My Favourite Ancient Sites of the World

Howdy all, I thought I’d mix it up and do something a little different today. I’ve still a couple of posts about my favourite cities to share with you, but for now I thought I would do something different and look at some ancient sites around the world. There are some incredible ancient places I’ve …

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Samarkand’s Incredible Registan

Howdy all. One of the most ‘fabled’ cities on the old Silk Road is without a doubt Uzbekistan’s Samarkand. It has a number of sites worth seeing, and a great place to experience Islamic Architecture. It’s a beautiful city, with wide roads and then miles of little backstreets in the old parts. When I visited …

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Cities on Sunday – Cairo

Egypt. It’s been a heck of a long time since I visited there, but one things for sure, I still have good memories of the places I went. It’s the sort of place that is genuinely unforgettable with incredible history, the Nile River, the desert and the people. Its capital Cairo has seen its share …

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Little Places – Hill of Crosses, Lithuania

The Hill of Crosses is a pretty stirring sight in the mid-north of Lithuania. According to the occasionally accurate Wikipedia today there are over 100,000 crosses on this hill, and it has become quite the tourist attraction. I went and visited it in 2007, so it’s been ten years and it’s grown. At the time …

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Sunday Spotlight – Luxor, Egypt

If the pyramids at Giza, near Cairo, and its amazing museum leave you wanting more history, more grandeur, more impressive statues and heck, more columns whilst you’re at it, then when in Egypt, head down to Luxor. A long train ride from Cairo, or a few relaxing and amazing days in a felucca along the …

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