Posts Tagged ‘ancient ruins’

Eternal Love in Tikal

Eternal Love in Tikal

Tomb of King Hasaw Chan K’awil who ruled the ancient Mayan city of Tikal in Guatemala “Mayan inscriptions proclaim that Hasaw Chan K’awil adored his wife. He also built a temple in her honor-facing his. And twice annually, on the spring and autumn equinox, the sun rises behind his royal dwelling to cast its shadow […]

Athens, Greece in photos

Athens, Greece in photos

As a history lover, I have long wanted to visit Athens, Greece … one of the world’s oldest cities many claim to be the birthplace of Western civilization and democracy. I found the city completely enchanting, the juxtaposition of a modern Athens busting and built around ancient ruins was super cool and unique. The underground […]

Naxos … I will be back!

Naxos … I will be back!

“There are doers and there are talkers. You guys are doers. You came, you did, and it was a great time … thanks so much for visiting mates! CHEERS!” said Dave as he raised his glass of Oyzo. With the clink of glass I understood what he meant. Talkers annoy me. Stop talking about it […]

Lycian Tomb of Amyntas

Lycian Tomb of Amyntas

Photo of the week: Lycian Tomb of Amyntas, built in 4th Century B.C, carved into into sheer rock on a cliff above Fethiye, Turkey. On its walls is written in Greek letters “Amyntou tou Ermagiou”, telling us that Amyntas was the son of Hermagios. This tomb is the largest and highest, so we can assume Amyntas was a very […]

Turkey. A new country in an old land

Turkey. A new country in an old land

TURKEY Where East meets West Where legends like Alexander the Great use to roam Where the Trojan War took place Where ancient ruins tell stories Where dynasties and cultural legacies are still prevalent in a modern times By far one of the most fascinating countries I have ever visited! Turkey is a new country in […]

Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat

The city of Siem Reap serves as the gateway to the temple ruins of the Angkorian-era Khmer Empire. The Angkor Archaeological Park encompasses dozens of temple ruins. We stayed three nights in town of Siem Reap which we found to be very touristy and felt extremely Westernized. Angkor has come to refer to the capital […]

Buddha, Buddha, and more Buddha!!!

Buddha, Buddha, and more Buddha!!!

Nicole and I have spent the past two days going from wat, to wat, to wat; seeing Buddhas galore! We have seen golden Buddhas, giant Buddhas, sitting Buddhas, standing Buddhas, reclining Buddhas and have learned the meaning of each position according to Buddhists… reclining – exact moment of Buddha’s enlightenmentsitting – Buddha teaching or meditation; […]

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