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Travel Photo of the Day: Sibiu City

  An underrated city. Sibiu City is one of Romania’s most important cultural centers and in 2007, together with Luxembourg, it was designated as the European Capital of Culture. It was also ranked as Europe’s 8th most idyllic place to live by Forbes back in...
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Travel Photo of the Day: Zakynthos

Zakynthos is nicknamed “the Flower of the Levant” by the Venetians who possessed Zakynthos between 1484 to 1797.   Some of the famous landmarks in the island includes the Navagio beach, numerous natural blue caves that are cut into cliffs around ape Skinari and numerous wide sandy beaches which attracts a number of tourist during the summer months.  Check out our Greece group...
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Travel Photo of the Day: Marabou Stork

The marabou stork is the largest stork on record and can be found in Africa, south of the Sahara, usually near landfill sites.  It can grow as tall as 150 cm with a wingspan of 2.6 meters. It is often called the undertaker bird due to the shape of the bird from behind. It does look a bit menacing, doesn’t it?  See them on our Botswana Cape Town group...
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Travel Photo of the Day: Auschwitz

  Did you know that before the Nazi appropriated it for themselves, Auschwitz was a former Polish army barracks before it was turned to the administrative headquarters and main camp to house political prisoners.  It consists of 20 brick buildings which held 30,000 prisoners by 1943.   The first prisoners of Auschwitz came on May 20, 1940 from Oranienburg, Germany. Liberation came on...
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Travel Photo of the Day: African Safari

Safari holidays are a popular type of holiday activity in Africa where it involves watching wild animals in their natural habitat.  Kenya claims to have started the first commercial safari holiday. This led to a form of recreational activity, game hunting, which caused animal population to diminish which caused people to turn to viewing animals instead. Safari holidays are now the most...
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Travel Photo of the Day: Icebergs

Do you know how large the biggest iceberg ever recorded was? The Ross ice shelf is the largest ice shelf in Antarctica, roughly the size of France! The chunk of ice (iceberg) that broke free was 183 miles long and 23 miles wide with a surface area of 4,250 square miles above water and 10 times bigger below water! Tough to comprehend right? Picture the state of Connecticut on a map. It’s...
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Travel Photo of the Day: Geisha

Geisha are Japanese women who are trained and who perform the ancient traditions of art, dance and song. They can be distinguished by their attire, a kimono and oshiroj makeup. A common misconception is that geisha are the Eastern equivalent of a prostitute. This is a notion obtained by the Westerners from their interactions with the oiran or the Japanese courtesans, whose traditional attire is...
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Travel Photo of the Day: Poás Volcano

Poás Volcano is located within Poás Volcano National Park in central Costa Rica and stands 8,885 feet high where temperatures can go below freezing. It’s home to not one but two crater lakes near the summit: Laguna Calienta (hot lagoon), which is also one of the most acidic lakes in the world, and Lake Botos on the southern end of the summit. It’s a highly active volcano erupting...
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Fairy Pools of Scotland with Photofly

 The Fairy Pools (Lòin nan Sìthichean) on the Isle of Skye in Scotland has long been the locals best kept secret. However, with the prevalence of social media and the public’s unrelenting need for finding “Instagrammable” spots, it has since become one of Scotland’s must-see tourist attractions. The Fairy Pools is also host to an amazingly popular hike through the...
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