Wednesday, 20 November, 2019

Category: Humanities

Istria, The New Tuscany, Croatia

Istria, The New Tuscany, Croatia

Istria is the largest peninsula in the Adriatic Sea. The peninsula is located at the head of the Adriatic between the Gulf of Trieste and the Kvarner Gulf. It is shared by three countries: Croatia, Slovenia, and Italy. The geographical features of Istria include the Učka mountain ridge, which is the highest portion of the Cicarija mountain range; the rivers Dragonja, Mirna, Pazinčica, and Raša;

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15 Pilgrim Trails In The UK & Europe

15 Pilgrim Trails In The UK & Europe

The North Wales Pilgrims Way (Welsh: Taith Pererin Gogledd Cymru) is a long-distance walking route in North Wales, running from near Holywell in the east to Bardsey Island (Welsh: Ynys Enlli) in the west. The first half of the trail takes an inland route, with the second half (from Abergwyngregyn onwards) following the north coast of the Llŷn Peninsula. It measures

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A Local's Guide To Ljubljana, Slovenia

A Local’s Guide To Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana is the capital and largest city of Slovenia. It has been the cultural, educational, economic, political, and administrative centre of independent Slovenia since 1991. During antiquity, a Roman city called Emona stood in the area. Ljubljana itself was first mentioned in the first half of the 12th century. Situated at the middle of a trade route

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Beyond Seville, The 3 Ancient Towns In Andalucia

Beyond Seville: The 3 Andalusian Ancient Towns

Andalusia is an autonomous community in southern Spain. It is the most populous, and the second-largest autonomous community in the country. The Andalusian autonomous community is officially recognised as a “historical nationality.” The territory is divided into eight provinces: Almeria, Cadiz, Cordoba, Granada, Huelva, Jaén, Málaga and Seville. Its capital is the city of Seville. Andalusia is located in the

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A Local's Guide To Helsinki, Finland

A Local’s Guide To Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki is the capital and most populous city of Finland. Located on the shore of the Gulf of Finland, it is the seat of the region of Uusimaa in southern Finland and has a population of 650,058. The city’s urban area has a population of 1,268,296, making it by far the most populous urban area in Finland as well as the country’s most important

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Readers’ Travel Tips: Cultural Highlights Of Japan

Readers’ Travel Tips: Cultural Highlights Of Japan

Kabuki-za in Ginza is the principal theatre in Tokyo for the traditional kabuki drama form. The Kabuki-za was originally opened by a Meiji era journalist, Fukuchi Gen’ichirō. Fukuchi wrote kabuki dramas in which Ichikawa Danjūrō IX and others starred; on Danjūrō’s death in 1903, Fukuchi retired from the management of the theatre. The theatre is now run by the Shochiku Corporation which

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