While Milan is not full of museums like Florence and Rome, the northern city does have its share of fine museums, which include everything from Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper to modern masterpieces.
Nepal’s history dates back more than 2,500 years. But much of that ancient history is unknown. Many of the UNESCO sites worth visiting date back to the 1400s. It’s worth knowing a bit about Nepali politics, as it’s an unstable and ever-changing topic. A monarchy ruled Nepal until 2008, at which time a democratic republic and [...]
Lille is a major city in north-eastern France, close to the frontier with Belgium. It is a substantial city, and the centre of the largest conurbation in this region of France. Long an industrial centre, especially following the industrial revolution of the 19th century, Lille fell into the same problems of decline that affected many [...]
Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights - The Northern Lights are one of nature's great displays, a free, multicoloured light show. Every performance is different, a beautiful, shifting dance of nocturnal rainbows that many viewers find a humbling and spiritually uplifting experience. Fjords - There are more than a thousand fjords in Norway, all along the coast. But most of the [...]
Whether you swim in the Baltic's wide, white, sandy beaches, swim for island life or engage in the Germans' zest for lake swimming, you will be surprised at the quality of beaches in Germany.
Pisa was a major Roman port, but the Arno River has since silted up, leaving it 10 kilometers inland. In 1063, Pisa's navy was instrumental in defeating the Saracens at Messina and Palermo, beginning Pisa's rise to control Mediterranean shipping. The cathedral was built in thanks for these victories and enriched by booty brought back by its fleet [...]
Dubrovnik is a stunningly intact walled city on the Adriatic Sea coast of the extreme south of Croatia. The city of Dubrovnik was built on maritime trade. In the Middle Ages it became the only city-state in the Adriatic to rival Venice. Supported by its wealth and skilled diplomacy, the city achieved a remarkable level of development during [...]