Archive for October, 2010

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    The Villa Romana del Casale, Sicily

    Posted in Europe | October 26, 2010
    The Villa Romana del Casale in Sicily is said to be the symbol of Roman exploitation of the countryside. The villa is said to be the centre of the large estate; and upon this estate, the rural economy of the whole of the Western Empire was based. The villa is said to be one of the most luxurious villas of its kind. The characteristic mosaics are what make this villa so special. Villa del Casale is said to be located around 1.8 miles from Piazza Armerina. This is part of the province of Enna which lies in Sicily, Italy. The rich villa is now said to be recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Some of the columns and the mosaics are said to have been found as early as the 19th century. The villa, however, was fully uncovered only after subsequent  [...]
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    The Man Mo Temple Of Hong Kong

    Posted in Asia | October 25, 2010
    Hong Kong is well known for its tourist destinations; but this one is a tad different from them all that I’ve written about. The Man Mo Temple in Hong Kong is the oldest and well-known temple in the region. Built in the year 1848, the temple is a creation of the British rule that ruled over Hong Kong then. There has been a significant amount of reconstructing that has taken place here. However, the good thing is that most of the structure has remained from the original. Significance: The words ‘man’ means ‘civil’ and ‘mo’ means ‘military’. Here, the temple is built to be dedicated to two gods; and the same is the case with many of the Man Mo temples built all across China. Man Cheong is the name of the god who is said to be  [...]
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    Palaces of the Old Fort – Junagarh, Rajasthan

    Posted in Asia | October 19, 2010
    “The world is a book and every trip is like just a page read”. Well, this is not a quote, completely, by me. It has been inspired from some one else’s famous words. But the reality does not change in either of them. The entire globe is a real big thing to explore. A serious traveler is the one who wish and make it a point to seek adventure, botherless of the costs. Some travelers prefer experiencing the majesty of the awe- inspiring culture, sights and nature of the astonishing historical spots of the world. The Times of Ruling The fort of Junagarh, in Bikaner, Rajasthan, is one such rousing place of interest and sight. It is one of India’s most imposing and ancient forts, as the name Junagarh – meaning old fort house – suggests.  [...]
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    The Haunted Island Region Of Port Arthur

    Posted in Australia | October 18, 2010
    The area of Port Arthur, as it is today called, traditionally belonged to the Pyderrairme people. The area of Port Arthur, which is a historic site in Tasmania is said to be a haunted area. There have been reports of people sighting ghosts here. History Of The Region: This island state of Tasmania is said to have been a prison colony back in the years between 1803 and 1854. Around 70,000 convicts were housed here between those years. People who committed very serious crimes in the colony were said to be sent here, given the remoteness of the island and the fact that it was tough to escape from. The Ghost Tours: In today’s day and age, people with a taste for the paranormal world can take a lantern-lit historical tour on the island. This tour  [...]
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    The Bamiyan Valley – A Lost Treasure

    Posted in Asia | October 12, 2010
    Afghanistan has long been considered a country of contrasts. This is a land whose citizens are Muslims (around 96% of the population) and yet it is right here that you can see one of the largest Buddha statues of the world, or whatever is left of it. About The Land: Bamiyan Valley is situated at an altitude of about 8000 feet and is located at the central highlands of Afghanistan. This land was first said to be inhabited during the 3rd century BC. This region became an important center for Buddhism during the second century AD. When the fourth – eighth centuries came along, the region reached its peak. The giant Buddha statues that had been carved into the hills gazed upon the people of Bamiyan valley. The Bamiyan Valley lies on the historic  [...]
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    Triumphal Arches of the World

    Posted in History Around The World | October 11, 2010
    Triumphal arches are structures that will boast of at least one arched passageway. Most of these were built in honor of an important person. In other cases, they were built in order to commemorate an event that is deemed significant. There is no proof that it was the Romans who began the tradition of building such arches; but truth of the matter is that once the arches became popular, they stuck around as a tradition for quite a bit. Triumphal Arch of Orange: This triumphal arch was built when Augustus was in power. This was built in honor of the Gallic war veterans. Tiberius later reconstructed it to celebrate his victory over the German tribes. The arch is said to contain an inscription that is said to be dedicated to Tiberius and this inscription  [...]
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    Historical Sites of Butte America

    Posted in North America | October 5, 2010
    The city of Butte in Montana has been nicknamed as Butte America. This is a city that is considered unparalleled in its historical charm and there is a lot of physical evidence of the history that once took place on these very roads. Getting Acquainted With Butte: There is a lot for the tourist to do in Montana. The awesome sites and the beautiful scenery are bound to give a lot in terms of ‘soaking in’. Yellowstone and the Glacier National Park provide for variety in their own terms. However, for the tourist who is looking to go beyond the conventional, Butte might make for an amazing option. The current population count comes in at about 34,000. This was, however, once occupied by over 100,000 people. The ancestry of Butte is said to be  [...]
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    A Peek At Darwin’s World War II History

    Posted in Australia | October 4, 2010
    The city of Darwin is said to be the most youthful place in Australia when it comes to the population here. This is one of the reasons why this city has an optimistic vibe that sets it apart from other cities around the region. The weather here is said to be balmy around the year, which makes it accessible all year round. When you dive into the eclectic nightlife of the region in today’s day and date, you will find it hard to imagine that this city has a history that isn’t very colorful to begin with. Darwin and World War II – Before the bombs began falling, the day of 19th February, 1942 was said to be a typically beautiful Darwin morning. The temperature was about 33 degrees and the humidity levels were at 90%. The residents of Darwin  [...]
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    Caving It Up – Ajanta and Ellora Caves

    Posted in Asia | October 1, 2010
    India is known to provide for a rather impressive range of caves that are scattered across the stretch of this rather fascinating and picturesque (where left naturally beautiful) country. The caves in India are said to provide for an experience that is both, amazing and unusual. Overview: Most of these caves date back to about 1000 years back, while some might be even older. These caves retain their status as being the epitomes of cultural masterpieces of the respective eras that they belong to. A visit to these caves will still leave you reeling from the effects of being within walls that are alive. The fact that they’re old and dilapidated does seem to put a dent on the effect, but it isn’t a very large dent, all said and done. These caves  [...]
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