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Nieu-Bethesda in South Africa - art, fossils and charming accommodation

Nieu-Bethesda is a small and incredibly charming village, secluded in the mountains of the Eastern Cape in South Africa. This little place has a lot to offer: charming accommodation, art, an artist's museum and a fossil centre.

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Bethulie in South Africa - in the footsteps of the Boer War

Bethulie is a small town in the centre of South Africa that has much more to offer than we first realised. The Royal Hotel Bethulie is a genuine and special gem, filled with 120,000 books. What's more, the owner, who is the author of numerous history books, can tell you about the sometimes gruesome history of the Boer War and its infamous concentration camps.

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Visiting Johannesburg in South Africa - our top tips

What is it like to visit Johannesburg in South Africa? Our South African trip started with friends in Johannesburg, and we also came back here after our week in the Kruger Park. We've been able to see a lot of this interesting city, and now we're sharing our top tips.

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22 Egyptian gods that tickle the imagination

Egyptian gods and goddesses offer ancient mysticism. The ancient Egyptians had a strong belief in these gods, who were believed to control everything from the sun and moon to love and war. Today, they whisper of times gone by, and they can still tickle the imagination ...

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Exciting trips to Madrid: a family connection to the Matador costumes

Guest writer: Miss Lopez

Did you know that I always go to Madrid several times a year no matter where I am? Spain is a country full of history, culture and family connections. I was born and raised in Spain throughout my teenage years until I moved to the UK. It took a few years after that to move to Sweden to start a family.

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Visiting the Yerebatan Cisterns in Istanbul - the Sunken Palace

Visiting the Yerebatan Cisterns in Istanbul is a fascinating experience. Moreover, we can say that the dear child has many names: Yerebatan Cisterns, Yerebatan Saray, the Sunken Palace or the Basilica Cistern. All these names describe one and the same very special place underground...

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Shakh-i-Zinda in Samarkand - The Legend of the Living King

Shakh-i-Zinda is a special and fascinating cemetery, and today a major attraction, in the Uzbek city of Samarkand. There are magnificent and beautiful mausoleums from the 11th, 16th and 19th centuries. Here you will also find the legend of the Living King ...

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Samarkand Registan - a world heritage site in Uzbekistan

The Samarkand Registan is a historic square in the Uzbek city of Samarkand. The site is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and offers stunning architecture and a surprising light show in the evening.

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Visiting Nämforsen's rock carvings - a fascinating site

Visiting the Nämforsen rock carvings in Ångermanland is a fascinating experience, partly because the nature at the rapids is fantastic, but mainly because this is one of the largest rock carving sites in northern Europe.

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Things to do in Skellefteå - 15 sights and experiences

What to do in Skellefteå? This northern city offers both culture and history, as well as a lot of beautiful nature. Here are all our top tips for things to see and do in Skellefteå.

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