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Travelling to Acre, now and in 1272 AD

Travel back 700 years to Acre, and sample the delights of a cosmopolitan crusader outpost before it falls to the Mamluks. Plus, get tips on visiting the present day Israeli city.
Read more… 01 April 2011


Walking Hadrian’s Wall

Along England’s wild northern frontier, Hadrian’s Wall crosses a sublime, historic landscape that is still giving up the secrets of the region’s turbulent past.
Read more… 25 March 2011


Prague’s historic coffeehouses

Linger over an espresso where Kafka, Einstein and Václav Havel gained caffeinated inspiration.
Read more… 23 March 2011


Travelling to Olympia, now and in 480 BC

Travel back in time to visit Olympia in 480 BC for the famous Greek games, and get tips on visiting the present day historic site.
Read more… 21 March 2011


Discovering Britain’s prehistoric stone circles

Stonehenge is the most famous of the 1,000 stone circles across Britain. Explore two more historic stone circles in Orkney and Cumbria.
Read more… 04 March 2011


The Passport blog

True survivors at the British Museum

The exhibit Crossroads of the Ancient World uses pieces from Afghanistan, Egypt and India to explore Afghanistan’s history as a centre of trade.
Read more… 03 March 2011


The Passport blog

Relighting Harbin’s history

In a city rapidly becoming Asia’s winter sports capital, the 2011 Ice Festival harks back to the pre-communist era.
Read more… 03 March 2011


Old school: Europe’s historic college towns

Steeped in centuries of student tradition, these places burst with diverse restaurants, nightlife and entertainment catering to student budgets.
Read more… 15 February 2011


Beyond the Headlines

Touring history’s dark side

When does tourism walk the line between education and exploitation?
Read more… 11 February 2011


Short trips, worlds away from Kraków

Not far from Poland’s capital are two historical sites, the Wieliczka salt mine and the Auschwitz-Birkenau museum, both of which transport travelers to a different time.
Read more… 10 February 2011


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