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Turkey, Cappadocia, caves

Archeological/Historical

Ancient Historical Places

Bhutan-Exporter of ‘Gross National Happiness’

Bhutan travel is very unique. It is situated on the ancient Silk Road between Tibet, the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia. Surrounded by the Himalayas, it offers dramatic landscapes and some of. . . . .

Cambodia – Siem Reap and Angkor Wat

Besides the famous temples at Angkor City, some of the most interesting places to visit in Cambodia are the small floating villages along the Mekong River and around Tonle Sap Lake. Our trip to. . . . .

Egypt – Soul of Memphis – on the Nile

Egypt has 7 of the Unesco World Heritage sites, is home to the Great Pyramids, its capital (Greater Cairo) is the largest city in Africa and the Middle East. It has such iconic archaeological. . . . .

India – Khajuraho’s Magnificent Temples

Although there are notable temples all over India, the city of Khajuraho offers a unique experience. The 25 temples are all built in close proximity to one another, with diverging styles and themes. . . . .

Israel Itinerary

An Israel itinerary would not be complete without venturing out of Jerusalem (see our post on Jerusalem). Israel and the Palestinian territories are filled with religious and non-religious sites that. . . . .

Jerusalem Itinerary

It is extremely difficult to visit Jerusalem or Israel without immersing oneself in historical religious controversy. While planning our trip, we knew that most guides would have a personal religious. . . . .

Jordan – Petra – the”Rose City”

Jordan’s Petra should be on everyone’s bucket list of must see places. When visiting Petra, Little Petra and Aaron’s Tomb should be added to the itinerary. When visiting this area. . . . .

Morocco and Tunisia travel – More than Sand Dunes

Morocco and Tunisia tempt the imagination with mysterious caravans, expansive deserts and romantic getaways. Our trip to Morocco included the cities of Marrakesh, Casablanca, Fez and the Atlas. . . . .

Palestinian Territories

Travel to Israel and the middle east need not involve going into the Palestinian Territories. Most travelers want to avoid crossing checkpoints and road restrictions. Tourism is not exactly the. . . . .

Peru – Machu Picchu and Sacred Valley

Machu Picchu, a symbol of the old Inca civilization, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the seven world wonders is a marvel to experience. Sacred Valley, just a 40 minute shuttle bus. . . . .

Turkey, Cappadocia, fairy chimneys

Turkey – Cappadocia – Goreme National Park

Meaning the ‘land of beautiful horses’ in Persian, Cappadocia in central Turkey is one of the most unique travel destinations. It was once the center of the Hittite Empire (1700BC-1200BC). . . . .

Turkey – Istanbul – a Byzantine treasure

Turkey is a huge and diverse country with a wide and complex history and home to some of the world’s most important archaeological sites. Through different posts we will discuss three vantage. . . . .

Turkey- Ephesus and Didyma

Ephesus, an incredibly preserved ancient city in southwestern Turkey, dates back to the 10th century B.C. It provides a continuous archaeological journey through time. Didyma (100km south. . . . .

Varanasi – A Giant Step Back in Time

Varanasi is one of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited cities. It has been known by many names, including the City of Light, a name derived from Kāśī (Sanskrit: “to shine”), a name. . . . .