Turin, Piedmont, Without Rose-Colored Glasses

Fontana Angelica, Turin, Italy.

Fontana Angelica, Turin, Italy.

Sometimes, reading what travel bloggers write about a place I also have visited is so strange. It seems like their imagination is much richer than mine. That is what I feel reading about Turin, the capital of Piedmont, Italy.

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Two Places for Correct Transition to a Better World: Jerusalem and Varanasi

The cemetery at the Mount of Olives, Jerusalem, Israel.

The cemetery at the Mount of Olives, Jerusalem, Israel.

Have you ever asked yourself where would you like to spend the last days of your life just before you leave this world?

If not, don’t read on. You are too young, and your whole life is ahead of you. Just live!

If yes….

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Linderhof, Bavaria: Failed Versailles!

A cascade in Linderhof, Bavaria, Germany.

A cascade in Linderhof, Bavaria, Germany.

Who has not tried to replicate Versailles, the famous palace of Louis XIV, the king of France? Just look at Sanssouci, Peterhof, or Schoenbrunn to name a few. The young king of Bavaria, Ludwig II, also didn’t remain uninvolved. When he ascended the throne in 1864, at the age of 18, he immediately started to build his fairy tale castles and palaces. One of them, Linderhof, was supposed to be a new Versailles in the Bavarian Alps near the Linder River.

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