Posts Tagged ‘Alexander The Great’

Punjab beckons anew a rich mix of visitors

Punjab beckons anew a rich mix of visitors
Alka Kapoor, a leading promoter of Punjab tourism. Punjab beckons anew a rich mix of visitors  By James Brewer Alexander the Great took his conquering armies as far as what is now Punjab, in an invasion that changed the fate of India as a whole. His ruthless foray into the region finds echoes to this...
January 10th, 2019 | Insight, People and Places, Tourism | Read More

Tasting Georgia…

Tasting Georgia…
Tasting Georgia: A Food and Wine Journey in the Caucasus by gourmet Carla Capalbo By James Brewer After Alexander the Great swept into what is now the Republic of Georgia, he is reported to have ordered the destruction of Khertvisi, one of Georgia’s most spectacular fortresses. It is unknown whether...
June 25th, 2017 | Awards, Books, Food and Drink, Maritime Tourism, People and Places, Photography, Tourism | Read More

Gold treasures unearthed by chance add lustre to the spectacular heritage of the Bulgarian city of Plovdiv

Gold treasures unearthed by chance add lustre to the spectacular heritage of the Bulgarian city of Plovdiv
Panagyurishte Gold Treasure (the original, from the National History Museum, Sofia), Courtesy of www.imagesfrombulgaria.com, Photo by Nenko Lazarov Gold treasures unearthed by chance add lustre to the spectacular heritage of the Bulgarian city of Plovdiv,  By James Brewer  Talk about a dish to set...
May 28th, 2013 | Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Empire builder Philip of Macedonia reinforces the cultural tourism appeal of Plovdiv, the modern successor city to ancient Philippopolis

Empire builder Philip of Macedonia reinforces the cultural tourism appeal of Plovdiv, the modern successor city to ancient Philippopolis
By James Brewer Philip of Macedonia – who single-mindedly built a commanding European empire, primed for his son Alexander the Great to expand into Asia – has a thriving legacy in Plovdiv, which it seems was his favourite city. The stamp of this titan of the fourth century BC on the Bulgarian metropolis...
May 27th, 2013 | Food and Drink, Holidays, Tourism | Read More