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Historic Centre of Riga, Latvia – A UNESCO World Heritage Site

There are so many reasons to love Riga, and every place I visited within the city just added to my "Love List". The restaurant scene, Bastejklana Park, the Art Nouveau neighborhoods, the markets, the city's vibe, and its historic centre- just to name a few. Hello from Riga! 'Old Town' in Riga is a charmer,… Continue reading Historic Centre of Riga, Latvia – A UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Pristina – Europe’s Youngest Capital | Discovering Kosovo

Visiting Europe's youngest capital, Pristina, in Kosovo was in the lack of a better word- interesting. It was not a weird or an unpleasant experience, nor was it stunning or a breathtaking destination. It was Kosovo, and unless you have family who live there or emigrating into the country, this location will not be on… Continue reading Pristina – Europe’s Youngest Capital | Discovering Kosovo

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A Trip to Weimar | Discovering Germany

The city of Weimar in central Germany may be overlooked by many visitors who come for holiday to this country. The city itself has a population of about 65,000 people, and is a three hour drive south of Berlin. Although most people have not heard of Weimar, it is a well known city due to… Continue reading A Trip to Weimar | Discovering Germany

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Château de Caen – Caen Castle | Discovering France

Exploring castles throughout Europe has been a fascination of mine for over a decade, simply due to their interesting history and fortified construction. They are visual remnants and reminders of an era in history where the need for a fortified stronghold (both offensive and defensive) were important forms of land security, as well as a… Continue reading Château de Caen – Caen Castle | Discovering France

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Bucharest the ‘Little Paris’ | Discovering Romania

The city of Bucharest has been referred to as 'Little Paris' since the 1900s, which was a period when the French lifestyle and architecture were very influential to the city. I have been to both Bucharest and Paris, and I did see the similarities with many buildings and monuments. That was as far as I… Continue reading Bucharest the ‘Little Paris’ | Discovering Romania

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Oxford and Cambridge | Discovering the United Kingdom

Oxford and Cambridge are two of the leading and most prestigious university towns in the United Kingdom. Visiting both cities were inspirational- walking the grounds where many of the world's leaders, intellectuals, scientists, and entertainers spent their youth was unforgettable. Radcliffe Camera The architecture of both university towns was another reason for my two visits,… Continue reading Oxford and Cambridge | Discovering the United Kingdom

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Beautiful Old Town Budva | Exploring Montenegro

While I was exploring Montenegro, I was fortunate enough to spend time in the enchanting town of Budva. I was staying in the capital city of Kotor, and I made it a point to visit Budva. It is a magical seaside town in Montenegro that is bursting with a relaxing atmosphere, charm, and a fascinating… Continue reading Beautiful Old Town Budva | Exploring Montenegro

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Rhine River Day Trip from Cologne | Discovering Germany

Cologne is an extraordinary city full of culture with a great museum scene, and a Gothic Cathedral that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is the largest city along the Rhine, as well as being the fourth largest in Germany. Cologne on the Rhine River The city of Cologne has been a vital city… Continue reading Rhine River Day Trip from Cologne | Discovering Germany

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Visiting Zagreb | The Capital of Croatia

Zagreb is the vibrant capital of Croatia, and is an absolute charmer. Most people head to the country's most talked about locations of Split, Dubrovnik, or the Plitvace National Parks, which I did go to on this visit. On my future visits to Croatia, I plan to explore more of the country, but I wanted… Continue reading Visiting Zagreb | The Capital of Croatia

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The City of Tours – Loire Valley | Discovering France

Place Plumereau Tours is one of the largest cities in the central Loire Valley region of France, and was an extraordinary place to explore. Walking through Place Plumereau, the historical center, with its medieval layout of narrow cobblestone streets and half-timbered buildings was like stepping into a time capsule. It was beyond charming, especially when… Continue reading The City of Tours – Loire Valley | Discovering France

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Madrid’s El Retiro Park – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering Spain

A walk through the picturesque El Retiro Park makes for a tranquil afternoon for both locals and tourists alike. I had strolled the park gardens several times during my visit to Madrid, and it was a relaxing time away from the busyness of the city's bustle. The park is one of the largest in the… Continue reading Madrid’s El Retiro Park – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering Spain

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Cathedrals and Churches of Venice | Discovering Italy

Italy has deep roots within the Roman Catholic religion, about 1,500 years deep. It is no wonder that this country is not short of its share of churches and cathedrals, which includes Venice. Throughout this city's 118 little Islands, the centuries old churches were mostly constructed during Venice's period of profound wealth. The city's religious… Continue reading Cathedrals and Churches of Venice | Discovering Italy

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Historic Centre of “Old Town” Tallinn, Estonia- A UNESCO World Heritage Site

Crossing into Estonia was a big travelers milestone for me. Four years prior I had visited Krakow, Poland and fell in love with Eastern Europe. I promised myself that I would visit every country in East Europe, which included the Balkans and Baltic States. It took me four years of solo traveling back to Europe… Continue reading Historic Centre of “Old Town” Tallinn, Estonia- A UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Rothenburg ob der Tauber in Bavaria | The Storybook town of Germany

Strolling the cobblestone streets of old Rothenburg ob der Tauber was like diving into the pages of the storybooks that I used to read as a child, or to my daughter when she was a little girl. I had read about the town and saw photos prior to my visit, but seeing it first hand… Continue reading Rothenburg ob der Tauber in Bavaria | The Storybook town of 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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In Beautiful Brasov! | Discovering Romania

"Oh! You also went to Brasov!" My friend who grew up in Romania was excited that I had visited Brasov, and loved the photos that I shared with her. She told me stories of how her family used to take trips to Brasov when she was a child before coming to America. After visiting, I… Continue reading In Beautiful Brasov! | Discovering Romania

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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 and charming. It was also less crowded than Prague, which is the main city that everyone travels to when visiting Czech Republic. There… Continue reading Historic Centre of Cesky Krumlov – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Czech Republic

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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

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Exploring Old Islamic Cairo | A UNESCO World Heritage Site

There are many wonderous layers of Egypt to explore, and one visit to this North African country was not enough, I know it was not for me. First, you have the Pyramdis of Giza and all the historic temples of ancient Egypt that run along the Nile River. Then you have another layer of Egyptian… Continue reading Exploring Old Islamic Cairo | A UNESCO World Heritage Site

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The Temple of Horus | EDFU, EGYPT

The ancient city of Edfu, which sits along the West Bank of the Nile River is home to the grand and astounding Temple of Horus. It was constructed between 237 and 57 BC, during the Ptolemaic Kingdom and is one of the best preserved Egyptian shrines. The reliefs and inscriptions are from the Hellenistic period… Continue reading The Temple of Horus | EDFU, EGYPT