Showing posts from June, 2020

Tour Turkey From the Comfort of your Couch

Antalya / Side Museum - Photo: Gülcan ACAR With the borders remaining closed in many places around the world, the new trend of online tours is skyrocketing! Next on our list of must-sees is Turkey . Set up by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Sanal Muze (a government website) is offering amazing 3D experiences that tour some of the most well-known museums. At the moment, there are 16 virtual tour available, including the famous Ephesus Museum in Izmir. Check them out by going to the Sanal Muze website here !

The Lost City of Heracleion

Colossal red granite statue of pharaoh found close to the great temple of sunken Heracleion: Frank Goddio/Hilti Foundation, photo: Christoph Gerigk Sunken and forgotten off the coast of Egypt, hidden beneath layers and layers of sand and silt lies the once bustling metropolis city of Thonis-Heracleion (the Egyptian and Greek names of the city), a city lost between legend and reality. The sunken civilisation that was once barely more than a legend, appearing in only a few rare inscriptions and ancient texts, was discovered by Frank Goddio and the European Institute for Underwater Archaeology (IEASM) in the early 2000s while searching for Napoleon's warship remains from the Battle of the Nile in 1798. The city, that was disappeared beneath the Mediterranean Sea 1,200 years ago predated its more commonly known neighbour, Alexandria, as the main trading port of the region, built on the banks of the Nile river serving as the obligatory port of entry to Egypt for all ships coming from t

New Hiking trail in Italy will Connect all 25 National Parks

Lago di Carezza, Dolomites: Ricardo Frantz When you hear Italy what's the first thing that comes to mind... the Colosseum, the canals and gondolas in Venice, the delicious food, pizza, pasta and gelato? Many people don't realise Italy is home to some of the most stunning national parks dotted both along the coastline with stunning water views, and inland with majestic mountainous plains. A new hiking trail is opening up to connect all 25 National Parks, including those on the islands of Sardinia and Sicily. Stretching over 7,000 kilometres the Sentiero dei Parchi, or Path of the Parks, is expected to continue growing as plans continue. The path will take avid hikers through the snow-capped mountains in the Dolomites and Alps in northern Italy, along the coastlines of the famous, must-see Cinque Terre, over the rolling hills of Tuscany, to the caves and forests of Abruzzo, according to Afar magazine . Hikers can indulge in the lavish diversity of the stunning country, while re-c

Duabai to Welcome Tourists & Visitors From 7th July 2020!

We're all itching to get back out and discover the world, so it's with great excitement that we hear Dubai is opening up to tourists and visitors from the 7th of July 2020!! This isn't without extra measures and precautions being put in placed to help ensure the spread of COVID-19 is contained. All tourists and visitors allowed to enter will be according to Dubai Airport's official flight schedules and subject to airports being operational at their departure destinations. Arrivals will also have to show their PCR test results, which are valid for 92 hours, upon their arrival to Dubai, or partake in a test at Dubai Airports. If tested positive, a mandatory 14-day quarantine will be imposed. Travellers are also required to adhere to all official measures and requirements established by the Dubai Government and other countries before travelling and after returning to Dubai. Before travelling they will have to both disclose any symptoms by filling in forms provided by