Top Sights and Destinations – October 2014

colosseum One of the 7 wonders of the medieval world, the Colosseum is perhaps the most famous landmark in Rome. The Amphitheatrum Flavium, as it is called in Latin, was once the place in ancient Rome where gladiators fought for their lives, entertaining the emperor and crowds in the process who apparently weren’t grossed out by the violence. Explore the Colosseum to find out about the brave gladiators and hungry beasts who fought for fame and glory in the arena till blood sports were outlawed in 523 AD. 

Take a Sightseeing Tour of Rome, see the ruins of the Forum, the gorgeous Baroque fountains and wide piazzas, the Pantheon and the breathtaking art at the Vatican. Throw a coin into the Trevi Fountain, and you’ll find yourself back in this city soon.

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2. Acropolis, Athens

image1 The Acropolis of Athens, situated high above the city as a monument to Classical Greece, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. At its heart is the temple of Parthenon dedicated to Athena, with its friezes depicting stories from ancient Greek mythology. Spend a day exploring the ruins of the once flourishing citadel in one of the oldest cities in the world.

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3. Bali

image2 Beaches, natural beauty, cultural heritage – the paradise “Glorious Bali Island” has it all. The most popular tourist destination in the Indonesian archipelago, Bali is a great destination for relaxation, with magnificent mountains, forests and spas where you can unwind, and temples and cultural attractions where you can marvel at the art.

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4. Marrakech

image3 If watching Casablanca left you with a lump in your throat, then a trip to Morocco should definitely be on your bucket list. Morocco is vibrant, fascinating, colorful and dramatic, and Marrakech offers a glimpse into its poetic soul. Come here for the cities, the markets, the landscapes and the culture. And you’ll find it difficult to leave.

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5. Seville

image4 Seville, on the banks of the Rio Guadalquivir, is one of the jewels of Spain, with Moorish architecture, museums, food and shopping that make it a must-see holiday destination. Take a leisurely stroll on the narrow roads of the compact old town, savour some delicious Tapas and shake your hips to the riffs of Flamenco.

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