Baalbek’s Palmyra Hotel is a time warp with a history almost as rich as the Roman site of Baalbek itself. The hotel was originally established by a Greek businessman in 1874. He recognised the appeal of the stunning ruins, which sit just across the road, long before the site was first excavated in 1884. Since then, the Palmyra Hotel has seen two world wars and a brutal fifteen-year-long civil war. Amazingly though, it has never closed its doors for a single day.
Just a mile to the south of Baalbeck lies a quarry from which many of the megaliths used in the building of the Roman site were carved. The size of these megaliths is mind-blowing, with one reckoned to tbe the biggest carved stone in the world. Yet the site was until recently in disrepair until the efforts of one man...
The 'Stans of Central Asia' have an allure like no other place in this world. For most people these countries are rarely thought about and even more rarely traveled to. Which is why we are here to tell you that the Silk Road, specifically the area through Central Asia should be at the top of everyon…
Yesterday teams from around the world took part in the finals of the Streetchild World Cup at Lords Cricket Ground, London. Wild Frontiers was delighted to support our friends and charity partners the Hope Foundation in bringing a team from North India to the UK for the tournament.
The Vessel, the centrepiece of New York’s newest neighbourhood, Hudson Yards, opened to much fanfare on March 15th. The brainchild of British designer Thomas Heatherwick, the Vessel is an interactive art installation consisting of 80 landings and 154 intersecting flights of stairs and is quickly becoming the most Instagrammed building in New York. At 150-feet tall, it dominates the newly developed area and offers those energetic enough to climb 2,500 steps superb views over the Hudson River and surrounding areas
It has long been believed that the Silk Road got its name from the trade in the highly-sought after fabric that travelled along routes from China to the West in the first millennia. Archaeologists working in China however have unearthed evidence of an actual road made from silk, which they believe stretches over 4,000 miles from Xian to Istanbul. They believe the silk rug-like road was laid in the 5th century to help traders and merchants navigate their way across the dangerous route.
The Caucasus...a region of amazing cheesy breads, spectacularly located mountain-top monasteries, valleys carpeted with wildflowers and friendly homestays. But just how well do you know this area sandwiched between the Black and Caspian Seas and made up of Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia? Take our quiz and find out whether you're confused by the Caucasus or a Georgia genius.