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Worth the visit: Alaska’s famous Glacier Bay National Park

We went to Alaska back in 2008.

One of the highlights of our trip was visiting — one of the world’s largest international protected areas and part of a 25-million acre UNESCO World Heritage Site — the famous Glacier Bay National Park.


Photo credit to me. 🙂 

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The Beautiful Catherine Palace in St. Petersburg

aerial-view-catherine-palace-in-tsarskoye-seloPhoto credit: saint-petersburg.com

I visited Catherine Palace in St. Petersburg in the spring of 2011. The palace was nothing like I’ve ever seen before in my life!

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Preparing for #throwbackthursdays

2013-05-16 09.10.08 Photo was taken in Kehlsteinhaus (or more commonly known as “Eagle’s Nest”) in Berchtesgaden, Germany. Shot from the mountaintop overlooking what I assume is Lake Konigssee or Salzburg (someone please correct me if I am mistaken).

Quick history: This was built as a present for Adolf Hitler’s 50th birthday in 1939 to serve as a retreat house and entertain visiting dignitaries or diplomats. However, in the remaining 6 years of his life, he has only been here 17 times because of his claustrophobia and fear of heights since he will need to use a small, tight and dark elevator that cuts from the foot of the mountain straight up to the peak. Said elevator is still being used by tourists up to this day.

So I guess my 2015 came a bit early now that I’m writing again even when I said I’d start next year… I. Just. Couldn’t. Resist!

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