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How to Get to Geghard Monastery from Yerevan

Legend has it that the Monastery of Geghard holds the spear which wounded Jesus at his Crucifixion…  find out the truth & how to get to Geghard from Yerevan.

How to get to Garni Temple from Yerevan

The Temple of Garni is an impressive Pagan monument in Armenia – learn about its history & find out how to get to Garni from Yerevan without a tour.

Procesion del Silencio: Semana Santa in Queretaro, Mexico

Good Friday is marked in several Mexican cities with the Procesion del Silencio – take a light-hearted look at this eye-opening cultural tradition, celebrated during Easter in Queretaro.

Quirigua: UNESCO Worthy Stelae and Zoomorphs

Quirigua receives a lot less fanfare than Guatemala’s other UNESCO listed ruins, Tikal. The highlights are the zoomorphs and stelae, including the tallest in the world at 10.6 meters! Find out what is carved on each inside.

Tikal: Guatemala’s Must See Maya Ruins

Tikal is different than other Maya ruins nearby. They combine accessibility, partially restored temples, and a jungle environment perfectly. Find out what makes Tikal Guatemala’s must see Maya ruins.

How to Visit Xunantunich Ruins Without a Tour

Xunantunich is an ancient Maya archaeological site located 12 km west of San Ignacio. There’s no need to take a tour – we’ll tell you a bit about everything you need to know right here!

Top 12 Temples in Bagan Archaeological Zone

There are over 4000 temples in Bagan – we’ve reviewed & photographed our favourites to help you decided which ones to visit.

Shwedagon Pagoda: World’s Most Beautiful Temple

Step into the golden light of Shwedagon Pagoda and the heart & soul of Yangon – see why it’s easily one of the most underrated Wonders of the World.

Burmese Buddhism & Lunchtime at Bago Monastery

Observe the lunchtime procession at Kha Khat Wain Kyaung monastery in Bago to gain a better understanding of Burmese Buddhism.

Study Session at Kha Khat Wain Kyaung Monastery

Step inside Kha Khat Wain Kyaung monastery in Bago, where 500 novice monks attend a study session in silence every afternoon – it’s free & open to visitors. This is like nothing you’ve ever seen before!

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