Tag Archives: Roman

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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Izmir, (Turkey)

“Ancient Smyrna”, “The Pearl of the Aegean” With what is called in the UK the Spring Bank Holiday on the 25th of May, what was best than using this chance for a long weekend trip abroad without the need to take any … Continue reading

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Rome, (Italy)

“The Eternal City”, “Caput Mundi: Capital of the World”, “All Roads Lead to Rome” As this is the 3rd time I visit this city, it’s also good time to finally create a proper travel guide for it. I know that … Continue reading

Posted in 01. Europe, 06. June, 2014, Italy, Short Trips, Southern Europe | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Verona, (Italy)

“Colonia Verona Augusta“, “Fictitious Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet”, “City of Love” 13 years after my first and only one visit to this city I finally return. Of course much more knowledgeable and appreciative to the architecture and arts than how … Continue reading

Posted in 01. Europe, 05. May, 2014, Italy, Short Trips, Southern Europe | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Ercolano, (Italy)

“Ercolano”, “Named after the Greek Hero Hercules” On our second part of this trip after the Roman villas of Stabiae and Oplontis, we visit the highlight for this weekend, the ancient city of Ercolano. Second in size after Pompeii, but way … Continue reading

Posted in 01. Europe, 03. March, 2014, Italy, Short Trips, Southern Europe | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Stabiae and Oplontis, (Italy)

“Luxury villas by the sea for the high class Romans” After a little over two years a since our first trip to Naples and Pompeii we decided to come back and visit on this occasion some other of the greatest … Continue reading

Posted in 01. Europe, 03. March, 2014, Italy, Short Trips, Southern Europe | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment