Dawn was not only the start of a brand new day, but it was a strategic defensive tactic employed by the military. The early morning light, as the sun slowly rose slowly over the horizon, played tricks on the eyes. In war, it was the perfect time to take advantage of your enemy.
And so was born the Anzac Day Dawn Service. Continue reading
It’s no surprise that Paris is one of the most visited cities in the world. Paris is famous for its food, wine and of course fashion. But it took until early 2016 for the most fashionable icon in the world to make a visit to the City of Light…….. Continue reading
Beneath the streets of Paris is a whole new sinister world to explore. One of these places is the Paris Sewer System. It doesn’t sound to attractive, but once you are down there one cannot help but be fascinated. The sewer system is not an attraction that immediately springs to mind. However, if you love visiting off the beaten track places, Des Egouts De Paris will give a unique and different perspective to the City of Light. Continue reading
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Looking for a special night out in Paris, then Le Lido is the place to go. Located on the famous shopping strip, the Champs-Elysees, you are treated to an evening of magical entertainment and the best of Parisian cabaret. Continue reading
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Only in Ireland would a goat be crowned king. The oldest known festival in Ireland, the Puck Fair, is held in Killorglin each year on 10, 11 and 12 August. It is a glorious three day celebration where a mountain goat is crowned king and honoured on the banks of the Laune River. So how does this all work? Continue reading
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Little is still known about the origins of Pompeii prior to the city being covered in ash and rock back in 79 AD. Pompeii covers an area of 66 hectares, but so far only 48 of those has been carefully excavated to reveal what is seen today. Yet as you walk the ancient streets you will continue to see remains of further excavation activities. Continue reading
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Delos has magical powers. Those who have been confirm it. A magic pulls you towards the island on a spiritual journey. What is this magic? That depends on what you are looking for – everyone takes away something different. For some it is spiritual or in the ancient times – a pilgrimage. Continue reading
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ANZAC day has different meanings to everyone and will bring back both good and bad memories. The bad are outweighed by the friends and mateship of those who were involved in the war. Many soldiers were young boys who lied about their age to go fight. They were driven by pride and honor to fight for the country they loved.
With stunning architecture, beautifully crafted gardens, a visit to Sevilla in the south of Spain is not complete without a royal palace tour. Real Alcázar, is the oldest royal residential complex in Europe. Walking through the grounds it is easy to see how the palace is the most beautiful with a mix of Muslim, Arabic, Gothic and Spanish architectural influences and design.
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This week we are going to play a game called “find the frog” or in Spanish “Rana de Suerte” which means Lucky Frog. A game that tourists and students are drawn into when they visit the Universidad de Salamanca in Spain. Legend says that if one can find the frog hidden in beautiful stone carvings on the university building’s facade then that person will have good luck, find true love or marry within a year.