In 1501, Michelangelo (yes, the same guy who painted the famous Sistine Chapel located in the Vatican in Rome) accepted a commission to carve a marble sculpture of the biblical David to be placed high atop a buttress on the Florentine Cathedral.
Put your hand up if you are one of those people who LOVES to geek-out in museums when you travel! On every trip I take, I make it my goal to visit at least one well-known and one totally quirky museum (looking at you chocolate museum in Barcelona!) before leaving the city.
You finally got your suitcase zipped-up, made it to the airport with minutes to spare before check-in closed, managed to get through security without being strip-searched, and had just enough time to buy water, a magazine, and some chocolate (I never fly without chocolate), before it was time to board.
The West Coast Trail will forever hold a special place in my heart. I embarked on this epic 75 km trek with a group of fellow trekkers that included my dad, my best friend and her dad, and three of our dads' friends.
Singapore is known for having very strict laws and a zero-tolerance policy, which is why the country has one of the lowest crime rates in the world.
But some of the things that are considered illegal are, well, kind of normal — especially to a visitor.
Nope, that web of wires you might notice above your head while wandering through Manhatten are not all for carrying electricity.
There are actually 18 miles(!) of translucent wire that run throughout the borough called an eruv.
One of the most important things about traveling is eating — and not just because your travel buddy gets grumpy when she's hungry. A city's food and the ambiance in the places it is served can end up being some of your favourite, most memorable experiences.
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