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How Martin Luther’s ideas lasted 500 years

The main attraction of Castle Church in the German town of Wittenberg are the doors where Martin Luther is said to have nailed his 95 Theses, 500 years ago on 31 October 1517. The document disputed the church’s sale of ‘indulgences’ – certificates that promised salvation in the afterlife – calling into question centuries-old beliefs and practices. Wittenberg is considered the cradle of the Reformation, and Luther its father However, the doors that occupy the North Portal today are not the original wooden ones from Luther’s time, which were destroyed by a fire in 1670 during the Seven Years War. In their place stand sturdy bronze doors, embossed with the Latin words of Luther’s 95 Theses. The words are solid, fixed in place, unquestionable....

Best Places to Teach Overseas

Traveling has been a really huge fad especially among millennials – especially since the boom of social media. However, traveling to other countries is not as easy as it seems, but there is a...

In search of Russia’s lost gold

It was our third night on the Trans-Siberian Express in mid-July, and we had grown accustomed to the heat. The prehistoric cars contained neither air conditioning nor showers. My husband Dennis, who...

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Algeria Travel Guide and Travel Information

Key Facts: Area: 2,381,741 sq km (919,595 sq miles). Population: 38.8 million (2014). Population density: 16.3 per sq km. Capital: Algiers. Government: Republic. Head of state: President Abdelaziz Bouteflika since 1999. Head of government: Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal since...

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Best Places to Teach Overseas

Traveling has been a really huge fad especially among millennials – especially since the boom of social media. However, traveling to other countries is not as easy as it seems, but there is a...

Traveling with a Dementia Patient – Here is what you Should Know!

Are you planning a trip with a loved one who has been diagnosed with dementia? It might seem a little overwhelming initially, but it is important to understand that if a person has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or any other form...

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Algeria Travel Guide and Travel Information

Algeria Travel Guide and Travel Information

Key Facts: Area: 2,381,741 sq km (919,595 sq miles). Population: 38.8 million (2014). Population density: 16.3 per sq km. Capital: Algiers. Government: Republic. Head of state: President Abdelaziz Bouteflika since 1999. Head of government: Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal since 2014. Electricity: 230 volts AC, 50Hz. The European two-pin...

Angola Travel Guide and Travel Information

Key Facts: Area:  1,246,700 sq km (481,354 sq miles). Population:  19.1 million (2014). Population density:  15.3 per sq km. Capital:  Luanda. Government:  Republic. ...

Benin Travel Guide and Travel Information

Key Facts: Area:  112,622 sq km (43,484 sq miles). Population:  10.2 million (2014). Population density:  90.2 per sq km. Capital:  Porto-Novo. Government:  Republic. ...

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