8 (Lesser Known) UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Ayutthaya, Thailand Banaue Rice Terraces, Philippines Borobudur Temple Compounds, Indonesia Archaeological Site of Carthage, Tunisia Chichen Itza, Mexico Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications, Sri Lanka Lumbini – Birthplace of the Lord Buddha, Nepal University of Coimbra / Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal

When in Rome: the Colosseo and Arco di Costantino

As one of the greatest ancient cities in the world, with the largest population for almost a thousand years, this unique and dominating city is a must. I am, of course, talking about Rome. And every trip to Rome must include sightseeing of Ancient Rome. Even with so many sights to see in Rome, most people seem to always makeContinue reading “When in Rome: the Colosseo and Arco di Costantino”

Wanderlust: how I caught the travel bug

I was 19 years old and studying archaeology at James Cook University. I had always been interested in other cultures – you may have guessed this due to my choice in degree – and I wanted an excuse to travel the world for work. The idea sound appealing, but I quickly realised that archaeology wasContinue reading “Wanderlust: how I caught the travel bug”

Roman Amphitheatres

When people think of Roman amphitheatres, they tend to think of the Colosseum which is arguably the most well-known and in one of the best conditions. Roman amphitheatres do exist beyond Italy though, and there are approximately 230 scattered across the Roman Empire, through France, Greece, northern Africa and England. Amphitheatres were large outdoor entertainment venuesContinue reading “Roman Amphitheatres”

Many Tribes, One People: Bwgcolman

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are advised that the following post contains images of people who have died. Unfortunately, while Great Palm Island is beautiful and rich with culture, it is also the product of 50 years worth of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people being forcibly removed from their country and segregated onContinue reading “Many Tribes, One People: Bwgcolman”

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