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Tetouan Medina

A photo tour of the colorful Tetouan Medina in Morocco

By Janice and George

Market day is the best day to explore Morocco’s colorful Tetuoan Medina – see everything from squawking chickens and mounds of spices to sheep and goat heads!

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victor hugo museum in villequier

Love, life and death at the Victor Hugo Museum in Villequier

By Janice and George

Bicycle along the Seine River to the village of Villequier, and you reach the Victor Hugo Museum. It celebrates the life, loves and work of the famous French author.

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Is the fairytale Chateau de Chantilly better than Versailles?

By Janice and George

Near Paris, the Chateau de Chantilly is a fairytale wonder; it’s also home to one of France’s finest collections of classical paintings. Beats Versailles in some ways!

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Tallinn Old Town

Eye-catching sights in Tallinn Old Town, Estonia

By Janice and George

Forget the map! Tallinn Old Town in Estonia is perfect for soaking up its 1,000 years of history by strolling aimlessly and letting your curiosity guide your feet.

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Flam Railway

Norway’s Flam Railway: One of the world’s most beautiful train rides

By Janice and George

Our heads spin dizzily on the Flam Railway, rated one of “the world’s most incredible train journeys,” as we take in postcard-worthy views of storybook houses, tumbling waterfalls and craggy mountains.

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gdansk old town

Snapshot Story #21: A peek into Gdansk Old Town

By Janice and George

Gdansk, Poland, is not just shipyards and the birthplace of modern Europe’s anti-communist movement. Gdansk Old Town is a colorful medieval center – and very pretty!

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one day in berlin

One day in Berlin. Crazy? Or not…

By Janice and George

One day in Berlin isn’t enough. But if you only have a day, see the Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag and paintings on the Berlin Wall (especially “The Kiss”). We also traveled back through Germany’s turbulent times at the German Historical Museum.

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Amber Room at Catherine palace

Catherine Palace and the mystery of the looted Amber Room

By Janice and George

The Nazis stole the priceless Amber Room at Catherine Palace. The room was recreated though — and it’s a marvel to see! The mystery of the original missing amber treasure is fascinating too.

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pinang peranakan mansion

You’ll love the serious bling at the Pinang Peranakan Mansion

By Janice and George

The jade-green color popped, catching our eye. We just had to take a closer peek. It looked like a museum – an interesting one. Maybe it would be air-conditioned inside?

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malacca trishaw

Hitting Malacca’s points of interest in a psychedelic trishaw

By Janice and George

We’re rockin’-and-rollin’ in a psychedelic trishaw in Malacca, Malaysia. Ruby red, it sports plastic roses and waving pink feathers. (Subliminal message – “Hire me!”)

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ruins ancient Philippi

Soaking up history at the ancient Philippi ruins

By Janice and George

History whispers around every corner at the ancient Philippi ruins. It was named after Philip of Macedonia, Alexander the Great’s father.

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Antarctica penguins

Antarctica penguins a peppy lot

By Janice and George

Move over “Happy Feet”! Yes, as Emperor penguins, you’re regal. But we want to talk about other Antarctica penguins like peppy little Adelies, Chinstraps and shy Gentoo penguins.

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