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Exploring Pompeii

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I’ve always had a romantic fascination with Pompeii, duly brought on by Hollywood’s depiction of doomed and tragic lovers trying to escape the inevitable end. So of course a highlight of any trip to Italy would have to be a visit to the ruins… some of the best preserved in the world. We did a tour as part of a ...

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Pamukkale – A Cotton Candy Fairy Tale

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In a country that has some amazing sites the Cotton Candy Travertine Terraces of Pamukkale. rated in my top 3. And considering on our several month journey covering 14 countries Turkey was my favourite country, that rates it pretty high indeed! While visiting ancient ruins had been a major highlight of our months exploring the Middle East, we discovered some ...

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A Trip to The Valley of the Kings Part 2: The Dos and Don’ts of Donkey Riding

In all honesty I could probably write a book on the dos and don’ts of animal transport in third world countries.  But the least favourite of all the animals I’ve had the pleasure of being transported by during my travels is – without a doubt – DONKEYS. So you remember that movie with the big green ogre who went off ...

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Photo Blog: The Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey

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  During our backpacking stint around North Africa and the Middle East, we spent a fair amount of time in Turkey. There were so many great places but hanging around the old city, playing tourist in the morning and then playing local in the afternoons, in one of the many cafes with a glass of mint tea, a backgammon board ...

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UNESCO: The Great Wall

The Great Wall - Mutianyu section

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UNESCO: Imperial Palaces of the Ming and Qing Dynasties

The Hall of Supreme Harmony

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UNESCO: Historic Centre of Kraków

Streets of Krakow

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UNESCO: Historic Town of Sukhothai

Buddha at Sukhothai

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UNESCO: Archaeological Site of Troy

The Ruins at Troy

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UNESCO: Sydney Opera House

The Iconic Sydney Opera House

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UNESCO: Hoi An Ancient Town

Hoi An

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UNESCO: Göreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia

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UNESCO: Historic Centre of San Gimignano

San Gimignano Square

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UNESCO: Vatican City

Dome of St Peters

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UNESCO: Historic Centre of Rome

The Pantheon

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UNESCO: Historic Areas of Istanbul

Basilica Cistern

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UNESCO: Old City of Dubrovnik

Red Roofs of Dubrovnik

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UNESCO: Historic Cairo

Old Cairo

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UNESCO: Kutná Hora

Kutna Hora

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UNESCO: Plitvice Lakes National Park

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UNESCO: Historic Centre of Prague

Charles Bridge evening 2

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UNESCO: Gondwana Rainforests of Australia

Gloucester Falls WHA

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UNESCO: Ha Long Bay

Halong Bay

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UNESCO: Medina of Fes

Fez Medina

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UNESCO: Costiera Amalfitana

Amalfi

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