The Church of Sant Joan de Caselles is one of the many historical sites visitors to Andorra should make a point of visiting. Dating back to sometime between the 11th and 12th centuries, it’s on the way out of Canillo …

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Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn is the capital of Estonia, and the countries largest city. Located on the southern coast of the Gulf of Finland, 70 km south of Helsinki. Tallinn is a historic city dating back to medieval times. The first time the …

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