Edite Strautmane

Edite Strautmane

Hi, my name is Edite Strautmane, I am based in Latvia.

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Okomfo Anokye Sword Site

Okomfo Anokye Sword Site

This site is a historical landmark on the grounds of the Okomfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Kumasi. Here the Legendary Okomfo Anokye Sword has been planted in a rock by Okomfo Anokye himself. This is an important and sacred site which also is a big part part of Asante history.

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Kumasi Zoo

Kumasi Zoo

Kumasi Zoo is the premier national zoo and located in central Kumasi. Opened to public in 1957, it has become popular attraction among tourists as well as locals. 11,000 hectares is a home to 162 individual animals and 46 different species. Here you will find primates, reptiles, cats, rodents, birds, even hundreds of bats.

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Manhyia Palace Museum

Manhyia Palace Museum

The Manhyia Palace (meaning - gathering of the town's people) is the official residence of Asantehene or the King of Ashanti and located in Kumasi - the capital of the Ashanti Kingdom and Ashanti Region. The museum exhibits vast collection of artefacts and gives a great insight of historical events and tells the story of Asante people.

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Who was Yaa Asantewaa?

Who was Yaa Asantewaa?

Yaa Asantewaa was a Queen Warrior, Legend, Hero, Leader, Queen Mother, Grandmother, Inspiration for generations, not only in Ghana. Among a list of wonderful things, Yaa Asantewaa is no doubt one of the most courageous and heroic warriors in history. Read her history here.

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Easter in Cyprus

Easter in Cyprus

Easter is a beautiful time to be in Cyprus! It is not just a celebration - it is a combination of tradition, family time, faith, welcoming spring and fun! Probably that is a reason why everyone enjoys this time so much!

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Church of Panagia tis Asinou

Church of Panagia tis Asinou

The church of Panagia Phorviotissa, better known as Panagia of Asinou is a small church dedicated to the Virgin of Phorbia. It contains some of the finest Byzantine wall paintings on the island, dating from the 12th to the 17th century and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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The Monastery of Timiou Stavrou

The Monastery of Timiou Stavrou

Just outside Anogyra Village in the Limassol District of Cyprus, are the remains of the Monastery Of Timios Stavros (Holy Cross) that holds artefacts and stories from historic times. Worth a visit!

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What is Flood Festival in Cyprus about?

What is Flood Festival in Cyprus about?

Where and how people in Cyprus celebrate 'Kataklysmos' or the Flood Festival? Join this cheerful celebration anywhere near the waters in various cities in Cyprus.

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Baths of Aphrodite

Baths of Aphrodite

The Baths of Aphrodite is natural grotto in the Akamas Peninsula where Aphrodite used to bathe. A magical place which brought Aphrodite and Adonis together and set a beginning of their love story.

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Wreck of the Zenobia

Wreck of the Zenobia

One of the top 10 wrecks in the world and the best diving destination in the Mediterranean, the wreck of Zenobia. Lying only within 1,500 metres from the Larnaca coastline, it calls you to be admired.

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Coral Bay Blue Flag Beach

Coral Bay Blue Flag Beach

One of the best sandy beaches is located in Paphos area, Cyprus. The Coral Bay Beach - Blue Flag Beach is known for its golden sand, shallow waters and a beautiful sunset.

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Kykkos Monastery

Kykkos Monastery

The Monastery of Kykkos is the richest and most lavish of the monasteries of Cyprus. Situated on a mountain peak it is a place that will leave you breathless.

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Makronissos Blue Flag Beach

Makronissos Blue Flag Beach

Makronissos beach - golden sand and crystal blue waters - not much more needed for a perfect day on the beach!

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The Ancient city of Palaipafos

The Ancient city of Palaipafos

The archaeological site of Palaipafos or 'Old Pafos' reveals many historical facts about legendary Goddess of Love - Aphrodite and the life in ancient times in the village of Kouklia.

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Nissi Blue Flag Beach

Nissi Blue Flag Beach

Nissi Beach is a spectacular place to enjoy the sunshine, white sand and the picturesque surroundings when you visit Agia Napa area.

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Monastery of Saint Nicholas of the Cats

Monastery of Saint Nicholas of the Cats

The monastery of Saint Nicholas of the Cats is located south of the largest lake in Cyprus: Limassol's Salt Lake. It's one of the oldest monasteries in Cyprus and according to legend, it was created by Saint Helen, the mother of Constantine the Great in the 4th century.

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Avakas Gorge

Avakas Gorge

Avakas Gorge is a spectacular destination for outdoor and nature enthusiasts. This natural gem hosts an impressive amount of various plant species and animals and is one of the top destinations in Cyprus and Akamas Peninsula.

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Choirokoitia prehistoric settlement

Choirokoitia prehistoric settlement

Choirokoitia (Khirokitia) prehistoric settlement stands on hills of the Maroni River valley, providing a good insight of living conditions and lifestyle of the earliest known culture in Cyprus.

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Cape Greco National Park

Cape Greco National Park

Cape Greco - a unique area and a natural masterpiece which changes and reveals something new every season.

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Sea Caves of Cape Greco

Sea Caves of Cape Greco

The Sea Caves of Ayia Napa (cape Cavo Greco) is one of the most visited natural attractions on the south-eastern coast of Cyprus, located between two popular resorts - Agia Napa and Protaras. It is part of Cape Greco National Park. Locals often refer to the sea caves as 'Cavo Greco stone castles' and totally makes sense, when seen in real life.

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Ayioi Anargyroi Chapel

Ayioi Anargyroi Chapel

A picturesque white-washes Chapel in Cape Greco National Park

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Kourion - the ancient kingdom of wealth and power

Kourion - the ancient kingdom of wealth and power

Kourion - the ancient city on the coast of Mediterranean sea - dates back to the Neolithic period (4500-3900 B.C.), revealing historical evidence, facts and stories from ancient times. A place to be for every history and archaeology enthusiast.

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