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Vatican City  (Part 1)

Vatican City (Part 1)

Gem and Lita June 14, 2017 0

Whether you are religious or not a visit to Vatican City can be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. No trip to Rome, Italy, would be complete without a visit to Vatican City. acknowledged as a UNESCO

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The Acropolis of Athens

The Acropolis of Athens

Gem and Lita May 11, 2017 0

“Acropolis” means “high city” in Greek. It comes from the Greek words “akron” (highest point) and “polis” (city). In fact, any structure or citadel built on a high hill anywhere on earth is called

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Baalbek, “City of the Sun”, Lebanon

Baalbek, “City of the Sun”, Lebanon

Gem and Lita April 11, 2017 0

Despite its diminutive size (only 10,452 sq. km.), the Republic of Lebanon is a country within the Middle Eastern region with a long and rich history dating back more than 7,000 years. The country’s

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Blue Mountains, Australia

Blue Mountains, Australia

Gem and Lita March 8, 2017 0

Where are they: a part of the dividing mountain range west of Sydney What is there to see: Wentworth Falls, Three Sisters, Scenic World How to get there: travel by road (train or car)

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Waitomo Glowworm Caves, New Zealand

Waitomo Glowworm Caves, New Zealand

Gem and Lita February 7, 2017 0

With its dramatic topography and landscape made world-famous by the epic high fantasy movies “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy (December 2001, 2003 & 2004) and “The Hobbit”, the island country of New Zealand,

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The Bay OF Islands, New Zealand

The Bay OF Islands, New Zealand

Gem and Lita January 10, 2017 0

At the very edge of the world in New Zealand’s North Island is the world famous maritime park of 144 islands known for its stunning beauty, spectacular scenery and colourful history, The Bay of

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Rotorua, Geothermal Utopia of New Zealand

Rotorua, Geothermal Utopia of New Zealand

Gem and Lita November 22, 2016 0

“Kia Ora“! Welcome to Rotorua, the geothermal utopia of New Zealand. Rotorua is a city on the southern shores of the great lake known as “Kahumatamomoe” in the Bay of Plenty region of New

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Beautiful Sagada, Mt. Province, Philippines

Beautiful Sagada, Mt. Province, Philippines

Gem and Lita October 25, 2016 0

Beautiful Sagada is famous for its “hanging coffins” suspended on the rocky limestone precipice not to mention its mystical caves, rice terraces, waterfalls, and temperate weather. Nestled in a valley, Sagada with 11,244 people,

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Teotihuacan, “The City of the Gods”

Teotihuacan, “The City of the Gods”

Gem and Lita September 23, 2016 0

Northeast of Mexico City is the largest pre-Columbian city in the Americas known as “Teotihuacan”, called “The City of the Gods”. Designated as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987, it is home to Mexico’s

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Mexico City – Maligned and Lovable

Mexico City – Maligned and Lovable

Gem and Lita August 24, 2016 0

Much maligned as Mexico’s polluted and dangerous capital, Mexico City is safe and lovable based on our own personal experience as first-time visitors. We discover this megalopolis, a mixture of tradition and modernity, of

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