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Sydney Opera House - Australia's Architectural Wonder

    The Sydney Opera House, situated on Bennelong Point in Sydney Harbour in Australia, has to be one of the world’s most easily recognizable buildings. This would be due to its totally unique design – a masterpiece of 20th Century architecture. Not only is it a multi-venue performance hall, but it is a site to...

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Denmark Series: Burgers in Nyhavn

One of our first stops in Denmark was Nyhaven, a 17th-century waterfront district located in Copenhagen. A hub for dining and entertainment, Nyhaven’s colorful townhouses, which line the strip, harbor underground pubs, restaurants, and cafes. Opposite the buildings is a long canal, docked by a number of boats.The district is particularly famous for housing world-renowned fairytale...

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Leaning Tower of Pisa

Built in 1173, the famous lean of the Tower of Pisa was unintentional.The tilt is attributed to the bell tower's foundation having been built on soft subsoil, which could not effectively hold up its weight. In fact, the tower isn’t the only structure with a slight tilt, though the others are significantly less noticeable. The building...

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The Darker Side of History

The Colosseum is one of the most visited and well-known tourist sites in the world. Despite its crumbled state due to years of graffiti, theft, and political upheavals, its aesthetic integrity remains intact.Built in A.D. 70 upon the orders Emperor Vespasian, the Colosseum was initially called the Flavian Amphitheater and, within 100 days of its opening...

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The Missing Bean

Growing up, I frequently fantasized about attending Oxford University and trotting around the city’s coffee shops. Between the ages of 8 and 14, I guess you can say I was a coffee-connoisseur hipster before my time.I jest. This is a hipster-free space. Opened in 2009, the coffee shop is located in the heart of Oxford city....

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BBC's Sherlock Popularizes Small London Cafe

Speedy’s Cafe, located on North Gower St. in London, is a small coffee shop serving both English and American delights.The cafe has become a tourist destinations for fans of the hit BBC show Sherlock. Frequently featured in shots and as a meeting spot for the characters, the cafe is located next to the fictional 221B Baker...

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Armenia Named "Country of the Year" by The Economist

Just yesterday, The Economist named Armenia, a small nation situated in the rocky South Caucasus, as “country of the year.” For a nation that most people have trouble pinpointing on a map, this was huge. Armenia wasn’t selected for its history — although it thrives as one of the oldest civilizations in the world. Nor was...

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Edinburgh Castle Built on Volcanic Plug

Edinburgh has long been a jewel of Scotland, attracting countless visitors every year and standing high stop Castle Rock, a volcanic neck.Dating as far back as the 12th century, Edinburgh Castle has survived many battles, including the Jacobite Uprising of 1745. Having also served as a prison, the castle harbors “dark dungeons,” including one located beneath...

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The Power in Travel Lies in the Profound Memories Created

    Feel your soul ignite as your feet wander  Each aspect of your journey contributes to the memories you create, in ways both great and small. A European voyage with Silversea places all the pieces together perfectly to form an all-encompassing cruise experience that both satisfies your curiosity and renews your sense of wonder.  A...

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Special Themed Voyage - The Mighty Mississippi

    The Mighty Mississippi American Queen® June 23 - July 15, 2019   Prepare to be forever changed by this epic 23-day voyage as we cruise northbound from New Orleans to Red Wing (Minneapolis). As we wind our way along the majestic Mississippi River, you will be transported back to an era of leisurely and...

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