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Lithuania’s miraculous hill of 100,000 crosses

Around 11km outside the city of Siauliai in northern Lithuania, an old, earthen mound hunches under the weight of thousands of crosses. As the wind blows across the fields of rural Siauliai County, ornate rosaries clink against metal and wooden crucifixes, filling the air with eerie chimes. Known as the Hill of Crosses, the mound’s history is a complex narrative of wars and uprisings. Ancient legends, mysterious visions and accounts of haunting surround the hill, and its exact origins remain a mystery to this day. View image of The Hill of Crosses is a Lithuanian...

Why Romanians are obsessed with garlic

Transylvania’s winding, misty roads, castles and medieval fortresses set the stage for some of Europe’s darkest legends, the most famous of which is Count Dracula. Despite having never set foot in Transylvania himself, 19th-Century author Bram Stoker based his vampire lore on the strigoi (from the Latin ‘striga’ meaning ‘witch’ or ‘evil spirit’) thanks to a book he found in England’s Whitby Library called An Account of the Principalities of Wallachia and Moldavia. In the book, Vlad Tepes, a historical ruler who fought against invading...

5 Best Student Cities in Europe

College students longing to immerse themselves in another culture are the perfect candidates to study abroad. There are factors to consider when making such a faraway move, however. Here are five European cities with high marks for students seeking a foreign education experience. Uppsala, Sweden Uppsala, the capital of Uppsala County, has about 210,000 residents. It is the fourth largest city in Sweden and is less than 50 miles from Sweden’s capital of Stockholm. Uppsala is home to Uppsala University, Sweden’s first university. It is the second highest ranking institution in the...

Best Asian Islands for Your Perfect New Year Holiday

New Year is a few months away but it is never too early to start planning your vacation. Asia seems to be a popular choice for holiday during the New Year mainly because unlike the rest of the year, the climate during winter is pleasant in this area of the world. Even during the day, you do not have to bear the heat that you would usually find during the summer months. Plus, Asia offers a wide variety of geographical locations for you to choose from. If you love the sea, sand and surf, Asia offers you some of the most beautiful islands in the world. Complete with white sand, blue waters and...

November Fairytale Places

With or without any special reason for making a trip, November is definitely one of the best months, if not the best one, to make a little getaway. The main two reasons are that even the most touristic places are somewhat less crowded in November while the weather calls you to go on the streets and explore every single corner of the place you decide to visit without having to suffer the warm nor the cold days. Therefore if you feel like making a little escape from your place, feel free to take a look at our suggestions for the following November. Ljubljana, Slovenia Even though many people...

Simple Rules to Enjoy Luxury Vacations in Hawaii

It’s hard to find anything that can match the appeal of luxury vacations & villa rentals in Hawaii. If you can afford it, then you’ll find nothing quite like it. All you need to do is to find a nice villa to rent and you’ll have all the amenities you could possibly want that many hotels can’t offer. You’ll have the breathing space you need to relax and the privacy that many couples seek. To make sure you really enjoy your trip, here are a few simple guidelines to follow: Make sure each member of your group has their own room The point of a vacation is to relax, and it’s a bit...

Kolkata: An apt Tourist Destination for you!

There are many cities in India that are not just rich in their existence but have terrific tourist destinations for traveling enthusiasts. If you love to go on trips and experience different places of world, go ahead and visit Kolkata. You can find plenty of destinations for your exploration in this city. Once you are in this city, you can easily do Kolkata hotel booking. This way, there won’t be any worries related to your stay. Since the city witnesses a huge rush of visitors and tourists throughout the year; you can find plenty of hotels that are reasonable, luxurious and comfortable....

The people descended from Spartans

The Mani peninsula’s jagged, rocky cliffs jut from the Peloponnese at the southernmost tip of mainland Greece, forcing the landscape to heave and billow like ocean waves. From the steep hilltops, stone houses resembling small castles stand with their backs to the colossal Taygetos mountains and look out over the stoic Ionian Sea. This is the land of the Maniots, a clannish community said to be descended from Spartans, the legendary warriors of Ancient Greece. View image of The Mani peninsula juts out into the Ionian Sea from the Peloponnese (Credit: Credit:...

The Best Wedding Destinations Around the World

If you check on most travel websites, there will always be a list of top wedding destination around the world. Married people may have come across the list as they were planning their wedding. For those who are currently planning or hoping to have a wedding soon, it is your turn to get the list of the best wedding destinations across the world. Likewise, you can also check the wedding photographers listing in your location if you want to hire the best to capture your special moment. The good news is that you can find the best photographers near any wedding destination that you choose. So,...

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...

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