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W. Ruth Kozak

Ruth has been a travel journalist for 35 years. She also writes historical fiction and her novel, “Shadow of the Lion” will be published in UK in two parts. Part 1 “Blood on the Moon” in August 2014 and Part 2 “The Fields of Hades” in 2016 Ruth also edits and publishes a travel e-zine Travel thru History.

3 Castles in South Wales Worth Visiting + Welsh Castle Hotels

Exploring Three Castles in South Wales + Castles you can stay in Wales Caerphilly Castle Every year I visit my late father’s home in Caerphilly in the South of Wales.  I grew up hearing stories about Caerphilly and my dad’s experiences from the age of fourteen working in the mines.  The stories he told that …

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Paxos Island: What You Need to Know When You Visit Paxos Greece

  Paxos Island: Tips to Plan Your Visit to Paxos Greece I had always wanted to visit Paxos, also known as Paxi, a tiny hideaway island a few nautical miles off the south of Corfu Known as the romantic hideaway of the god Poseidon, it’s the smallest of the Ionian islands. As I was planning a …

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Isadora Duncan – Dancing in the Temple of the Arts in Athens

Dancing in the Temple of the Arts in Athens Isadora Duncan On a high hillside in the Athens municipality of Byronos stands a Mycenaean stone building that once was the home of the flamboyant dancer, Isadora Duncan. It’s a steep climb up the hill, but the view from the top is worth the effort, with …

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The Achilleion in Corfu, Greece

An Inspiring Day at The Achilleion in Corfu, Greece I’m standing in a beautiful courtyard overlooking a panoramic view of flowering gardens, a green forested hillside, and far below, the sparkling blue Ionian Sea. Surrounding me stand the Muses: all nine of them. I’m next to Erato, the Muse of poetry. Beside her, Terpsichore holds …

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Malaga: One of Spain’s Oldest Cities

My first view of Malaga was from the hillside home of my friends. As I looked out over that wide sweep of city rooftops nestled between the amphitheatre of the surrounding hills, and with the shimmering blue Mediterranean Sea lapping on the sandy shoreline, it was a magical moment for me. I could hardly wait to explore …

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The Unexpected Hideaways of Greece’s Salamina Island

There couldn’t be any place more off the beaten track than Greece’s Salamina Island when it comes to finding archaeological sites. Nothing is properly marked on maps so one must be an explorer and detective to find these unique well-hidden locations. Although it’s just off-shore from the Greek mainland, the island doesn’t encourage tourism so …

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