Art and Culture Articles

Modena
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Art, architecture and aperitivo: celebrating Emilia Romagna’s smaller cities

Bologna might be the capital of Emilia Romagna, but the regions smaller cities are worth a day trip or longer: Discover Modena, Ferrara, Parma, Rimini and more.
Cuenca Spain
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48 Hours in Cuenca, Spain: More than a Madrid day trip

The beautiful UNESCO world heritage city of Cuenca in Spain is only a short day trip from Madrid, but here is why you should come for an overnight stay.
Dresden Christmas Markets
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Discovering the Dresden Christmas markets and Saxony festivities

If you really want to experience the Christmas magic, Dresden and the region of Saxony is the perfect sized present you might now know you need.
Ferrara
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Cycling the ancient cobbled streets of Ferrara, Italy

Ferrara is a real gem in the Emilia Romagna region of Italy. From the castle to the cathedral, these cobbled streets are perfect to cycle through history.
One of the San Marino towers at sunset
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San Marino: Day trip or overnight stay in this tiny country?

San Marino is one of the smallest countries in the world but should you plan a day trip to San Marino or stay over night?
Edinburgh Festivals
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Edinburgh in August: Five festivals, countless awesome experiences

With five different festivals in August, Edinburgh is transformed into the festival city. Here is the low down on the Edinburgh Festivals in August and what not to miss!
Sunrise Erfurt Thuringia
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A photo tour through the cultural heart of Germany: Thuringia and Saxony

The Thuringia and Saxony regions of Germany make up the cultural heart of Germany, a region famed for classical art and architecture but complimented by contemporary culture too.
Houses in Erfurt Thuringia
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Finding hidden gems in Thuringia: Erfurt, Weimar and Gotha

In Thuringia, part of the cultural heart of Germany, there is plenty of hidden gems to discover in cute cities such as Erfurt, Weimar and Gotha.
Dresden by night
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Classic, Contemporary and Culinary Creativity: A long weekend in Dresden, Leipzig and Saxony

A great citybreak, Dresden is crammed with Barouqe architecture and culinary creativity that can be combined with Saxony National Park and Leipzig.
Xian
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Walls and warriors: Beijing to Xian, exploring North China’s must visits

The North of China has some of the countries most famous day-trips, the Great Wall of China from Beijing and the Terracotta Army from Xian, all stops on my recent two-week tour through the country.
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Two perfect days in St Petersburg, Russia; Cruise Itinerary without a visa

Visiting St Petersburg or Russia in general can be a bit of a hassle with visa paperwork and costs, but if you arrive by cruise ship and book an excursion you can avoid this. Here is how I spent a perfect two days exploring St Petersburg with Princess Cruises.
Lares Trek and Machu Picchu
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The Lares Trek & Machu Picchu

From the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu, the mind blowing landscapes of The Lares Trek is an awesome way to experience the Cusco region of Peru. Heres the blog and video of my tour with G Adventures.
Machu Picchu seen from above
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Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu by train

Taking the train from Cusco or Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu is one of the most incredible journeys in the world. Passing mountains, rivers, and Inca ruins don't miss this when you visit Peru!
The Dambulla Caves
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Top ten things to do in Sri Lanka

From pristine empty beaches, taking an elephant safari or exploring lush tea plantations. The top 10 things to do in Sri Lanka in photo form.
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Discovering Port Douglas and Aboriginal Culture

Ever since I moved to Sydney I was adamant I wanted to learn more about Aboriginal culture and the indigenous people of this vast land. Learning from a book is one thing, but to spend time with a local and understand their perspective is far more valuable...
Berat Albania
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25 Albania photos that will make you book a ticket

From battering with cigarettes for directions to hidden waterfalls, sleeping in castles and getting a car stuck 2 minutes after picking up hitchhikers, check out these stories and Albania photos from that epic road trip.
Abu Dhabi Grand Mosque Tour
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A layover tour of the Grand Mosque Abu Dhabi

You know those buildings that make you go 'Holy !£$@' - well this was one of them. The Grand Mosque of Abu Dhabi lived up to expectations on my stopover.
Berat Albania Trave Guide
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Is Berat, Albania the Balkans cutest city?

'Our guest house is in the Castle' I slowly repeated to the police man again. He wagged his finger at me, waved his hands around in the air like a snake and then grinned like a big kid. We would learn that translated to 'Move your god damn car...'
The West Bank
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Palestine: Jericho and the unexpected west bank

People drank coffee, tea or the locally brewed beer. Shop keepers laugh as they exchange banter with their customers. It was a normal day in the West Bank...
Taj Mahal Photography Tips
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The Golden Triangle with a Twist

The golden triangle which makes up Agra, Delhi and Jaipur is one of the most famous routes to travel in India. But how can you make it unique? How much of an insight into India do we really want?
The Dambulla Caves
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The Dambulla Caves: Sri Lanka

The Dambulla caves are just one of eight UNESCO attractions in this country. I happily spent hours admiring the incredible artwork on the walls here. If there is one thing I keep repeating, it is get you ass to Sri Lanka before everyone else does!