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Exploring The Painted Monasteries of Moldavia – A UNESCO World Heritage Site

True story- I sat by myself being publicly interrogated by undercover police who were yelling at me in Romanian, and then having to turn over my passport; all while I was traveling by train for six hours from Bucharest into northern Moldavia. I started to question this undertaking, and thought to myself, "Is this trip… Continue reading Exploring The Painted Monasteries of Moldavia – A UNESCO World Heritage Site

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National Archaeology Museum in Athens | Discovering Greece

The definition of ''Masterpiece" is a work of outstanding artistry, skill, or workmanship. The National Archaeology Museum in Athens is full of masterpieces, but the museum itself is a masterpiece on its own. This centrally located museum houses the largest collection of Ancient Greek art, antiquities, and artifacts in Greece. Greetings from the National Archaeological… Continue reading National Archaeology Museum in Athens | Discovering Greece

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The Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice | Discovering Italy

Peggy Guggenheim Museum The Peggy Guggenheim Collection was a favorite of mine while visiting Venice, I enjoyed everything about it. The collection of modern art is brilliant and housed inside the Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, an 18th century palace on the Grand Canal. The whole museum scene is to be appreciated - the renovations made to… Continue reading The Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice | Discovering Italy

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The Zwinger & Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister | Discovering Dresden, Germany

Dresden is a magnificent city to explore in eastern Germany with interesting history, and beautiful architecture. I have been through Dresden twice, and it primarily was to visit the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, or the Old Master's Gallery, to see one of my favorite works- "Sistine Madonna" by Raphael. Although my main focus in visiting Dresden… Continue reading The Zwinger & Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister | Discovering Dresden, Germany

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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 its 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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The Picturesque Peles Castle | Discovering Romania

Peles Castle was one of the most picturesque palaces that I had visited throughout Eastern Europe. The wood framed exterior reminded me of Bavaria, another European region that I have always enjoyed. It was built between 1873 and 1914, although its inauguration was in 1883. It was constructed in the Neo-Renaissance style for King Carol… Continue reading The Picturesque Peles Castle | Discovering Romania

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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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Rock Hewn Churches of Ivanovo in Bulgaria | A UNESCO World Heritage Site

There are many fascinating sites in this part of the world (Eastern Europe), and the Rock Hewn Churches of Ivanovo can be categorized as fascinating in my book. I have been to hundreds of churches, cathedrals, convents, and monasteries during my travels; but this church that was hewn out of solid rock in beautiful Bulgaria… Continue reading Rock Hewn Churches of Ivanovo in Bulgaria | A UNESCO World Heritage Site