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Jordan beyond Petra

“It seems no work of Man’s creative hand, by labour wrought as wavering fancy planned; But from the rock as …

Paris is still Paris

A little while ago, President Donald Trump told an audience that a friend, a long-time Francophile, had informed him that …

Sensory Morocco

From vibrant colours and exotic aromas in the souqs of Tineghir and Marrakesh, to hypnotic music of Berber Sufis in …

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 …

Talking Design with Stephen Crafti

ASA Tour Leader Stephen Crafti produces and hosts ‘Talking Design’, a popular fortnightly podcast from RMIT, featuring interviews with experts …

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 …

Northern Gems of the Baltic

Three magnificent northern gems were suddenly unveiled to an unsuspecting western world in 1991 after a half-century’s occlusion behind the …

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 …

The Mycenaean site of Pylos

“No one can match the honours dealt a king.” King Nestor of Pylos, Iliad, Book I. First excavated by American …