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Coyoacan – A Morning Stroll

Discovering Coyoacan was a travel itinerary that wasn’t supposed to happen. From our hotel in Mexico City, a friend and I hired a taxi to take us around for a day. Our first stop was Frida Kahlo’s Blue House – and we were told that the queue would be unbearable.

Borobudur Temple – The World’s Largest Buddhist Temple

Borobudur Temple is the world’s largest Buddhist Temple. Judging from its massive size, artistry, handiwork, and significance, this temple deserves a UNESCO World Heritage Site status. How to get to Borobudur Take a tour – that’s what I did. The van driver picked me up at 4:00 in the morning

The Facade of Cologne Cathedral

I am going to show you the 360 views of the facade of Cologne Cathedral in Germany – before I’ll take you inside. This imposing Gothic Cathedral is Cologne’s most famous landmark and the pride of its people – regardless of their religious affiliation. And true enough, from a glance

The Stunning Facade of Florence Duomo

The stunning facade of Florence Duomo is one of a kind. It’s a great example of the Renaissance style which was born in Florence, Italy. Duomo, as the locals call it, has a longer name: Catedral Santa Maria del Fiore. In English, it translates to, “Cathedral of Saint Mary of

Take a Peek: Inside the Roman Colosseum

What’s inside the Roman Colosseum? I bet you’re curious, right? In my previous post, I showed you the facade of the stunning Roman Colosseum. Now, I’ll bring you inside to see what it’s like while learning a bit of its history. This piece of architectural wonder is a must-see when

Karnak Temple – The World’s Largest Open-Air Museum

Karnak Temple in Luxor is both an interesting and photogenic archaeological site. There are so many things to discover here, and in fact, I saw a few people in the area still digging and brushing important stones/relics that could help them understand further the history of the country. This is a

Athleb Mountain – The Skyscrapers of Madain Saleh

Just outside the barbed wire fence of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Madain Saleh, in Saudi Arabia, is the towering Athleb Mountain. They’re a breathtakingly gorgeous wonder that withstood the burning temperature of the desert. Related Read: Things to do and see at Madain Saleh  Athleb Mountain is just a

PHOTOS: Grand Canyon Sunrise is Magic

The Grand Canyon Sunrise is one of the things you would never regret waking up early. I woke up at 4:15 in the morning. Yes, that early! I left my campsite at 4:35. The first shuttle bus was at 4:30 and I reckoned it’s gonna pass by Mather Campground at

Things to do in Trinidad

If there’s one city I’d highly recommend you to visit, aside from Havana, in Cuba, it would be Trinidad. No, I’m not talking about the many museums the city can offer but the various activities you can do here and it’s neighboring places. From the cobblestoned streets to the mountains

Trinidad – A Time Travel

Trinidad is a 500-year old Cuban city warped in time. Walking around, in narrow streets covered in cobblestones, I didn’t find it difficult to convince myself that I was living and breathing in the past. Time travel, in Trinidad, is indeed, possible. Try to wake up early–before everyone does–and walk

A Day in Cienfuegos

From Havana, it takes 4.5 hours by Viazul bus to get to Cienfuegos, a city whose urban center shows its UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The city’s old, historical buildings which are mostly art deco and colonial French are stunningly a visual feast to the eye. There’s really not much to

35 Things to do in Havana

These are the 35 things to do in Havana, Cuba. From riding a classic car to watching the sunset at Malecon or strolling the street, Havana is vibrant and teeming with little things to discover. Colonial architecture is literally everywhere. Havana is a kaleidoscope of everything: of collapsing decay, of

Angkor Wat is the Center of the Universe

The national symbol of Cambodia, Angkor Wat, blew my mind away. There lies the diverse symbols of the cosmic, mythical and religious world–assembled together in one place of wonder. Perhaps, the only reason why tourists flock to Cambodia is to see one of the 7 world wonders, that is Angkor

The Monastery or Little Petra in Jordan

It seems that the best monuments in the world are tombs. The Pyramids of Egypt, The Taj Mahal in India, The Terracota Warriors in Xian, China, St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome and Westminster Abbey in England are all famous sites that honor the dead: Kings, Queens, Emperors, Royals, Pharaohs and
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