Windmills of Kinderdijk – Netherlands

The windmills of Kinderdijk are located about 30 minutes outside of Rotterdam, Netherlands. The Kinderdijk area lies below sea level and a system of windmills and pumps has been draining water from the Kinderdijk polder soil into the river for centuries. Most of the windmills were built between 1738 and 1740 with the exception of…

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Spectra Light and Water Show – Singapore

The Spectra Light and Water Show is Singapore’s version of the Bellagio fountains in Las Vegas although the Light and Water Show takes it to another level by adding colored lighting to the fountain, a projection show and lasers. The light and water show is a free performance that takes place every night in front…

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Jinek Bay Marine Reserve (Part 2) – New Caledonia

This post is part 2 of the fish and coral in Jinek Bay Marine Reserve that is located on Lifou Island in New Caledonia. In my part 1 post I included photos of 18 fish species and 6 coral species. In this post I have included 19 fish species, 2 coral species and photos of…

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San Jacinto Monument – Texas

The San Jacinto Monument is located in Houston, Texas, USA and was built on the site of the Battle of San Jacinto where the Texas Army defeated the Mexican Army. The freedom of Texas from Mexico was won in this battle and the battle field site is known as the birthplace of Texas’ independence from…

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St. Peter’s Basilica – Vatican City

St. Peters Basilica is located in Vatican City across from the Tiber River in Rome, Italy. The church is built at the site that is the likely location where St. Peter was buried in 64 AD. The construction of the basilica was completed around 349 AD and is the largest Catholic Church in the world….

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Royal Tomb of Khai Dinh – Vietnam

Khai Dinh was the 12th Emperor of the Nguyen Dynasty in Vietnam. The Royal Tomb of Khai Dinh is located on the Chau Chu Mountain near Hue, Vietnam. It was built from 1920 to 1931 taking 11 years to complete. The tomb complex is built on the hillside and is separated into 5 levels leading…

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Fiordland National Park – New Zealand

Fiordland National Park is the geographic region in the south-western corner of the south island of New Zealand. The majority of the national park is dominated by the steep sided snow-capped Southern Alps, deep lakes and glacier carved sea flooded western valleys (fiords). Fiordland National Park is part of the World Heritage Site of Te…

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Milford Sound – New Zealand

Milford Sound sits within Fiordland National Park in the Southwest part of New Zealand’s South Island. Milford Sound is the highlight of Fiordland National Park and is the most popular tourist attractions in New Zealand. Despite its name, Milford Sound is actually a fiord and not a sound. When it was discovered it was thought…

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Bang Pa-In Royal Palace – Thailand

The Royal Palace at Bang Pa-In has a history that dates back to the 17th century but the present-day palace was built during the reign of King Chulalongkom during the time between 1872 and 1889. The Palace sits on the banks of the Chao Phraya River about 60 kilometers (40 miles) north of Bangkok. The…

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