The world is filled with amazing man-made buildings. From the more than 3,000-year-old Giza pyramids in Egypt to the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. Grave monuments, castles, country homes, fortifications, churches, monasteries, temples, museums, bridges and other landmarks. They each have their own history and the history of the time in which they were built.
Come and experience them with a view from the past and the eyes of the present.
Thursday, February 11, 2021 12:16 PM by Jens
Rome is my place for dining experiences and the Vatican is my place for maps and breaks. It can be said this simple. I love eating out in Rome. Not at upscale restaurants, but at locals' favorites. Google Earth is amazing and a place I can spend hours exploring the world. Rome has the 16th century version of Google Earth. Well tucked away, on the way to one of Michelangelo's masterpieces, in the Vatican. Right next to my favorite place to take a break in hectic Rome - St. Peter's Basilica. Food to eat, a place to take a break and maps for your travel dreams - what more could you ask for as a traveler?
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 6:45 PM by Jens
How to travel from the Atlantic to the Pacific by train in an hour? The answer is found in Panama. I took the Panama Canal Railways from Colon to Balboa along the Panama Canal. A railway built before the canal and connected with the history of the United States and not least California. Take on the historic journey, through the jungle, past locks and ships that suddenly come close.
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 5:49 PM by Jens
Temples, temples, temples and then more temples. Monasteries, stupas and pagodas. It's Bagan in Myanmar. Experience the vast number of Buddhist monuments of the ancient Pagan kingdom - on an electric scooter. Become your very own Indiana Jones without a whip, but with a scooter handle and helmet. Discover the beautiful interior of the monasteries and enjoy the view of the Bagan plain from the top of the highest. Brush the dust off at the end of the day and enjoy a cold beer and the sunset over the Irrawaddy River - Kipling's "road to mandalay".
Sunday, January 31, 2021 10:31 AM by Jens
Along the small English roads In Hampshire, Highclere Castle suddenly and majestically appears behind the trees. The castle is the residence of the Earl of Carnarvon and has been since 1679. But it is best known as the location of Julian Fellow's stunning series Downton Abbey. I step in through the huge front door and one almost expects to be greeted by the butler - Carson. But Highclere is so much more than Downton Abbey. The Carnarvon family also hides a close connection to the Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun and afternoon tea in the castle's "Coach House" is fantastic. Beat your belly under a tree in the castle park and go for a walk in the beautiful garden, then you feel almost like an Earl for a day.
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