Wildlife Photo Award
I love when this comes around! Such stunning photos. I especially love the little monkey on the tree branch. http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/15359263
Abu Dhabi's Tall Buildings
Abu Dhabi is continually reaching for the sky, it seems. In the last two decades, some of its tallest buildings have been built, prodding and breaking the skyline of the city. If you were staying in Abu Dhabi and looking out over the city, the building likely to catch your eye is the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority Tower, which looms 185 metres over the city. Following close behind is the...
The Baku Ateshgah -- Fire Temple!
The Ateshgah of Baku: One definite place to visit while staying in Azerbaijan is the Ateshgah of Baku — the fire temple. Its central shrine is built on a natural gas pocket, meaning that fires would burn constantly within it. During its heyday, the natural gas field meant that fires would spontaneously burn around the area, fed by seven surface vents. Unfortunately exhaustion of the...
Beirut Souks is an entire district in Downtown Beirut dedicated to shopping. It has over 200 shops and a department store and is Beirut’s largest shopping area. The souks have almost always been the epicentre of commerce in Beirut, and staying in central Beirut gives easy access to this dense shopping heart. The souks still follows the historic Hellenistic street grid. It was designed...
I do love exploring castles and if I were staying in Belfast, I’d have to pay a visit to the castle there. It hasn’t got that very old look, like many other castles, down to the fact that it seems the original was burned down in 1708. Such a shame. But the castle that stands there now is a grand looking thing, very stately. Here, have a look-see: