Author Archive for: ‘Lisa’

The Golden Temple – Amritsar, India

The Golden Temple – Amritsar, India

The spiritual center of the Sikh religion, the Golden Temple was built between 1589 and 1601, and is a superb …

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Todai-ji Temple – Nara, Japan

Todai-ji Temple – Nara, Japan

There are many reasons to visit the impressive Todai-ji Temple in Nara, but its sheer size must be the main …

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The Great Wall of China – China

The Great Wall of China – China

A symbol of China’s historical detachment and sense of vulnerability, the Great Wall snakes through the Chinese landscape, over deserts, …

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Tosho-gu Shrine – Nikko, Japan

Tosho-gu Shrine – Nikko, Japan

Nikko was a renowned Buddhist-Shinto religious center, and the warlord Tokugawa Ieyasu (1542-1616) chose this area as the site for …

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Temple of Heaven – Beijing, China

Temple of Heaven – Beijing, China

Built during the Ming dynasty, Tiantan, commonly called the Temple of Heaven, is one of the largest temple complexes in …

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Forbidden City – Beijing, China

Forbidden City – Beijing, China

Forming the heart of Beijing, the Forbidden City is the world’s largest palace complex, with 980 buildings across 1,614,600 sq …

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Potala Palace – Lhasa, China

Potala Palace – Lhasa, China

Perched on Lhasa’s highest point, the Potala Palace is arguably the greatest monumental structure in Tibet. Thirteen stories high, with …

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City of Joyce – A Portrait of Dublin City as a Book Lover’s Nirvana

City of Joyce – A Portrait of Dublin City as a Book Lover’s Nirvana

Birthplace of James Joyce, W. B. Yeats, George Bernard Shaw, and Samuel Beckett, Dublin has more literary landmarks than most …

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ON THE ICE – The endless adventure of life in Antarctica

ON THE ICE – The endless adventure of life in Antarctica

In Antarctica, there are no days off. Not really. To live down here, you must work at one of the …

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ADVENTURELAND – Colorado

ADVENTURELAND – Colorado

Colorado is much more than just great slopes— it’s an adventure lover’s dream all year round. Colorado is undoubtedly a …

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