Tag: History

In Deep: Alsace

You could be forgiven for finding Alsace’s history a tad hard to follow—the region has changed hands more times than a bottle of wine at a B&R dinner. more…

Bastion Ste. Anne

Nestled within the ancient walls of one of France’s most beloved food and wine towns, you’ll find a beguiling hideaway for two: Bastion Ste. Anne. more…

In Deep: Île d’Oléron

Like the neighbouring island of Île de Ré, Île d’Oléron is a famously fashionable island oasis off the coast of mainland France. more…

In Deep: Île de Ré

Connected to the medieval harbour city of La Rochelle, Île de Ré is a favourite retreat of France’s affluent elite. more…

In Deep: Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu remains as much a mystery today as when Hiram Bingham rediscovered the site in 1911. more…

On Omaha Beach, Bravery Remembered

Today, Omaha Beach, which once bore so much violence, has given way to a series of beautiful, if stoic, tributes to the many men who fought that day. more…

In Deep: Vienna

Few European capitals can boast of such historical and cultural significance as Vienna. more…

History Lesson: Bayeux Tapestry

Though it boasts picturesque homes and stone bridges, tourists often overlook the charm of medieval Bayeaux in favour of its namesake, the Bayeux Tapestry. more…

José de San Martín,
Saint of the Sword

To fellow Argentineans, he is the symbol of renunciation, sacrifice, bravery, humility and selflessness. In every Argentinean city or town, a street or a square bears his name. more…

Udaipur and the Maharanas

Derived from the from the words rana (“warrior”) and raja (“ruler”), Maharana is the title granted to the proudest and bravest of the Rajputs, the Mewars. more…

Venetian Masks: Veiled
in History

Though they conceal a wearer’s face, the masks of the Venetian Carnival reveal an entire spectrum of emotion. more…

Tortellini di Valeggio,
The Knot of Love

Every third Tuesday in June, a 600-metre-long table is set up on the Visconti bridge in Valeggio and some 3,500 guests delight in the taste of a handkerchief with a knot. more…

Stockholm History: Long and Proud

Let’s be honest: say the word Sweden to most North Americans and we think meatballs, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and that chef from The Muppet Show. more…

A (Brief) Look at Loire Valley History

Dotted with châteaux (castles) and besought by war, the history of the Loire Valley is long and involved. more…


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