Feira da Ladra – Lisbon's Thieves Market

In Lisbon's Feira da Ladra, Thieves are not Welcome: Located in Campo de Santa Clara, not far from the Alfama district, Lisbon's Feira da Ladra (Thieves Market) has been in existence since the 13th century.  People gather at this open-air market to buy and sell items in the shade of centuries-old … [Read more...]

Maison Carrée – Nîmes' Magnificent Roman Temple

Maison Carrée is neither Square nor a House: Right in the center of Nîmes is a magnificent little Roman temple, believed to be one of the most famous and best-preserved temples of the Roman world. Its name Maison Carrée suggests a Square House, but this building is neither square nor a … [Read more...]

Bergen Fish Market

A Seafood Lover's Delight: This place is a seafood lover's delight and when the market is in full operation there is an abundance of market stalls selling all kinds of seafood that Norway is famous for. The Bergen Fish Market is a popular place for visitors and locals to buy snacks to have on … [Read more...]

Portugal’s Age of Discovery

An Amazing Period of Conquests and Discoveries:   In front of the Monument to the Discoveries is another of Lisbon's sightseeing attractions, a huge mariner's compass, cut into the stone pavement. The compass was a gift from South Africa in 1960 and the central map shows the routes of … [Read more...]

Monument to the Overseas Combatants – Lisbon

A Striking Monument on the Lisbon Waterfront:   One of the more recent additions of significant monuments to Lisbon's waterfront is the Monument to the Overseas Combatants. This eye-catching Lisbon attraction commemorates all the people involved in the wars that Portugal was involved with … [Read more...]

Livadia (White) Palace, Yalta Conference, Yalta

Livadia Palace - Site of the 1945 Yalta Conference: Anyone interested in WWII history will have heard of the 1945 Yalta (or Crimean) Conference.  It was here at the Livadia Palace that the Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin met to negotiate how post-war Europe  was to be carved up. Livadia is a … [Read more...]

Monastery of the Caves (Lavra)

Kievo-Pecherska Lavra - a World Heritage Site: The word Lavra is used to describe high-ranking monasteries for monks of the Eastern Orthodox Church and Kyiv's World Heritage Lavra is the city's most extensive and amazing sightseeing attraction. Locally called Kievo-Pechersk Lavra, the name of … [Read more...]

Kiev Airport Transfer – Dopobachennya Kiev!

Dnieper River Cruise - Kiev, Ukraine DAY 12 Kiev. (Sun.) After breakfast, disembark and transfer to the airport for your flight home. (B) We have to vacate our rooms by 09:00 a.m. so that they can clean the river boat for the next cruise, however you are able to wait in the … [Read more...]

Kiev, "Mother of Cities"

Dnieper River Cruise - Kiev, Ukraine DAY 11 Kiev. (Sat.) Dock Location. Your ship is scheduled to dock at Pochtova Square 3, River Passenger Terminal.Included Kiev Tour. Arrive mid-morning and disembark for a tour of the 1,500-year-old Ukrainian capital, picturesquely situated on the Dnieper … [Read more...]

Chimneys of the Algarve

Algarve Chimneys - Sightseeing Attractions: Throughout the Algarve you'll notice that the walls of houses are mostly whitewashed.  As we know, the Algarve has very long, hot summers and the whitewash deflects the hot sun from the buildings. Why So Many Chimneys? Why then you may ask do these … [Read more...]