Visiting the Alsace is like stepping back in time. Visiting the Christmas markets is equal parts quaint and maddening. I’d love to go back in the summer when the leaves are on the vines and village life is somewhat calmer. I didn’t learn nearly as much about the local wines as I wanted to, although I fell in love with the Gewürz, as they call it, but that just means I’ll have to make another trip. 🥂
Feeling all kinds of grand at Naam Sawan. Would you jump in the 30-metre pool or test drive the private cinema first?📍Cape Yamu, Phuket, Thailand
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I found this description of the KKH while researching how to travel it solo: ‘Travel on the Karakoram Highway is not for the weak hearted. The mostly two-lane road hugs mountainsides and has its fair share of hairpin turns and stream crossings. Avalanches and landslides crackle in the distance. Landslides of rocks and scree periodically bury trucks and kill people. From time to time buses, trucks and cars form drop off the sides of the cliffs. Some wrecks are visible. There are no shoulders and vehicles sometimes have to skirt within inches of sheer drop-offs into the valleys and rushing rivers below. Some people say "It can take an hour to travel just one mile on the Karakoram, and only a second to depart it."’ #sorrymum#ihadto
Sarvestan complex, a palace or...?
Archeologists believe Sarvestan Palace dates back to the 5th century AD but they have not understood its function yet. This uncertainty is due to the presence of a small building with unknown function at the north of the palace and numerous doors and iwans opening to the external areas. A palace, a summer hunting mansion for Sassanid kings, a sanctuary or even a Zoroastrian fire temple are all possible functions!
It is architecturally very important due to its dome which is the oldest brick dome of Iran. It is also known as one of the origins of Gothic #architecture in Europe. .
Read more about its architecture and history on the link in the Bio!