Tag Archives: Roman

Avignon and Orange, (France)

“Greek Auenion “, “Roman Avennĭo”, “City of Popes”, “World’s largest Gothic building” A very unexpected and not even planned return to the city of Nimes this year however with a different purpose: visiting the UNESCO World Heritage Site listed city of … Continue reading

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Nimes, (France)

“The French Rome”, “Colonia Nemausus” It was the year 2011 when I first came to this city on my high school trip to France and Italy, and never returned. A very long time pending for a proper return to this … Continue reading

Posted in 01. Europe, 05. May, 2017, France, Short Trips, Western Europe | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Trier, (Germany)

“Celt: Treuorum”, “Roman: Augusta Treverorum” Our second part for this weekend after visiting the city of Luxembourg was for the historical small city of Trier, just across the border in western Germany. So what’s the importance in this city, that perhaps majority of … Continue reading

Posted in 01. Europe, 06. July, 2016, Germany, Short Trips, Western Europe | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Volubilis, (Morocco)

“Capital of the Kingdom of Mauritania”, “Southwestern-most post of the Roman Empire” One last and quick stopover in this very busy trip so far for visiting the impressive Roman ruins of Volubilis, few kilometres north of the city of Meknes. … Continue reading

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Palermo, (Italy)

“Phoenician: Ziz”, “Greek: Panormos”, “Roman: Panormus”, “Sicilian: Palermu” Finally and although unfortunately for a very short time, we managed to make a first contact with Sicily in Palermo, its capital city. A long time desired destination where unfortunately it is rare … Continue reading

Posted in 01. Europe, 01. February, 2016, Italy, Short Trips, Southern Europe | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ronda and Acinipo, (Spain)

“Celt: Arunda”, “Phoenician: Acinipo”, “Roman: Ronda”, “Arab: Hisn Ar-Rundah” And yet another weekend in Spain, the 4th in the row, the entire month of November. At the beginning of the year we flew to Gibraltar to be the base for visiting Cordoba … Continue reading

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Pergamon, (Turkey)

“Greek: τὸ Πέργαμον”, “Pergamon”, “Pergamun” Yet again was the turn for another of the great ancient cities in the world. Of Greek origin, then Roman as it’s the case for this entire region of Turkey, was of great strategical, knowledge and … Continue reading

Posted in 01. Europe, 02. Asia, 05. May, 2015, Short Trips, Southern Europe, Turkey, Turkey | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ephesus, (Turkey)

“Greek: Ἔφεσος Ephesos “, “Turkish: Efes” Finally achieving one of my lifetime travel dreams; reaching the ancient city of Ephesus. Yet the truth is that I have way too many further travel wishes in the agenda, of course. Coming here was, after all, … Continue reading

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