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Machu Pichu, Peru
This month marks the hundred-year-anniversary of the "re-discovery" of this Inca citadel by Hiram Bingham. Machu Picchu deserves its clichés--'place of a lifetime,' 'bucket-list destination'...'mystical'...'amazing'... Sometimes, it's okay...
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Hout Bay, Cape Town, South Africa
Hout Bay is basically Eden. This ecological utopia has everything a nature lover could want, from imposing mountains and miraculous views (check out the Twelve Apostles range) to World of Birds, the largest bird park in Africa, home to 3,000 birds...
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Itsukushima, Miyajimacho, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima Prefecture 739-0588, Japan
At low tide and sunset
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Khovd, Mongolia
A salted lake in the middle of a desert
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Misiones Province
On the Brazilian side
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Denali, Alaska, USA
A must see in Alaska
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Lake Geneva
With well over a thousand lakes, Switzerland is blessed with its fair share of stunning bodies of water. The most extensive, however, is Lake Geneva (also known as Lac Léman), where you can bask in seductive views and amazing sunsets....
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Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
Located outside the city of Kyoto, the Golden Temple is a reconstruction of a previous temple that burned in the early part of the XXth century
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7 Place Poids, 84110 Vaison-la-Romaine, France
At nightime in the medieval town
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Rochers de Naye, 1820 Veytaux, Switzerland
Seen from our chalet
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Dents du Midi, 1873 Val-d'Illiez, Switzerland
As seen from Vevey on a clear sunny day
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Unnamed Rd, South Africa
Where the two oceans officially meet
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Château de la Tour-de-Peilz, 1814 Lac Léman, Switzerland
The Castle of la Tour de Peilz which now hosts the Swiss Game Museum
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Lion's Head, Signal Hill, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
This is the view that you'll be treated to while climbing to the summit of Lion's Head in Cape Town, South Africa. The ever-stunning Table Mountain is just to the left of this perspective and as you head up the climb, you'll soon be facing Robben...
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Guadalupe Island, Baja California, Mexico
A 5-day boat trek delivered many hours of amazing dive time with the sharks of Guadalupe.
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Place du Molard 5, 1204 Genève, Switzerland
One of my favorite's restaurant is Café du Centre on Place du Molard, just below the Old Town. This place is great if you like seafood, they have great platters, as well as oysters, all very fresh. In the summer, their terrasse is also a great...
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Quai Wilson 47, 1211 Genève, Switzerland
One of my favorite's bars is however Café Arts on the opposite side of Old Town. This is mostly local's knowledge, however it is very hype and trendy.
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Rue Etienne-Dumont 3, 1204 Genève, Switzerland
Another favorite spot in Geneva's Old Town is the Demi-Lune for a drink. Anglos tend to like it and meet there informally.
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Place du Bourg-de-Four 20, 1204 Genève, Switzerland
If you are in Geneva's Old Town, be sure to stop for a coffee or drink at la Clémence, one of the oldest and most respected cafés of Geneva. On a warm day, the locals converge at its terrasse.
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Place du Bourg-de-Four 24, 1204 Genève, Switzerland
If you visit St-Pierre's cathedral, be sure to take the stairs of one of the towers. You will not regret the efforts of climbing the stairs, as on a clear and sunny day you can have a 360 view of Lake Geneva (up to Lausanne), the Alps, the Rhone...
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Rue Rodolphe-Toepffer 9, 1206 Genève, Switzerland
Most tourists never see this beautiful Russian Orthodox Church, just beyond Geneva's Old Town. It was built in the late XIXth century and rumors say that Dostoievsky, during his stay here, was a frequent visitor.
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Rue de la Cité 27, 1204 Genève, Switzerland
Surprisingly, Geneva's Old Town is quiet and with few shops, bars and restaurants, for a city of its size, in comparison with other Swiss cities like Lausanne, Bern, Basel or Zurich.
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Place de Neuve, 1204 Genève, Switzerland
From Place Neuve, have a look at the Grand Théatre where the opera is located, together with the Conservatoire de Musique and the Musée Rath which hosts local exhibitions. Up the remaining fortified walls you will notice old houses which belong to...
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Place du Bourg-de-Four 24, 1204 Genève, Switzerland
Geneva's cathedral (St-Pierre) is seen from a distance as it sits on a hill overlooking the city. The cathedral was built on the premises of a much older cathedral, dating from the early Middle Ages (which you can visit by going down on a special...
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Palais des Nations, 1211 Genève, Switzerland
The Palais des Nations is the UN's European headquarters. This huge building complex, second only in size (Versailles' castle is bigger) was build just before World War II in 1937-38 for the former League of Nations. If you can get a visit there,...
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Rue de la Corraterie, 1204 Genève, Switzerland
Rue de la Corraterie is Geneva's street for old money. Here you will find mostly old-fashioned shops, such as a well established sports shop, a florist and a pen shop. However, be sure to also check a sneakers shop where young and not-so-young...
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Quai Gustave-Ador, 1207 Genève, Switzerland
We were only in Geneva for a day, but we were told to take a unique photo with this fountain by our friends and this is what we came up with! While Geneva was overwhelmingly expensive for 2 college students backpacking, it was worth the trip to...
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2490 Ave Royale, Quebec City, QC G1C 1S1, Canada
Just outside of Quebec city, the Montmorency Falls are higher than the Niagara ones. In winter, a magic show of ice, snow and water intermixing is a highlight of the visit of this beautiful natural landscape.
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Dornie, Kyle of Lochalsh IV40 8DX, UK
Eilean Donan Castle sits in a remote loch in the Scottish Highlands. Dating back many centuries, it is the seat of the MacLean clan. The scenery around and the location of the castle makes it the perfect picture postcard.
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Mogadishu, Somalia
Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, has been experiencing internal conflict since 1991. Most of the city's building have been hit or destroyed by the on-going warfare and suicide attacks, yet the location of the city among the Indian ocean pristine...
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Route du Village 11, 1807 Blonay, Switzerland
Restaurant Les Fougères in Ondallaz up from the village of Blonay is a hidden gem for those who want to taste local specialties. I highly recommend visiting during hunting season where the menu reflects a variety of game. Similarly, during winter...
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Rivaz, Switzerland
Lavaux in Vaud, Switzerland is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, home to 830 hectares of vineyards just 20 minutes by train from Lausanne. Slanted dramatically, these fields stretch about 30 km along the banks of Lake Geneva producing mostly Chasselas...
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Rue de Bourg, 1003 Lausanne, Switzerland
Rue de Bourg in Lausanne is the city's premier shopping location where high-end brands have set up shops. Home of Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Cartier and co, you will find everything to satisfy your desires. If not, try the Bon Genie department store...
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Place de la Palud 1, 1003 Lausanne, Switzerland
Place de la Palud is one of the central squares of the old town of Lausanne. The city hall is located there, as well as plenty of shops, bars and restaurants.
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Place Saint-François, 1003 Lausanne, Switzerland
Place St-François in Lausanne is located at the end of rue de Bourg and on top of the Flon neighbourhood. The church dates back from the XVIth century and has been converted to Protestantism during Reformation. The square is also home to the big...
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Le Flon, 1000 Lausanne, Switzerland
Le Flon is Lausanne's hype neighbourhood. It sits on the bed of a now underground river, which created an urban "canyon" which now houses trendy shops, bars and restaurants. And during the weekend the dance floors of the clubs keep the area lively...
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Le Mont-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland
Given the different levels the city is build on, bridges were constructed to link different parts of the city. With the recent construction of the subway, this has added another layer of metallical structures all interconnected one another.
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Place du Port, 1006 Lausanne, Switzerland
This late XIXth century luxury hotel was built in the style of a medieval castle and sits right in front of the lake at Ouchy's harbour.
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Place de la Navigation 3, 1006 Lausanne, Switzerland
Ouchy, the lakeside neighbourhood of Lausanne, is proud to have some if the most luxurious palaces facing Lake Geneva, with a dramatic view of the French Alps on the opposite side of the lake.
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Place Benjamin-Constant, 1005 Lausanne, Switzerland
L'Etoile Blanche in Lausanne is a popular spot where the hype and trendy meet. Its terrasse on sunny days is a favourite spot for peopke-watching and to get inspired by the latest fashion trends.
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This trendy shop in Lausanne features all kinds of unusual and useless gadgets and gifts - great for the über-trendy who has it all !
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1807 Blonay, Switzerland
This medieval castle overlooks the village of Blonay in the Swiss Riviera. It still belong to the original family, the de Blonays who still reside there.
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Place du Château 5, 1260 Nyon, Switzerland
Nyon is a medieval city just 20 kms from Geneva on the lake towards Lausanne. Its castle surrounds the city and provides an unique viewpoint of the lake and the Alps.
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Veytaux, Switzerland
Expect to be transported back to medieval times during your visit to Château de Chillon. More than 1,000 years old, the beguiling castle has inspired many poetic greats, none more so than Lord Byron, whose poem The Prisoner of Chillon was...
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Col de la Faucille, 01170 Gex, France
The ride to the col de la Faucille at 1300 mts on the Jura mountains is worth it, if only for the view of Lake Geneva and the Alps. On a clear day like this, one can see the Mt-Blanc, and the rest of the French and Swiss Alps.
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Place du Petit-Mont, 1052 Le Mont-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland
This communal restaurant features typical regional delicacies and wines and specializes in foie gras. During the fall, be sure to try game such as feasant or boar. Auberge communale Place du Petit-Mont, Le Mont-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland...
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2000 Chemin Remembrance, Montréal, QC H3A 1A2, Canada
The terrasse pavillion on top of Mt-Royal provides an unique viewpoint of downtown Montreal and the St-Lawrence river. On a clear day, one can see as far as the US border or the Appalachian mountains which are located in Quebec's Eastern...
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Jirón Carabaya, Cercado de Lima 15001, Peru
The Basilica Cathedral of Lima stands on the Plaza Mayor and its contruction started in 1535. It also hosts the remains of Francisco Pizarro, the Spanish conquistador of Peru.
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575 Rue Hovey, North Hatley, QC J0B 2C0, Canada
From Montreal, it's only an hour and a half drive up to picturesque Lake Massawippi. We send clients to the Manoir Hovey, an inn which was built as a home in 1900 and is based, loosely, on the design for Mount Vernon. The inspiration is perhaps...
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57 Rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris, France
The Hotel Matignon on Paris' left bank is the official office and residence of France' Prime Minister. This hôtel particulier dates back from before the French Revolution and boast an impressive and well-manicured garden. It is only second in...
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Jirón Lampa, Cercado de Lima 15001, Peru

Centuries-old catacombs decorated with human bones pepper the crypts at this Franciscan monastery dating to 1774. Decked out in impressive Spanish Baroque architecture, the canary-yellow church and monastery also house a remarkable library with...

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216 Ontario St, Kingston, ON K7L 2Z3, Canada
Kingston's City Hall was built in what was at the time Upper Canada in British North America. At the birth of the Canadian confederation, it served on a number of occasions as House of Commons or Parliament.
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Grant Hall, Kingston, ON K7L 3N5, Canada
Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario was granted a Royal Charter in 1841. Now a world-famous university, it consistently ranks amongst Canada's best. Yet it still retains a sense of community, as the numbers of students attending remains on a...
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Rue de Lausanne 70, 1110 Morges, Switzerland
Seen from the lakeview pronenade in Morges, near Lausanne, at sunset.
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3355 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
We had the fabulous opportunity to spend a week at the Venetian and here are my findings. I loved it the minute I got out of the taxi. It has an opulent front entrance, with a massive ceiling adorned with frescoes. Inside you are greeted with more...
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Saint-Saphorin, Switzerland
The St Saphorin vineyards of Lavaux in Switzerland's riviera produce a more fruity wine than neighbouring Dezaley. The dramatic view of the lake and the Alps makes it a very popular destination for wine-tasting, eating out on a terrasse or just...
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Route du Lac 2, 1071 Rivaz, Switzerland
The Dézaley wineyards in the Lavaux region boasts this beautiful Château which domaine produces a well-renowned wine. Recently the whole Lavaux region was placed under the protection of UNESCO as a world heritage site.