Roseate Spoonbill – Texas

The Roseate Spoonbill is a beautiful bird but it looks more like something from a cartoon than a creature that can be seen along the shore line of a marsh. They have bright pink feathers, red eyes, a partly bald head and a giant spoon shaped bill. Roseate Spoonbills get their pink coloration from the…

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Prague’s Old Town Square – Czech Republic

Prague’s Old Town Square is one of the top tourist attractions in the city. The buildings surrounding the square are beautiful historical buildings that have been preserved from the time they were built. The most famous building in the old town square is the Old Town Hall which is where the Prague Astronomical Clock is…

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Hanoi Ceramic Mosaic Mural – Vietnam

Hanoi ceramic mosaic mural is built on the walls of the Red River dike system that protects the Red River from flooding Hanoi, Vietnam. The project began in 2007 and was completed on October 5, 2010 and was one of the major projects that was developed to celebrate the Millennial Anniversary (1000 years) of the…

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Amazon Rainforest – Peru

The Amazon Rainforest covers about forty percent (40%) of South America and spans into eight countries (Bolivia, Brazil, Columbia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela). The Amazon River system crisscrosses throughout the Amazon Rainforest and is the life support for the 1.4 billion acres of dense forests. This post is different from my…

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Nyhavn Historical Waterfront – Denmark

The Nyhavn Historical Waterfront is a 17th century harbor located in the heart of Copenhagen, Denmark. It is easily Copenhagen’s most iconic landmark because of its multicolored townhouses that have been converted to restaurants with alfresco dining featuring picturesque views of the canal and the vibrantly colored buildings from a bygone time. Nyhavn was originally…

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Damnoen Saduak Floating Market – Thailand

The Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is located 60 miles west of Bangkok, Thailand and is open only in the mornings seven days a week. Floating markets in Thailand are markets where small boats sell produce, crafts, and souvenirs alongside land based shops on the banks of rivers, streams or canals. The existing water markets have…

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City of Rocks State Park – New Mexico

City of Rocks State Park is located in the Chihuahua Desert region of southwestern New Mexico at an elevation of 5,200 feet. It receives its name because it resembles a “city” from the geologic formation made up of large rocks rising as high as 40 feet in the middle of the grass plans. Many of…

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Rotorua Geothermal Valley – New Zealand

Rotorua Geothermal Valley is located south of Tauranga on the North Island of New Zealand and is at the tip of the Pacific Ring of Fire, a horseshoe shaped belt that circles much of the Pacific Ocean. The formation at Rotorua is known for bubbling mud pools, clouds of steam, shooting geysers and natural hot…

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Mahatma Gandhi’s House – India

Mahatma Gandhi’s house and museum is located in Mumbai, India. He was born October 2, 1869, and died January 30, 1948, in Delhi, India. He is known as one of the world’s most transformative and inspirational people. Throughout his life, Gandhi was a fearless campaigner for the rights and dignity of all people, whose constant…

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Nguom Ngao Cave – Vietnam

Nguom Gnao Cave is located in the far north part of Vietnam near the China border.  The main entrance to the cave is 2 km from the Ban Gioc Waterfall. The name “Nguom Gnao” Cave means Tiger’s Cave in the language of the local Tay ethnic minority. The cave was discovered in 1995 and was…

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Arch of Constantine – Italy

The Arch of Constantine is positioned between the Roman Forum and the Colosseum in Rome, Italy. It was built around 315 AD to celebrate Constantine’s victory over Maxentius in 312 AD. The Arch of Constantine is one of three surviving ancient Roman triumphal arches in Rome. The other two are the Arch of Titus built…

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Mission Concepcion – Texas

Mission Concepcion was established in 1731 and is located approximately three miles south of San Antonio, Texas. The mission appears very much as it did when it was constructed. Currently it is the oldest unrestored stone church in America. Mission Concepcion is a designated National Historic Landmark and is part of the San Antonio Missions…

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