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November 4, 2013

England: Saltaire


A canal runs between the factory buildings in Saltaire.

A canal runs between the factory buildings in Saltaire.

It’s been our policy to visit every UNESCO World Heritage site we are near.  When we found ourselves close to Saltaire on the road back to our West Midlands base, a stop to see this Heritage site was unavoidable.

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December 2, 2012

Spain: Tower of Hercules


Tower of Hercules in A Coruña Spain

Tower of Hercules in A Coruña Spain

The pictures on the Internet looked cool.  And Wikipedia’s description of the Tower of Hercules made us want to visit even more.  Torre de Hércules, as the Tower of Hercules is known in Galician, is an ancient Roman lighthouse located on a peninsula near A Coruña in the northwest of Spain.  This we had to see.

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August 23, 2012

Wales: Pontcysyllte Aqueduct


A narrow passes high over the Welsh countryside

“A, E, I, O, U and sometimes Y and W.”

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August 12, 2012

Turkey: Hierapolis-Pamukkale


Colors on Pamukkale’s geothermal terrace

Imagine combining the Roman Forum and Yellowstone National Park’s Mammoth Hot Springs at one place.  Though it seems like a bizarre travel dream perhaps induced by (more…)

April 27, 2012

Thailand: Ayutthaya, the Journey is the Destination


Buddha head in tree, Wat Mahathat

Our eight-night stay left enough time for a day trip out of Bangkok’s metropolis.  Ayutthaya, the historic capitol of Thailand and a UNESCO World Heritage site, was the obvious destination.  We were (more…)

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