Archive for February, 2012

Fort Tiracol, Goa

Fort Tiracol, Goa
The irrepressible Fiona Caulfield writes in the new Love Goa guide, that “by the end of the 16th century, Goa, then known as Goa Dourado or Golden Goa, was the capital of the world’s spice trade and one of the richest places on earth, with a population larger than London or Paris.”  The convents, seminaries
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Tulipomania

Tulipomania
Held in the Netherlands every ten years since 1960, Floriade 2012 opens April 5 in in North Limburg (once the Duchy of Limburg). Set in an expansive park in Venlo with the many pavilions separated by gardens and woods, the world horticultural expo runs through October 7.  The flower fields at Keukenhof, located outside Lisse
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Venice Ruled

Venice Ruled
Roger Crowley spins tales of three centuries of plunder and plague, conquest and piracy in City of Fortune, How Venice Ruled the Seas, chronicling the transformation of a tiny city of lagoon dwellers (Venice) into the richest place on earth. Crowley has also memorably written of Istanbul, Venice’s natural rival and object of envy, in
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