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Ancient City of Meroë (مرواه) and the Nubian Py...

Published March 25th, 2012

Located on the east-bank of the Nile and approximately 250 kilometers north-east of the Sudanese capital, the ancient city of Meroë was once the heart and the capital of the Kingdom of Kush.

The archaeological site of Meroë is the seat of more than two-hundred pyramids that are roughly spread into three groups. This site is one of the UNESCO world heritage sites.

The Nubian Pyramids are miniature versions of their Egyptian counterparts. Moreover, this site has been ruined. An Italian explorer, Ferlini is infamously credited for plundering the site. It is believed that Ferlini shattered the pyramids in search of gold and other invaluable goods and antiquities.

The site is now one of the 'must-see' things on the to-do list of a tourist. However, the tourism department of the country is not involved with the maintenance of this attraction. The site is open to visit for all. Locals from the nearby villages can be found selling artifacts.

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The Lake Geneva Region of Switzerland

Published July 18th, 2011

Sandwiched between the Chablis alps on one side and the Jura range on the other, the magical Lake Geneva region of Switzerland is one of the most beautiful places in the south of Switzerland and perhaps, on Earth.

Lake Geneva is a necklace with notable pearls like Geneva, Lausanne, Cully, Pully, Vevey and Montreux (on the Swiss side).

The world famous vine terraces of Lavaux (approximately 830 hectares of terraced wineyards stretching for about 30 km) are at the heart this region. It is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Known as Lac Leman amongst the locals, the Lake Geneva hosts the renowned Château de Chillon—one of the greatest tourist attractions in that part of the world.



Take a break from your hectic lives and start walking up to Epesses with a nice bottle of local wine and some cheese. Watching the sunset over the lake, along with your wine and cheese will be one of the most romantic and intimately involved moments with nature. The sunset over the lake is an inst ...

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