Tag Archives: UNESCO World Heritage Site

Secret Itineraries Tour, Doge’s Palace, Venice

Of all the cities I’ve ever been, Venice is my absolute favourite. Each time I go, I visit my favourite haunts, of course. But I also try to discover and experience as many new aspects of the city as possible, … Continue reading

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The Hills of Valparaiso, Chile – UNESCO City of Colour and Steps

In the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries, Valparaiso was the most important port on the Pacific coast of South America. However, the completion of the Panama Canal in 1914, changed all that. As Valparaiso’s commercial significance faded, its economy … Continue reading

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A Stroll Through Old Panama City, Part I: Panama Viejo

Over the last 500 years, there have actually been three incarnations of Panama City: the original settlement, Panama Viejo, its colonial replacement, Casco Viejo, and the thriving modern city. And in April, I was fortunate enough to visit all of … Continue reading

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Into The Labyrinth of Buda Castle, Budapest

Long before the city of Budapest was unified in 1873, the twin towns of Buda and Pest faced each other across the Danube. And long before King Béla IV built his castle on Buda Hill in the 13th Century, prehistoric … Continue reading

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