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Vergina Greece: visit the royal Macedonian tombs

How to get to Vergina, Greece Nestled in the foothills of the Pierian Mountains in ancient Imathia, Vergina is in central Macedonia. It lies about 70 kilometers west of Greece’s second city, Thessaloniki. That’s just under an hour by hire car and only a little longer (and somewhat cheaper) by bus. Parking is available 500 meters away and then you …

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Travel to Croatia: 7 tips for your first trip

Why You Should Travel to Croatia Croatia’s Dalmatian coastline is considered the Central European Riviera. Thousands of people travel to Croatia spurred on by their love of the Game of Thrones and in the process of falling in love with this beautiful country and its rich culture and history. Tourism in Croatia has grown in …

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Borobudur Temple: how to visit the world’s largest Buddhist temple

The story of Borobudur, the world’s largest Buddhist temple, on the island of Java in Indonesia is one of volcanoes, earthquakes, lost temples in the jungle, vandalism, looting, and rescue. In this article learn about the history and culture of this incredible site, tips for how to plan your visit, what to do at Borobudur …

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27 Irresistible Thai Street Foods

Introduction Fried, flamed, frozen, grilled, stewed, and stir-fried – Thai street cooking 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 simply irresistible Thai street foods, their main ingredients, and where you can try them. What’s the difference between …

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Visit Knossos Palace & the Minotaur Labyrinth

Gods, Monsters, Heroes – what more could you want from a visit to the Palace of Knossos on Crete? Beneath this UNESCO world heritage site is the fabled labyrinth of the Minotaur, a major element in Greek mythology. Learn how to visit Knossos Palace and see for yourself where the legends of King Minos, Theseus, and the Minotaur Labyrinth come from. The Palace of Knossos Sitting just outside …

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Where to See the Best Athens Street Art

The word graffiti might have a Greek origin, but the work of graffiti artists in its current form is a relatively new development in the ancient city of Athens. Drifting over from New York in the 1990s, street art in Athens soon blossomed into a deep and complex subculture, one which allowed those living on the margins to express …

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