Top 9 Destinations In Africa For A First-Time Visitor; Sarah Kingdom; TravelAwaits

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Africa has an array of spectacular destinations, each bursting with color, charm, and culture. Here are the top destinations in Africa for first-time visitors.

Source: Top 9 Destinations In Africa For A First-Time Visitor – TravelAwaits

10 Best National Parks Outside Of The United States; Laura Ray; TravelAwaits

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From mountain peaks to waterfalls, our planet’s national parks have so much to offer. Here are the best international national parks.

Source: 10 Best National Parks Outside Of The United States – TravelAwaits

Tripitaka Koreana to open to public for first time; Yonhap News Agency

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Source: Tripitaka Koreana to open to public for first time | Yonhap News Agency

The Wet Tropics’ wildlife is celebrated worldwide. Its cultural heritage? Not so much; Barry Hunter, Alice Buhrich, Asa Ferrier, Gerry Turpin & Patrick Roberts; Conversation

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Australians should see the rainforest as a cultural landscape – one that has been managed and maintained by people, rather than just a relic unchanged since the dinosaurs.

Source: The Wet Tropics’ wildlife is celebrated worldwide. Its cultural heritage? Not so much

Mysterious Irish ‘mega tomb’ older than pyramids and Stonehenge baffles experts; Charlotte Edwards; Sun

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A MYSTERIOUS tomb just a few miles from Dublin is older than the Pyramids of Giza and continues to baffle scientists. Newgrange in Ireland’s historic County Meath is often overlooked when we think of ancient monuments but it’s just as strange and impressive.

Source: Mysterious Irish ‘mega tomb’ older than pyramids and Stonehenge baffles experts

9 Reasons Why Colombia Is A Favorite For Retirees; Cindy Barks; TravelAwaits

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The wonderful climate, the vibrant cities, and the low cost of living are just a few reasons why more and more people are retiring in Colombia.

Source: 9 Reasons Why Colombia Is A Favorite For Retirees – TravelAwaits

Planning a trip to Cancun? Here’s our ultimate checklist of 21 things to do on your trip; Madison Blancaflor; The Points Guy

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Acropolis makeover stirs Greek antiquity row; CNA

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Source: Acropolis makeover stirs Greek antiquity row

Why You Should Visit Meteora, Greece; Teresa Otto; TravelAwaits

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A visit to Meteora, Greece, a UNESCO-listed monastery complex atop sandstone pillars, makes for a moving, meditative experience.

Source: Why You Should Visit Meteora, Greece – TravelAwaits

Exploring the ancient graffiti of St. Sophia Cathedral in Kyiv (photo report); Christine Chraibi; Radio Liberty

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During the presentation, visitors were allowed to look through the volumes and view the results of 15 years of research work, and talk directly with the authors and other project members. Historian Vyacheslav Kornienko then conducted a tour of the shrine’s nooks and crannies where he showed his awed guests the secret inscriptions on the walls of the millennial church.

Source: Exploring the ancient graffiti of St. Sophia Cathedral in Kyiv (photo report)

Bloomberg’s ‘new’ Seven World Wonders no 2: Baalbek, Lebanon; Zimasa Katamzi; Getaway

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Bloomberg’s second of the Seven Wonders of the World is Baalbek, also known as the City of the Sun, and is located in Lebanon.

Source: Bloomberg’s ‘new’ Seven World Wonders no 2: Baalbek, Lebanon

10 top sites for history lovers; Practical Motorhome

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The UK is packed with some of the most beautifully preserved churches and monuments in the world. Here’s Practical Motorhome’s 10 tops sites for history lovers.

Source: 10 top sites for history lovers – Practical Motorhome

The 9 Beethoven Symphonies Live from 9 European Cities – All Eyes on the Ancient Theatre of Delphi; Paulina Karavasili; Greek City Times

Delphi will be hosting Beethoven’s 7th Symphony live from its Ancient Theatre in an event on 6 June called ‘Europe Celebrates Beethoven’ which will include 9 concerts that will be broadcasted live from selected cities in Europe, dedicated to the famous musical symphonies of German composer and  music pioneer, Beethoven.

Source: The 9 Beethoven Symphonies Live from 9 European Cities – All Eyes on the Ancient Theatre of Delphi – Greek City Times

Snapshots of Tibet; Xu Lin; China Daily

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Known as “the roof of the world”, the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau has long been an ideal and mysterious destination for visitors who are passionate about exploring remote lands.

Source: Snapshots of Tibet

Abu Dhabi: A New Eco-Tourism Destination (With Quarantine-Free Travel As Of July 1); Johanna Read; Forbes

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So much more than skyscrapers and shopping: Abu Dhabi’s ecological sites and attractions might surprise you.

Source: Abu Dhabi: A New Eco-Tourism Destination (With Quarantine-Free Travel As Of July 1)

Mexico Sends In Army To Stop Illegal Construction That Threatens Famed Teotihuacán Pyramids; Justin Lessner; Mitu

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An illegal construction project threatened the famous UNESCO Heritage Site and Mexican officials decided to take major action to stop it.

Source: Mexico Sends In Army To Stop Illegal Construction That Threatens Famed Teotihuacán Pyramids

UN body pushed to demand stronger climate action from Australia to save Great Barrier Reef; Graham Readfearn; Guardian

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Conservationists lobby World Heritage Committee to demand Australia reduce emissions or risk reef being placed on ‘in danger’ list…

Source: UN body pushed to demand stronger climate action from Australia to save Great Barrier Reef

6 of the most colourful buildings in the world; Luke Rix-Standing; Independent

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All buildings bright and beautiful.

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Turkey’s spectacular photo opportunities and Instagram spots; Leyla Yvonne Ergil; Daily Sabah

With its beautiful natural and historical sites Turkey is a paradise for photography lovers…

Source: Turkey’s spectacular photo opportunities and Instagram spots

Willandra Lakes Region, Australia; John Misachi; World Atlas

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The Willandra Lakes Region is one of the heritage sites in New South Wales, located in the semi-arid southwestern portion.

Source: Willandra Lakes Region, Australia

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