History

The secret lives of Russia’s Tsars and Emperors

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Acting with total power, Tsars and Emperors ruled Russia up until the early 20th century. Some famous Tsars include Ivan the Terrible, Boris Godunov, Michael I and Empress Elizabeth of Russia. The last Tsar of…

The History of Martial Arts in Vietnam

The History of Martial Arts in Vietnam

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Huế, pronounced “h-way” and located on the Perfume River, is still lapped by memories of a much older world: one of huge stelae, dragon-bearing coins, moon-shaped lutes and other items that must have made the…

Islands of Venice

A Guide to the Islands of Venice

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Everybody knows that Venice is part of a historic archipelago, but few bother to strike out beyond its main island. As your boat pulls away from the grand palaces, busy piazzas and ringing bell-towers of…

Stamps of the Divine: The Six Churches You’ll Instantly Fall in Love With

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Punctuating so many skylines across the world, churches are often a city’s architectural centerpiece for good reason. Traditionally built on a cross plan, a great variety of styles now exist, from the glittering domes of…

Where To Get Away Over The Holidays

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2016 may be drawing to a close, but there’s just enough time to squeeze in one last vacation before we welcome the arrival of a new year. From comfort food, Christmas jumpers and roaring fires…

Where to Celebrate Canada Day & US Independence Day in 2016

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With Canada Day (July 1st) and US Independence Day (July 4th) fast approaching, it’s time to take a look at the biggest and best celebrations taking place in 2016 to mark the birthdays of these…

Where to Find the Best Kona Coffee in Hawaii

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From the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival to over 600 local coffee farms, coffee looms large on the coast of Hawaii’s Big Island. Ranging from tiny patches just three acres in size to expansive, commercialized fields,…