A day in Siena

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“Ladies and gentlemen, as we start our descent, please make sure your seat backs and tray tables are in their full upright position. Make sure your seat belt is securely fastened and all carry-on luggage is stowed underneath the seat in front of you or in the overhead bins. Thank you.”

We’re landing in the central part of Tuscany in a city which lies at 322m above sea level. It sits over 3 hills and it is one of the Italy’s most visited touristic attractions.

Welcome to Siena!

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The historic centre of Siena has been declared by UNESCO a World Heritage Site.

According to local legend, Siena was founded by  Senius and Aschius, two sons of Remus and thus nephews of Romulus, after whom Rome was named.

Christianity did not penetrate into Siena until the 4th century AD.

Ok, we’re all now in Siena and where to head first…

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Colombo, Sri Lanka

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In our armchair travels we’ve been traveling about Sri Lanka. Now we have arrived in Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka. In history it was a port on ancient east-west trade routes and has been ruled by the Portuguese, the Dutch and the British. It is a city with a mixture of colonial buildings, high-rises and shopping malls.

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Golf lovers will especially like the Royal Colombo Golf Club, right in the heart of the city. However even if you don’t play golf you will enjoy it here since it is a tranquil place where you can watch others tee off and relax in the natural surroundings. The scenic landscape has some rare species of flora and fauna. At one time this was a 96 acre farm. It was founded more than 130 years ago and is the second oldest Royal Golf Club located outside of the U.K. In the club…

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