Verona: Everything about the city of Romeo and Juliet

June 21, 2017 seenplaces 0

After Venice, Verona is definitely the most romantic city in Italy. Verona is not only a romantic city, it is also a refined and relaxing one, a truly delightful one. Economic is good, being one of the most prosperous settlements, thanks to its position at the intersection of roads north, […]

Follow the Footsteps of Alexander across the Oxus

June 20, 2017 seenplaces 0

Crossing the Oxus into Afghanistan, one of the most wonderful countries in the world, is a lot easier now than it was two millennia ago when Alexander the Great’s armies floated across the fast-flowing river by clinging onto their leather tents converted into makeshift rafts. In 2007, an imposing 670-m […]

Gobi Desert Trek

June 20, 2017 seenplaces 0

The Gobi is one of the strangest places on the planet. The largest desert in Asia and the fourth largest in the world, it is a cold desert of high plateau and mountain where it is not uncommon to see frost. It stretches some 1,600 km (1,000 mi) east to […]

Delphi Sacred Way- An iconic journey

June 20, 2017 seenplaces 0

The Sanctuary of Apollo at Delphi took shape from the 8th to the 7th century BC, centred on a temple guarding the centre of the world, the Omphalos (Navel), the chasm of the Oracle. Here Pythia, the priestess, perched above the void and spoke the words of the god; a […]

Vouraikos Gorge Railway

June 20, 2017 seenplaces 0

Diakofto is a peaceful village on the Gulf of Corinth. It has a small beach and a background of steep mountains, olive groves and citrus orchards and it is the end of the remarkable Vouraikos Gorge Railway. This was built between 1889 and 1896 to transport ore from the Kalavryta […]

The Amur Highway

June 20, 2017 seenplaces 0

The Trans-Siberian Highway has to be one of the world’s ultimate road trips, along an 11,000 km (7,000 mi) network of roads all the way from St Petersburg to Vladivostok. The Amur Highway, still under construction, is by far the most challenging section – an epic adventure in itself. This […]

Circum-Baikal Railway

June 20, 2017 seenplaces 0

A journey along the Circum-Baikal Railway line is an incomparable cultural, historical, technical and scenic experience. It is one of the most complex railway lines in the world, running for 89 km (56 mi) along a narrow mountain shelf, going through 56 tunnels and galleries and over 248 bridges and […]