Tag Archives: World Heritage Site

The Stilt Fishermen of Weligama Bay and Galle Fort

February 9 ~ Weligama Bay, Sri Lanka Weligama Bay Weligama means Sandy Village. Colorful outriggers and fishing boats can be seen off the coastline. This is also a great place for both experienced and beginner surfers with lessons available. The … Continue reading

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Temple of the Tooth Relic, Kandy Market, Home Visit

February 4th~ Kandy, Sri Lanka Today is Independence Day in Sri Lanka and a national holiday to commemorate the country’s political independence from British rule in 1948. Flags are displayed everywhere. This is the equivalent to the 4th of July in … Continue reading

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Golden Temple of Dambulla

February 3rd ~ Dambulla Golden Temple of Dambulla Dambulla is another UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is the largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka.

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SIGIRIYA~ UNESCO World Heritage Site and so much more

February 2nd ~ Sigiriya, Sri Lanka Sigiriya Rock Fortress  Sitting atop a massive rock, formed by an extinct volcano that soars above the surrounding jungle, are the ruins of an ancient royal palace. Often billed as the 8th Wonder of the … Continue reading

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POLONNARUVA: UNESCO World Heritage Site

February 1st ~ Polonnaruva, Sri Lanka On the way to our next destination, we stopped briefly to watch workers husk coconuts. They are not paid for their labor, but are giving a percentage of the coconuts so that they can … Continue reading

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NEW MEXICO: Taos Pueblo, a World Heritage Site

May 20th ~ Taos, NM I woke up at 3:30 this morning with a loud bang, the RV shaking violently and a rather un-lady like “Oh Shit”. The wind was howling. I got up and went to the bathroom, and … Continue reading

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Cologne ~ From the Magnificent Cathedral to a Chocolate Factory

August 7th ~ Cologne, Germany Cologne is a big city metropolis compared to the smaller bergs we have been visiting. It ranks number 4 in size in Germany with a population of around one million inhabitants, behind Berlin, Hamburg and … Continue reading

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Portugal ~ Lisbon and Sintra

May 22nd – Lisbon and Sintra, Spain Today’s tour of Lisbon highlighted the variety of heritage and styles that makes this one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. Starting with a walk through the cobbled alleys of Alfama, the seaman’s quarter and  a … Continue reading

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Portugal ~ Coimbra and Surprising Fatima

May 19th – Coimbra and Fatima, Portugal Convento de Santa Cruz do Buçaco is a former Carmelite monastery in the Mata Nacional do Buçaco (Buçaco forest). Built in 1628, it was closed in 1834 at the end of the Portuguese Civil War when all … Continue reading

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Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom (Bayon Temple), Banteay Srey and PreRup Temple

Friday, March 11th ~ Siem Reap The ancient city of Angkor, was once the capital of the Khmer Empire. The city contained hundreds of temples and held a population possibly over one million people, making it the largest city in … Continue reading

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