Stunning university libraries from around the world

Gothic windows at Bodleian library, Oxford University
While most of our modern day reading material has been converted to eBooks and online content, nothing beats stepping into a library filled with thousands of actual physical books. It is no surprise that many of the world’s most exceptional libraries are found in leading universities.

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6 happy things to do in between the Commonwealth Games

Commonwealth Games count-down clock, Godl Coast
This April, the XXI Commonwealth Games hits the Gold Coast where athletes will be looking for a little gold of their own. With tickets still available, the games are even more reason to pay a visit to this beautiful region of Queensland.

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7 places that most people will never visit in their lifetime

We read about these places, hear stories and probably only visit them in our dreams. These are some of the most exclusive places in the world and are only open to the elite few, the super-rich or the highly adventurous.

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Taj Mahal: More than a Seven Wonder of the World

Taj Mahal: the monument of love.  Many of us have seen the stunning image of the Taj Mahal on numerous occasions, but everyone may not be aware of its original construction purpose. In fact, the Taj Mahal is a tomb built by the emperor Sha Jahan in honour of his favourite wife following her death. Considered one of the most beautiful monuments of the world, it is not a suprise that it has been elected as one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. Without any doubt, you will be impressed by the luxury, grandiosity and the beauty of this mausoleum built more than three hundred years ago. This temple is located in Agra, along Jumna’s river. Agra is a city 200 kilometers in the south of Delhi in India.

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The Magic of Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu: a world tourist icon and one of the 7 wonders of the modern world. You will love to discover this must see stop during your journey in Peru. Everything around Machu Picchu, from its history to its culture is amazing. Not to mention the environment and the nature. The name “Machu Picchu” comes from the translation of “Old mountain “ and it is located 2490 metres above sea level, linking Machu Picchu Mountain and Huayna Picchu Mountain. Macchu Picchu is 129 kilometres away from Cusco. Without any doubt, Machu Picchu is one of the most recognised monuments of the Inca Empire and also one of the most famous ruins in the world. A culture still alive, you will feel privileged to have had the chance to visit Machu Picchu.

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The Empire State Building – Interesting Facts That Will Take You High

Known over the world, you will love to discover this famous skyscraper located in the intersection between 5th Avenue and West 34th Street in New York. Until the construction of the World Trade Centre this building was the highest in the world. The Empire State was finished in 1931 and it is managed by W&H Properties with an astounding 102 floors. Around 21 000 lucky people work in this building daily, with the pleasure of admiring the amazing views of New York City. In this article, InsureandGo wants to help you to organize your visit to The Empire State Building and give you some useful information before you visit New Yorkers most beloved building. In the entrance by 5th Avenue you can appreciate the marble hall. You will notice during your visit that the last 30 floors are illuminated with different colour. These colours resemble the special celebration of the season.

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The Enriched Old City Jerusalem

The Old City of Jerusalem and its surrounding walls are a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site list. With its history and spiritual meaning, the city and its walls represent the heart of the larger city of Jerusalem and most of the holy sites in the area are located within the Old City walls. Jerusalem is sacred to three religions: Christianity, Judaism, and Islam.  The sacred site for the Christians is the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, for the Jews it’s the Temple Mount and the holiest site for Muslims is the Dome of the Rock.

You do not need to be religious to be stunned by its history and spiritual value. Go for a walk in the narrow alleyways of the city and experience the many sites and monuments in the area.  Every religion has its own sites and due to the size of the area you should have time to visit them all.

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Borobudur Temple, Indonesia

Borobodur is a well-known Buddhist monument in Indonesia.  It is situated on the island of Java and attracts tourists and pilgrims from all over the world. The monument is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the most visited tourist attraction in Indonesia. Due to volcanic eruptions, the monument has been damaged and restored several times by donations received from UNESCO and countries wanting to ensure the monuments safeguarding. The area around the monument has been badly affected by the latest eruption and the vegetation has been completely destroyed in some places. Despite that, the monument is a breathtaking due to its well-preserved details and remarkable construction.

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