Highlights of Pakistan | Wazir Khan Mosque While the Mughal Empire’s Shah Jahan was an important patron of religious architecture throughout the Indian subcontinent, the Wazir Khan Mosque (Masjid Wazir Khan) in Lahore, Pakistan, said …

Highlights of Pakistan | Skardu Valley   The Skardu Valley is located in Gilgit-Baltistan in Pakistan, on the Indus River which separates the Karakoram range from the Himalayas. Surrounded by the peaks of the Karakoram, …

Fez, Morocco

royal palace doors Fez Morocco

Highlights of Morocco | Fez For over a thousand years, the inland city of Fez has been the spiritual heartland of Islamic Morocco. It is situated at the crossroads of all the important cities of …

Riga Cathedral, Latvia

Highlights of Latvia | Riga Cathedral Riga Cathedral, Latvia One of the most recognisable features in the Latvian capital, Riga Cathedral is the seat of the Archbishop of the Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church and the …

Rundale Palace, Latvia

Highlights of Latvia | Rundale Palace Rundale Palace 80 km south of Riga, the Latvian capital, one will find Rundale Palace, a magnificent Baroque and Rococo-style mansion used as the summer residence for the Dukes …

Petra, Jordan

Petra Jordan Ad Deir Facade

Highlights of Jordan | Petra Petra (“Rock”), situated between the Red Sea and the Dead Sea, was once the capital of an ancient kingdom of the Nabateans that flourished during Greek and Roman times, its …

Highlights of Denmark | Tivoli Gardens Tivoli, Copenhagen Tivoli, also known as Tivoli Gardens, is an opulent amusement park and pleasure garden in downtown Copenhagen. Opened in 1843, it is the second-oldest amusement park in …

Highlights of Denmark | Amalienborg Palace Amalienborg Royal Palace, Copenhagen, Denmark In Copenhagen, one will find Amalienborg, the home of the Danish royal family. Consisting of four identical 18th-century palaces with rococo interiors around an …

Highlights of Wales | Snowdonia National Park More than half (52%) of Wales’ Snowdonia National Park or Eryri (“highlands”) in the western coast is covered by mountain ranges. In total, the park covers more than …

Marrakech, Morocco

Ben Youssef Madrasa, Marrakech, Morocco

Highlights of Morocco | Marrakech Marrakech (also spelled Marrakesh) was the former imperial capital of the Kingdom of Morocco. This enchanting city is a feast for the senses. From Marrakech’s many rooftop terraces you can …

Highlights of Jordan | Mount Nebo Mount Nebo is the highest point of the Abarim mountain range that cuts across Jordan and which culminates in the Arabian desert in the south. Located in the historic …

Highlights of India | The Taj Mahal Taj Mahal, Agra, India Widely considered to be one of the most beautiful buildings in the world, the Taj Mahal is an ivory-white marble mausoleum complex on the …

Ankara, Turkey

Ataturk's Mausoleum in Ankara, Turkey

Highlights of Turkey | Ankara Ankara, formerly Angora, the capital of the Turkish republic, is located a little to the west of central Anatolia about 350 kilometres southeast of Istanbul. It is the centre of …

Pamukkale, Turkey

Cleopatra's Pool in Pamukkale, Turkey

Highlights of Turkey | Pamukkale Pamukkale, which in Turkish translates to “Cotton Castle”, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Turkey’s famous and most visited tourist attraction. It is located in near the …

Braga, Portugal

Braga Portugal

Highlights of Portugal | Braga Braga, Portugal Braga is Portugal’s third-largest city and its most important religious centre. With almost four dozen places of worship, Braga is something of an ecclesiastical destination, particularly around Easter. …

Highlights of Wales | Caernarfon Castle The Anglo-Saxons fell to the Normans in 1066, but the combination of the presence of the Welsh rulers, the Vikings, the mountainous terrain of the land, and the fact …

Evora, Portugal

Highlights of Portugal | Evora Evora’s town square One of Portugal’s most unspoilt medieval towns, Evora is a UNESCO World Heritage site just an hour and a half from Lisbon, the capital of Portugal’s south-central …

Southern Italy

Southern Italy

Southern Italy: from Magna Graecia to Italian Unification When you ask people about Italy, more often than not one of the first places they mention is the capital city, Rome, or the submerged streets of …