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HOLLAND, KINDERDIJK: In the concert of windmills

The windmill is built to harness the energy of the wind, and it creates mechanical energy, one that in the eighteenth century, around Kinderdijk, was used by its nineteen mills to handle the water, avoiding the recurrent floods. The origin of the windmills is old, but all of them had something similar: usually they grind flour and were placed on ...

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Zanzibar All Scents Of Life

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CERVENY KAMEN CASTLE, SLOVAKIA: A bench, where love has never turned off.

It is on a rocky outcrop in the woods of the Little Carpathians, in an area that maintains its long tradition of wine-growing. It is a village easily accessible from Bratislava, its name is Červený Kameň (Red Stone), and has its own castle, the one built by Italian architects of the Board of Auditors Palffi. The Castle is open every ...

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BOUTIQUE TRAVEL: Travel Guides

Amazon.com, Whitestar.com, or a library of your city, offering you a large selection of books-guides. You can buy them, flipping through those catalogs in advance, in a selective manner: the budget, is obviously related to the season and the destination of your trip. A second your chance – but having first set your budget – is to visit your local ...

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THE MEETING BENCHES BOUTIQUE TRAVEL

Travelling by car, train, plane, bicycle, motorcycle, or on your own two feet? The choice of things to carry with you – whatever your destination – start here, but with a dual premise: there is no perfect suitcase, not carry with yourself. The suggestion, before you fill your suitcase, is to observe yourself at the mirror, carefully watching your reflection, ...

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ERIC J. LEED, THE MIND OF THE TRAVELLER: From Odyssey to the global tourism

What was your last important trip? When you’re back home, you still had the certainty of departure, or you are immersed in the journey, to search for that part of you that you did not know she yet? You do not like Ulysses, as he was returning home in the same clothes he left, with his eyes the memory of ...

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SCHLOSS HOF, AUSTRIA: Good news from the courtyard of the castle

At Easter – on 29 and 30 March or on April 5 and 6 (from 10 to 18 hours) – you could visit a particular market, but you run the risk of losing you in weird mazes, made of stalls particular, those in the courtyard of an Austrian castle situated on the B 49: Niederweiden. Visiting his beautiful garden, but ...

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ENGLAND, STRATFORD ON AVON: Fall in love in the night.

On a summer night, I watched the sky for a English countryside. I felt an unpleasant sensation of human limitation, as if I were only a fly, as if the few clouds that veiled the sky they were the boys, the ones that were crushing me. I walk in, absorbed, under the same sky as the eyes of a “Swan ...

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FLORENCE: TRAVELING WITH BENOZZO GOZZOLI

From the diary-atlanteillustrato TRAVEL IN ITALY, publisher Meeting Benches (e-book format, available in Italian language and English). A painter of the Italian Renaissance, born in Tuscany in 1420, a pupil of Fra Angelico, has long lived in Florence, by decorating  the church of San Marco. Like many painters of that period, he also was in Rome, by decorating a chapel ...

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CHINA: A TASTE OF THE INFINITE.

9.7 million square kilometers, the second largest country by area in the world, landscapes and incredibly diverse, with forest steppes and deserts, the arid north and moist forests of the south, its vigilant sentinels of Himalayan ranges, Karakoram and Pamir, which protect the cradle of a nation born along the Yellow River. Many dynasties have built a thousand-year history, but ...

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