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The Baltit, Pakistan – A Standing Miracle

The Baltit, Pakistan – A Standing Miracle

The Baltit fort is located on the terraced slopes in the north of modern Pakistan. Situated in the Hunza district, in Karimabad, the Baltit fort holds great cultural and historic significance. According to traditions, the north of Pakistan was earlier divided into numerous smaller states, each governed by its own emperor. The emperors got beautiful ...

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15 Oct Posted by in India, South Asia | Comments

Goa, India

Goa, India

Goa is an Indian state, located in the West coast, where the Arabian Sea meets India, forming the beaches that Goa is most famous for. The state of Goa is the smallest Indian state with a surface area of just 3,702 Km2. According to legend, Goa emerged when Parashurama, the sixth avatar of Vishnu, shot ...

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12 Sep Posted by in Featured, Philippines, Southeast Asia | Comments

Iloilo, Philippines: Old World Architecture, Seascapes and Festivals

Iloilo, Philippines: Old World Architecture, Seascapes and Festivals

Long before the Spanish and American colonial era, Iloilo flourished as an important trading post dealing with Chinese and Indian merchants as evidenced by an impressive museum collection which includes Stone Age native pottery, fossils, jewelry, burial sites, and trade pottery from China, Annam and Siam. The name Iloilo is derived from the local word ...

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18 Aug Posted by in Indonesia, Southeast Asia | Comments

Yogyakarta, Java Island, Indonesia: Batik, Temples and Shadow Puppets

Yogyakarta, Java Island, Indonesia: Batik, Temples and Shadow Puppets

Central Java and the Yogyakarta Special Region: found at the heart of Java Island, surrounded by volcanic mountain ranges and the coastline facing Java Sea and the Indian Ocean.

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17 Aug Posted by in Featured, Indonesia, Southeast Asia | Comments

West Java Indonesia: A Cultural Immersion

West Java Indonesia: A Cultural Immersion

According to Sundanese folklore, the legend begins with the passion, the desire and the anger of Sangkuriang, a son of a demi-god; the origin of Mt. Tangkuban Perahu; and Bandung, a city on what was once a river basin now bordered by volcanic mountains.

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