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What are the Capitulations of Santa Fe? Local Granada Fiesta in April – Spain Travel Article

What are the Capitulations of Santa Fe? Local Granada Fiesta in April The Capitulations of Santa Fé changed the history of Europe and the World. This town is to the west of Granada. Santa Fé was where the Capitulations were signed in 1492.  Yet is also well known for its Pionono cakes. Everyone associates the name of Santa Fé with this typical Granada treat. Piononos de Santa Fé Pionono´s are cakes made by Ceferino Isla in Santa Fé in 1897.…

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The Possible Berber connection to the lost kingdom of atlantis – Passport Overused – Travel Article

When I learned about the possible connection, I was completely mind blown. I never expected the lost city of Atlantis having roots to the biggest desert on earth. What I’m about to say and point out, will be very controversial. So, let’s start with what was the known map according to Herodotus. As you can clearly see in the photo above, the Amazigh world is labeled as atlantes. Herodotus is no fool. He is dubbed as the Father Of History.…

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Visit Stockholm’s Museums… Online or On the Town! – Sweden Travel Article

Visit Stockholm’s Museums… Online or On the Town! Due to Covid 19, most museums in Stockholm are closed. See the list here (which I try and keep updated). There are a few exceptions, most notably Skansen. As it is an open air museum (i.e. outdoors) and zoo, Skansen has been able to remain open with restrictions. The sculpture parks at Millesgården, Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde and Artipelag are also open as they are outdoors as well. Keep in mind that the…

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Vintage travel posters to inspire a post-pandemic trip – Business Travel Article

Vintage travel posters to inspire a post-pandemic trip Courtesy Boston Public Library If you have been heeding the shelter-at-home advisories during this health crisis you may be organizing your photos and looking through scrapbooks from past trips. Here’s something else to add your list: planning your next trip using the collections of vintage travel posters we came across while researching this fun story for AAA Washington as inspiration. Here are some of the vintage travel poster images we enjoyed. Smithsonian…

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Visit Antalya Museum to see Turkey’s Ancient Treasures – Couples Travel Article

Visit Antalya Museum to see Turkey’s Ancient Treasures If you are interested in archaeology, or the many layers of history in Turkey, a visit to the museum in Antalya is a must! There is no doubt that the Antalya Museum is one of the best archaeological museums in the country.The museum’s spectacular collection of artefacts is well sorted and really beautifully displayed. I don’t think we have ever seen such an impressive collection of ancient marble statues, all stunningly lit…

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Reopening of Östermalm’s Saluhall (food market)! – Sweden Travel Article

Reopening of Östermalm’s Saluhall (food market)! Östermalm’s Saluhall, or Östermalmshallen, is the grand dame of Swedish indoor food markets (“saluhall” in Swedish). It has been around since 1888 and is located in an historic, beautiful brick building in the Östermalm neighborhood. Due to it being the preeminent food market in Stockholm, it is has always been popular with visitors and has even been named by the magazine Bon Appétit as the 7th best food market in the world. For the…

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Best Museums in Stockholm – Slow Travel Stockholm – Scandinavian Travel Article

Best Museums in Stockholm – Slow Travel Stockholm Alex Dudley shares some of the best museums in Stockholm worth visiting. There is history wherever you look in Stockholm, and the city has an array of museums scattered around its islands, with each establishment offering something different.  You can choose to see the best preserved warship from the 17th century or explore the first open air museum in the country. From contemporary art to travelling back through time, there is a…

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Döda Fallet: The Dramatic Story of Sweden’s Dead Falls – Scandinavian Travel Article

Döda Fallet: The Dramatic Story of Sweden’s Dead Falls Once upon a time there was a waterfall known as Storforsen (the Great Rapids), which tumbled 35 meters (115 feet) out of Lake Ragunda along the Indalsälven river in Jämtland, Sweden. Yet in 1796, this mighty waterfall was silenced forever due to a combination of human interference and the power of nature. The site of one of Sweden’s most devastating natural disasters is now one of the region’s most popular tourist destinations.…

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