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Segovia, Spain [travel guide]

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Why visit Segovia? There are several cities in the world whose architecture has been influenced by three great civilisations: Christian, Jewish and Muslim. There are also cities whose charming stone architecture dating back to the Middle Ages has been appreciated … Continue reading

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Torla, Spain [travel guide]

The lush green hills and ideal location make Torla a perfect base to explore the nearby Parque Nacional de Ordesa y Monte Perdido. Small but charming, Torla evokes images of a rural idyll, with enough accommodation and eateries to keep … Continue reading

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Santillana del Mar, Spain

A joke that got less funny everytime we heard it, and we heard it more than once: Santillana del Mar is a town of three lies. It’s not holy (santo), flat (llana) nor by the sea (del mar). In spite … Continue reading

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Ani

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Ani was once the thriving capital of medieval Armenia and was inhabited by 100-200 thousand people. Being an important trade hub, it was bustling with merchants, artisans, wanderers and nobles. It was also an important city for early Christians (called by … Continue reading

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