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visit San Miguel de Allende

Visit San Miguel de Allende: A fairytale colonial city (Part 2)

By Janice and George

A mask museum? Botanical gardens? Yummy restaurants? Visit San Miguel de Allende for more than just art galleries and colonial architecture.

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Why travel to San Miguel de Allende? It’s a fairytale colonial city! (Part 1)

By Janice and George

Why travel to San Miguel de Allende? To enjoy its colonial center, fascinating museums (even one on toys!), thriving arts scene and magical rooftop bars. 

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Athens: Worth visiting for both its ancient treasures and modern delights

By Janice and George

Athens – the birthplace of democracy, western philosophy, and classical art and architecture. But though home to beautiful ruins and ancient treasures, it doesn’t live in the past.

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Sanctuary of Atotonilco

The Sanctuary of Atotonilco: Mexico’s Sistine Chapel

By Janice and George

Dubbed the “Sistine Chapel of Mexico,” the remarkable Sanctuary of Atotonilco is a riot of color, decorated with oil paintings, poems, sculptures and frescoes.

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toy museum in San Miguel de Allende

Feel playful at the Mexican toy museum in San Miguel de Allende

By Janice and George

We bet Santa would love to get his hands on the toys at the whimsical Toy Museum in San Miguel de Allende (La Esquina) – 2,000+ hand-crafted Mexican toys!

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Cape Town travel guide

Design City: Revitalized Cape Town travel guide

By Janice and George

Cape Town: You topped the New York Times 2014 list of best places to go (you’re the World Design Capital 2014). Lots of new things to visit!

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Morelia: Cathedral fireworks-and-music show a spectacle!

By Janice and George

An excited crowd gathers by the Morelia Cathedral for the Saturday night fireworks and music spectacle. Some fireworks shoot straight up in front of us!

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Diego Rivera Museum

Cool art at Diego Rivera Museum in Guanajuato

By Janice and George

It’s worth visiting the Diego Rivera Museum Guanajuato where Mexican painter Diego Rivera was born. See 175 of his paintings and work by other artists too.

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Tai O fishing village - Kwan Tai temple

Temple tripping at Kwan Tai Temple

By Janice and George

Built in 1488, the Kwan Tai Temple is the oldest temple in the quaint Tai O fishing village. Inside, devotees burn incense and pray for prosperous fishing and farming harvests.

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Basilica of Our Lady of Zapopan

Tiny traveling Virgin loves coming home to Zapopan

By Janice and George

The tiny Virgin statue has an impressive home – the Basilica of Our Lady of Zapopan. Each October, a million people welcome her back after her five-month tour.

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Thailand Hall of Opium

No clear villains at the Thailand Hall of Opium

By Janice and George

Walk through a dark tunnel with images of tortured souls sculpted on the walls, and you enter the Thailand Hall of Opium, cradled in the humid Golden Triangle.

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Juarez Theater in Guanajuato

Which way to the Juarez Theater in Guanajuato?

By Janice and George

The outside of Guanajuato’s Juarez Theater (Teatro Juarez) blew us away. It’s decorated with Greek columns, lion sculptures and bronze statues.

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It’s prickly at the Wirikuta Desert Botanical Garden!

By Janice and George

If in Los Cabos, check out the Wirikuta Desert Botanical Garden. It’s home to over 1 million plants, with lots of desert plants from around the world. 

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Tahitian dancers

This little Tahitian dancing girl stole our hearts

By Janice and George

On a French Polynesian cruise, Tahitian dancers came onboard. This tiny girl in a grass skirt and flower lei captured our hearts with her adorable cuteness.

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