15 Ancient Ruins to See in Peru (Besides Machu Picchu); Jennifer Purdie; Fodor’s

While Machu Picchu is without a doubt one of the greatest ancient sites in South America (and possibly the world), it is also one of the most popular, with over one million tourists each year. Machu Picchu should be on any traveler’s bucket list, but once you’ve visited, there’s so much more to discover in Peru. Populating the entire country, you will find archeological sites wherever you travel in Peru.

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Government Determined To Restore Pasargadae, Persepolis; Iran Daily

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11 Weird and Wonderful Things to See and Do in Peru; Alyssa Pinsker; Fodor’s

Peru, in all its awe-inspiring glory, is a magical, mystical place still full of mystery, with foods, animals, history, and customs you may have never heard of. Honeymooners and tourists flock to Macchu Picchu for its majestic views of an abandoned Incan citadel in the sky amongst rolling green hills—the reason for its creation unknown. The incredible sprawling Nazca desert lines that can only be viewed aerially remain one of the world’s greatest mysteries. Drink pisco sours, enjoy the fresh ceviche, and explore all that is weird, creepy…

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Italian lake district guide – art and adventure in Lake Maggiore and Varese; Lorraine Loveland; Live Share Travel

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Pride of Patan: The journey of Rani Ki Vav from a being buried art treasure to the reverse of the new Rs 100 note; Poulomi Banerjee; Hindustan Times

Rani Ki Vav, a stepwell in the little Gujarat town of Patan, features on the new Rs100 note. It was also declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2014. But behind the recognition received by this monument is a story of recovery…

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Why you should explore the Balkans; Lola Akinmade

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18 Fun Things to do in Budapest; Natasha; The World Pursuit

If you’re heading to Europe there is no way you can miss a visit to Budapest. The Hungarian capital is a great destination for culture, food, nightlife, and just about everything else you could look for in a vacation. With so many things to do in Budapest, it can be … Read More

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A ‘giant’ sense of wonder; Tom Breen; Journal Inquirer

BUSHMILLS, Northern Ireland — This feels like the edge of the world.

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Taj Mahal runs into controversy again, this time over offering of namaz inside complex except on Fridays; Financial Express

The controversy started on November 13 when a group of five Muslim men offered namaz inside the Taj Mahal premises and a video of the same was circulated among the locals, prompting a few Hindus threatening that they will hold puja inside the complex.

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Dodgy over Konarak; The Statesman

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It is deeply unfortunate in terms of cultural history that Odisha’s Konarak Sun Temple, declared as a World Heritage site by UNESCO, should now be at the centre of an unseemly controversy.

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