Sevilla, Giralda and Cathedral

Sevilla

Sevilla, the capital of Andalusia, founded approximately 2,200 years ago, conquered by the Romans, the Moors, the Visigoths, each different culture leaving clear layers of their unique personality embedded in ...

Antelope Canyon

The Antelope Canyon is a natural wonder of stellar magnitude, few miles from Page Arizona, right on beautiful Navajo land. You can, unfortunately I might add, only visit the site ...

Amangiri

Amangiri (peaceful mountain) is located on 600 acres in Canyon Point, Southern Utah, close to the border with Arizona. The resort is tucked into a protected valley with sweeping views ...

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La Feria De Cordoba

Also known as Feria de Nuestra Señora de la Salud (Our Lady of Health) or simply as Feria De Mayo, the festival takes place in the last week of May, right outside the city of Cordoba in Spain. Everything happens inside a perimeter called El Real de Arenal, which means the area with sand. It’s similar to the […]

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Minnewaska State Park Preserve

The Minnewaska State Park Preserve is located in Ulster County New York, 90 miles from New York city. A great weekend destination, it becomes especially popular in summer time and fall. The outstanding views of the Catskills dressed up in fall foliage, the two lakes (Minnewaska and Awosting), the Awosting falls create a picturesque north […]

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Plaza De Espana in Sevilla

The Plaza De Espana was built in occasion of the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, under king Alfonso XIII. The Expo was a fair where every Spanish region and Portugal, the United States, Brazil, Uruguay, Mexico, Peru, Argentina, Chile, the Republic of Colombia, Cuba, Venezuela, the Dominican Republic, Bolivia, Panama, El Salvador, Costa Rica, and Ecuador were […]

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The Alcazar, Sevilla

The Alcazar is the oldest royal palace still in service in Europe. It was built by the Almohads, a Berber dynasty, as a fort, in the 12th century. It was subsequently rebuilt in 1364 for the Christian ruler Pedro I (“The Cruel”). The palace is arranged in sections on three side of a rectangular courtyard. The […]

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Sunrise behind the Three Mittens

Monument Valley

The name Monument Valley (Tsé Biiʼ Ndzisgaii, meaning valley of the rocks in Navajo) defines an area now part of the Colorado Plateau, characterized by a large number of red sandstone buttes. The valley used to be a single flat basin million of years ago and became what it is today thanks of sediments, uplifting […]

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The Grand Canyon

Five million visitors every year, Unesco World Heritage Site, 1.2 million acres, never-ending views, you hear others describing it and  no matter how prepared you think you are, you’re in for a once in a lifetime experience. Theodore Roosevelt, who made the Grand Canyon a National Monument in 1908 said once “The Grand Canyon fills […]

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Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi in Chiang Mai

The Dhara Dhevi hotel, located in Chiang Mai Thailand is probably the closest you will get to live in a dream, even if for a few days. The Mandarin Oriental property is set on 60 acres of beautiful green grounds, in Northern Thailand. The resort was designed drawing inspiration from the Lanna period architecture, which […]

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The Chatuchak market in Bangkok

The Chatuchak weekend marked was born from an idea of Field Marshal Phibulsongkram, twice prime minister of Thailand (1938-1944, 1948-1957), who decided that every city needed to have it’s own flee market. The first flee market in Bangkok was held at Sanam Luang and later (in 1982) moved to the area near the Chatuchak park. In it’s current incarnation the […]

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A surprise in Mae Salong

During our excursion to the hill tribal areas in Northern Thailand we drove up to Mae Salong, now renamed Santikhiri. Without having planned this we ended up hitting the exact date when the Miracle Tea, Sakura and Tribal Food Festival of Doi Mae Salong takes place. We went to Mae Salong on Dec, 29th 2010. The date […]

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Northern Thailand Hill Tribes

The term Hill Tribes refers to those populations who migrated to Thailand, Burma, Laos and Vietnam from southern China, usually from Yunnan, or Tibet in the past centuries. Most of these tribes come from a heritage of subsistence farming and slash and burn agricultural techniques. This means caring after the few animals that feed their […]

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