Tag: history

Metropol Parasol, Seville

Layers of History at the Metropol Parasol, Seville

When construction workers in the old quarter of Seville unearthed a number of hitherto unsuspected Roman and Moorish buildings they were faced with a dilemma: preserve the ruins, or carry on with their construction work. Luckily for us they chose to excavate the buildings and turn them into a museum,

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Malacca Strait

Pirates of the Malacca Strait

The Malacca Strait, which runs between Malaysia and Singapore and the Indonesian island of Sumatra, has been a favourite haunt of pirates for over a thousand years. The problem persists to the current day, with 40% of the world’s pirate attacks taking place in this region in recent years. We sailed

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