Sunday Special – Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavilion), Japan


Kyoto's Golden Pavilion, close up - Photo is Public Domain: Brücke-Osteuropa, 2011 Kinkaku-ji in Kyoto 1, CC0 1.0 Glittering in the sun due to its gold leaf exterior is one of Kyoto's most recognizable and loved sites - The Golden Pavilion, commonly called Kinkaku-ji in Japanese (though its official name is Rokuon-ji - 鹿苑寺). Standing stately it... Continue Reading →

Sunday Special – Golden Bridge, Vietnam


They appear as age-old weathered hands upholding a golden rope above the lush forests of the Bà Nà Hills. Not far from Da Nang, Vietnam, The Golden Bridge (Cau Vang) overlooks the Annamese Mountains (Dãy Trường Sơn) providing both a vast view of nature while taking in modern engineering and sculpture. Although you may think the hands... Continue Reading →

Sunday Special – Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina


Situated along the beautiful Neretva River lies Mostar, a city of cultural importance to the southern region of the Herzegovina area. Despite being one of the most heavily bombed cities in Bosnia during the Croate-Bozniak War, following the breakup of Yugoslavia, it has rebounded by rebuilding much of what was damaged. Today it is a... Continue Reading →

Sunday Special – The Winter Palace in Saint Petersburg, Russia


On the edge of the Baltic Sea in European Russia is the country's second largest city - Saint Petersburg - overflowing with history and stunning architecture. So much that many consider it one of the most beautiful cities in the world. UNESCO has named it a World Heritage Site. Among the city's greatest building is... Continue Reading →

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