Sightseeing and Landmarks

Sightseeing is one of the most popular tourist activity out there. There is not a country in the world that doesn’t have landmarks and tourists attractions. No matter if they are created by nature or humans. We love all places, no matter of their cultural value, historical significance or overall beauty and we love the odd ones even more.

The section is about world’s most interesting sightseeing locations. We write about both: popular locations, as well as hidden gems that even most locals don’t know about. We search for interesting spots by talking to locals or doing a researching the place on our own.

Our most favourite places to write about are: monuments, art galleries, historic and natural landmarks, unusual pubs and restaurants, guided tours, bus tours, museums and of course urban monuments.

No matter if you are planning a city break, a holiday or if you are a local, this section will offer new places for you to discover.

Remote beaches of Lemnos Island

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 Sightseeing and Landmarks by Iuliana Marchian

In the first two posts about Lemnos Island, I wrote about the three major archaeological sites on the eastern side of the island and the main architectural programs.

Lemnos Island has a unique understated appeal, which consists mainly of flat treeless lands and gently undulating plains, with little farms. Small mountains are present only in the north-western part of the island and constantly alternate with fertile regions of arable land. The soil is volcanic with sandy areas (locals call them am’da) or rocky ones. The typical Lemnian landscapes are countless fields of wheat and grain, interspersed with vast vineyards, pastures, and beaches.

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Traditional architecture of Lemnos Island

Thursday, October 20, 2016 Sightseeing and Landmarks by Iuliana Marchian

In the first post about Lemnos Island, I wrote about the three major archaeological sites that stand out on the eastern side of the island – Poliochni, Hephaistia, and the Kabeiroi Sanctuary. However, there is more to Lemnos than just those three sites. You can find numerous representations of the Greek authentic lifestyle and architecture on the island, which withstand successfully mass tourism effects unlike the surrounding islands of Thassos and Samothraki.

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6 best outdoor activities in the Bay Area

Saturday, September 24, 2016 Sightseeing and Landmarks by Anna Sobczak

Silicon Valley is a byword for technology and progress. What is not so obvious is the fact that it is so close to nature. So when the fast pace of living saps away all vital juices of San Francisco Bay Area residents, all they need to do, is to veer off 101 and direct themselves towards the mountains. There, they plunge into the abundance of wildlife and outdoor activities the area has to offer.

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Barcelona Gothic Quarter – 7 Must See Cathedrals

Friday, August 26, 2016 Sightseeing and Landmarks by Shelley Treadaway

If you’ve ever had a love affair with Barcelona, know that you aren’t alone. So many across the globe have found themselves within the maze-like streets of Barcelona and fallen in love with the city with a modern personality, but deep roots in the Gothic era. Barcelona is time and time again a perfect marriage between old and new with food that transcends imagination and architecture that continuously takes your breath away around each corner. Even the streets are lined with picturesque apartments that will make you feel like you’ve entered a time machine and have been spit out centuries before your time.

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St John and St Thomas: Virgin Islands hiking routes

Thursday, August 18, 2016 Hiking and Walking by Dakota R Whisler

“O’win, oko, o’win, oko, o’win, oko” the cadence of the oars digging into the emerald green waters brings a whisper of change across the sea. The beat grows ever faster and faster as their target nears. “O’win, oko, o’win, oko”. There will be a feast this night. “O’win, oko, o’win, oko”. This raid will mark either the end for the Caribs or their foreign invaders who have come to claim these islands. Cries go out to their gods, to the pa’u – the island, the palana – the sea, and to a’talɨ, the cave. Fire shoots out of the side of the giant wooden beast – a galleon, and the chants fade away to jovial music.

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