Richard Marchand

Richard Marchand

Hi, my name is Richard Marchand, I am based in Netherlands. I am  an avid photographer in my spare time. I travel the globe when I have the time, touching on South America, Africa and Europe.

I joined TripMarbles in 2017 and have been mainly creating articles and photos / images. I have published of these to date.

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Thank you for visiting my PortFolio and I hope you enjoy my work. If you would like me to help you with any of your projects, please feel free to contact me.

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Cape Coast Castle Museum

Cape Coast Castle Museum

Want to know how the brave new world came into being? Step back a few centuries and visit the Cape Coast Castle in Ghana. Now a museum, Cape Coast Castle is one of the about 40 slave castles or large trading posts built by European traders and colonists.

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Elmina Castle or St. George Castle

Elmina Castle or St. George Castle

The significant castle of St. George (Elmina Castle) is the first major European construction in tropical Africa. It is situated in the central region of Ghana in a town called Elmina.

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Wine tours of Cyprus - Commandaria Wine Route

Wine tours of Cyprus - Commandaria Wine Route

Cyprus is not only the island of Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty, but also the island of wine. So let’s wine tour around Cyprus and follow the Commandaria Wine Route to see a century-long tradition of winemaking. Cyprus is the country of the oldest named wine still in production – Commandaria.

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Stavrovouni Monastery

Stavrovouni Monastery

The historic Holy Monastery of Stavrovouni, also known as the Monastery of the Precious and Life-giving Cross was established during the fourth century. It is situated on the beautiful peak of Mount Stavrovouni in the district of Larnaca and is considered to be one of the oldest monasteries on the globe. It is most certainly the oldest in Cyprus.

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Best places to visit in Cyprus this summer

Best places to visit in Cyprus this summer

With summer kicking in soon again, the tourism industry in Cyprus is expected to boom. Here are a few of the best places to visit in Cyprus this summer.

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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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Aphrodites Rock [Petra tou Romiou]

Aphrodites Rock [Petra tou Romiou]

The legendary birthplace of the goddess Aphrodite who rose from the waves. Cyprus coastline of mystery and beauty is worth a visit at any time of the year.

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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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Limassol Castle Cyprus Medieval Museum

Limassol Castle Cyprus Medieval Museum

Limassol Medieval Castle in the center of Limassol old town was constructed in the 13th century and it is said to have been built on the site where Richard the Lionheart married Berengaria of Navarre and crowned her Queen of England in 1191. Until 1950, the castle's basement was used as a prison but has now been converted into a museum.

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