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The coastline at Arromanches in Normandy, France.

A beautiful and peaceful little town these days. But the site of a bloody D-Day battle 70 years ago.

For the history buffs, there is a lot of memorabilia here and a good museum and a 360 degree movie.

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My first stop of the day, exploring some of the D-Day sites in the French region of Normandy.

This is the Pegasus Bridge - a key piece of infrastructure that was secured by British troops on the 6th of June, 1944. The airborne division came from the skies and stopped the bridge from being destroyed by the Germans, a key element of the campaign.

There is now an excellent museum in the site and definitely worth the visit.

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They've added those stones since I was there in '03. We stopped at every WWII museum along the coastline.
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I'm on the train to Portsmouth Harbour to get the ferry for my next trip - to Normandy in France.

I'm using the time to do a bit of research. I've only got a few days and want to see some D-Day sites, at least one World Heritage Site and a bit of countryside.

Have you been? Any highlights?

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Caen is a great place to visit. Lots of history.
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The Old Museum, Berlin, Germany

The Old Museum was the first museum to be built on the island. It now houses the antique collection, which mainly consists of Ancient Greek items. There are also quite a few Roman and Etruscan artefacts on display. It is one of the smallest museums and does not take too long to visit. Architecturally, the highlight is the rotunda in the middle of the building with its statues, columns and skylight.

Check out what else is on Berlin's Museum Island: http://www.timetravelturtle.com/2015/03/museum-island-berlin-germany/

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The New Museum, Berlin, Germany

The New Museum offers a fascinating journey through prehistory and early civilisations. It has items that range from a Neanderthal skull to antiquities from Troy. The collection covers thousands of years and from all over the world. The most important part of the museum, though, is the Ancient Egyptian section. The New Museum has a very impressive selection of artefacts – the most famous being an iconic bust of the Egyptian queen Nefertiti.

Check out what else is on Berlin's Museum Island: http://www.timetravelturtle.com/2015/03/museum-island-berlin-germany/
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Market day at Tetouan, Morocco

It’s Monday and that means it’s market day in Tetouan. Stalls cover the footpaths and shoppers jostle with motorbikes on the streets. It starts in the medina – the narrow labyrinth of alleyways – and flows out through the gates of the ancient wall to the newer parts of the city.

This medina is not the largest in Morocco – in fact, it’s pretty much the smallest. But it’s considered to be one of the most intact and authentic. Tetouan is located on the northern coast of Morocco and was of key importance for the relationship with Andalusia from as early as the 8th century. The influences of this contact with Spain can be seen in some of the design and art here.

See more photos here: http://www.timetravelturtle.com/2015/03/tetouan-morocco-monday-market/
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It's easy to think of a battle as facts and figures. A total number of dead. Which side lost more.

But those numbers are made up of a series of ones. Every person killed in war had their own story, interrupted too soon.

At the American Cemetery on the shore of Normandy, there are almost 10,000 graves. Men and women who died in the D-Day campaign in WWII to make this world a better place.

The white headstones all blur together when you look from a distance. But they're still a series of ones. Look closely.

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Onboard Brittany Ferries as daylight just begins and I just arrive in Normandy, France. A smooth crossing with plenty of sleep in my cabin bed.

I'm going to spend most of today visiting sites from D-Day. Arriving by boat across the channel from England at dawn has not been lost on me...

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I think the London evening sky is painting a map of my travels over the next few weeks. Watch this space - some fun adventures coming up very soon!!
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The New Museum, Berlin, Germany

The New Museum offers a fascinating journey through prehistory and early civilisations. It has items that range from a Neanderthal skull to antiquities from Troy. The collection covers thousands of years and from all over the world. The most important part of the museum, though, is the Ancient Egyptian section. The New Museum has a very impressive selection of artefacts – the most famous being an iconic bust of the Egyptian queen Nefertiti.

Check out what else is on Berlin's Museum Island: http://www.timetravelturtle.com/2015/03/museum-island-berlin-germany/
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Market day at Tetouan, Morocco

Very little has changed inside the medina’s walls over the centuries – in terms of the architecture, that is. On a market day like this, I wonder how much has changed culturally too. This is how I think it would have been once upon a time: the fishmongers thrusting their scaly wares in your face, pens of live chickens waiting to be chosen for tonight’s dinner, bags of spices almost overflowing, piles of vegetables on sheets, and the stalls so full of odds and ends that you don’t even know where to start.

See more photos here: http://www.timetravelturtle.com/2015/03/tetouan-morocco-monday-market/

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Market day at Tetouan, Morocco

It’s Monday and that means it’s market day in Tetouan. Stalls cover the footpaths and shoppers jostle with motorbikes on the streets. It starts in the medina – the narrow labyrinth of alleyways – and flows out through the gates of the ancient wall to the newer parts of the city.

This medina is not the largest in Morocco – in fact, it’s pretty much the smallest. But it’s considered to be one of the most intact and authentic. Tetouan is located on the northern coast of Morocco and was of key importance for the relationship with Andalusia from as early as the 8th century. The influences of this contact with Spain can be seen in some of the design and art here.

See more photos here: http://www.timetravelturtle.com/2015/03/tetouan-morocco-monday-market/
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The temple itself is nice but certainly nowhere near the best in Nan. But the fun thing about this place is that you can make a 'tung' flag of yourself and have it blessed by a monk. It will get hung in the temple when you leave so you'll always be a part of the ceremonies.
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A really beautiful temple - the golden stupa is the most stunning part of it. It's a little bit out of the main part of Nan but worth the effort to get there. If you can, go early in the morning as the sun is rising because the glow as the rays hit the stupa is wonderful.
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A large temple complex with lots of different areas to see. The small emerald Buddha is quite special but the highlight is the camera obscura that shows an image of the golden stupa. Make sure you don't miss it.
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A great market with lots to see. Although tourists do come here, it's not overly touristic and is aimed at locals. They sell bugs and worms as snacks and other products straight from the jungle. The people running the stalls will generally be quite friendly and let you try some things.
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A wonderful art gallery and certainly not the kind of thing you would expect to see in rural Thailand. There's a great collection of modern art from local artists and some from further afield. There is a permanent exhibition and also some temporary ones.
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It's great that the monks and local community made such an effort to protect this temple. It's got some lovely Burmese influences in the architecture. It doesn't take too long to see it all but worth the stop if you're driving nearby.
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The museum here is excellent and it's a great way to learn more about Martin Luther. The actual house itself is quite small and there isn't much to see of the original interior. But this is a good way to get a taste of such an important man from history.
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