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悬空寺, Datong, China悬空寺Datong, ChinaThe HangingMonastery is a temple built into a cliff (75 m or 246 ft above the ground) near Datong / China. Built more than 1,500 years ago, this...Headington Shark, Oxford, EnglandHeadington SharkOxford, EnglandThe Headington Shark is a rooftop sculpture of a shark embedded head-first in the roof of a house in Oxford, England. The shark first appeared in...Bridge of Sighs, Oxford, EnglandBridge of SighsOxford, EnglandThe Hertford Bridge is a bridge that joins two parts of Hertford College in Oxford. It is commonly referred to as the Bridge of Sighs because of...Wenlock Priory, Much Wenlock, EnglandWenlock PrioryMuch Wenlock, EnglandMuch Wenloch priory is a ruined 12th century monastery. Its history dates back much earlier than that though, all the way back to 680 when an Anglo...Two Jack Lake, Alberta, CanadaTwo Jack LakeAlberta, CanadaOne of my favorite lakes in Banff. While you glide across these calm blue waters you have a good chance of seeing elk, moose and other wildlife....Jökulsárlón, IcelandJökulsárlónIcelandIn the southeast of Iceland, you'll find a glacier lagoon filled with large chunks of ice. This ice lagoon has become one of Iceland's most popular...Nahampoana Reserve, Toliara, MadagascarNahampoana ReserveToliara, MadagascarA mother ring-tailed lemur and her baby. I knelt down to get a photo of these two and they climbed up my arm onto my shoulder! Four types of lemur...Cape Perpetua, Lincoln County, OregonCape PerpetuaLincoln County, OregonThor's Well on the Oregon coast appears to be the end of the earth. Also known as the drainpipe of the Pacific, the well is actually a hole in the...Giant's Causeway, Moyle, Northern IrelandGiant's CausewayMoyle, Northern IrelandThe Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland's most famous landmark, is not all about the 'stones', though most people come, see and leave within an...Rock of Gibraltar, Gibraltar, GibraltarRock of GibraltarGibraltar, GibraltarSeeing, and occasionally getting to play with, the Barbary Macaques on the Rock of Gibraltar was definitely the highlight of a day...a glimpse of...Eltz Castle, Wierschem, GermanyEltz CastleWierschem, GermanyEltz Castle Aside from the Rhine Romanticism but only 30 kilometres away from Boppard lies Castle Eltz. This hilltop castle from the 12th century...Pura Tirta Empul, Ubud, IndonesiaPura Tirta EmpulUbud, IndonesiaReligion and ceremonies are a large part of the Balinese culture and define the lives of most Balinese people. Unlike the majority of Indonesia,...Hunter Valley, Rothbury, AustraliaHunter ValleyRothbury, AustraliaSunrise over a slightly foggy Hunter Valley, from a hot air balloon! The ride was gentle and we felt very safe. Highly recommend for a one night...Khajoo Bridge, Esfahan, IranKhajoo BridgeEsfahan, IranMay 2009 Khaju bridge, Esfahan, Iran Khaju bridge Pol-e-Khaju was built in 1650 over the Zayandeh river during the reign of Shah Abbas II. The name...Shipton's Arch (Artux Heavenly Gate), Kizilsu, ChinaShipton's Arch (Artux Heavenly Gate)Kizilsu, ChinaDid you know that the tallest natural arch in the world is located in western China, near the border with Kyrgyzstan? Or that this arch is so tall...Tuyoq Village, Turpan, ChinaTuyoq VillageTurpan, ChinaTuyoq village is probably one of my favorite places to visit in Turpan, an ancient Silk Road oasis in China's remote western region of Xinjiang. I...Basel, Basel, SwitzerlandBaselBasel, SwitzerlandBasel Fasnacht 2017...Waagis and Confetti For a city that is usually very quiet and disciplined, Fasnacht carnival breaks the monotony of the town....Moulin Huet, Guernsey, GuernseyMoulin Huet, GuernseyGuernseyThe south coast of Guernsey flaunts a rugged coastline and some spectacular secluded beaches. No wonder this bay was a place of inspiration for the...Montmartre, Paris, FranceMontmartreParis, FrancePublic Transport when you travel becomes a necessity and unavoidable. Sometimes it works like clockwork (Paris, London, Barcelona) and sometimes it...Huangshan National Park, Huangshan, ChinaHuangshan National ParkHuangshan, ChinaInto each life some rain must fall. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow True, and as we are all well aware of, it is the key to life, so would be a bit of...
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            I got lost in these for 30 minutes!
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