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I could hear a familiar “Rat-a-tat-tat!” echo through the winter woods. I stood stock still and listened, hoping to get a glimpse of the bird making the sound on a tree nearby. It was dead-still, no wind, and the landscape muffled by a deep carpet of snow. I slowly turned my head around like it was on a swivel, trying to pinpoint where the sound was coming from.
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Born in Swansea, Wales in 1914, Dylan Thomas was Wales’ most beloved poets. He has been acknowledged as one of the most important Welsh poets of the 20th century.
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During the 16th and 17th centuries, Renaissance Europe extended itself out into the New World in search of wealth and to spread Christianity. The Spanish employed a more direct approach through conquest, looting and the forcible conversion of the Aboriginal population of Central and South America to the Catholic Faith.
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I'm a food lover and if you're one too, you'll appreciate my journey through the enchanting country of Belgium. I am on a quick three-day tour of Brussels, Dinant Ghent and Bruges and there are plenty of opportunities to indulge my taste buds with some Belgian specialties that not only are delicious but also have an interesting history dating back hundreds of years.
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Built in 1887, the Hotel del Coronado is a red-turreted Victorian architectural masterpiece and a famous National Historic Landmark. The quintessential legendary oceanfront beach hotel has hosted numerous U.S. presidents, foreign dignitaries, royalty and celebrities.
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When we think of December, there is only one thought that comes to mind. Christmas and New Year. The festive air and holiday cheer. In today’s globally connected world, this has become even truer that no matter where we may be.
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Pistoia, an almost forgotten corner of Tuscany, has only recently begun to feature on the tourist trail. Thanks to Pistoia’s status as Italian Capital of Culture 2017, and being on Lonely Planet’s top ten list of places to visit in 2017, the city has finally begun to receive the recognition it deserves. .
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I first saw Sint-Janshospitaal while cruising along the canals of Bruges. Gothic windows looked over the water. In medieval times this wing doubled as a chapel and a ward.
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About 150 years ago upon this very spot, President Abraham Lincoln had just been shot in Ford’s Theater and was being carried across this road to the Peterson Boarding House.
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Regal. That is the only word to describe the Royal Borough of Greenwich. This southeast London neighbourhood is an extraordinary place to spend a day walking around, observing history and taking it easy for a few hours.
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Is shopping a true facet of tourism? More often than not we relegate shopping to an afterthought, a gathering of trinkets as a memento of our journeys. Happily, it becomes part of my life on my annual extended visits to New Delhi.
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TRAVEL THRU HISTORY is a unique travel 'zine dedicated to exploring historical and cultural experiences. If you have toured the wonders of Egypt, trekked through Berber villages in the High Atlas mountains of Morocco, explored the ancient ruins of Greece or the Mayan pyramids in Mexico, and immersed yourself in another culture, we'd like to hear from you. This is a site for writers to share their travel experiences in a creative, literary way through travel articles, essays, journals and creative non-fiction memoirs.
We publish stories featuring the historical, archaeological, and cultural aspects of a destination. We also accept stories about literary journeys, visits to the haunts of famous writers and artists, unique museums and art galleries. Explore the exciting and diverse world of other cultures, and take us on exotic adventures.
Readers will be taken on fresh, often overlooked experiences and adventures that will provide a valuable insights into the past as well as the lifestyles of other cultures.
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December 20, 2017.