Michael Turtle 3521
 
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I'm a travel blogger who has been constantly wandering around the world for more than five years. And there are no plans to stop anytime soon! :)
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Roman Forum, Rome, ItalyRoman ForumRome, ItalyAt its peak around the second century AD, the Roman Empire spread across more than five million square kilometres. Using modern geography, the...Basilica of Maxentius, Rome, ItalyBasilica of MaxentiusRome, ItalyThe Basilica of Maxentius dominates the view here at the Roman Forum. The three vaults that remain are enormous and they make me feel small down...Arch of Titus, Rome, ItalyArch of TitusRome, ItalyI come in to the Roman Forum from the northeastern entrance after visiting the Colosseum. The Arch of Titus stands tall, greeting me. It’s a...Hippodrome of Domitian, Rome, ItalyHippodrome of DomitianRome, ItalyIt's surprisingly peaceful up on Palatine Hill, where you'll find the enormous hippodrome and stadium. See more on my blog:...Colosseo, Rome, ItalyColosseoRome, ItalyThe floor isn’t here anymore. In the centre of the arena, where the seats stop and the action would have started, you’re not able to stand on the...Colosseo, Rome, ItalyColosseoRome, ItalyHow different would it have been in here 2000 years ago? Standing in one of the stalls, I try to block out the tourists around me, fill in the...Nikko, JapanNikkoJapanThe town itself feels like a ski resort in summer… which it kind of is. But what I mean is that the visitors come for the day to walk in the hills...築地市場 Tsukiji fish market 氷販第二売場, Tokyo, Japan築地市場 Tsukiji fish market 氷販第二売場Tokyo, JapanAll around, people are whizzing past on electronic trolleys, carrying boxes, chopping fish, and negotiating deals with buyers. There are more than...Kanayama Shrine, Kawasaki, JapanKanayama ShrineKawasaki, JapanThe Kanamara Matsuri Festival each year in Kawasaki is a parade near the Kanayama Shrine where the three huge altars with the erect idols are...Omiya Bonsai Museum, Saitama, JapanOmiya Bonsai MuseumSaitama, JapanFor more than a thousand years, the Japanese have found beauty in manipulating the shape of a growing tree and limiting its size. The techniques of...少林山達磨寺 Shorinzan Darumaji, Takasaki, Japan少林山達磨寺 Shorinzan DarumajiTakasaki, JapanA few of hours northwest of Tokyo, in the city of Takasaki, is a temple called Syorinzan Darumaji. It is here, several hundred years ago, that the...猫まるカフェ 上野店, Tokyo, Japan猫まるカフェ 上野店Tokyo, JapanThe cat cafe is about the size of a large studio apartment and, despite the name, isn’t serving any food or drink. There are some in Tokyo which do...Yasukuni Kaikan, Tokyo, JapanYasukuni KaikanTokyo, JapanOnce a year at Tokyo’s famous Yasukuni Shrine a ceremonial sumo tournament is held. It’s one of the highlights of the sport’s calendar and it’s a...Meguro Parasite Museum, Tokyo, JapanMeguro Parasite MuseumTokyo, JapanWhy would anyone want to go and look at tapeworms? It’s the question I’m asking myself as I walk up to the entrance of this museum in Tokyo. It’s...Meiji Jingu, Tokyo, JapanMeiji JinguTokyo, JapanThe people of Japan had so much love and respect for Emperor Meiji that they wanted to give his memory a gift after his death. The large forest the...Whiskey Bay, Wilsons Promontory, AustraliaWhiskey BayWilsons Promontory, AustraliaI took the advice of some locals and headed to Whisky Bay to see the sunset for myself. It’s about a ten minute drive from the main accommodation...Tidal River Foot Bridge, Wilsons Promontory, AustraliaTidal River Foot BridgeWilsons Promontory, AustraliaIt’s from Tidal River that I walk to Squeaky Beach. It’s not a long walk – about thirty minutes at a steady pace – but it gives me a good sense of...Squeaky Beach, Wilsons Promontory, AustraliaSqueaky BeachWilsons Promontory, AustraliaSqueaky Beach is one of the closest spots to the main accommodation area here at Wilsons Promontory, a few hours southeast of the Australian city...Walhalla, AustraliaWalhallaAustraliaThere was a time when Walhalla was one of the most important places in Victoria. And it was all because of one thing. Gold. In 1862, prospectors...Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton, AustraliaRoyal Exhibition BuildingCarlton, AustraliaThe Royal Exhibition Building was initially built in time for the Melbourne International Exhibition in 1880. This was a period in time when...
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