Tag Archives: Southern Europe

Padua, (Italy)

“The city of Palladio”, “Roman Vincentia: Victorious” On our second part of this day, after visiting the city of Vicenza, we complete it with Padua, really next door. It’s only 40 kilometres to the east of the former, just 17 … Continue reading

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Vicenza, (Italy)

“The city of Palladio”, “Roman Vincentia: Victorious” Another return to Italy, and once again to the north just after few weeks since the last trip. Somehow, there is always somewhere else to go and visit, non-stop anywhere you go in … Continue reading

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Crete, (Greece)

“Europe’s first advanced civilisation: The Minoan” Still with jet-lag after our trip to Ecuador, just 4 days after our return and here we go again on a plane, this time bound for another Greek island never been before: Crete. So … Continue reading

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Badajoz, (Spain)

“Baṭalyaws, capital of the small Muslim kingdom the Taifa of Badajoz” Double the excitement for visiting a city completely not planned in the original plans for this weekend that turned out to be totally feasible and in turn, a great … Continue reading

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Braga, (Portugal)

“Roman: Bracara Augusta”, “Cidade dos Arcebispos: Archbishop’s Town” At only 60 kilometres from Porto, this makes the perfect day out if you have the time after visiting Porto, or if you planned this trip on purpose. The city lies only … Continue reading

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Guimaraes, (Portugal)

“The birthplace of Portugal” At only 50 kilometres from Porto, this makes the perfect day out if you have the time after visiting Porto, or if you have planned this trip on purpose. The city lies only 20 kilometres east of … Continue reading

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Porto, (Portugal)

“Roman: Portus Cale”, “O Porto: The Port”, “A Cidade Invicta: The Unconquered City” Over 6 years have passed since our first and only time in this incredible city, and still not sure how so much time have passed to return … Continue reading

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Huelva, (Spain)

“Phoenician: Onoba”, “Greek: Ὄνοβα”, “Roman: Onoba Aestuaria”, “Arab: Walbah” An area of high interest I had pending for a long time now, the city of Huelva, the nearby sites of historical importance to the first voyage of Christopher Columbus to the “New World”, … Continue reading

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