Monthly Archives: June 2010

Spotlight on Guadalajara, Mexico

               Guadalajara, Mexico is the second largest city in the country but has somehow managed to retain its charm and elegance. It has been called the “City of Roses” and is known as the birthplace of Mariachis, Tequila, and … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

               Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, is one of a number of resort areas and villages along Mexico’s western coast, dubbed the Mexican Riviera.  Puerto Vallarta lies on the Bay of Banderas, one of the largest and deepest in the Pacific … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Lhasa, Tibet

               Lhasa, Tibet, lies in the Khy-chu Valley, within the vast Tibetan plain, between ranges of the Himalayas. Because of its altitude, 3700 meters (over 11,000 ft), visitors must get acclimatized, so plan to spend at least several days … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Ephesus, Turkey

               Ephesus, an ancient Roman city in the Anatolian region of Turkey, was an extremely large and important port city during the time of the Roman Empire. Its origins actually date to the time of Alexander the Great, about … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Melbourne, Australia

             Melbourne, Australia, is a pleasant city (one of the world’s most livable) which is extremely European and a joy to visit. The city lies along the Yarra River, a short distance from the southern coast of Australia.             One of … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Sydney, Australia

               Sydney, Australia, the “Emerald City,” is certainly one of the most photographed cities in the world. Its harbor area, with the famous Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge, is breathtaking, especially at sunset. Probably the best way … Continue reading

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Spotlight on San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

               San Miguel de Allende is a Colonial treasure in the Heartland of Mexico, about 410 kilometers (230 miles) northwest of Mexico City. It was declared a National Monument by the Mexican president in 1926. It is famous today … Continue reading

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Spotlight on the Galapagos Islands

               The Galapagos Islands, which lie approximately 600 miles (almost 1000 kilometers) west of Ecuador, are the legendary home to some of the most bizarre creatures on the planet. They are famous as the open-air laboratory of Charles Darwin … Continue reading

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