Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza ruins, the most visited one in Mexico

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Welcome to the true treasure of the Yucatan Peninsula! Stretching until the north of Yucatan, the Chichen Itza ruins refers to a vast pre-Columbian site of the Mayan civilization. The name itself means ‘at the mouth of the Itza well’, which point towards a flourished city of the history as the main trade hub in the northern Maya lowlands. Today, a majority of tourists plan for a day trip from Merida (1.5 hours) or Cancun (2.5 hours). Continue reading “Chichen Itza ruins, the most visited one in Mexico” »

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Picasso Museum Barcelona

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Picasso Museum, located in Barcelona, is indispensable when it comes to the comprehension of the formative years of the great artist, Pablo Ruiz Picasso. The artist’s genius can be visible through the nearly 3500 art works that comprise the collection. The Picasso Museum also offers a glimpse into the unique relationship that the artist shared with Barcelona. The relationship was intimate and solid. It developed during his youthful years and lasted till his death. Continue reading “Picasso Museum Barcelona” »

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Red Fort in Delhi

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Delhi is a strange mix of modernity and antiquity. Like now it is the capital of India, in ancient times it was the stronghold of the Mughals and changed hands many a times. It has been one of the strongest Islamic centers in Asia. Old Delhi is still reminiscent of that essential Mughal bazaar culture with its hordes of eateries, paratha stall, kababs savories, narrow lanes, and a host of other knick knacks. Standing in the background of this huge human drama of buying and selling is the iconic Red Fort in Delhi also popularly called the Lal Quila by locals. If anything speaks history through its structure it is the Red Fort. Its thick stand stone walls have stood the test of time. Located on a dry moot that was once used for defensive measures, it looks rather large and intimidating. After all the history of it is not quite pleasant and one etched in bloodshed and betrayal. Continue reading “Red Fort in Delhi” »