Tagged: history

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How to get to Jinshanling (Great Wall) from Beijing

Seeing the Great Wall is epic, but not as epic if you’re on a crowded tour group with hoards of chinese tourists, or if you’re walking on sections of the wall that are overcrowded...

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Exploring the great Persepolis

Approximately 60km away from Shiraz lies Persepolis, the centre of the great Persian Empire that was destroyed by Alexander the Great in 330 BC. One of UNESCO’s World Heritage sites, it is one of...

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Celebrations in Bosnia

Bosnia-Herzegovina made history last night. For the first time ever, they’ve entered the World Cup after winning a match with Lithuania. I should count my lucky stars for being in Sarajevo at the right...