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Bologna, Italy

Bologna, Italy

Article about Bologna, Italy. This piece forms part of a series of more than 70 articles about Italy and it's history back to the Roman empire to its merchant trading cities of Genoa, Pisa, Almafi and Venice. An Antipodean travel company serving World Travellers since 1983 with small group educational tours for senior couples and mature solo travellers.

29 Jun 22 · 8 mins read
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Thingvellir National Park

Althing, the world's longest running parliament is in Iceland

Althing, the world' s longest running parliament is in Iceland, this article explains more about the democracy established by the Vikings. An Antipodean travel company serving World Travellers since 1983 with small group educational tours for senior couples and mature solo travellers.

31 May 22 · 9 mins read
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Islam in the Mediterranean

Islam in the Mediterranean

Article discusses the arrival of Islam in Mediterranean region with a focus on Istanbul and Turkey. The relationship to the merchants of Venice and the crusades should also be considered in this period of change. Join a Odyssey Traveller small group educational tour for senior couples and mature solo travellers to learn more.

13 May 22 · 12 mins read
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Scotland's Lighthouse Keepers

Scotland's Lighthouse Keepers

An Antipodean travel company serving World Travellers since 1983 with small group educational tours for senior couples and mature solo travellers. Articles about Scotland, its cities such as Glasgow and Edinburgh, the islands and its Prehistoric heritage including standing stones and viking heritage are all published to support your knowledge before you travel with Odyssey.

22 Feb 22 · 10 mins read
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Shipbuilding on the River Clyde

Shipbuilding on the River Clyde

Glasgow's Clyde river has an important place in Scotland's history both as a port and shipbuilder. Read and learn about the contribution to the Industrial revolution and beyond that period in this article and others on Scotland. Odyssey Traveller is an Antipodean travel company serving World Travellers since 1983 with small group educational tours for senior couples and mature solo travellers.

24 Mar 22 · 9 mins read
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Spains explorers

Atlantic Packet Ships

Setting sail no matter what the condition, the Black Ball Line packet ships quickly became popular to businessmen and passengers alike, valued for their predictability. Other companies soon caught on to the revolutionary business venture, with scores of competing North Atlantic lines springing up in no time on the ports of New York.

13 Dec 21 · 10 mins read
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18th Century London

18th Century London

London, the Romans arrived and here on the Thames over time the city has grown. Article shares the history of evolution in the 18th century as the Industrial revolution gathers pace. An Antipodean travel company serving World Travellers since 1983 with small group educational tours for senior couples and mature solo travellers.

7 Apr 22 · 11 mins read
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A History of Ukraine Since World War Two

A History of Ukraine Since World War Two

Article for travellers about the recent history of Eastern Europe's Ukraine since the 1940's. Odyssey Traveller is an Antipodean travel company serving World Travellers since 1983 with small group educational tours for senior couples and mature solo travellers.

7 Apr 22 · 21 mins read
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Viking Longship

The Vikings

Vikings explored, pillaged, settled and traded their way in 300 years across the North Atlantic in the Longships to Iceland and Greenland or south through Europe/Russia to Istanbul and Persia. Learn more on a small group educational tour for senior couples and mature solo travellers interested in Viking history.

4 Oct 21 · 23 mins read
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Gondolas and the Bells of Venice

Gondolas and the Bells of Venice

Venice and the story of gondolas add to the senior couples or mature solo traveller small group tour learning about this merchant city. Europes trading centre close to the Mediterranean was for several centuries the place to trade for spice, woollen garments and silk. The attractions where substantial as was the wealth created and the wars waged across what is today's Italy. This article extends your knowledge of Venice and its merchant history.

24 Mar 22 · 9 mins read
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Albert Dock, Liverpool,UK

The Rise of Liverpool, UK

Liverpool was the outlet for Britain's trade (and imports). This article shares part of the history of the Port, social and architectural with readers as the Georgian era evolved, the empire grew and the industrial revolution followed including canals, the railway and Manchester. An Antipodean travel company serving World Travellers since 1983 with small group educational tours for senior couples and mature solo travellers.

16 Mar 22 · 10 mins read
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England's Consumer Revolution

England's Consumer Revolution

Article about the arrival of luxury brands and leisure time in England. Story supports small group tours to Britain and it's history from the Bronze age to the Romans, Vikings, Medieval period through to the industrial revolution and the wealth created. An Antipodean travel company serving World Travellers since 1983 with small group educational tours for senior couples and mature solo travellers.

16 Mar 22 · 11 mins read
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Statue of Cosimo I of Medici, in front of Palazzo Vecchio, Florence

Italian Renaissance Families: The Medicis

This blog is part of a series on five influential Italian Renaissance families that shaped Italy, especially during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. It is based on both our Italian Renaissance Summer School course, and…

11 Mar 22 · 13 mins read
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Atlantic Ocean - Punta del Este, Maldonado, Uruguay

Pillars of Hercules

Article about the history of where the Mediterranean sea meets the Atlantic ocean for the explorers from Crete, Italy, Spain, including the Phoenicians and the Romans. For senior couples and mature solo travelers interested in small group educational tour.

1 Nov 21 · 7 mins read
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Stevenson Family Lighthouse Engineers

Stevenson Family Lighthouse Engineers

Article about the generations of Stevenson's building lighthouses along the islands of Scotland and the Scottish coast.An Antipodean travel company serving World Travellers since 1983 with small group educational tours for senior couples and mature solo travellers.

8 Feb 22 · 12 mins read
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British History Tours

Standing Stones of Britain and Europe

An article for senior couples and mature solo travellers curious to learn about Standing stones of Scotland, England, Wales, France and other parts of Europe. Support material for Odyssey's small group tours of pre-historic Britain, Scotland and the Anglo - France tour.

7 Feb 22 · 18 mins read
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Spains explorers

Spanish Exploration and Conquest of the Americas

An Antipodean travel company serving World Travellers since 1983 with small group educational tours for senior couples and mature solo travellers. Article summarizes the Spanish explorers and the race against the Portuguese for access to the Americas.

30 Dec 21 · 11 mins read
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Canals and the Industrial Revolution, UK

Canals and the Industrial Revolution, UK

An Antipodean travel company serving World Travellers since 1983 with small group educational tours for senior couples and mature solo travellers. This article for travllers provides an introduction to the birth of Englands canal network at the start of the industrious and then the Industrial revolutions.

26 Jan 22 · 9 mins read
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Stonehenge, UK

Bronze Age Beaker People of Stonehenge

Learn about the Beaker people and Stonehenge before a small group educational tour for senior couples and mature solo travellers. Explore prehistoric, neolithic Britain including Avebury and Orkney's Skara Brae.

30 Oct 21 · 11 mins read
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Curiosities of Australia and New Zealand

Curiosities of Australia and New Zealand

Experiences and stories create intrigue for the senior couple and mature solo traveller when exploring the outback of Australia and the national parks of New Zealand such as Fiordland, Gaunt creek or Kaikoura. Read on to learn more before you join a small group tour with Odyssey Traveller.

30 Nov 21 · 10 mins read
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Hanseatic League

Hanseatic League

An Article on the early trading of Germany and the Baltic states by an Antipodean travel company serving World Travellers since 1983 with small group educational tours for senior couples and mature solo travellers who are curious.

17 Nov 21 · 11 mins read
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Yerevan, Armenia

Yerevan, Armenia

Article for senior couples and mature solo travellers to learn about the Armenian capital Yerevan. Reading material for a small group tour of the Caucasus that includes Georgia and Tiblisi as well as Azerbaijan.

27 Feb 20 · 4 mins read
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Grand Canal, Venice, Italy, Gondola

Carnivals of Venice

Article for senior couple and mature solo travellers joining a small group history tour visiting Venice and beyond to Italy, Greece, Turkey the Islands of the Eastern and Western Mediterranean and the Northern shores of Egypt, Tunisia. Learn about the role of Venice as emerging point of trade and navies for hire in the middle ages through to the renaissance.

30 Nov 21 · 8 mins read
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Gondolas on narrow canal in Venice, Italy

Pilgrims and the Merchants in Venice.

Article for senior couple and mature solo travellers joining a small group history tour visiting Venice and beyond to Italy, Greece, Turkey the Islands of the Eastern and Western Mediterranean and the Northern shores of Egypt, Tunisia. Learn about the role of Venice as emerging point of trade and navies for hire in the middle ages through to the renaissance.

30 Nov 21 · 8 mins read
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