Posts tagged with "travel"

20 September 2017
Hong Kong has a complexity that defies definition. It's the only place where you can be searching for colonial military relics near the Chinese border, lunch with a Buddhist at a Sikh temple, try to decipher the aesthetics of Chinese Revival architecture, or splurging on a shopping spree – all within five hours – followed by a night of Cantonese opera, karaoke or poetry, anywhere you choose. Hong Kong is so intense.

24 August 2017
A lot of people will tell you not to visit Marseille, you'll hear from them that it's dirty, worn and downright dangerous - well just don't listen! It may be the city of the French Connection, but there's a lot more to Marseille than just mere rumours. Firstly it's a port city with a long heritage of immigration, people have been coming here for more than 2000 years, making it the oldest city in France. During WWII and under the Nazi occupation, Marseille was to France what Casablanca was to...

24 August 2017
There is still time to enjoy Provence ... ce sont des ateliers d'une journée complète incluant le transport à votre hôtel à Marseille ou Aix-en-Provence et un délicieux déjeuner de saison. Nous vous ramenons à votre hôtel à temps pour votre soirée. What's keeping you?

08 August 2017
The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association is the world's leading global travel network dedicated to connecting and educating LGBTQ travelers and the businesses that welcome and support them along the way. Whether it's for individual, group, corporate, or student travel, IGLTA have affiliates in the world's most sought after locations offering the most competitive packages for perfect vacations. IGLTA was founded in 1983 by gay and lesbian travel agents and now operates in 80+...

13 April 2017
Chi Lin Nunnery is a large Buddhist temple complex in Diamond Hill, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Founded in 1934 as a retreat for Buddhist nuns and rebuilt in the 1990s following the traditional Tang Dynasty architecture. The temple halls have statues of the Sakyamuni Buddha, the goddess of mercy Guanyin statues are made from gold, clay, wood and stone. The gardens are sumptous and calming against the backdrop of high-rise residential Hong Kong. I took this (and a lot of other photos on my visit in...

21 February 2017
The Maison Carrée in the center of Nîmes was built in 16 BC by Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, the original patron of Rome's Pantheon. One of the best preserved temples anywhere in Rome's former empire of Roman Provence. The Maison Carrée was dedicated to Gaius Julius Caesar and Lucius Caesar, Marcus Agrippa's two sons and the adopted heirs of Augustus. The original inscription dedicating the temple to Gaius and Lucius was removed in Medieval times, but reconstructed in 1758, reading: "To Gaius...

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