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Aya Sofya interior with tourists

Hagia Sophia, Istanbul’s Byzantine Jewel

Hagia Sophia is old. Very old. The building that currently stands on the first of Istanbul’s famous seven hills dates back almost 1,500 years and has had a remarkable and colorful history. It’s also a beautiful place to visit.

Historic Prison at the Maritime Museum of Ushuaia Argentina

Ushuaia’s Maritime Museum

It’s the jail at the end of the world. It would have been very cold, very drafty, and, even compared to the low bar set by late-19th-century prisons, altogether rather unpleasant. But if you could sneak to a window, what a view!

Buddha Statue at Soon Oo Pon Nya Shin Pagoda, Sagaing, Myanmar

Soon Oo Pon Nya Shin Pagoda

It’s one of the oldest–and from all appearances, richest–of the many pagodas in Sagaing. Sitting high on top of Nga-pha Hill, it was built in 1312.

Imperial City Hue Vietnam Ngo Mon Gate and Bridge

The Citadel in the Imperial City of Hue

Inside the Citadel walls was once lavish and opulent, with ornate gardens and intricate pagodas. But the Vietnam War was not kind to the Imperial City. Large parts of it are now nothing more than rubble.

Prayer Hall of the New Mosque (Yeni Cami) Istanbul

Istanbul’s Grand “New” Mosque

In Istanbul, new is relative. The New Mosque might be newer than the Blue Mosque or Hagia Sophia, but having been completed in 1665 it is historic in its own right. And it’s also stunningly beautiful.

Yuca Root at Granada's Market (Mercado Municipal)

Granada’s Market

Granada’s market is especially good. It’s large and colorful, pungent and bustling. And it’s the only show in town, so everything is concentrated here.

Vietnam Military History Museum Tank Exhibit

Hanoi’s Vietnam Military History Museum

The Vietnam Military History Museum in central Hanoi celebrates the Vietnamese victories of the 20th century, first over the French and then the United States. And, of course, it presents a version sanctioned by the Vietnamese Communist Government.

Children playing in Antigua, Guatemala

The Town that Defied God and the Government

If God and the government had their way, Antigua wouldn’t exist. But it’s a good thing it does. With charming Spanish colonial architecture, cobblestone streets, and a vibrant cultural life, it’s a wonderful place to visit.

Humpback Whale in Antarctica at Sunset

The Colors of Antarctica

When you think of Antarctica, you probably think of lots of white and blue. I was surprised to find that it’s a lot more colorful than that.

Fishermen on Galata Bridge Istanbul

Galata Bridge

The Galata Bridge has multiple personalities. It spans the Golden Horn from Eminonu to Karakoy and provides both a real and symbolic link connecting two key parts of Istanbul.

Aerial view of Lady Elliot Island

Up Close and Personal with the Great Barrier Reef

Ever fancied a pre-breakfast swim with turtles and manta rays? If you’ve ever had a hankering to get up close and personal with Australia’s extraordinary Great Barrier Reef, there aren’t many better ways than a trip to Lady Elliot Island Resort.

Mt Kilimanjaro Stars and Camp at Lava Tower

Climbing Kilimanjaro

We’ve made it to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro. 19,341 feet. We’re on top of Africa, far above the clouds. And though we’re right next to the equator, it’s very, very cold and there are thick ice glaciers.