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Kyoto day one: Higashiyama

I spent two days in Kyoto falling in love with the smells of the fresh air near the mountains, tasting the street food, enjoying ice cream in the sun outside world heritage temples, trying to take in the view from the top of mountains… I could go on forever! 914 more words

Travel

The Gardens at Château d'Amboise

The Château d’Amboise is located in Indre-et-Loire, Loire Valley and is registered as a World Heritage site by UNESCO.
The château was built on a promontory and became the favourite of French kings. 193 more words

Tips

Holy Week and the Semana Santa in Sigüenza

The Semana Santa is one of the most important traditional events of the Spanish Catholic year; it is celebrated in the week leading up to Easter and features a procession of Pasos which are floats of lifelike wooden sculptures of individual scenes of the events of the Passion.  637 more words

History

Central Spain – Sigüenza to Atienza on the Ruta de Don Quixote

In a day of unpredictable weather the sun was shining when we stepped out of the dark interior of the cathedral with only occasional summer cotton wool ball clouds in the sky and because it had been rather overcast when we first walked to the castle we decided to do so again. 982 more words

History

Weekly Photo Challenge: Monument

La Colonne de la Grande Armée, Boulogne-Sur-Mer, Boulogne

The column was erected in the 1840s and is a fifty-three metre-high monument topped with a statue of Napoleon Bonaparte. 78 more words

History

Central Spain – Sigüenza, The Cathedral and Don Martín Vázquez de Arce

On account of this being the beginning of holy week there were restricted opening hours for the cathedral so as we were absolutely sure that it was open this lunchtime we made our way along two streets named after heroes of the Reconquest, Calle de Cardenal Mendoza and the Plaza del Obispo Don Bernardo and then to the main doors. 733 more words

History

The Ultimate Food guide for Mexico

Mexican street food is delicious and famous all over the world. But food in Mexico might differ from the Mexican food you know from the Mexican restaurant you know in your hometown. 1,401 more words

Culture