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- Constantine Peter Cavafy "Ithaca"
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FEATURE: RUSSIA: SAINT PETERSBURG: THE WINDOW TO EUROPE
“Saint Petersburg is a window through which Russia looks at Europe,” stated Francesco Algarotti. Fyodor Dostoyevsky called this city “the most intentional town” because Peter the Great, the Russian monarch, ordered it to be built on a swampy terrain in the delta of the Neva River to guard Russia from its adversaries – Swedish King Karl XII and his mighty navy.
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DIROS CAVES

It’s as though I have entered a vast underground cathedral, perhaps one created by Gaudi, because of the way the vaulted ceilings drip with wax-like stalactites. Everything is diffused with colour, as if light has filtered through stained glass windows. The only sound is the soft dipping of the boatman’s paddle.
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USA

Nestled in the verdant rolling hills of the Brandywine Valley in Delaware, you’ll find Winterthur Estate and Gardens. Once the home of the late Henry Francis DuPont, it now stands as the premier museum of American decorative arts.
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CORDOBA

Fantastico. That’s my first impression of Cordoba, Argentina. Muy fantastico in more ways than one. The roadways are lined with lovingly maintained colonial buildings painted in hues of chestnut, ginger, and soft blue.
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MEXICO

Ambition, wealth, power, status, a thirst for adventure and even a little luck – dreams are made of these; and dreams are what propelled eleven Spanish galleons along the southeastern coast of Mexico in the spring of 1519.
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ITALY

Rome has a few hidden gems to offer: unusual corners, often not widely known to Romans themselves.
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USA

As early as 700 A.D., people began small settlements at the site of the Cahokia Mounds. By the late 11th and early 12th centuries, Cahokia is estimated to have contained 10,000-20,000 inhabitants.
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CANADA

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.
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WALES

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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CANADA

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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BELGIUM

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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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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This site was last updated on
January 25, 2018.