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Luxury Cave Houses: Best Santorini Oia Hotels

Oia Santorini Visiting Oia Santorini must surely be on everyone’s bucket list, this instantly recognizable island is a true gem of the Aegean Sea. Whitewashed buildings are the backdrop to a vibrant blue sea, as the caldera cliffs are adorned with stunning abodes. Santorini itself is still an active volcano, probably the only volcano in the world whose crater or caldera is within the …

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Why You Should See Newcastle’s Angel of the North Statue

A Tribute to Newcastle’s People and History Is Newcastle’s Angel of the North statue a lump of scrap metal by the side of the road or a towering guardian of our hopes and wishes? In just over 20 years, Britain’s largest sculpture has become the most loved piece of public art in the country. One …

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Ultimate Guide to the Best Tokyo Street Food

Introduction Flame grilled, stir-fried, super sweet or salty, street foods in Tokyo are a must on your first trip to Japan. The best 10 Tokyo street foods are Takoyaki, Yakitori, Melon Pan Bread, Dango, Japanese Crepes, Yakisoba, Okonomiyaki, Taiyaki, Wagyu Beef, and Ikayaki. Although there are regional variations of many of the dishes below, it’s …

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Chateau Amboise: Death and Intrigue in Loire Valley

Introduction The UNESCO World Heritage Royal Château of Amboise deserves several days exploring not just the Château, but also Château Clos Du Luce, Château Gillard, and beautiful Amboise on the Loire River. Read about the history of death, intrigue, conspiracy, and decline of the seat of the Valois Kings. Find out the top things to …

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Amazing Standing Stones of Callanish

Everything you need to know to visit the Callanish Standing Stones on the Isle of Lewis Also known as the Calanais Standing Stones, the Callanish Stones are found in the Outer Hebrides group of islands belonging to historic Scotland. Standing stones are common on the Scottish isles and especially on the Isle of Lewis. Most visitors make for the photogenic Callanish Standing stone circle and its associated visitor centre near …

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Discover Canberra’s Hidden Sculpture Garden

Discover Canberra’s Hidden Sculpture Garden

Introduction A beautiful and inspiring hidden sculpture garden lies between Canberra’s Lake Burley Griffin and the National Gallery of Australia. It is one of my favorite Canberra attractions. But like everything in Canberra, you need to be a local to find the hidden places where there is life, beauty, works of art, and, well, people! …

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27 Irresistible Thai Street Foods

Introduction Fried, flamed, frozen, grilled, stewed, and stir-fried – Thai street foods uses fresh local seasonal ingredients and has delicious and sometimes very unusual regional specialties. In this article, you’ll get a beginner’s guide to the 27 most irresistible Thai street foods, their main ingredients, and where you can try them. What’s the difference between …

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Millionaire’s Walk: Portsea Mansions on Port Phillip Bay

The Portsea Millionaire’s Walk A simple and beautiful addition to any Mornington Peninsula is this visually stunning cliff top walk in Portsea. As you take this short undulating track between the summer mansions of Melbourne’s A-list and their private jetties below, there are breathtaking water views across Port Phillip Bay. The walk is only 1.5 …

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Shwedagon Pagoda: The Best Pagoda in Myanmar

Introduction It’s one thing to see the Shwedagon Pagoda (Shwedagon Zedi Daw) (ရွှေတိဂုံဘုရား), it’s another thing entirely to know what it is you’re seeing! It is one of the most important sites to see in Asia – a magnificent soaring religious structure that is beautiful, serene and spiritual. Even if you didn’t have a clue …

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10 Best Prague Museums

Best Museums in Prague for Culture and History Prague’s best museums are found in the cobbled streets near the Old Town Square, in castles, palaces, and medieval buildings. They include the National Museum Jewish Museum, Franz Kafka Museum, Mucha Museum, Strahov Library, City Museum of Prague, National Gallery, National Technical Museum, and the Museums of …

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Best Mornington Peninsula Wineries

Just a short drive from Melbourne, the Mornington Peninsula is one of Australia’s most popular holiday destinations. The Peninsula, like the Yarra Valley, has become well known as one of Victoria (and Australia’s) best wine-producing regions. The best Mornington Peninsula wineries offer luxury accommodation, wine tasting, cellar doors, cellar door sales, fine dining using local produce, and some exceptional cool climate varieties. With the first vines being …

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Still Here: Indigenous Sydney Street Art

Still Here:  12 Pieces of Aboriginal Street Art in the Heart of Sydney   Urban indigenous street art tells the stories of individual and cultural resistance, political dispossession, and resilience. There are no euphemisms here – Aboriginal peoples are survivors of a brutal conquest – but their traditions and cultural values live on, at least …

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