Can you point to the country of Zambia on a map? Perhaps not. Unless you’re a safari buff or someone who has a burning desire to know the name and location of every country on earth, it’s highly likely that Zambia doesn’t cross your mind often. But that’s precisely what makes it a special and unique safari destination.
Although the town of Galway is a unique place in its own right, its location near several important landmarks in Ireland makes it especially important (have you seen those photos of the Cliffs of Moher?!). One of those fascinating locales is just about an hour outside the city, but it feels like a world away. This place is none other than the Kylemore Abbey, home to romance, tragedy, legends, and so much more. Today, we’ll focus on the legends.
Whether you already know where you want to go or you’re seeking a little inspiration, this list of movies should get you in the traveling spirit. These movies aren’t necessarily about travel, but they do provide a healthy dose of cityscapes, open beaches, and charming countrysides that will make you want to do some wandering of your own. Check out the list and start planning for your next getaway!
When you visit a new place, it’s easy to walk around admiring the beautiful and unique architecture without understanding the significance of what you’re seeing. However, architecture is an art form, and like any era of art, the buildings built at a particular time reflect the values and happenings of their day. This week, we’re headed to Budapest, Hungary, to examine three styles of architecture that you’ll find in the Queen of the Danube.
Ottoman (Turkish) Architecture
It’s 8 pm on a Friday evening and you find yourself in an apartment building just a few blocks from the Martim Moniz metro stop. You glance around the dimly lit white hallway with its low-hanging lights and you consider reversing your steps, but the low clatter of dishes on the floor above gives you the confidence to press on. You creep up the staircase, pausing from time to time to determine if those really were dishes and the faint sounds of voices that you heard, until you reach the top and are face-to-face with a hand-painted Chinese character on the door in front of you.
You’ve found one of Lisbon’s famed Chinês clandestinos.
Author: Debra Harris
As founder of Life’s Journey Travel, I’m deeply passionate about creating custom travel experiences that allow my clients to truly savor the journey.