It took several hundred years for the Christians to gradually recover their lost land. Then there was the Spanish Empire, the Age of Discovery, and colonization of the Philippines. The Spanish colonizers named the archipelago far beyond the southeast coast of China in the Western Pacific, after Prince Philip II, who was then the Crown Prince of Spain, and thus called it "Las Filipinas", which is the origin of the name "the Philippines".
The movie of the Daughter of Hong Kong is over, will you remember Hong Kong?
If King's Cross was the entrance for little Harry to get into the the magic world, the railway viaduct connecting the muggle's world and Hogwarts would be a bridge for him to enter it.
Travelled along the southern boundary of Germany, passed by Salzburg of Austria, Zurich and Rhine Falls of Switzerland and was able to make a stopover at Doha for my intentional choice of Qatar Airways. Southern Germany is the main destination in this itinerary including the two major cities Munich and Nuremberg, some Nazi Germany related attractions and the Oktoberfest, plus the three scenery towns – Berchtesgaden, Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Fussen.
In addition to the classic tourist destinations in the UK and Ireland, the itinerary is about chasing the steps of some great TV/movie productions. I walked into the filming locations of Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, Titanic, Paddington and Shakespeare.
In the XiAn City we can find loads of ancient sites left by the Qin, Han and Tang Dynasties, like Terracotta Army is one of the must-sees. And Mount Hua, HeXi Corridor, JiaYuGuan, DunHuang, the Mogao Caves are just some of the spots along the Road that you can never miss! It felt really like time travelling where I was in this journey.