Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens – Australia

The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens are located in Hobart, Australia. The gardens covers an area of almost 35 acres and are just a short walk from the central business district of Hobart. The gardens were created along the banks of the Derwent River in 1818 and was celebrating its bicentennial in 2018 during the time…

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Little Bighorn Battlefield – Montana

The Battle of Little Bighorn was fought on June 25th 1876 near the Little Bighorn River in Southern Montana. I don’t want to retell the story of the battle since most people know that this is where George Custer died while fighting the Sioux and Northern Cheyenne tribes. A few details that I thought were…

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Europa Point Lighthouse – Gibraltar

Europa Point is the southernmost point in Gibraltar but the southernmost point in Europe is in Spain just across the Bay of Gibraltar. The lighthouse was built in 1841 and it provides a landfall reference point for vessels passing through the gateway between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. The view from the lighthouse…

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Imperial Citadel of Thang Long – Vietnam

The Imperial Citadel of Thang Long is a complex associated with the history of Thang Long (renamed as Hanoi in 1831). The original complex was built in 1009 when Ly Cong Uan the founder of the Ly Dynasty moved the capital from Ninh Binh to present day Hanoi. The Imperial Citadel of Thang Long has…

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Elephanta Caves – India

Elephanta Caves are located near Mumbai, India on Elephanta Island in the middle of Mumbai Harbour. The island is 10 Km (6.2 miles) from the Gateway of India and can only be reached by taking a one hour long ferry ride. There are a total of seven caves that make up the Elephanta Caves and…

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Images of Samoa

Samoa is an island nation located in the central South Pacific Ocean and is known for its natural beauty. Savaii and Upolu are Samoa’s largest island along with eight smaller islands. The photo in this post are exclusively from the island of Upolu as I have not had the chance to visit the other islands….

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Original Olympic Site – Greece

The first Olympic Games were held in 776 BC and reached their height of popularity in 576 BC. The original Olympic Site was in Olympia, Greece and games were banned in 426 BC by emperor Theodosius II because they were pagan and the temples were destroyed. The events in the original Olympic Games included foot…

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Anh Sao Bridge – Vietnam

Anh Sao Bridge also known as Starlight Crescent Bridge is located in District 7 of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. This part of the city is international, commercial and financial district of Ho Chi Minh City. The bridge is a pedestrian bridge that crosses over a canal that connects Crescent Mall and Ho Ban Nguyet…

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Asiatique The Riverfront – Thailand

Asiatique The Riverfront is a night market that features an open air mall and bazaar. It is located along the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok and the easiest way to get to it is by boat as boat taxis drop people off along the 300 meter riverfront boardwalk. The market was converted from the former…

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Loch Ard Gorge and the Razorback – Australia

The Great Ocean Road in Australia is famous for the Twelve Apostles but there are more unusual rock formations that are just as interesting as the Twelve Apostles. Just 2.5 miles past the Twelve Apostles is a site known as the Loch Ard Gorge and the Razorback. These two formations can be seen from the…

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Neuschwanstein Castle – Germany

Neuschwanstein Castle is located Bavaria near Munich, Germany. The castle was built by King Ludwig II and the construction started in 1869 but it was never completely finished due to his death in 1886. The name Neuschwanstein literally means “New Swan Stone” which is derived from a character from one of Richard Wagner’s operas, the…

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Seattle Skyline – Washington

The Seattle Skyline is one of the world’s most recognizable skylines. Most people instantly recognize the Space Needle tower and know that this is the Seattle Skyline. While the Space Needle tower is the defining building for the Seattle Skyline there are some other feature that make the Seattle Skyline notable. When visiting Seattle, it…

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