Fort Zubarah – The Mesmerising Heritage of Al Zubarah

Qatar is one of the most prosperous nations in the world according to the World Bank, with the planet’s highest income per-capita. The UN classified the nation as a place of ‘high human development’. Qatar is also a very popular tourism destination and you will never experience a shortage in accommodation since you can choose…

Old Dutch Fort in Negombo – Reminder of the Colonial Past

The west coast city of Negombo lies nestled along a gorgeous stretch of golden shore. Home to everything from luxury resorts to budget hotels in Sri Lanka, this coastal sanctuary also offers unique insights into the island’s rich colonial heritage. The Dutch played a significant part in Negombo’s history and their influence can be seen…

Negombo Fort -A stronghold through rivers of time

Cradled amidst the numerous Negombo hotels is the Negombo Prison, a well-fortified structure that seemed to be stronger than strictly necessary. This is because the current prison is, in fact, the remnants of Negombo Fort, the Portuguese stronghold that changed hands through the years. The Fort was originally constructed by the Portuguese, but it was…

Punakha Dzong – The Enchanting Ancient Administrative Centre of Bhutan

What’s a Dzong? Interestingly, Dzong is a unique type of architecture which resembles a fortress. The Dzongs were built to serve purposes of an administrative capital, to house the clergy and as garrisons during times of festivities. The Punakha Dzong takes its name after the district in which it lies; Punakha. The Dzong’s are usually…