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UNESCO World Heritage Challenge: Monastery of Batalha

Following on from my last post on the Monastery of Alcobaça, the Monastery of Batalha, in Central Portugal was about a 30 minute drive away. The date building works began on this cathedral is not confirmed, although it is known … Continue reading

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Beijing: An Exploration

Since the days of Kublai Kahn and the Mongol Yuan dynasty, Beijing (meaning ‘northern capital’, once called Peking) has been the capital of China. Best known for its historic sites such as Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden city and Summer Palace, … Continue reading

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