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The Ithaka Walk

Ithaka gave you the marvellous journey ~ Cavafy The Tour begins. We met up in Istanbul, ancient Byzantium, the Imperial megalopolis, …

Pepysian Library. Magdalene College, Cambridge

Samuel Pepys and his Library

Samuel Pepys (1633 –1703) is best remembered for his diary, a gossipy account of the personalities and intrigues of London …


Buddhism along the Silk Road

The ‘Silk Road’, coined by 19th century German explorer Ferdinand von Richthofen (uncle of famed WWI fighter Ace ‘The Red Baron’) is something …


Dr Christopher Gribbin on Emperor Diocletian

Dr Christopher Gribbin, ASA Tour Leader & Honorary Fellow at the University of Melbourne joins the ‘When in Rome’ Podcast …

Main Plaza - trieste square

Snapshot of Trieste

Unfamiliar territory even to many Italians, this multilingual border town and seaport proves both distinctive and distinguished. Trieste is, as …


Dubrovnik: Pearl of the Adriatic

At the southern tip of the Dalmatian coast sits Dubrovnik, ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’. The city stands on a promontory beneath …