Space Needle – Washington

The Space Needle is one of Seattle’s most famous tourist landmarks and is a must see for first time visitors to Seattle. The tower was built in 1962 for the World’s fair and stands 605 feet tall. The Tower has an observation deck that is at a height of 520 feet. The observation deck allows…

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Monk Parakeet – Spain

The Monk Parakeet is also known as the Quaker Parrot and is native to South America but feral populations have developed in North America and Europe. In North America small groups can be found in many states and they have been seen as far north as New York. In Europe, there is a large population…

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Painted Doors – Portugal

This post is my first post on urban art that I will be featuring in my blog. Periodically, I will be posting on urban art that I have discovered during my travels. Many people think of urban art as graffiti or wall murals but urban art is expressed on many types of media. Funchal is…

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Harrison’s Cave – Barbados

Harrison’s Cave is on the island of Barbados and is a massive stream cave system that is 2.3 Kilometers long. One of the unique things about these caves are that the tour can be taken by an electric tram. This is the most popular way to see the cave and the tram allows visitors to…

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The Pelican Man – Australia

Every day at 5:00 P.M. for the past 23 years, “The Pelican Man” shows up at Kingscote Wharf on Kangaroo Island and so do the pelicans. The pelicans don’t need a clock to tell them when to show up, they just know. About 10 minutes before 5:00 P.M the pelicans start to come to the…

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Bonnet Macaque – India

The Bonnet Macaque is common to the southern part of India and it is characterized by the hair on its head being parted in the middle. The Bonnet Macaque has clumps of hair on top of their heads that looks like they wearing a toupee. The person that named these monkeys thought that they looked…

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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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