Gem and Lita
Travel

by Gem and Lita
gem@filipinojournal.com

Puerto Princesa Underground River (Part II)

Puerto Princesa Underground River (Part II)

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From the wide entrance hall called “Daylight Hole”, the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River winds around limestone caverns gliding past countless and beautiful speleothems of stalactites (hanging from the cave ceilings) and stalagmites (inverted stalactites

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Puerto Princesa Underground River (Part I)

Puerto Princesa Underground River (Part I)

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Considered as the world’s longest navigable subterranean river until 2007 discovery of an underground river in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula that wanders for 153 kms. (95 mi.) through a maze of underground limestone caverns, the

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The Little Church on the Prairie

The Little Church on the Prairie

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For so many years we have been passing by a little white-steepled church with a few headstones in the grassy divide between the north and south bound lanes of Highway 75, Province of Manitoba.

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Vatican City (part 4)

Vatican City (part 4)

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Visiting the Sistine Chapel is an essential must-do experience in Rome. Be a part of the over five million people coming to visit the Sistine Chapel every year. Located at the southern end of

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Vatican City 3

Vatican City 3

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Within the Vatican City are religious and cultural sites such as St. Peter’s Basilica, the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museums. A quintessential part of the Vatican City experience is a stroll across the

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Vatican City (part 2)

Vatican City (part 2)

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How is a new Pope chosen? A new Bishop of Rome, also known as the Pope or the Supreme Pontiff and considered by the Roman Catholic Church as the apostolic successor of St. Peter,

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Vatican City  (Part 1)

Vatican City (Part 1)

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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

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“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

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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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