Christmas calendar 2020

Advent calendar 2020: 2. Macau

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Advent calendar 2020: 2. Macau

A relic of colonialism: Macau is where Portugal meets China. In 1557, Portugal started using Macau as a trading port and gateway into China. Goods, people and ideas flowed between China and Europe through Macau. Its place in the global trading network having long been eclipsed by Hong Kong, it found new wealth in casinos. […]

Halloween

Featured Virtual O-Tour: Bran, Romania

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Have a short stroll in Metrunner at the central location of the tale of Dracula. The castle gained its infamous reputation through Bram Stoker’s novel about vampires, and in folklore became associated with Vlad the Impaler, the brutal ruler of Wallachia. Vlad himself is not likely to have set foot on the castle, but who […]

O-Tour of the day

Virtual O-Tour of the Day: Danang, Vietnam

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Virtual O-Tour of the Day: Danang, Vietnam

Danang (Da Nang, also Turon/Tourane) is a well-travelled city in the middle of Vietnam, with beaches lining in front of the modern city. From Champa to Vietnam Once the capital city of the Hindu (later Muslim) Champa Kingdom, that kingdom was gradually vanquished by Vietnam from the 10th to 15th centuries. The now-Vietnamese cities of […]

Iceland

Virtual O-Tour of the day: Reykjavík

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Reykjavík Virtual O-Tour on Metrunner

Ah, Iceland. The Nordic island nation in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean has long been attractive for tourists worldwide. Reykjavík, the capital of Iceland, is much like the nation—cool, unique, creative. Reykjavík The capital of Iceland is home to a lot of artists and cultural establishments; some play a central role in shaping the […]