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The Ancient City of Jerash | Discovering Jordan

If you are familiar with my blog or me in general, then you know that I have an interest in places and things that are old and ancient. This fascination of mine has lead me to many interesting places along my travels, with one being the ancient city of Jerash in Jordan. I was in… Continue reading The Ancient City of Jerash | Discovering Jordan

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The Ancient Amman Citadel | Discovering Jordan

Amman Citadel In the center of downtown Amman, Jordan is a remarkable archaeological site, the Citadel, which is considered to be among the world's oldest continuously inhabited cities. It was constructed on the L-shaped hill, which is one of the seven hills that made up Amman originally. This ancient site dates back thousands of years, and… Continue reading The Ancient Amman Citadel | Discovering Jordan

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Dublin’s Kilmainham Gaol | Discovering Ireland

Main Hall When I toured Kilmainham Gaol, walked its gloomy corridors, and peered into the grim cells through its peep holes, I could feel its sadness within its walls. Although this former Dublin prison is now empty, one could only imagine the anguish it once held; all the men, women, and children (as young as… Continue reading Dublin’s Kilmainham Gaol | Discovering Ireland

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East Riddlesden Hall – National Trust | Discovering England

East Riddlesden Hall Enterance Visiting a manor house in England is just another lovely way to spend time learning about this country's architecture and lifestyle of centuries past. I am all about exploring older homes and locations, seeing the craftmanship of furnishings and decoratives, as well as feeding my curiosity of how other people lived.… Continue reading East Riddlesden Hall – National Trust | Discovering England

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Historic Centre of Prague – A UNESCO World Heritage Site – Exploring the Czech Republic

The city of Prague has been on the radar of travelers since the fall of communism in the Czech Republic thirty years ago. This city is unlike any other in the world with its unique culture, centuries of history, renowned Czech restaurants, and of course its fairy-tale architecture. I do love Prague, I have been… Continue reading Historic Centre of Prague – A UNESCO World Heritage Site – Exploring the Czech Republic

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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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Canterbury Cathedral – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering England

Although I do not have connections to any religious beliefs, I have always admired places of worship of any religion. I have visited numerous cathedrals and churches throughout Europe and the United Kingdom, and have loved them all. The history, energy, and period architecture of different places of worship, will always strike a cord in… Continue reading Canterbury Cathedral – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering England

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The Magic of Mont Saint-Michel | A UNESCO World Heritage Site

I believe it would be fair to express that viewing images of Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy, France are stirring and magical. It evokes feelings of wonderment and enchantment, and for some possible moments of breathlessness. Mont Saint-Michel (Pexel) Mont Saint-Michel was that for me, from the moment I first saw photos when I was young,… Continue reading The Magic of Mont Saint-Michel | A UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Old Town Kotor – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Montenegro

Just speaking the name "Montenegro" sounds majestic and magnificent. Visiting the country was even more magnificent than speaking its name. Montenegro quickly became an Adriatic Sea favorite for me after visiting the old towns of Kotor, Perast, and Budva. Old Town Kotor In a cloistered district within a beautiful bay is the old fortified city… Continue reading Old Town Kotor – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Montenegro

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Loches -The Most Beautiful Detour | Discovering France

Loches is lovely. I will always remember walking through its ever so charming streets, and thinking how it felt- like stepping into a book of French Impressionist paintings. The canals running through the sweet neighborhoods, the floating lily pads, the Weeping Willow trees, and the old castle that overlooked the town; it all felt familiar… Continue reading Loches -The Most Beautiful Detour | Discovering France

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The Extraordinary Edinburgh Castle | Discovering Scotland

Edinburgh Castle is by far my most favorite in the United Kingdom. I have been to numerous fortified castle structures throughout Europe and the UK, and this one has always stood out. It was just not the castle alone, but the encompassing of old town Edinburgh, the Royal Mile, and the castle that created a… Continue reading The Extraordinary Edinburgh Castle | Discovering Scotland

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Prague’s Castle District | Discovering the Czech Republic

Visiting a European castle has been one my travel obsessions for awhile, and I have been to my fair share of them. I have found that there are good castles and there are great ones, and Prague Castle is one of the great ones. I enjoyed it so much that I have been twice, but… Continue reading Prague’s Castle District | Discovering the Czech Republic

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King John’s Castle in Limerick | Discovering Ireland

The first time I viewed King John's Castle was several years back while I was in Limerick, and on my way to the Cliffs of Moher. We were briefly in the city, and I was standing at the River Shannon when an old stone fortified structure was pointed out. It was the castle that belonged… Continue reading King John’s Castle in Limerick | Discovering Ireland

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Picturesque Arequipa – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering Peru

Arequipa Basilica Arequipa, also known as La Cuidad Blanca or the "White City", was an extraordinary Spanish colonial city in Peru to visit. In hindsight, I wish that I dedicated more time here to stay and play. The city of Arequipa was magnificent to see with its 16th - 17th century Baroque facades, and elaborate… Continue reading Picturesque Arequipa – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering Peru

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The Palace of Versailles – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering France

The Palace of Versailles was just so very! The culture, history and politics of France are woven right into this palace; from the glorious gardens, the extravagant Royal Apartments, to its famous Hall of Mirrors. There are centuries of historical moments and various incarnations of the Palace of Versailles, each one intriguing in its own… Continue reading The Palace of Versailles – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering France

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The Palais Garnier – Paris Opera House | Discovering France

In all of its extraordinary pretentiousness the Paris Opera House was stunning, and I loved it. The Opera House was designed using classical and Baroque architecture using elaborate materials such as crimson velvet, crystal, gold leafing, and marble. It was masterfully designed throughout its interior, and is truly a pièce de résistance. Paris Opera House… Continue reading The Palais Garnier – Paris Opera House | Discovering France

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The Abandoned 1984 Sarajevo Olympic Bobsleigh & Luge Track | Bosnia and Herzegovina

Finding myself standing alone on the abandoned 1984 Sarajevo Olympic Bobsleigh & Luge track, was in the simplest and most overused American adjectives- Amazing! Greetings from the Bobsled Track, Sarajevo! I had just learned about it hours before while I was on a free walking tour of Sarajevo. I overheard another traveler talking about it… Continue reading The Abandoned 1984 Sarajevo Olympic Bobsleigh & Luge Track | Bosnia and Herzegovina

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A Visit to Gorgeous Glasgow | Discovering Scotland

While on a four country holiday, my friends and I decided on a quick side trip to Glasgow while we were in Dublin, Ireland. It would be my first trip to Scotland but not my last. I enjoyed the country so much that I revisited Scotland two more times after. Glasgow was my introduction to… Continue reading A Visit to Gorgeous Glasgow | Discovering Scotland

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Route 66 via Arizona | America Road Tripping

Road Tripping along America's Mother Road- Route 66, or along Interstate 40, has been an adventure for me in the last two decades. At times it was a quick drive where I stopped for sleep, a meal and gas. While there were other trips that I took my time and stopped off at the Grand… Continue reading Route 66 via Arizona | America Road Tripping

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Doge’s Palace & the Bridge of Sighs | Discovering Venice, Italy

When I crossed the Bridge of Sighs over the Rio de Palazzo canal, and glanced through the stone lattice windows, I had comprehended why its name came to be. The Bridge of Sighs was not named after a romantic sentiment of gazing at the white limestone bridge, watching gondolas breeze by, and breathing a big… Continue reading Doge’s Palace & the Bridge of Sighs | Discovering Venice, Italy