All set for your trip to Pompeii? Have you considered including Villa Oplontis in your itinerary? We would highly recommend doing so. This ancient villa, with its mind-boggling frescoes, provides deep insights into the lives of wealthy Romans. Apparently, the more modest homes of Pompeii and Herculaneum were also modeled on Villa Oplontis. So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and check out all that you need to know before making your trip here.
Are you looking for unique day trips from Rome? Visit Tarquinia, home to tombs of the ancient Etruscan civilization. Not sure who the Etruscans were? Well, they gave Romans their toga and the victory march. Even the Tuscan column! They were surely smart. Read our guide to find out all about their lost civilization.
Hampi was the ancient capital city of the Vijayanagara Kingdom of South India in the 14th century AD. It is located in the Ballari district of Karnataka and today, is home to the Hampi Group of Monuments, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The place is dotted with ruins of all kinds: temples, palaces, private baths, […]
On my first trip to Bali, I noticed some interesting stick puppets. They were called Wayang Kulit or the Indonesian shadow puppets. At first, I had no clue what these stick figures with leather/paper bodies represented. A little digging led me to the vast world of shadow puppetry in Indonesia and Bali. It was not […]
Ahmedabad is a culturally rich and vibrant city in India. Apart from being the financial hub of Gujarat, Ahmedabad is home to history and culture from ages ago. In fact, it was the first Indian city to be declared a UNESCO Heritage City in July 2017. Amdavad, as it is locally referred to, has a number […]
If you know Myanmar, then you probably know that Bagan is a must-visit when in Myanmar. You have probably seen a picture of numerous early morning balloons floating over hundreds of ancient temples. And wondered where it was! Well, that was right here in Bagan, an ancient city in Central Myanmar. Home to more than […]
Did you ever imagine that watching a dance form could be a great way to know about Bali and its culture? Probably the best way to get introduced to Balinese Hinduism? And an amazing opportunity to experience an interesting art form of the Southeast? Well, I did not until I watched this really captivating performance […]
The temples of Bali are truly unmissable if you happen to visit this beautiful Indonesian island. They are aesthetically designed, have beautiful backdrops, and are mesmerizing to the common human eye. Every home in Bali has a pretty little pura, the Balinese word for a temple and the Sanskrit word for a walled city or […]
The name “stepwell” seems so self-explanatory: going down the steps to get to the well. And that is exactly what stepwells are. They are wells deep down under the surface of the earth with many flights of stairs leading you up to them. And in the majestic stepwells of Gujarat in India, these stairs are […]