Jordan: A Definitive Guide The modern-day Kingdom of Jordan, a relatively young nation that emerged only in the late 19th century, occupies an ancient land. It lies in the Fertile Crescent—a region in the Middle …

Questions About Austria Odyssey Traveller specialises in crafting unforgettable experiences for mature-aged travellers, providing adventure and educational programs to small groups since 1983. Odyssey has built up a reasonable knowledge bank to answer questions about …

History of Crickhowell Crickhowell is a small market town in South Wales, located in the beautiful Usk Valley, to the south of the Black Mountains within Brecon Beacons National Park. The town is a popular …

Pamplona, Spain

Pamplona, Spain

Pamplona, Spain Pamplona, the capital of Navarre in northern Spain, is famous worldwide for the running of the bulls during the San Fermin fiesta, and for being one of Ernest Hemingway’s favourite cities. Hemingway visited …

Burgos, Spain

Burgos Cathedral, Spain

Burgos, Spain Burgos in northern Spain is the country’s original heartland, initially known as Castilla la Vieja – the old part of the kingdom of Castile. The city of Burgos, founded in 884, was the …

Epidaurus, Greece

The ancient theater of Epidaurus Argolida prefecture, Peloponnese, Greece.

The History of Epidaurus Epidaurus was a small city in Ancient Greece on the eastern coast of the Argolid Peninsular at the Saronic Gulf, Aegean Sea. As the mythical birthplace of the important Greek and …

Corfu, Greece

Olive forest, Corfu

Corfu Corfu is a Greek island in the Ionian Sea with an amazing scenery of olive groves, rocky cliffs, coastal beaches, and historical architecture.  It has a rich history of conquests, host to various major …

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia Mongolia’s Capital of Ulaanbaatar is a city whose history is written in its landscape, architecture and people. Located at 1,350 m (4,430 ft) above sea level and close to the river Tuul, Ulaanbaatar …

Sheki, Azerbaijan

Armenia Azerbaijan Georgia

Sheki, Azerbaijan Sheki is often the last stop in a tour of the Caucasus as it sits close to Azerbaijan’s border with Georgia. The city, situated in northern Azerbaijan and one of its oldest cities, …

Walhalla Memorial, Germany

Walhalla Memorial, Germany

Walhalla Memorial, Germany The Neoclassical Walhalla Memorial, reminiscent of the Parthenon and reaching for the grandeur of the mythological Norse Valhalla after which it was named, is located high above the Danube River, east of …

Bayreuth, Germany

The Festspielhaus in spring, Bayreuth, Germany

Bayreuth, Germany Bayreuth is located on the Red Main river in Northern Bavaria. The pretty, mid-sized town is world famous for the Bayreuth Festival, and for its affiliation with the German composer Richard Wagner. The …

Munich, Germany

Old Town Hall at Marienplatz Square in Munich

Munich, Germany Munich, capital of Bavaria, lies on the elevated plains north of the edge of the Bavarian Alps. The city of Munich is the third largest city in Germany after Berlin and Hamburg. It …

Dresden, Germany

Dresden, Saxony, Germany

Dresden, Germany Dresden is the capital of the German state of Saxony, and the third largest city in eastern Germany after Berlin and Leipzig. It lies in the basin of the Elbe River between Meissen …

Questions About Germany Odyssey Traveller specialises in crafting unforgettable experiences for mature-aged travellers, providing adventure and educational programs to small groups since 1983. Odyssey has built up a reasonable knowledge bank to answer questions about …

Tikal, Guatemala

The ruins of Tikal in Guatemala

Tikal, Guatemala Tikal in Guatemala was once a great centre of Mayan civilisation, the largest urban centre in the ancient Mayan lowlands inhabited from the 6th century BC to the 10th century AD. Declared a …

Copan, Honduras

Copan, Honduras

Copan, Honduras Near the Guatemala-Honduras border is the ancient city of Copan (also known as Copan Ruinas) on the west bank of the Copan River, occupied for more than two thousand years and now an …

Antigua, Guatemala

Antigua Guatemala at Sunrise

Antigua, Guatemala The beautiful city of Antigua in Guatemala has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1979. Its full name, “Antigua Guatemala”, means Old Guatemala, and here you can see preserved ruins …

San Jose, Costa Rica

Teatro Nacional, San Jose, Costa Rica

San Jose, Costa Rica The city of San Jose is the largest Costa Rican city and capital of the only country in the world to disband its military. Founded by the cabildo (legal representative of …

Panama City, Panama

Bridge of the Americas at Panama Canal Pacific entrance Panama

Panama City, Panama Panama City is the capital and largest city of Panama, a country in Central America located on a narrow land mass (Isthmus of Panama) that connects North and South America. Panama, which …