Monthly Archives: September 2010

19 Popayan and the Guambinos of Silvia, Colombia

I only chose Popayan as my first destination in Colombia because of a recommendation made by a couple of travelers I had met in Ecuador a few days earlier, and the prospect of visiting this World Heritage site was nothing too extraordinary. However things already began to get interesting on my way there, as my […]

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1 Photo of the week

Did you know that pelicans have been around for about 40 million years? The male of the pelican species pitches in to help incubate the eggs, much like a penguin does? That there are various legends in various cultures that would have the pelican either nourishing or resurrecting her young with her own blood? Or […]

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4 Photo of the week

First constructed 800 years ago as a fort, this imposing building was built high up on a hill overlooking Sigüenza and the rolling countryside of Castile La Mancha, not far from Madrid. Thanks to a government initiative of the early 20th century, this and hundreds of other historic buildings across Spain were saved from deterioration […]

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47 5 Wallpapers From South East Asia

A  few weeks ago I announced I would make your three favourite photos available in large format for you to download, but I have decided to give you 5 and share them as Wallpapers. These photos were taken during my recent travels in South East Asia and have been the ones with more requests. However, […]

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9 How to Relax in Tuscany (Italy) for Free

Tuscany is a very popular destination in any season. Art cities,lovely towns and villages, world famous culinary tradition, splendid private villas and Tuscany apartments, friendly people and a fascinating sense of history wherever you walk are the elements that make this region so sought after. Whether  you’re traveling alone, with your partner or visiting Italy […]

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Photo of the week

Gone are the days when walking in Belfast was as safe as being a crash test dummy, yet they are certainly not forgotten or to be forgotten. The clashes (officially named “troubles”) between mainly Catholic nationalists, mainly Protestant unionists, the IRA and the British Army began in the late 1960’s originating in the constitutional status […]

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