Slovakia has only been an independent country for 24 years. Before that, Slovakia had been thrown around between various kingdoms and empires, most recently, in
Budapest, Hungary is where we start our introduction to the V4 (Visegrád Four, an alliance of four Central European countries: Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic and
The Hungarian capital has entered its most profound period of transformation since its imperial zenith. If you want to understand Budapest, buy a subway ticket.
Lakeside Beauties Wait till the afternoon crowds thin, then cross the drawbridge to this fairy-tale castello almost entirely surrounded by the deep blue water of
The Berbers’ Singles Scene Scattered among the remote villages of the Atlas Mountains, the nomadic Berber tribes maintain the ancient customs of their ancestors. The
Storehouse of a Great Civilization Most tour groups head straight upstairs for the gallery dedicated to the mind-boggling treasures of boy-king Tutankhamen. Others make a
A Unique Cruise to Awesome and Irreplaceable Monuments More than 3,000 years ago, on the 34th anniversary of his reign, the never modest Pharaoh Ramses
Most Haunting of the Ancient Mayan Cities In a dense virgin jungle at the foothills of the Usumacinta Mountains lies one of the most extraordinary
A Perfectly Preserved Ancient Greek Theater The perfectly preserved ancient theater at Epidaurus, built in the 4th century B.C., has acoustics that continue to astound
The Most Important Ancient Monument in the Western World A crowning achievement of Greek civilization’s golden age, the astonishingly sophisticated Doric temple known as the
A Precious Piece of History Preserved With her moving diary translated into more than sixty languages, Anne Frank is one of the world’s most beloved
The Epicenter of Ancient Greek Archaeology The main reason to come to Agrigento—called “the fairest of all mortal cities” by the ancient Greek poet Pindar—is
Piety in Paradise St. Francis’s humanity, humility, and love for nature somehow survive the unashamed commercialization of this small pink-hued Umbrian hill town: The spirit
Giotto’s Legacy in Brilliant Technicolor Giotto’s frescoes were instrumental in transforming late medieval and Renaissance painting because of the breadth of the Biblical storytelling, the
Home and Inspiration for a Beloved American Icon Literary fans come from around the world to visit the home of one of America’s most famous
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