Tag Archives: archaeology

Old Faces of Ecuador

Our last day in Quito came too soon. We still had many places on our “to-do” list but only had time for one more. Narrowing the choice down was easy: a visit to Casa del Alabado. The Casa del Alabado … Continue reading

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Ever heard of Citânia de Briteiros? And how would we get there?

Sure, Guimarães has a castle, a palace, and is even a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Isn’t that enough? No, not when Citânia de Briteiros is close by; THAT’s where we wanted to go. Citânia de Briteiros is the archaeological site … Continue reading

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“Closed for renovation” opened as a parting gift

A problem arose for us, and you will not be surprised by it, if you are a frequent traveler. We planned our trip on the internet some time in advance. Changes don’t always get documented on the internet and guidebooks, … Continue reading

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Her past is her treasure

Chania has quite a past, and she’s not afraid to show it. Buildings and architectural features from her many past encounters are common in the town. Started in the Neolithic period as a Minoan settlement, Chania (Crete) has been ruled … Continue reading

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