Travelogue

Montepulciano

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  Montepulciano, located in Tuscany, Italy is one of the most attractive hills towns in Tuscany. It is built on a ridge of Monte Poliziano in the province of Sienna in Tuscany. It is the ancient Etruscan city of Nocera Alfaterna. In the Middle Ages it was under the control of Florence, but was conquered by Sienna in 1260. The …

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Spinalonga

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The island of Spinalonga, officially known as Kalydon, is located in the Gulf of Elounda in north-eastern Crete. The island has been used as a leper colony in the 20th century. During the fifty four years of the colony , roughly faur hundred people lived there. But there is more to the island than the misery of this terrible illness. It’s …

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Lithuanian Kaunas

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Kaunas, also known as Kovno is the second largest city in Lithuania. It is located at the confluence of the two largest Lithuanian rivers, the Nemunas and the Neris. Much of Old Town still needs renovating, it’s well worth a visit.  There are also some fine examples of 20s and 30s Functionalist architecture and  some quite unique museums. In the 14th century, a …

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Gomera forest

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At the center of Gomera island there is an ancient, foggy rainforest, the National Park of  Garajonay were the very old moss cloaked trees take the most fantastic forms.  Conditions on La Gomera are perfect for the Laurisilva which need year round subtropical conditions with mild temperatures and high humidity. Laurel trees fossils show that many of the species  were thriving millions …

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Lidzbark Warminski

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The town in the Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship in Poland, the capital of Lidzbark County  was originally known as Lecbarg until being conquered in 1240 by the Teutonic Knights, who called it Heilsberg. In 1466, the town was integrated into the Polish province of Royal Prussia. Famous polish astronomer, Nicoloaus Copernicus lived at the castle for several years, and wrote part of his De …

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Nile trips

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Locals come out to the crusing boats in the rowing boats and sell variaty of the goods to passengers. That is a perfect opportunity not only to support the local craftsmen but also to take some colourful pictures from the deck. They would toss their goods on board the ship from below, and trust the tourists to throw them back …

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