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Akaroa – New Zealand’s Only French Settlement
February 12, 2012
Akaroa – New Zealand’s Only French Settlement

The charming township of Akaroa sits at the edge of a pleasing harbor inside the eroded crater of a gigantic, extinct volcano. Akaroa is located an hour and a half drive southeast of Christchurch on Banks Peninsula, the South Island’s most impressive volcanic feature. The peninsula has two prevailing craters which form Lyttelton and Akaroa [...]

The Conch Shell House
November 11, 2009
The Conch Shell House

Built from more than 4000 conch shells, the Conch Shell House is one of Grand Cayman’s most unique landmarks. The house with its unique walls constructed of bricked conch shells dates back to 1935. It was once a private residence and later served as a bomb depot for the U.S. Navy during WWII. The house [...]

Lamma Island – Art, Culture & Tradition
October 14, 2009
Lamma Island – Art, Culture & Tradition

Hong Kong is comprised of the Kowloon peninsula, the New Territories and 236 different islands. The third largest of the islands, Lamma Island, provides a nice alternative to the craziness of the city and offers a peaceful and tranquil setting. A sharp contrast to the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong Island and Kowloon, buildings [...]

The Water Wheels of Fayoum
August 25, 2009
The Water Wheels of Fayoum

The oasis town of Fayoum lies about 75 kilometers south of Cairo, Egypt and can be reached by van in about an hour and a half. Visitors to Fayoum get a unique insight into what the typical farmer’s life is like in Egypt by catching a glimpse of the wonderfully preserved ancient saqia (Egyptian water [...]

Barcelona for Sports Enthusiasts
August 25, 2009
Barcelona for Sports Enthusiasts

Yesterday, while adding a new line of sightseeing tours to the product offering of BrilliantTrips, one tour in particular jumped out at me as something of extra special interest: a Barcelona sports tour. It’s an all day excursion that focuses on Barcelona’s football (soccer) and Olympic history. Participants will see the F.C. Barcelona Stadium, or [...]

Poffertjes and Pancakes in Marken
August 11, 2009
Poffertjes and Pancakes in Marken

Located to the northeast of Amsterdam, across the typical Dutch countryside, is a small, old fishing village called Marken. Marken has a heritage rich in both history and tradition. Originally an island, Marken is now linked to the mainland by a 2 kilometer dike. The traditional Dutch houses in Marken have their own style of [...]