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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Angel Falls – Venezuela

Angel Falls is the tallest waterfall in the world and is located on the Auyantepui Plateau in Canaima National Park, Venezuela. Auyantepui Plateau (meaning Devil’s Mountain) is a table-top mountain or mesa with an area of 270 sq. miles and its highest point is 8,317 ft. high. The mountain is surrounded by dense jungle and…

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Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep – Thailand

Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep is the most famous temple of Chaing Mai, Thailand and is known as the temple on the mountain. The temple is located 15 km outside the city on Mount Suthep in the Doi Pui National Park. The first Chedi of the temple was built in 1383 and over the years the…

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Images of Mykonos – Greece

Mykonos is a Greek island in the southern Aegean Sea that is southeast of Greece’s mainland. The island has a population of approximately 10,000 residence and covers an area of about 85 square km with a peak elevation of 341 meters. Mykonos Town Mykonos Town is the largest town on the island and is where…

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Cannon Beach – Oregon

Cannon Beach is located at the northern tip of the Oregon coast and was named after a naval cannon that washed up on the beach after a shipwreck in the 1840s. Cannon Beach is beach resort community that features the rugged beauty of the Oregon Coast as it is sandwiched between the evergreen covered mountains…

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Mission San Jose – Texas

Mission San Jose was founded in 1720 and built on the banks of the San Antonio River just a few miles south of the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas. The mission was the largest in the area and contained a population of about 350 people. The mission was protected by a wall around the complex…

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Snorkeling at Dravuni Island – Fiji Part 2 of 2

This post is part 2 of Snorkeling at Dravuni Island in Fiji. Please see part 1 post to find out more about snorkeling at Dravuni Island (link to part 1 is located at the bottom of this post). As mentioned in my first post, I was able to see and photograph more fish and coral…

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