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- Constantine Peter Cavafy "Ithaca"
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Inside the Roman built walls of this city steeped in history, the heart of the York beats strong and proud. Not only does it feature medieval, Georgian, and Victorian architecture, it maintains its charm while being modern and refreshing. A perfect city for any history buff or adventurer alike, York during the holiday season is a special place to experience.
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Mediterranean cruises might be the preferred choice for many travelers. There will undoubtedly be lots of sunshine during a summer Mediterranean cruise, and there are fascinating historic destinations in Spain, Italy, Greece, France and Croatia.
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Portuguese sweets are divine, which may be because they originated in convents. Back in the 16th century, the country’s Roman Catholic nuns drew on a heritage of Islamic confectionery to create unique, delectable pastries.
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With a population of just under 200,000, SLC is Utah’s most populous city, with a metropolitan area estimated to have over one million residents. Views from SLC are spectacular with the snow-capped Wasatch Mountains to the east.
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Back in 1968, music sensation The Beatles visited an ashram in Rishikesh, India. During their time there, they wrote over 50 songs and brought Eastern influences to the mainstream like never before. Fifty years later, I visited some of the same sites as The Beatles.
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The sky was overcast when my husband, daughter and I stepped out of our hotel in Copenhagen, Denmark on an icily cold November morning but the thought of visiting palaces and castles lifted up our spirits.
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After the bison and Native Americans had made their trails along the valley floor, early American pioneers followed. Their major route soon became known as The Great Valley Road, and a part of it is now known as Main Street, Abingdon, Virginia.
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Caves are central to world cultures, used by humans from the dawn of time. They are associated with powerful natural forces believed to be the dwelling places of benevolent and malevolent deities, protectors and disruptors of communities, families and individuals’ lives.
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The massive concrete building loomed in front of us and a shiver of excitement ran through me. Soon we would be stepping into one of the most electrifying living museums, a place where scientists have worked consistently to send people and cargo to space.
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In the city centre of Mississauga, Ontario, a city which is part of the Greater Toronto Area, there is a “secret” garden, which cherishes the part of the city of Kariya, Japan. Mississauga and Kariya have been twin cities since 1981.
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The soles of my feet were so sensitive, cold air was painful to the touch. All I wanted to do was fall into the comfy bed of our room at the Hotel Pombal. The boutique hotel was inexpensive yet elegant.
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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 8, 2019.