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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

Getting Lost in the Labyrinth In Camaguey

Camaguey is a labyrinth where a poor map reader can easily get lost. The narrow streets seem identical and they look like endless mazes that seem to bring you back to where you’ve started. Getting lost in this old colonial city, however, offers a curious visitor some old gems that

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

The Amazing Petra in Jordan

YOU HAVE TO SEE IT TO BELIEVE IT! Petra in Jordan is amazing. Dazzling. Breathtaking. Magnificent. Phenomenal. Insert your own adjectives—they’re all true for many reasons. Petra, no doubt, would never fail to amaze you. It’s jaw-dropping! Literally. Another item in my bucket lis: to gawk at the amazing Petra. Checked.

The Siq – In the Footsteps of Indiana Jones

Nobody goes to Petra and see the magnificent Treasury without following the footsteps of [easyazon_link asin=”B000NQRE9Q” locale=”US” new_window=”yes” nofollow=”default” tag=”pridecostume-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”yes” popups=”yes”]Indiana Jones[/easyazon_link] on The Siq where he trudged on his horse in search of the Holy Grail. Nearing the end of the gorge, Indiana Jones and his entourage

Wadi Rum – The Red Planet

I finally understood what the “sands of time” means. Wadi Rum, in Jordan, taught me that. Its vastness, its beauty, its magnificence stupefied me. It’s not your ordinary desert of plain golden sand. It’s a desert that defies stereotypes of an arid, solitary piece of nature—hues of red, pink, gold, black

The Great Wall of China

Sunrise at the Great Wall of China is one view that would forever be etched in my memory. The serenity from where I stood to take this pic is reflected in the rugged terrains of the landscape where the ancient wall is snaking through its way up, as if reaching

Itsukushima Shrine in Miyajima Island

Miyajima is an island just an hour by tram (to its last station) from Hiroshima Station. It takes 30 minutes via JR Line Train. From the last tram station, I took a huge ferry to the island for ten minutes. Miyajima Island is Japan’s third most visited tourist attraction. Here,

Landmarks to see at Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima

There are no more traces of the war and the atomic bombing in Hiroshima. Except for the A-Bomb Dome which is preserved and sturdily standing by the river. People are moving on but they don’t forget that saddest day of their lives and they don’t forget to honor the 140,000 victims

The Golden Pavilion in Kyoto

Kyoto, has 1,600 Buddhist temples and over 400 Shinto Shrines. With 17 UNESCO World Cultural Heritages, a tourist would never have to complain on what to do and see in the city that’s known to be the Cultural Capital of Japan. No wonder, Kyoto, is a must-see for travellers. Temples, however, will

Japan: Fushimi-inari Temple

Day 11: Fushimi-inari Temple Staying in Nara for less than 24 hours, is, of course, not advisable. Though Nara is just a small city with narrow roads (like other japanese cities), it’s parks and alleyways are to be consumed by walking. I did walk for an hour in the morning
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