WESTMINSTER BLUE HOUR

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It was a cold, blustery January evening when I went trudging around the streets of London Town right after sunset. As I crossed Westminster Bridge, the sky had turned into a deep, bright blue which made a really awesome¬†contrast against … Continued

BEAUTIFUL AVILA

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The massive medieval walls of Avila, Spain are still well-preserved from the time they were built in the 11th century. It encircles the old city by a total length of 2.5 kilometers and there are 88 semi-circular towers that stand … Continued

TABLE MOUNTAIN

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Rising a sheer kilometer above the coastal plain, Table Mountain dominates Capetown with its looming presence visible from all over the city. You can climb the top either by hiking through wild vegetation or, like what we did, take the … Continued

THE HILLS OF LISBON

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The Hills of Lisbon

Gazing from the top of the Elevador de Santa Justa, you get a panoramic view of the hilly city with its whitewashed buildings topped by terracotta tiled roofs. It still exudes much of its old world charm complete with castles and Moorish battlements which make it a really great place to explore.

THE FORBIDDEN CITY

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The Forbidden City

Right in the center of Beijing is the Forbidden City, a sprawling complex of 980 buildings sitting on an 80-hectare piece of real estate. For 500 years, this was the home of China’s emperors as well as the country’s political center from the 14th to the 19th century.

This is the entrance gate where we bought tickets for half a day’s tour which barely skimmed the surface such that we never even made it to the very end of the complex.