Tag Archives: History

The Archaeological Museum of Paros Island

The Archaeological Museum of Paros Island

Wherever a trip may take you, it’s always interesting to get to know the history and culture of the natives. Museums are one of the best ways to do this. I spend at least six months per year traveling to various parts of my country, Greece (the islands in particular), seeking material for my blogs.Continue Reading

The Burghers of Sri Lanka

The Burghers of Sri Lanka

The fourth largest ethnic group of Sri Lanka, the Burghers, descends from European and Sri Lankan mixed origins. Consisting mainly of European male colonists who intermarried with Sri Lankan women, the group’s origins span across a range of countries, but Dutch and Portuguese heritage are most common amongst Sri Lankan Burghers. The word Burgher by definitionContinue Reading

Trincomalee

Trincomalee

Nestled in Sri Lanka’s pristine east coast, Trincomalee is a coastal town located on a peninsular of the same name that divides into the inner and outer harbours. Trincomalee Harbour prides itself on being the fifth largest natural harbour in the world. The name Trincomalee comes from the three words Thiru-kona-malai, meaning Lord of theContinue Reading

Sigiriya, The Lion Rock: From Legend to Ruin

Sigiriya, The Lion Rock: From Legend to Ruin

A soldier galloped down the palace gardens, the black flag in his hand ripping at the wind. Three women stopped their laughing and splashing in the fountains to watch him pass, smiles dropping. As the rider disappeared through the gates, and the screams started echoing through the stone passageways, a figure, high above the templesContinue Reading

Sundays, family and revolution

Sundays, family and revolution

[ENGLISH + ESPAÑOL] If you ever find yourself in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico on a Sunday afternoon, you might notice there are a lot of families about. Restaurants are full with them, parks are bustling with kids running around and even a few main arteries of the city are closed for the morning, transforming into the “ViaContinue Reading

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