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Decorative Portuguese Azulejos Tiles: History & Culture Significance

Wander most any street in Portugal, and you’ll see azulejos tiles, those decorative blue tiles on buildings, churches, and homes. At first glance, they seem merely decorative, but a closer look reveals artistic storytelling — a majestic sailing ship navigating the seas, a biblical scene, a marketplace depicting every day life. 

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16 Incredible Things to Do in Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok, a bustling metropolis, is not just busy, it’s also friendly and a paradise for food enthusiasts. And don’t even get me started on the nightlife! It’s a city that truly never sleeps. But don’t worry, Bangkok is typically a safe and welcoming place for travelers. Known as the “City of Angels that never sleeps,” Bangkok is a place of historic landmarks, delicious cuisine, and limitless entertainment options. Getting around is easy with its efficient Skytrain, underground, tuk-tuks, taxis, and even the occasional trundling ancient bus. Whatever your taste or lifestyle, you can find it in Bangkok. If you’re planning a visit, I highly recommend coming during the “cool season” from late November to mid-January when the temperatures are a bit more bearable, around 90 Fahrenheit (36 Celsius) – especially if this is your first time visiting. But the best […]

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Things to Do in the Marquesas Islands

Located in the Pacific Ocean, the Marquesas Islands are known for their natural beauty and island culture. Part of French Polynesia, this volcanic archipelago is located 932 miles northeast of Tahiti, and 2400 miles southeast of Hawaii, seemingly in the middle of nowhere. With 12 main islands covered with cliffs, forests, and hidden waterfalls, the Marquesas are one of the most remote spots on earth. Visitors to the Marquesas have the opportunity to immerse themselves in Polynesian culture, discover ancient traditions, and go on adventures from hiking trails to diving into underwater caves and exploring marine life. The Marquesas Islands provide an opportunity to experience the beauty of nature, culture, and adventure. When visiting the Marquesas Islands, it’s important to practice responsible tourism practices as conservators of this beautiful paradise. By doing so, we contribute to the preservation of both […]

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