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19 Beautiful & Bizarre Churches You’ve Never Heard Of

19 Beautiful & Bizarre Churches You’ve Never Heard Of June 27, 2012 | Around the World, Featured, Spain | Read More
1. Shrine of Our Lady of Altagracia – Higuey, Dominican Republic Image: Wikipedia.en

Postcard Perfect: St. Basil’s Catherdral, Moscow, Russia

Postcard Perfect: St. Basil’s Catherdral, Moscow, Russia February 1, 2012 | Postcard Perfect | Read More
When Ivan the Terrible wanted to commemorate the siege of Kazan and capture of the surrounding area, he had an incredible church constructed in the very center of Moscow. Unlike any other building built in Russia at the time, the church was colorful, whimsical, and detailed in a way no one had ever seen...

9 Ultra Secretive and Exclusive Places You’ll Probably Never See

9 Ultra Secretive and Exclusive Places You’ll Probably Never See February 12, 2011 | Featured | Read More
Full of history, intrigue and mystery, these 9 places would make for the ultimate travel destinations…if only we could get in. Maybe it’s the fact they contain priceless religious artifacts, strict state secrets, or have an incredibly exclusive membership, these spots are off-limits to most...

Get Around in Style – Great Metro Maps of the World

Get Around in Style – Great Metro Maps of the World August 5, 2010 | Around the World, Featured | Read More
Although it’ll definitely mark you as a tourist, there’s something about physically opening up a map that makes you feel like an explorer. A new city, drawn in easy-to-understand lines and colors, spreads out in front of you; it’s all there, if you care to find it. Nothing evokes this...

Hammer and Chisel: Communist Statue Parks

Hammer and Chisel: Communist Statue Parks June 15, 2010 | Featured | Read More
Nobody’s got the chin-jut down like Lenin, and nobody comes close to matching Stalin’s fabulous facial hair. Indeed, the Soviet Union was awash with beautiful leaders whose commanding visages just begged to be immortalized in statues, busts, and propaganda signage. Travelers to present day...

Urban Exploration: Hidden Cities, Off-Limits Sites

Urban Exploration: Hidden Cities, Off-Limits Sites May 6, 2010 | Around the World, Featured | Read More
Indiana Jones pounded through a library floor to head under Venice in his search for the holy grail; Haruki Murakami’s book, Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, takes place largely in an anachronistic sewer network under Tokyo; the Bat Cave can be found under Wayne Manor. However you look...

Photo Friday: Blue Skies and Onion Domes

Photo Friday: Blue Skies and Onion Domes December 19, 2008 | Photo Friday | Read More
In what NileGuide destination was this photo taken?  What is the name of the landmark featured? (For more Photo Friday fun, see last week’s post) UPDATE 12/22: The photo was taken in Moscow and showcases the onion domes of St. Basil’s Cathedral (aka The Cathedral of the Intercession) at...
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