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Krakow’s Wawel Royal Castle – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering Poland

Hello from Wawel Castle Being a UNESCO World Heritage Site junkie, visiting the Wawel Royal Castle was pure joy for me. The castle complex is part of The Historic Centre of Krakow, which was designated as a UNESCO site in 1978 and is one of the first 10 sites ever listed. I always get a… Continue reading Krakow’s Wawel Royal Castle – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering Poland

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St. Mary’s Basilica – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Krakow, Poland

Looking at the red brick façade of St. Mary's Basilica, one would not expect the magnificent interior of this 13th century cathedral. When I had entered St. Mary's, I was overwhelmed with it ornately painted murals of cornflower blue, burgundy and gold. My eyes scanned the details from the rich wood pews, gold carved alters… Continue reading St. Mary’s Basilica – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Krakow, Poland

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Historic Heidelberg – A UNESCO Creative City | Discovering Germany

The city of Heidelberg was a fascinating place to visit while I was traveling for a month throughout Germany. It is one of the country's most educated cities, with centuries of history and habitation, as well as being an atmospheric town along the River Neckar. Heidelberg is full of culture and was designated a "City… Continue reading Historic Heidelberg – A UNESCO Creative City | Discovering Germany

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Beautiful Bamberg in Bavaria- A UNESCO a World Heritage Site | Exploring Germany

The beautiful town of Bamberg was one of many reasons that I had fallen in love with Bavaria. After I first saw photos of the Atles Rathaus, the Old town hall, which is positioned on the river with bridges on either sides, I thought how stunning! I had seen various photos of towns in Bavaria… Continue reading Beautiful Bamberg in Bavaria- A UNESCO a World Heritage Site | Exploring Germany

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The Baptismal Site of Jesus – a UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering Jordan

While traveling to the Dead Sea in Jordan, I had taken a short side trip to the Eshria’a” or the Baptism Site of Jesus, which sits along the River Jordan. Although I do not follow any religion, I decided to come here to honor my early years of Christian/ Catholic up bringing. Visiting the Baptismal… Continue reading The Baptismal Site of Jesus – a UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering Jordan

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The Underground World of the Wieliczka Salt Mines – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Poland

"Go ahead, please lick the walls!" We were encouraged by our Wieliczka salt mine guide to lick the salt walled caves. I scanned our group to see if anyone was taking him up on that offer, but everyone had the same perplexed look. Was he serious? He was very serious, as salt is a natural… Continue reading The Underground World of the Wieliczka Salt Mines – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Poland

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Cologne Cathedral – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Germany

The city of Cologne was an extraordinary city to visit while I was on a month exploration trip of Germany. The city is the largest along the Rhine River and has immense culture with marvelous museums, fantastic dining, as well as the treasured Gothic cathedral. Visiting the cathedral was one of my highlights while visiting… Continue reading Cologne Cathedral – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Germany

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Quseir Amra – A UNESCO World Heritage Site| Discovering Jordan

"We are also going to a sand castle!" is all my friend said when we were exploring northern Jordan, close to the Iraq border. At one point, I saw a sign that we were 300 km (186 miles) to the Iraq border and was a little surprised because I had no idea which direction we… Continue reading Quseir Amra – A UNESCO World Heritage Site| Discovering Jordan

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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

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Historic Centre of Vilnius, Lithuania | A UNESCO World Heritage Site

Exploring the historic centre of Vilnius was like diving into a large delicious bag of eye candy for me. I have always been one for architecture, as well as a love for Eastern Europe and the centre of Vilnius had combined those passions for me. The historic city centre embraces several significant architectural styles including… Continue reading Historic Centre of Vilnius, Lithuania | A UNESCO World Heritage Site