Ávila is renowned for its medieval city walls and rightly so.
The whole old town centre is encircled by the granite city walls and is a truly impressive sight at night.
Ávila is on the world heritage list and it’s not only fun to walk the walls but also to just explore the medieval streets and churches.
September 14, 2008
Random post from the past:
Varanasi is maybe the "holiest" place in Hinduism. Many people believe that "death in Varanasi is Liberation" meaning that if you are cremated here, you have a good chance to escape the cycle of rebirth. Consequently, many people come here to die, dead are brought here for cremation and there are millions of pilgrims. There are over 100 "ghats", some of which are dedicated to burning bodies while others are pure bathing ghats for the ritual cleansing (puja). There also are plenty of small rowing boats for pilgrims and tourists who want to see this all from the water of the holy ...