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Leda and the Swan

Dear Reader,

this is one of my favourite mosaics among those I’ve seen in Paphos in the archeological site Tombs of the Kings.

In most accounts Leda is to be known as mother of Helen, however there are discrepancies on how that happened. 142 more words

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Why you shouldn't skip Melaka when visiting Malaysia

When I said to fellow travellers I spent four days in Melaka (or Malacca) they often looked at me weird.

Yes, this UNESCO heritage listed site is only a small town but I really enjoyed the vibe here and basking in the slower pace of life which seems to be going on. 750 more words


World Heritage Indochina

Indochina – that is, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos – has a collection of 12 World Heritage Sites, ranging from Khmer Empire masterpieces to colossal caves, from imperial cities to vast national parks. 1,187 more words


Spotlight: Iwami Ginzan (Iwami Silver Mine)

On our road trip to Tokyo the other week, we made sure our route meandered north a bit from the highway we normally would have taken to include a drive through Shimane Prefecture. 516 more words

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The Street Art of Penang

In recent years the UNESCO world heritage listed city of Penang has become known for its mix of colourful and realistic street art which can be found all around the charismatic town. 53 more words