Ancient bastions of power

I have a fascination for the Crusades, that period in Middle Ages when military campaigns were sanctioned by the Latin Roman Catholic church to restore Christian access to holy places in and around Jerusalem. They were turbulent times with several transitions between Christian and Muslim rule. After two centuries of fighting, the crusaders departed the… Read More Ancient bastions of power

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A stunning ancient rose red city

Located amid dessert canyons and mountains and once the urban and religious centre of the Nabateans, Petra was hidden to the western world until the early 1800s when a European traveler, disguised as a Bedouin, infiltrated the area. Fast-forward 2012, when I finally made it there. Excited to make another check off my bucket list,… Read More A stunning ancient rose red city

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