Insights Archive

Polotsk: Spiritual Center of Belarus

Considered the spiritual center of Belarus, Polotsk has an encompassing past of history and many vicious battles for power. As one of the most beautiful towns in the country, the city, believed to date back to 862, is now

Madagascar: Africa’s hidden Treasure

Madagascar is Africa’s hidden treasure. It is also an earthly wonder because of it’s biodiversity hotspot; over 90% of its wildlife is found nowhere else on Earth. Developed in isolation, the island nation is famed for its unique wildlife.

Bulgarian Rose Festival

The Bulgarian Rose Festival is a celebration of the Rose of Castile (officially Rosa Damascena). Its motif is not only the production of rose oil, but also honors the virtue of mercy and donation gathering for poor

Poland’s most spectacular medieval castle of Europe

Poland’s most spectacular medieval castle, The Wawel Royal Castle (often just called Wawel), is a residency castle located in central Kraków, Poland. It is considered Europe’s greatest castle of the time.  Built at the behest of King