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Duncan J. D. Smith is a travel writer, historian, photographer and publisher of the Only In Guides www.duncanjdsmith.com www.onlyinguides.com

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The Island of Gla: A Mycenaean Mystery Solved? Mycenaean, Minoan, History Encyclopedia, Archaeology News, Bronze, Fortification, Archaeological Site, Ancient Greece, Aerial View

The Island of Gla: A Mycenaean Mystery Solved?

by Duncan J.D. Smith. Seventy miles north of Athens, in the region of Boeotia, is the largest lake in Greece. At least it was there until the late-19th century, when Lake Copais was drained to create land for cultivation and evidence for an earlier drainage project emerged.

The Heroon of Trysa was the tomb of a powerful Lycian dynast surrounded by a precinct wall covered with remarkable mythological friezes. It was discovered in 1841 CE when a Polish-Prussian school teacher... Greek Pantheon, Winged Horse, Timber Structure, Ephesus, Archaeological Finds, Travel Magazines, School Teacher, Ancient History, Mythology

The Heroon of Trysa: A Lycian Tomb Reappears

The Heroon of Trysa was the tomb of a powerful Lycian dynast surrounded by a precinct wall covered with remarkable mythological friezes. It was discovered in 1841 CE when a Polish-Prussian school teacher...

Duncan J. Smith visits the legendary Baron Hotel in Aleppo, sharing its special place in the history of the city. Military Archives, Sea Peoples, Turkish Military, Lawrence Of Arabia, Aleppo, World War I, Syria, First World, Archaeology

The Baron, Aleppo: Remembering Syria’s legendary hotel

Duncan J.D. Smith visits the legendary Baron Hotel in Aleppo, sharing its special place in the history of the city.

Happy to be interviewed at MannedUp.com on travel writing, inspirations and destinations, and how to avoid writer's block. Writer's Block, Destinations, Urban, Writing, Happy, Travel, Viajes, Ser Feliz, Traveling

inside travel writing

Inside travel writing is a series on travel writing and blogging and starts with an interview with the acclaimed author, Duncan J.D. Smith

 Make sure you add Khao Sok National Park to the list! Our post details why you need to visit Khao Sok National Park and what there is to see and do in this lush Thailand rainforest Khao Sok National Park, National Parks, Freelee The Banana Girl, Caribbean Vacations, Amazon Rainforest, Amazing Destinations, Malaga, Sustainability, Things To Do

Lost In The Amazon – The Hunt For Colonel Fawcett

In 1925 renowned British explorer Colonel Percy Harrison Fawcett headed into the Amazon jungle. Searching for a lost city, he was never heard from again.

In this interview, AHE speaks to travel writer Duncan J. Smith about his "Only In Guides" as well as his interest in ancient history. James Blake, History Encyclopedia, Historian, Ancient History, Archaeology, Museums, Authors, Abandoned, Perspective

Channeling History as a Travel Writer: Duncan J.D. Smith – History et cetera

In this interview, AHE speaks to travel writer Duncan J.D. Smith about his "Only In Guides" as well as his interest in ancient history.

Duncan JD Smith is an urban explorer, travel writer, historian, and photographer. He is the author of 'Only in Vienna', one of a series of guidebooks by Duncan that probe the hidden corners of various European cities. He Is Able, Guide Book, Historian, That Way, Interview, Europe, Urban, Explore, City

The Urban Explorer: Introducing Duncan J.D. Smith [Interview]

No abandoned buildings with this man: Duncan Smith dives into a city to tell its story through its history. That way he is able to peel off a city's layers like those of an onion and get to its core. A raw approach to traveling free of crowds, ticket boxes or souvenir shops.

Monemvasía: the Greek Gibraltar Historian, The Rock, Southern, Greek, Urban, Key, Island, Explore, Water

Monemvasía: the Greek Gibraltar

In the southern Peloponnese, the island citadel of Monemvasía once enjoyed a key strategic location on major Mediterranean shipping routes. No wonder, therefore, that many have sought to secure control of the rock that is often referred to as 'the Greek Gibraltar'.

hidden europe is a Berlin based editorial bureau that focuses on cultures and communities in Europe. hidden europe also publishes a travel magazine that celebrates the art of travel beyond the tourist trails, exploring European culture and communites. Patrick Leigh Fermor, Denmark Europe, Travel Magazines, Continents, Croatia, Greece, Germany, Island, Explore

Where God grew stones: a Mani odyssey

Patrick Leigh Fermor's 1958 book on the Mani region of southern Greece helped put Mani on the map. Today it pulls the tourist crowds, yet it still retains a raw appeal. Guest contributor Duncan JD Smith dives deep into Mani to explore the otherworldly landscapes of this arid peninsula.

Duncan J. Smith's audio files at SoundCloud D Smith, Will Smith, Historian, Urban, Writers, Audio, British, Travel, Viajes

Duncan J D Smith

Listen to Duncan J D Smith | SoundCloud is an audio platform that lets you listen to what you love and share the sounds you create.. Vienna. 10 Tracks. 3 Followers. Stream Tracks and Playlists from Duncan J D Smith on your desktop or mobile device.

New for Completely re-designed website for The Urban Explorer, now with enhanced photo library, media pages, and other features. Historian, Photo Library, Exploring, Urban, Website, Happy, Travel, Design, Viajes

The Urban Explorer

Duncan JD Smith - The Urban Explorer, Travel Writer, Historian, Photographer. Author and publisher of the 'Only in' Guides.

Duncan J. D. Smith at Amazon Krakow, Historian, Edinburgh, Budapest, Europe, America, Urban, Paris, Explore

Duncan J. D. Smith

Follow Duncan J. D. Smith and explore their bibliography from Amazon.com's Duncan J. D. Smith Author Page.

Duncan J D Smith is a British travel writer and photographer contributing to newspapers websites and magazines in the UK. Travelwriters UK personal page of Duncan J D Smith. D Smith, British Travel, Historian, Author, Urban, Writer, Youtube, Free, Writers

Duncan J. D. Smith

Videos featuring Duncan J. D. Smith - The Urban Explorer, Travel Writer, Historian, and Photographer. Author of the 'Only In' Guides. www.duncanjdsmith.com w...

Guide to four Christmas markets in Vienna, Austria Christmas Markets, Christmas 2014, Vienna Austria, Guide Book, Objects, Urban, Unique

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Duncan J. D. Smith is an Urban Explorer and travel writer. He is the sole author of the 'Only In' Guides, revealing European cities from hidden perspectives. Born in the north of England he is a keen photographer, and is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

Duncan JD Smith is an urban explorer, travel writer, historian, and photographer. He is the author of 'Only in Vienna', one of a series of guidebooks by Duncan that probe the hidden corners of various European cities. He Is Able, Guide Book, Historian, That Way, Interview, Europe, Urban, Explore, City

Duncan JD Smith

Duncan JD Smith is an urban explorer, travel writer, historian, and photographer. He is the author of 'Only in Vienna', one of a series of guidebooks by Duncan that probe the hidden corners of various European cities.