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Fantastic Foto Friday: Inka Gold – Reminders of an Empire

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While this might look like a coin, for the Inkas who created it, it had purely decorative value and was most likely used to hold the two parts of a cape or tunic. Tragically, the Spanish conquistadores, saw a lot of monetary value in the gold and destroyed the Inka Empire that stretched through large areas of the Andes in South America. Robin took this picture in the Gold Museum in Bogota and the capital of Columbia is worth a visit! To see more of Robin’s fascinating photos, check out Robin’s photo site! You can order the photos or create photo products with them!
In addition to Bogota, I recommend to visit Machu Picchu, the most famous reminder of the Inka Empire. Hiking the Inka Trail was one of my most memorable experiences in South America!

 

 

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Fantastic Foto Friday: Yogyakarta, Indonesia

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Prambaran is the largest hindu temple in Indonesia, near the fun city of Yogyakarta and the most amazing historic sight in the country – yet you hardly hear anybody talk about it. At a time when Angkor Wat receives millions of visitors and even recently opened Bagan in Myanmar is becoming popular, you can still be the only Western tourist walking around the temples at Prambaran! See them while you can, it’s well worth it!
Not sure how to get there? Check out this DreamItinerary – it’s easier and cheaper than you think!

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FantasticFotoFriday: Bangkok’s Grand Palace, pride of a nation!

GrandPalaceHallsMedium Thais are a very proud people and nothing symbolizes their pride as much as the stunning Grand Palace, the seat of their beloved King! It’s accessible to visitors all year and I consider it a must-see attraction!
Find out more about Bangkok, the City of Angels, and the Grand Palace and get into the mood to visit!
Ready to go – check out my Travel Made Easy tips How to get there & around, find the best area to stay and the top things to do!
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Iberian Explorer – From Lisbon to the Algarve and Southern Spain

Have you been to London and Paris and want to see something new? Are you interested to learn about the stunning architecture that resulted from Christian and Muslim culture mixing? My next Explorer trip is taking me to the Iberian peninsula, starting in Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. From there it’s off to Faro on the popular Algarve coast and … Continue reading

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Fantastic Foto Friday: Spanish Architecture in Asia – St. Agustin Church, Manila, Philippines!

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When you are visiting Intramuros, the old town of Manila, and approach the old church of St. Agustin, the outside doesn’t prepare you for the stunning interior of this church – it’s the most beautiful in Manila. You have the best views from the museum next door, also a worth a visit!

Read more about St. Agustin and the museum. Inspired to visit Manila, the gateway to paradise? Check out my TravelMadeEasy posts how to get there and around, the best area to stay and the top things to do in Manila!
Sounds like to exotic a place to visit? Let me help you plan your trip with TravelMadeEasy Services!
Do you have a photo that captures great memories of your favorite place? Submit it with your story and I will review it for publishing as a future FantasticFoto!

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Fantastic Foto Friday: The Inka Trail to Machu Picchu, Peru!

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This photo was one of the most anticipated moments of my travels – after hiking the Inka Trail, which was considered a path of pilgrimage at its time, after fighting the grueling path up to Dead Woman’s Pass (no joke!) and being slowly introduced to the Inka history, we got up in the dark of night of the fourth day for the final hike to the Sun Gate to see the sun rise over Machu Picchu. It’s hard to describe just how amazing it feels to see it – you have really earned those views when you get there!
If you want to read more about the hike and Machu Picchu to see if you should go on this trek, read my report about the Inka Trail to Machu Picchu!
Sounds like to exotic a place to visit? Let me help you plan your trip with TravelMadeEasy Services!

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Fantastic Foto Friday: Rome, Italy – City of History!

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I always find it fascinating how Rome manages to blend the modern and the antique with ease – Vespa’s parked in front of churches from the 16th century or Ferraris zipping by 2000 year old Roman ruins, like it was nothing special. Yet, for the visitor, there IS something special on every street corner, so you’ll have lots to see on many return visits to come!

Check out more photos and impressions of Rome and be inspired to go! Need some help planning your trip – check out TravelMadeEasy Services!

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Fantastic Foto Friday: Bagan, Myanmar – temples as far as the eye can see!

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Bagan is one of the most fascinating historical sights I have visited, with hundreds of temples across the area as far as the eye can see – and it’s mostly unspoiled, so I recommend to visit soon!
You can read my review of Bagan for a deeper impression and more photos! Sounds like too exotic a place to visit? Let me help you plan your trip with TravelMadeEasy Services!

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Fantastic Foto Friday: Pura Ulun Danu Beratan, Bali

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Many people who visit Bali never leave the beaches and resorts in the South – and that’s unfortunate, because Bali has so much to offer. Like the beautiful lakeside temple of Pura Ulun Danu Beratan, that even made it onto the country’s currency!

Find out more about why you should visit Bali and make the trip to Lake Beratan!
Ready to go? Read my Travel Made Easy tips How to get there and around, Where to Stay and Things to see & do!