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Take a Walk Around Dubrovnik, Literally

To understand the civilized nature of those who governed the Republic of Ragusa—as the city of Dubrovnik was known from 1358 to 1808—look no further than the city’s motto. In Latin, it read, “Non bene […]

The Interior of La Sagrada Familia; Barcelona, Spain

La Sagrada Familia is an essential point in the city of Barcelona, Spain and a true landmark of the area. Most people know the church from the exterior architecture, made famous by Antoni Gaudi, but […]

Epic Sites in Troy, Turkey

The ancient city of Troy, and estimated point of the Trojan War, is located in modern day Anatolia, Turkey. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is located just south of the mouth of the Dardanelles strait […]

Uzbekistan: Central Asia’s Magnificent Center of Culture and History

“Yol boisin.” It’s an Uzbek saying that may well date back to the days of the Silk Road, when traders departed along crude desert and mountain byways carting spices, perfumes, jewels and textiles to far-off […]

Uzbekistan’s Silk Road Cities

For more than 2,000 years, camel caravans laden with textiles, jewels, spices and countless other coveted trinkets traversed the Silk Road between the Mediterranean and China. Harsh deserts and rugged mountains made for exhausting journeys, […]

Seeing Blue in Essaouira Port, Morocco

Essaouira, Morocco is located in the western part of the country on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. The Port of Essaouria was founded in 1770 and from then until the first half of the […]

The Majestic, Magnificent Madrasa

To the Muslims of Uzbekistan, the madrasa is one of the most important cultural institutions in daily life. You need only look as far as their grand and glorious entranceways—enormous gate-like portals (called “iwan”) lined […]

It’s All Here. Cultural Treasures, Remarkable History, Jaw-Dropping Beauty

The greatest discoveries of your life could be right under your nose. The truth is, you don’t need to look far to gaze on breathtaking vistas … to immerse yourself in local ways of life […]

Traveling Back in Time in Ephesus, Turkey

Ephesus, Turkey is a well-preserved ancient port city, used by both the Greeks and Romans. Some of the must see sites here include the Temple of Artemis, House of Virgin Mary, Library of Celsus (pictured) and Basilica of St. John.

Uzbek Cuisine: A Primer

The cuisine of Uzbekistan has a lot in common with the food of the rest of Central Asia. Indeed, it shares much of its heritage with neighboring countries, thanks to their similar agricultural resources. To […]