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The new UNESCO site in Texas

BlueSkyTraveler.com - San Antonio UNESCO Missions

The USA’s newest World Heritage site dedicated in 2015, the San Antonio Missions are a great history lesson in Spanish colonialism and tell the story of the beginning of South Texas culture. So this was the perfect way to start my exploration of San Antonio and Texas!

The Magic of Mostar in Bosnia & Herzegovina

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Mostar, a city at the crossroads of culture & religion of Muslim Bosniaks, Catholic Croats, and Serbian Orthodox has survived the power struggles and today is a magical village to explore in Bosnia & Herzegovina.

Exploring the walled city of Kotor

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At the end of the Bay of Kotor, the walled city of Kotor is sight to see for Adriatic medieval fortifications with gates, maze-like streets, bastioned walls, and the Great Wall of Kotor circling the hillside protected by a fortress.

Bay of Kotor • Europe’s Southern Fjord

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Montenegro lives up to the name, Black Mountain, with its dramatic tall fjord like mountains surrounding the Bay of Kotor.

Croatia Plitvice Lakes

Croatia Plitvice Lakes

Plitvice Lakes, in Central Croatia, is one of the most stunning hikes in Europe along planked walkways through a series of blue-green crystal clear lakes connected by waterfalls.

Gladiator Arena in Pula Croatia

Pula, Croatia

Pula, a seafront city on Croatia’s Istrian Peninsula, is best known for its surviving ancient Roman buildings including a 1st century amphitheatre where you can experience the buzz of the arena and the gladiators.

The Magnificence of Versailles

France Versailles

Versailles – Voltaire described it best – “a masterpiece of bad taste and magnificence”. Created by the Sun King, Versailles is one of France’s most visited attractions and inspirations for many re-creations across the world.

History in Bayeux France

France Bayeux

Bayeux, a small town in France, is the centerpiece for two famous trans-Channel invasions. The conquest of England by William the Conqueror in 1066 started from Bayeux. The Allied D-Day invasion struck the beaches north of this town on June 6th, 1944 and Bayeux was the first French town liberated from Nazi occupation during World War II.

The mysteries at Quinta da Regaliera

Quinta da Regliera Initiation Well

One day, while looking through travel pictures online, I saw a picture of an inverted tower and immediately put the mysterious architectural site on my travel wish list. First, I had to find out where it was… Quinta da Regaliera in Sintra Portugal. This prompted my entire day-trip to this town.

National Palace of Sintra

Sintra Palace

After arriving in Sintra via train from Lisbon, my first stop was a quick stop to the National Palace of Sintra. I had a lot of palaces, castle and gardens to explore today… so I made a quick trip through this palace as it is has free entrance on Sundays until 14:00.