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Beautiful Lavender Farm » World Travel Guide Check out these glorious pictures of lavender fields. You may already know this, but lavenders (Lavandula) are a genus of 39 species of flowering plants in the mint family, Lamiaceae. An Old World genus, it is distributed across Africa, the Mediterranean, South-West Asia, Arabia, Western Iran and South-East India. It is thought the genus originated in Asia but is now most diversified in its western distribution. The genus includes annuals, herbaceous plants, subshrubs, and small shrubs. Lavender is in bloom from mid-July to the end of August. You may also like:

The world's 20 oldest cities These cities, which are the 20 oldest continually-inhabited places on earth, are about as close to time travel as you can be on a city break (if you are able to go, that is). 20. Varanasi, India When did the earliest inhabitants settle? 1,000 BC Situated on the west bank of the Ganges, Varanasi - also known as Benares - is an important holy city for both Hindus and Buddhists. Mark Twain (American author): "Benares is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend, and looks twice as old as all of them put together." Read more on how to go: Twenty destinations for 2014: in pictures Twenty destinations for 2014: The Ganges, India Picture: AP Paris & Barcelona Doberman SE-0203OR Traveller Defense Alarm.: Home Improvement

Crystal Clear Waters of Navagio Beach Navagio Beach, or “shipwreck” in Greece, is an isolated sandy cove on Zakynthos island which is among the southernmost of the Ionian Islands of Greece. Its name is derived from the Panagiotis, a picturesque shipwreck lying in the white sands of an exposed cove. The spot has become a valued tourist attraction on the northwestern side of the island, accommodating thousands of visitors each year, and has is one of the most famous beaches in Greece. According to Wikipedia, The most commonly accepted story regarding the wreck of the Panagiotis maintains that she spent the later part of her life as a smuggler ship. Because the Panagiotis was allegedly a smuggler’s ship, the beach is often referred to as “Smugglers Cove”. You may also like:

Charming Town of Spello Italy The small town of Spello is located in Perugia province in Umbria, a landlocked region of central Italy. According to Wikipedia: The densely-inhabited town, built of stone, is of decidedly medieval aspect, and is enclosedin a circuit of medieval walls on Roman foundations. Spello is an ancient jewel of a town that is perfect for immersing yourself into Italian life. Because Spello is not a part of the usual tourist’s trail, tourists only happen to come to town from time to time. Sights from three millennia are found in Spello. The most popular place to stay is Palazzo Bocci in Via Cavour. You may also like:

GEORGIA | hyper-travel The Nuts and Bolts of Living in Bali for a Month by Jenny · January 23, 2015 When I first set foot in Ubud, Bali in 2012 I felt a surge of comfort—the sensation of coming home, even though I had never been here before. I get the same feeling with New York City—I call these my two “soul cities,” with Amsterdam a close third. After my first two-day trip to Ubud, I knew I had to return even though it was halfway across the planet. Many times when I tell people I will be living in Bali for the month of January they will say something like, “You’re so lucky! You know how I love making a good template and demystifying complexity— that’s what today’s post is about. Number Crunching Okay, time to get down and dirty with all the numbers. But first, a giant caveat: I am not the world’s most frugal traveler! Conversion Rate: 100,000 in Indonesian Rupiah is approximately $8 USD (calculator here).It can be a bit of a confusing conversion at first! Basic Travel Costs—Flight: The flight is the biggest shock and cost to swallow by far. Activities When?

25 Secret Small Towns in Europe you MUST Visit 1. Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic There’s no other town in the world that I am more fond of than the quaint, charming, fairytale-like town of Cesky Krumlov in southern Bohemia. 2. Situated in Alsace, Colmar is a unique blend of French and Germany architecture, culture and spirit. 3. This town in Malta is the main fishing village for the entire country. 4. The lakeside town of Hallstatt is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has even been dubbed the prettiest lakeside village in the entire world. 5. Bruges has become incredibly popular for travellers looking to photograph the lego-like houses in the city centre (pictured above). 6. There’s much to see and do in Bled, however the greatest attraction is undeniably Lake Bled – one of the world’s most stunning lakes and a favourite for visitors to Slovenia. Image: 7. This would indeed have to be the most photographed street in Bibury, England. Image: Wikicommons 8. Image: 9. 10. 11. Image: 12. 13. 14. 15.

'How I visited every country in the world - without a single flight' Fast-forward 19 years and here I was charging through South America attempting to be the first person to visit every country without flying. I got to all 12 countries in just two weeks. As I returned across Molston Creek from Surinam into Guyana, I remember thinking “This will be easy!” How wrong I was. The idea of doing the trip without using aeroplanes came about chiefly because people had already been to every country in the world, but nobody had yet done it without flying. Plus, when you travel through a country on the bus or train, you get a richer, more rewarding experience and you can spend more time with local people. Crossing into Chad The Caribbean was my first stumbling block. Using a combination of sailing boats, banana boats, container ships and cruise liners, I eventually managed to hitchhike my way around the West Indies. I took a container ship across the Atlantic to Iceland and then headed down to Europe. Then I hit Africa. It has been a hell of a trip.

36 Hours on the Left Bank, Paris Continue reading the main story Video While the Right Bank of has seen internationalism and the irrepressible rise of “bobos” (the Parisian form of hipsters) change its landscape in recent years, the Left Bank has been able to preserve the soul of French capital. Walk through the Latin Quarter’s crooked cobblestone corridors or down the grand plane-tree-lined boulevards of St.-Germain-des-Prés and, more than once, you’ll think you’re inside a black-and-white Robert Doisneau photo. Friday 1. The Left Bank is home to cultural, fashion and artistic riches, but one of the best ways to immerse yourself in French culture is with food. 2. You can’t visit Paris and ignore the grandest dame of them all. 3. Enjoy the relative tranquillity as you amble through the Anglicized Seventh Arrondissement to the Basque restaurant — the first one to open in Paris, more than 80 years ago — Chez L’Ami Jean. Continue reading the main story Friday 1. To see the full article, subscribe here. Saturday Sunday

Home Page of Donald P. Ryan "Wer wissen will, was Archäologie wirklich is, sollte dieses Buch lesen." Published by Thames & Hudson (2010) Also Published Under A Different Title by The American University in Cairo Press (2010) Web Weaving by: Matt Anderson and Donald P. Ryan Photo of Donald P. Ryan by Tess Raley, Karanis, Egypt, 2012. Les plus belles plages du Var Le coup de cœur de la rédac : la plage de l'Estagnol à Bormes-les-Mimosas Le littoral varois recèle encore des portions sauvages ! À Bormes-les-Mimosas, sur la route qui mène de La Londe-les-Maures au fort de Brégançon, la côte est ponctuée de plages plus belles les unes que les autres. Notre préférée entre toutes : l'Estagnol. À signaler Le restaurant de Geneviève et Patrick Cruché L'Estagnol. La plage de la Verne à La Seyne-sur-Mer Les plages de galets ont cet avantage qu'elles sont moins fréquentées. Le bon plan : la meilleure période pour aller dans le Var Pour éviter les foules, nous vous conseillons de venir visiter la côte varoise au printemps et en automne ! La plage de Saint-Clair au Lavandou et son sentier littoral La plage de Saint-Clair au Lavandou est un classique. La voir en direct via un webcam La plage Notre-Dame sur l'île de Porquerolles : la plus belle d'Europe ! Voilà la star du moment. La plage de l'Escalet à Ramatuelle La photo se passerait presque de commentaire...