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Sanssouci Palace in Potsdam – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering Germany

Visiting Sanssouci Palace was as beautiful as the sound of its name. Although it was a drizzly day when I went, the splendor of this palace in Potsdam, East Germany was amazing. I had specifically come to Potsdam from Berlin to visit Sanssouci and was not disappointed. Sanssouci Palace, which means "without worries" or "carefree"… Continue reading Sanssouci Palace in Potsdam – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering Germany

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Philippine’s Puerto Princess Subterranean River National Park – A UNESCO World Heritage Site

Exiting the Underground River I have been into numerous caverns and caves over my lifetime, so my curiosity about the Underground River in the Philippines got the best of me. One year, I decided that we should take a family trip to my parents homeland to ride canoe-like boats into a dark cave. We flew… Continue reading Philippine’s Puerto Princess Subterranean River National Park – A UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Windsor Castle | Discovering England

Just 20 miles outside of London is the Royal Residence, Windsor Palace. If you follow royal weddings than you would also know that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were married in St. George's Chapel at Windsor Palace in May 2018. This castle has a great history of royal weddings, as well as being a royal… Continue reading Windsor Castle | Discovering England

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The Mysterious Nazca Lines – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering Peru

The Spider (Photo credit S.P.) "Wow! Do you see it?" My words of enthusiasm as I turned around inside the small dodgy plane to see my friends and cousin vomiting in bags. Well, the pilot did warn us about the possibility of getting air sick. I was the only one besides the pilots who did… Continue reading The Mysterious Nazca Lines – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering Peru

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The House of Nicolae Ceauşescu | Discovering Romania

When I had first posted my photos on social media of my visit to the House of Ceauşescu, I got mixed reviews after my Romanian-American friend re-posted them. The thoughts of some were upsetting, especially for her friends that had lived through Nicolae Ceauşescu's dictatorship regime. My friend had explained that it was more informative… Continue reading The House of Nicolae Ceauşescu | Discovering Romania

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York Minster & St. Mary’s Abbey Ruins | Discovering York, England

"Climb to the top for lovely views!" That was what I was told prior to my visit to York Minster. I was ready for it. The Central Tower of York Minster is the highest point in the city and offers magnificent panoramic views of York. The climb is 275 steps up inside a medieval winding… Continue reading York Minster & St. Mary’s Abbey Ruins | Discovering York, England

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Hanseatic City of Lubeck – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Germany

A day before I had visited the historic Hanseatic city of Lubeck, I had my phone stolen in Hamburg. Luckily though I did have my iPad with me, so that is what I ended up taking photos with for the rest of my remaining few days n Germany. I tried as best as I could… Continue reading Hanseatic City of Lubeck – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Germany

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Prague’s Charles Bridge – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Czech Republic

Crossing Prague's Charles Bridge is one of the most popular things to do when visiting the city. I know it has been for me and have done it many times over with my visits to Czech Republic's capital city. It is the most scenic and charming walking routes to the old town, as well as… Continue reading Prague’s Charles Bridge – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Czech Republic

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Warwick Castle | Discovering England

Warwick Castle was one of many great castles that I have been to throughout Britain. The many centuries of long history, enduring architecture and the classic interior was both fascinating and astounding. Warwick Castle was founded by William the Conqueror in 1068, has ties to Henry VIII, and has seen nearly 1000 years of British… Continue reading Warwick Castle | Discovering England

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Tower of London – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering England

The Tower of London is a must see for many visitors to London, I know it was for me when I first visited England's capital city. The Tower is a historic castle along the River Thames, that is officially named Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress of the Tower of London. It is one of… Continue reading Tower of London – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering England

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Connemara National Park | Discovering Ireland

Visiting Connemara in County Galway, along the westside of Ireland was balancing scale of emotions for me. It was joy of being out in a magnificent natural landscape and sadness from its history of famine and loss. Many people come to Connemara for photography, outdoor recreation or a relaxing getaway for a few days. There… Continue reading Connemara National Park | Discovering Ireland

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Historic Centre of Cesky Krumlov – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Czech Republic

If you make it to Prague then you need to make your way to Cesky Krumlov, which is about 2.45 hours by train. I found this South Bohemian town to be enchanting, extraordinary and charming. It was also less crowded than Prague, which is the main city that everyone travels to when visiting Czech Republic.… Continue reading Historic Centre of Cesky Krumlov – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Czech Republic

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Old Town of Quedlinburg – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Germany

I knew that I would love Quedlinburg after I spoke the name out loud, even with my American accent. This charming capital of Saxony-Anhal was one of my favorites in Germany, not only because its quaintness but mainly for its architectural history. I have a deep admiration for faukwerkhaus/ half-timbered houses and Quedlinburg had a… Continue reading Old Town of Quedlinburg – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Germany

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Kylemore Abbey in Connemara | Discovering Ireland

A trip to Connemara, Ireland is not complete with out a visit to the Kylemore Abbey. When I had visited the abbey, it was a wonderful addition to exploring one of Ireland's loveliest natural landscapes. Greetings from Kylemore Abbey Kylemore Abbey was originaly built as "Kylemore Castle" a private home in 1868 for an affluent… Continue reading Kylemore Abbey in Connemara | Discovering Ireland

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Westminster Abbey – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering England

Visiting Wesminster Abbey was high on my list when I first visited London years ago. It was as stunning as I imagined, from all those times I had seen this Gothic Abbey on whatever forms of media since the 1970s. This was the cathedral where Royal Weddings had occurred for 1,000 years, as well as… Continue reading Westminster Abbey – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering England

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Inverness, Scotland | Exploring the Scottish Highlands

I had come to Inverness as my jumping off point to the Orkney Islands, which is an archipelago at the Northern tip of Scotland. I had stayed for several days in this pleasant city at the mouth of the River Ness and was completely charmed. Inverness is very walkable with interesting architecture, a multi steeple… Continue reading Inverness, Scotland | Exploring the Scottish Highlands

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Buchenwald Concentration Camp in Weimar | Discovering Germany

Not many people have been or have chosen to go to a Nazi concentration camp and I know of many (Jewish and non-Jewish) who would never walk into one. If you have any ounce of empathy, you will not leave the grounds of a former concentration camp unchanged. I have spoken to other travelers who… Continue reading Buchenwald Concentration Camp in Weimar | Discovering Germany

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Stari Most in Mostar – A UNESCO World Heritage Site – Bosnia and Herzegovina

The first time I saw the Old Stone Bridge of Mostar was a photo from an American backpacker that I met in Czech Republic many years ago. I could not help but feel that traveler's pull in my core when I saw the beauty of the stone bridge arched over the turquoise Neretva River. If… Continue reading Stari Most in Mostar – A UNESCO World Heritage Site – Bosnia and Herzegovina

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The Republic of Užupis – Bohemian Vilnius | Exploring Lithuania

Bohemian, hip and artistic came to mind while exploring the Vilnius neighborhood, The Republic of Užupis. This part of the city was a fun and light-hearted visit, as well as being unexpected. I have always been an admirer of artists and have many friends who are using all types of media, so I felt a… Continue reading The Republic of Užupis – Bohemian Vilnius | Exploring Lithuania

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The City of Verona, Italy | A UNESCO World Heritage Site

Exploring the city of Verona was an exciting and terrific trip for my daughter and I. Our main reason for traveling to the city was to visit Juliet's house, visit the castle and walk the historic streets. What we left with was wonderful memories of an ancient city with a vibrant energy, significant sites, tasty… Continue reading The City of Verona, Italy | A UNESCO World Heritage Site