Seine River – France

The Seine River is one of France’s longest rivers at 485 miles long. The river starts in the Burgundy Regions and it passes through Paris on its way to emptying into the English Channel. The focus of this post is on the portion of the river that pass through Paris. Taking a river boat on…

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Lesser Adjutant Stork – Vietnam

The Lesser Adjutant Stork is a large size Freshwater Wetland bird that lives in Southeast Asia. These birds are under stress and their population is in decline. There are currently only two breeding locations, one in northern India and the other in Cambodia. Breeding season is during the dry season from October to June with…

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Ta Prohm – Cambodia

Ta Prohm is part of the Angkor complex that most people know as Angkor Wat. Ta Prohm is such a small portion of the Angkor complex that it normally would not get much attention but there are two things that made it one of the top points of interest to visitors coming to see the…

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Gothic Quarter – Spain

The neighborhood known as the Gothic Quarter in Barcelona is called that because it was previously the Roman Village and still has some remnants from that time. Currently there is a mix of old and new but the feeling of the neighborhood is that of an older era. Probably the most prominent building in the…

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Toronto Skyline – Canada

Toronto is the capital city of the Province of Ontario and is on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario. It is a major Canadian city with the central business district full of skyscrapers. Toronto has two iconic buildings that make it instantly identifiable from any other city skyline. These buildings are the Rogers Center which…

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Spiders From Around The World

Today’s post I am featuring four different species of spiders from around the world that are drastically different from each other. Spiders are in a category of creatures that most people don’t want to see anywhere near them. If we see them in our house or come across them in our path then we try…

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Lantern Festival – Singapore

The Lantern Festival is also known as the Mid-Autumn Festival or the Moon-Cake Festival and is one of the most popular events celebrated by the Singaporean Chinese community. It takes place on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month of the Lunar Year and has been celebrated for more than 1000 years in China….

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White-Chested Emerald Hummingbird – Trinidad

I always enjoy seeing hummingbirds! They are amazing to watch as they are hovering over a flower when they are eating the flower’s nectar. The White-Chested Emerald Hummingbird is a pretty humming bird. The emerald color on its back is bright when it is in the sunlight and the white on its chest makes for…

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Monument to the Discoveries – Portugal

The Monument to the Discoveries is located in Lisbon, Portugal and was built to honor the Portuguese discoveries during the age of great geographical discoveries in the 15th and 16th centuries. The monument is impressive in its size and architectural design. The monument stands 171 feet tall, 151 feet long and 66 feet wide. The…

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Taj Mahal – India

The Taj Mahal is a mausoleum constructed primarily from white marble on the south bank of the Yamuna River near the city of Agra, India. The memorial was completed in 1653 but it took 22 years to build using a labor force of 20,000 people and 1000 elephants. The Taj Mahal is one of the…

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Temple of Literature – Vietnam

The Temple of Literature is a place of study rather than a religious landmark and was originally built in 1070 as a university dedicated to Confucius. Originally the university only accepted students from elite and royal families but later became a university for exceptional students from all over the nation. The layout of the temple…

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Mendenhall Glacier – Alaska

Mendenhall Glacier is located near Juneau, Alaska. It is a 13 mile ribbon of ice that flows from the Juneau Ice Field which is a 1,500 square-mile frozen plateau. Seeing a glacier is a special experience. While glaciers are not really rare, they are only found in a relatively few locations around the world so…

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