Petra is one of the world’s largest archaeological site and it has a place on the list of the seven modern wonders. The ancient city was founded in 600 BC, when the Nabataeans, nomadic Arab people, settled here. Although not so well known as the Egyptians or Romans, the Nabataeans played an important role in the history of the time, because they managed to establish a big kingdom up to Syria with a thriving and rich capital: Petra.
We continued our journey until the Niagara River spilled into Lake Ontario. In that point, there is a simple, old and charming fortress: Old Fort Niagara. It dates back to the days when the great empires fought for controlling North America. The buildings date from the 18th century and now are used as exhibition spaces.
Angkor Archaeological Park is one of the most important UNESCO sites in Southeast Asia. It is primarily known for the largest religious temple in the world, Angkor Wat. Besides it, there are dozens of temples forgotten in time – this gave them a unique charm.
I’ve never expected for Doha to be so friendly! When I returned from my trip to Asia, we had the best surprise ever: a 9-hour layover in the capital of Qatar. 9 hours of daylight! The travel agency applied for visas, so we had no worries! Just to catch the plane to Bucharest!
The old Citadel of Trier has a glorious past. Built in the year 16 BC, it became a big commercial center and then, at the end of the 3rd Century, it was considered a second Rome of the Roman Empire.
On the Southern coast of the Dardanelles, not very far from the city of Çanakkale, you will find a mythical place, Troy, where one of the most famous military conflicts took place. Here, a powerful legend was born: the Trojan War.