Tam Coc -Vietnam

Tam Coc is a region of stunning natural beauty near the city of Ninh Binh which is located about two hours south of Hanoi, Vietnam. The landscape is dominated by hundreds of limestone hills towering above green fields of rice paddies with a calm river winding through it all. It only takes a glimpse of…

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Acapulco Cliff Divers – Mexico

The Acapulco cliff divers are Acapulco’s most iconic tourist attraction. The cliff divers jump off the jagged cliffs from different heights into a narrow inlet of shallow water at the base of the cliff. Some divers jump from a height of 115 feet and other from a height of 136 feet. The divers time their…

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Flowers and Plants of Trinidad and Tobago #2

This post is part 2 of 3 on the flowers and plants of Trinidad and Tobago. Please see part 1 post to find out more about the terrain that enables the diversity of plant life on the islands (link to part 1 is located at the bottom of this post). The photos in this post…

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Reichstag Building and Dome – Germany

The Reichstag Building in Berlin was built in 1894 and was the meeting place of Germany’s national legislature until 1933. In 1999 the Reichstag Building once again became the permanent location for the legislature. Currently it is one of Berlin’s most famous landmarks, it is located on the bank of the Spree River next to…

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Pancha Rathas at Mahabalipuram – India

Pancha Rathas is a monument complex at Mahabalipuram in India. The coastal city is a suburb of Chennai on the coast of the Bay of Bengal in Southern India and was a major seaport of the ancient Pallava kingdom. The monument site consist of five monolithic temple structures built by the Pallavas in the early…

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Arch and London Bridge – 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. My previous two posts on the Great Ocean…

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Kasuga Taisha Shrine – Japan

Kasuga Taisha Shrine was built in 768 AD and is located in Nara Park in the city of Nara, Japan. The shrine was built by the Fujiwara clan, one of the most influential families to the imperial dynasty. The Kasuga Taish Shrine is famous for its many lanterns that are placed around the shrine grounds…

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CN Tower – Canada

The CN Tower is located in Toronto, Canada. It is 553.3 meters (1,815 ft.) tall which is the third tallest tower in the world and the tallest in North America. Its name “CN” originally referred to Canadian National, the railway company that built the tower in 1976. The CN Tower is the defining building in…

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The Koala – Australia

The Koala is an iconic Australian animal that is often incorrectly called a Koala “Bear”. Koalas are cute animals with thick wool-like fur, small eyes, large hairy ears and a big nose. They have large sharp claws with four fingers and a thumb which allows them to grip tree branches. They usually live in loosely…

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Arc de Triomf – Spain

The Arc de Triomf is located near the Parc de la Ciutadella in Barcelona, Spain. The monument was built in 1888 as the gateway to the world’s fair and has now become one of the city’s iconic landmarks. The height of the monument is approximately 30 meters which is roughly half the size of the…

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Clarke Quay – Singapore

Clarke Quay is five block of restored shophouses and warehouses that have been converted into a trendy riverside night time entertainment spot. The restored warehouses alongside the converted shophouses make for a modern stylish atmosphere. It is located along the Singapore River on the edge of Singapore’s Central Business District. Restaurants and Bars The Clarke…

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Hobbiton Movie Set – New Zealand

Hobbiton Movie Set is located in Matamata on the northern island of New Zealand. The Hobbiton Movie Set is the site of the Shire in the Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring and the Hobbit Trilogies. The movie setting of the shire was a truly beautiful place and exploring the lush pastures…

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