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The South Head of Sydney harbor offers spectacular view of the city. When I lived in the city, it was one of my favorite day trips. Catch the Watson’s Bay ferry from downtown Sydney. The bay is filled with sailboats and the beach is filled with...
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Bondi NSW 2026, Australia
Bondi to Bronte is a stunning 30-45min walk along the coast. Start early so you can park behind Icebergs (http://icebergs.com.au/). Check out the famous Icebergs pool, walk past Tamarama (a cute smaller beach) and wind up in Bronte before heading...
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If you get tired of the city, take a day trip out to the Blue Mountains, a UNESCO World Heritage Site named for the blue haze that surrounds the range. Echo Point is popular cliff lookout because it provides a great view a set of sandstone peaks...
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19 Kent St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
One of Sydney’s oldest “hotels” (watering holes with rooms), this Rocks favorite was built out of convict-quarried sandstone in the 1830s and ’40s. The Lord Nelson added a brewery in 1987 and now produces English-style...
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Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney NSW, Australia
It's the quintessential thing to do in Sydney, and it's alot of fun! You won't get a better bird's-eye-view of Sydney's amazing landmarks— including the Opera House and Luna Park— than from the top of the iconic Harbour Bridge. #afarexperiences...
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Nicosia, Cyprus
On the 'Greek' side of Lefkosia's (Nicosia's) walled city, adjacent to the Phaneromeni Church, is a tiny, abandoned mosque. Just behind it is Mattheos, a quaint little restaurant frequented almost exclusively by locals. The owners serve a...
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Agios Sozomenos, Cyprus
The remains of a Venetian-style church in the abandoned village of Ayios Sozomenos, a 10 minute drive from the capital Nicosia. It was likely built in the pre-Ottoman period, like a number of the churches in Cyprus. The village was abandoned...
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Arch Makarios Avenue 12, Platres 4820
In Kemal Square, Famagusta - the largest city in northern Cyprus - sits the most awkwardly named mosque in the world. Officially the Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque, this converted cathedral is labelled on a lot of street signs as 'St. Nicholas Mosque'....
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Ayia Napa, Cyprus
Small it may be, but one thing I miss about Cyprus is the fact that you're always running into things like "Cyclops Cave" and "Aphrodite's Baths". Still on the lookout for "Hermes' Toilet" and "Hera's Herb Garden", though. This cave is at Konnos...
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Nicosia, Cyprus
The walled old town in Nicosia is covered in graffiti dating back to various periods of turmoil in the capital: the 1955 fight for independence; the ethnic conflict of the '60s; and the war and occupation of 1974. On this side street, old and...
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apollonos 27 Nicosia CY 1010, Nicosia, Cyprus
The municipality was all excited about its planned, new, multi-tiered main square... until they came across some uncatalogued ruins once they started digging. As they work around the new discovery - apparently the foundations of the city's famed...
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Larnaca, Cyprus
A mid-sized coastal town on the Southeastern edge of Cyprus, Larnaca offers relaxing beaches as well as handful of religious and historical sites. The Church of Saint Lazarus is one of my favorite, having as a child heard stories of Lazarus,...
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Λήδρας 171 - 179, Πύργος Σιακόλα, Levkosia (Nicosia) 1584, Cyprus
Nicosia/Lefkoşa is the only capital city in the world today that is officially divided. The southern portion of the city belongs to the Republic of Cyprus, while the northern section is part of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, a disputed...
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Paphos, Cyprus
Supposedly the rock where Aphrodite was born, this pebble beach brought my crew and I tons of fun and excitement. One by one, we climbed the huge rock and jumped off it...I nearly lost my suit! My entire stay in Cyprus was magical, and for such a...
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Nicosia, Cyprus
Most people think about Cyprus in relation to the 1974 Turkish invasion. This isn't an unfair thought, since the Turkish army is still occupying the Northern part of the country. There are still military guards from the Greek Cypriot army, the...
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Praça do Império 1400-206 Lisboa, 1400-206 Lisboa, Portugal
Jerónimos Monastery, also known as the Hieronymites Monastery, or Mosteiro dos Jerónimos in Portuguese, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Lisbon. This stunning building took 100 years to build and it's no wonder once you experience the level of...
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Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Jaipur is capital and the largest city of the largest state Rajasthan in India. The city is stood at the foot of the sprawling 300 year old hilltop Amber fort just on the outskirt of the city. Jaipur is also called the pink city due to its pink...
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Bahnhofstrasse 25, 7002 Chur, Switzerland
I didn’t even realize that the Bernina Express scenic train journey was on the UNESCO World Heritage list until I arrived at the small northern Italian town of Tirano to start the trip. There are several different routes from which travelers may...
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Chichén Itzá, Yucatán, Mexico
A brilliant work of architecture and astronomy, the Pyramid of Kukulkán at Chichén Itzá is so precisely engineered that on the vernal and autumnal equinoxes, the sun casts shadows that slither like snakes and seem to descend...
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To be honest, the Middle Eastern country of Jordan has a lot of "wow" moments. Among all of them, though, one of my favorite experiences was walking through the massive desert known as Wadi Rum. Wadi Rum has been inhabited by Bedouins for...
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Lasseter Hwy, Uluru NT 0872, Australia
Uluru, or Ayer’s Rock as many know it, is one of the most recognized landmarks anywhere in the world. This strange giant rock in the middle of the Australian Outback has long kindled imaginations, going back millennia. It may be an important...
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Athens 105 58, Greece

You can’t miss the Parthenon, the majestic ruin towering above Athens. Originally painted in vivid hues, this feat of architecture, engineering, and artistry is still as awe-inspiring as it was almost 2,500 years ago. Le Corbusier, pioneer...

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Fraser Island is the worlds largest sand island and has over 100 pure freshwater lakes. Though this one doesn't look so pristine like the other lakes on the island it was refreshing nonetheless after a long hike through the sand dunes just to get...
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Stephansplatz 1, 1010 Wien, Austria
In the heart of Vienna sits St. Stephen's Cathedral. Built in the late 12th century, it's a grand piece of beauty borrowing both from the Romanesque and Gothic styles of architecture. Unlike St. Vitus in Prague, St. Stephen's shimmers with light...
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381 01 Český Krumlov, Czechia
Cesky Krumlov is located in southern Czech Republic and has a delightful town bound by an oxbow in the Vltava River. Opposite the town lies Cesky Krumlov Castle, which allows the visitor to experience an "on top of the world" view over the...
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Vrijdagmarkt 22-23, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium
I'll be the first to admit, a museum of printing didn't sound terribly exciting to me, at first. Antwerp Belgium's Plantin-Moretus Museum certainly changed my mind. This is the only museum on the UNESCO World Heritage list and the recognition is...
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During our recent trip to Rome, we paid a visit to the incredible UNESCO World Heritage site of Hadrian's Villa in Tivoli. Minus the wooden fence in the photograph, you can almost envision how this gorgeous area of the property would have...
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Rue au Beurre 46, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
If you could only do one thing in Brussels (and frankly, that would be a tragedy), it would have to be a visit to the Grand Place. Also called the Grote Markt, in Flemish, Grand Place is Brussels’ UNESCO-listed central market square. Standing in...
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Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland, Canada should be on everyone's bucket list. It is spectacular in its natural beauty. This picture was taken from atop Mt. Gros Morne, which provides breathtaking views of the...
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Sněmovní nám. 1, 767 01 Kroměříž, Czechia
I found Kroměříž when it was almost too late. I had been living in another small city in the Czech Republic for 15 months and, as soon as I realized I really would be leaving, panic set in and I started looking for a new place to settle. That's...
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Via San Giovanni Vecchio, 89, 75100 Matera MT, Italy
I'm not one to skip breakfast, especially in Italy, where thoughts of cappuccino, pastries, and local ham tend to rouse me early from slumber. But on my first morning at the Hotel Sant’Angelo, in the old quarter of Matera, I was having a hard time...