Discovering the Fishing Stations of Gotland

Discovering the Fishing Stations of Gotland

I went to Gotland in search of its stone labyrinths and the medieval city of Visby. But, as so often happens, it was the unexpected that caught my attention. And I found two things that took me by surprise. The first was the old fishing stations that are dotted around...

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Jantar Mantar: Delhi’s Open Air Observatory

Jantar Mantar, also known as Delhi Observatory, is a group of large red and white stone structures (or yantras) built in the 18th century to perform astronomical and astrological calculations. It was designed by Jai Singh II, ruler of Jaipur, and was the first of five...

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Exploring Singapore’s Chinatown

Singapore’s Chinatown dates back to 1819, when Sir Stamford Raffles established a British colony on Singapore and decided that separate areas should be set aside for each of the ethnic communities who moved onto the island. In the early days Chinatown was full of...

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Cave Temples of Southern Thailand

The practice of excavating caves to create temples originated in India several centuries ago and spread across Asia as far as China. They were often established in sites of outstanding natural beauty by passing monks who stopped for worship or meditation, and they...

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The Hot Springs of Budapest

Before I went to Budapest, I had not realised that it was renowned as a spa city. However, with over 100 hot springs, and numerous public baths, taking the waters is one of the 'must do' experiences for many tourists. Unfortunately, I did not have enough time on my...

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Eating out in Budapest

Gone are the days when Eastern Europe conjured up an image of bland and tasteless food. Today you can eat very well in Hungary, with the capital city, Budapest, offering the best of national and international cuisine. What to eat in Budapest Hungarian food is...

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Geocaching in Devon

Yesterday I had my first go at geocaching. For anyone who is not familiar with it, geocaching is a sort of high tech treasure hunt, using GPS to follow clues and find hidden 'caches'. In fact, it is appropriate that we were doing it in Devon, as in many ways...

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