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Vatican Museum: my mad dash through 2000 years of art

For more than 500 years, the Vatican Museums have been custodians of some of the best art in antiquity and in the Renaissance. Yet, despite two earlier visits to Rome, this would be only my first visit to the museums. … Continue reading

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Peeking at St Peter’s bones

Far beneath St Peter’s lies a fascinating subterranean world that few get to see. Looking up through those floor grills (above), we saw the many feet of pilgrims and tourists thronging St Peter’s. The main church is so full of … Continue reading

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Wuzhen’s waterscape

Like the many canals criss-crossing the ancient water town of Wuzhen, life meanders here as it has for more than a thousand years. The old wooden houses, cobble-stone alleys, stone bridges and banks of willow look like they come right … Continue reading

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>Day 12 Himeji and Hiroshima

> What a great day this was! Filled with 5-star sights, blessed with blue skies and great weather. One a graceful castle with clean stone walls soaring up into the air, steeped in history and the other, one of Japan’s, … Continue reading

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