Akbar wanted Fatehpur Sikri to be the most beautiful city ever built. But style won over substance; no easy access to water. The city was soon abandoned.
Goa’s spice plantations provide more than just an afternoon’s diversion from the beach.You can also play Tarzan between the betelnut trees!
This week’s #FriFotos theme is holy places. My choice is the UNESCO-listed Swayambhunath stupa – or Monkey Temple – in the Kathmandu Valley.
This is the former Portuguese colony Macau, specifically the ruins of St Paul’s. A quick boat hop from Hong Kong, Macau is well worth a look.
6:15 am Taj Mahal: romance and tragedy Even though it’s a mausoleum, a funeral mosque, the Taj Mahal must surely be one of the most romantic buildings in the world. But then romance and tragedy often seem to go hand in hand, don’t they? In 1631, Mumtaz Mahal, wife of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, dies [...]
Travel ABCs are all the rage in the travel blogging circuit these days. Fun idea! Here’s the travel ABC of Sophie’s World:
Lombok fishing boat A relatively wordless post today – I think this cheerful fishing boat speaks for itself. Where: Senggigi beach on the island of Lombok, Lesser Sunda Islands group, Indonesia Lombok
Welcome! I’m happy to host this edition of the Carnival of Cities! After publishing the 18 May 2011 edition on Perceptive Travel Blog, Sheila Scarborough handed the baton to me. Without further ado, here’s a virtual tour of some of the world’s wonderful cities. Travel bloggers from around the globe presents: Cities in the [...]