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Malta, Fortress -War Museum

Girls are not supposed to like historical military objects and war museums, but I do find something fascinating about them, something very masculine and powerful. I always adored history, and war history of the places I visited was one of my favourite things to discover. Due to its unique location, the island of Malta was… Continue reading Malta, Fortress -War Museum

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The Castle of Silves

I absolutely love history, and castles are a special part of this passion. No wonder I am so attracted to my dear Portugal, which is so rich in that. Like I already mentioned, Silves is a small town, but you can easily spend here several days, exploring the sightseeings. One of those attractions is the… Continue reading The Castle of Silves

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Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal

Here are the premises of the second oldest university in Europe! This is the heart of educational history! I was very excited to walk in that area, imaging that centuries ago, there were students wandering the same streets to get one of the best education in Europe. Being in academia for many years, I felt… Continue reading Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal

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Castelo dos Mouros, Sintra

I made post with a big delay... Here are the pictures from my May trip to Sintra, a city by Lisbon (I already wrote a post about my trip there last year). During the trip this year, I visited the other places: Palácio de Pena (next post) and Castelo dos Mouros. I always had some… Continue reading Castelo dos Mouros, Sintra

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Bom Jesus de Monte, Braga

When the rain finally stopped, my colleagues and I went to visit probably the main sightseeing of Braga - Bom Jesus de Monte. This sanctuary the way it is now was built in 1722 in Baroque style although the first chapels dated back to the 14th century. When you approach the mountain where the sanctuary… Continue reading Bom Jesus de Monte, Braga

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8 Things From Russia Which May Surprise You

I finished writing about Portugal, and I was considering what the next topic could be. As my blog is about travelling and cultural experience, I decided to describe several things from Russia, which can be odd to you. 1. Mug. This is a typical print on the mug, which is used, for example: for boiling… Continue reading 8 Things From Russia Which May Surprise You

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Azulejos 

While walking Portuguese streets, you see houses, churches, palaces covered with the ceramic tileworks, which are called azulejos. They differ in colours and patterns, bringing new aspects of Portuguese history and culture to tourists from all over the world. Azulejos appeared in the 13th century to imitate Roman mosaic. According to some sources, Azulejos were… Continue reading Azulejos 

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Carmo Convent

Today's post is about my favourite sightseeing in Lisbon - Carmo Convent, the full name is Convent of Our Lady of Mount Carmen, in Portuguese Convento da Ortem do Carmo. Last year I completely missed out this fascinating place. The Convent was built in the Gothic style in 1389. In 1755, it suffered immensely from… Continue reading Carmo Convent