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The Barcelona Trip of Your Dreams

The Barcelona Trip of Your Dreams

Barcelona is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, and also considered the cosmopolitan capital of Spain because of its rich culture, as well as its arts and architecture. Every year, millions of people worldwide visit Barcelona to enjoy the beauty of the Catalan city. Last year, my girlfriend and I visited Barcelona to watch the Spanish Grand Prix, which is held in the city annually, and took some time to do some sightseeing while we were…

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Dubai World Cup 2017 – I’ll Have Another Cup of the Same

Dubai World Cup 2017 – I’ll Have Another Cup of the Same

After my trip to the Dubai World Cup in 2016 to drink in the thrill of California Chrome’s remarkable performance, I was certain this year’s serving of adrenaline would be much smaller. I have never been more wrong. Arrogate, and the 2017 spectacle of astonishment provided a roller coaster ride straight into the history books. It was a moment that was as entertaining as any event I have had the pleasure to attend. Arrogate was competing in $40,000 optional claiming…

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Spanish Grand Prix 2016

Spanish Grand Prix 2016

As a fan of Formula 1 racing, I try to go to as many events as possible during the year. However, one of my favorite races to watch live is the Spanish Grand Prix, which is one of the best Formula 1 races of the year. Last year, my Spanish Grand Prix experience was very special because I got to experience it with my girlfriend Katerina, who came along to watch her first live Formula 1 race. One of the…

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Horse Riding in Spring

Horse Riding in Spring

Horse Riding in Spring Horse riding is an activity that is enjoyed by a lot of people around the world. Some people like to go horse riding because they love spending time outdoors, some do it for the exercise, while others use it as an opportunity to bond with friends. One of the beauties of horse riding is the fact that it is an activity you can do anytime of the year (as long as the weather permits). However, going…

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California Chrome – Shining Like Gold for the Ages

California Chrome – Shining Like Gold for the Ages

When a legendary athlete retires fans look back and reflect on championships, courageous performances, and the most shining moments. Memories that burn brightly in the hearts and minds of admirers will never fade, and remain sacred, perfectly preserved and lovingly recorded for ages. Former 2014 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner, California Chrome has completed his stellar thoroughbred racing career, and it would be customary to pay homage to his outstanding performances on tracks throughout the world. California Chrome or “Chrome,”…

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Trooditissa Monastery

Trooditissa Monastery

The Trooditissa Monastery is one of the oldest monasteries in Cyprus, and is located in the Troodos Mountains, between the villages of Prodromos and Platres. The monastery has the highest elevation of any monastery in Cyprus, sitting 1,380 meters above sea level. Like other monasteries, the Trooditissa Monastery functioned as a school for several decades, graduating monks and children that lived in nearby villages. The monastery is said to go back to the 8th century, but the current building was…

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Kykkos Monastery

Kykkos Monastery

The Kykkos Monastery is considered to be one of the wealthiest and best known monasteries in Cyprus, making it a must visit destination for people visiting Cyprus. It is located on the north-west side of the Troodos Mountains. The Kykkos Monastery, also known as The Holy Monastery of the Virgin of Kykkos, was established towards the end of the 11th century by Alexios I Komnenos, a Byzantine emperor who ruled from 1081 to 1118. According to legend, there was a…

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Panagia tis Asinou

Panagia tis Asinou

The Church of Panagia tis Asinou is a popular tourist destination in Cyprus and a must see for those visiting the country. The church was erected between 1099 and 1105 by Nikiphoros Ischyrios, a former magistrate who became a monk under the name Nikolaos after the death of his wife. The church is located close to the bottom of the famous Troodos Mountains, near the village of Nikitari. It is one of the 10 Byzantine churches/monuments in the Troodos Mountain…

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Driving at the mountains during winter Tips and Advises

Driving at the mountains during winter Tips and Advises

If you plan to visit the Troodos Mountains during the winter and intend to drive while you’re there, there are a few things you need to know, especially if you aren’t used to driving in winter conditions to prevent getting in to an accident. By following these simple rules, you should be able to navigate the terrain like a pro. Before You Leave The most important thing to do before attempting to drive through the mountains during the winter is…

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Driving Around The Troodos Mountains During Winter

Driving Around The Troodos Mountains During Winter

The Troodos Mountains in the Island of Cyprus is a very popular tourist destination during the summer because of its history, beauty, and the ancient monasteries and churches in the mountains, which attract millions of people each year. While there is no denying the beauty of the Troodos Mountains during the summer, it is equally as beautiful during the winter as well. Since some of the monasteries and churches in the mountains are open throughout the year, winter visitors can…

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