Hidden Gems – Ronda,Spain

The city of Ronda lies in the Spanish province of Malaga with a population of around 35,000 residents. This may sound a lot but to put this into perspective, there are very few towns in Britain with that few people. Around the city visitors will find the remnants of prehistoric settlements dating as far back... Continue Reading →

Film Locations – Hatley Castle, Xmen

If you have ever watched an X-men film, chances are you will be familiar with this grand building, however, it has been used in dozens of films over the past 80 years and has played home to scenes from Smallville, Arrow, The Boy, Deadpool and Disney's Decendants. Best known to me as Professor Xavier's School for... Continue Reading →

Film Locations – Tomb Raider, Ta Prohm

The temple of Ta Prohm was used during in the film, Tomb Raider (2001) starring Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft. Ta Prohm is the modern name for the temple at Angkor, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia, built in the Bayon style primarily in the late 12th and early 13th centuries and originally called Rajavihara. Rajavihara ("monastery... Continue Reading →

Hidden Gems – The Dazu Rock Carvings, China

Located in Chongqing, China, the hillside is home to a series of stunning sculptures. The carvings are depicting and influenced by Buddhist, Confucian and Taoist beliefs. The earliest carvings were started in 650 AD during the early Tang Dynasty but the main carving period began in the 9th to the 13th century. The carvings are listed... Continue Reading →

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