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Sweden’s most visited tourist attraction is a museum with just one exhibit. How does something so simple draw such large crowds? Well, it’s one special artefact. The Vasa Museum, situated on Stockholm’s Djurgården island, is home to the world’s only … Continue reading
The town of Artà lies nestled in a valley in the rural north east of Mallorca. It is not easily accessible without your own transport and as a result has remained largely untouched by tourism despite the treasures it has … Continue reading
Alcúdia, just in land from the north coast of Mallorca, is a history lover’s dream. The atmospheric, winding streets of the old town are a great place to lose yourself, camera in hand, amidst the higgledy-piggledy, colourful architecture; every crossroads opening up … Continue reading
Two hours and hundreds of years away from the all-inclusive beach resorts of the eastern Yucatán lies the ruins of the Mayan city of Chichén Itzá. At the heart of the complex, the pyramid of Kukulcan squats, brooding and massive. It … Continue reading
First, the facts. At 104 metres in diameter the Ring of Brodgar is the third largest circle of its kind in Great Britain. It is so large that it is hard to fit all of the 27 surviving stones in … Continue reading
Before construction of the pyramids began on the plains of Giza, before the first monolith was raised at Stonehenge, a small community of people were living in an interconnected series of stone walled buildings on a spit of land overlooking the … Continue reading