Tag Archives: World Heritage Site

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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Picture of the Day ~ La Pedrera rooftop, Barcelona

There is truly nothing that compares to the works of Gaudi. “There are no straight lines or sharp corners in nature. Therefore, buildings must have no straight lines or sharp corners.” ~ Antoni Gaudi “The straight line belongs to men, … Continue reading

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Where do you chose to be buried if you are one of the richest men in the world?

Tuesday February 3rd ~ Rhodes Matopos National Park and World’s View Rhodes Matopos National Park (also called Matobo NP) Located just 34 km (21 miles) south of Bulawayo, one finds yet another amazing UNESCO World Heritage Site. The grassy plains are … Continue reading

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Victoria Falls ~ Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, “The smoke that thunders”!

Saturday January 31st – Victoria Falls ~ from both the Zimbabwe and Zambia sides Victoria Falls is located on the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia. Fed by the Zambezi River, it is statistically the largest waterfall in the world. “This … Continue reading

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Barcelona ~ A date for Tapas, Casa Mila, La Pedrera

Wednesday, April 9th, Barcelona Back in 2011 I traveled to Guatemala to study Spanish for three weeks.  It was to be total immersion, staying with a local lady in a boarding house in Antigua.  My travel buddies, Karen and Jan … Continue reading

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Turkey ~ Cappadocia Sites, Göreme National Park, UNESCO, Ceramic factory

February 20th, continued… (Warning, another long post) We started our day off with the optional early morning hot air balloon flight which I wrote about and posted a separate entry on.  You can check it out here if you are … Continue reading

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