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Unusual Point of View

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I'm not one who seeks unusual points of view while traveling, but once in a while, I get inspired by the place I'm visiting. I took this picture from the tower of a medieval castle in the municipality of Castelo … Continue reading

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Dee Travels’ 15 Minutes of Fame Mystery

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Something strange happened on this blog site last July 6. I was busy at work when I got a notice from the WordPress app that my stats are booming! Whaaat??? ­čś▓ I have not posted that day (too tired to … Continue reading

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Silent Sunday: Lincoln Memorial Bridge, US Route 50, Indiana and Illinois

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Photo Challenge: Bridge 

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Snapshots: Venice Bridges

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Reposting for this week’s photo challenge, bridge. There are many bridges in Venice, but I only managed to take pictures of five of them. There were so many things to see and do that I neglected to pay more attention … Continue reading

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There’s something about bridges that fascinate people. It could be their size, shape, color, or the history behind them. I’m a fan of bridges. They make it easier to get from one place to another. Here are the bridges that … Continue reading

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Thursday Door: San Francisco Church, Porto ­čçÁ­čç╣

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Igreja de S├úo Francisco is Porto’s gothic-style church. The inside is best known for its baroque decorations.The church is one of the many UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Portugal.

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Tasty Tuesday: Grilled Sardines

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Summertime is grilled sardines season in Portugal. June 13, Saint Anthony’s Day is celebrated by snacking on grilled sardines. On our visit to Alfama in the beginning of June, the celebration has commenced. Stalls lined the festive streets and the … Continue reading

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Snapshots: Bu├žaco Palace Hotel, Portugal

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Bu├žaco Palace Hotel is located where an ancient convent used to stand. The monks of the convent created a garden to represent Mount Carmel from where the Carmelite order was founded. They left Bu├žaco after the dissolution of monasteries in … Continue reading

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Free Friday: Old City of Guimar├úes, Portugal

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Guimar├úes, Portugal is the ‘cradle of the Portuguese nationality’.The battle that gave birth to the country of Portugal occurred near Guimar├úes, and it is believed that the country’s first King, Afonso Henriques, was born there.The historic town center is a … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors: Biblioteca Joanina, Portugal

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King John’s Library, located at the University of Coimbra (oldest university in the country), in Coimbra, Portugal, is one of Portugal’s National Monuments. It’s a 300-year-old building that houses 55,000 books from the 18th century. It’s founder, King John V … Continue reading

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