- Machu Picchu is one of those destinations on virtually everyone’s bucket list – and for good reason. This iconic, archaeological UNESCO World Heritage site was built by the Incan people in the fifteenth century, either as a royal estate or a sacred worship site. The precision of the stone construction, which sprawls over five miles, employed a style and technology otherwise unknown to the area. Its existence is so unusual, many feel that there is no way this could have been constructed by humans alone. Weather is warm and humid during the day and cool during the night. Temperatures range between 11 and 27 degrees Celsius (52 and 81 degrees Fahrenheit). This zone is normally rainy (1955 mm), especially between November and March.
- Bavaria with the dramatic Alps as a backdrop is a story-book forest of castles perched high atop scenic mountains. In fact, Schloss Neuschwanstein was the model for Disney’s Sleeping Beauty Castle. The state capital is Munich, a celebrated for its annual Oktoberfest beer festival. The Romantic Road scenic route starts right in Wurzburg and winds south through pastoral villages and walled, medieval towns, finally culminating in the foothills of the Alps near Germany’s southern border. Other major cities in Bavaria include: Nuremberg (Nürnberg), Augsburg, Würzburg, Regensburg, Ingolstadt, Fürth and Erlangen. The two major rivers that flow through Bavaria are the Danube (Donau) and the Main.
- Paris isn’t particularly petit anymore — but it is still extremely photogenic. From weird architecture to delicious food to good ol’ Eiffel Tower shots. Le Marais, St. Germain and other picturesque’s quarters are waiting for photographers with all splendor. The most commonly asked question on travel groups is: “what are the best photo spots around Paris?” In truth, the answer is probably different for everyone! Somebody likes architecture, other parks and museums, cafes or restaurants. So, just walk and take pictures at any time of the year.
- When you think of Edinburgh, what is it that comes to mind? Kilts? Or, maybe it’s the incomparable Whisky? This compact hilly capital of Scotland is charmingly divided into two sections, the medieval Old Town which has preserved much of its medieval street plan and Reformation-era buildings – and then the elegant, Georgian New Town, an area richly adorned with gardens and neoclassical buildings. Perched high above the city are the bold stone turrets of Edinburgh Castle, home to Scotland’s Crown Jewels and the fabled Stone of Destiny used in the coronation of Scottish rulers.
- Angkor Wat is located about six kilometers (four miles) north of Siem Reap, south of Angkor Thom. Entry and exit to Angkor Wat can only be access from its west gate.
Angkor Wat was built in the first half of the 12th century (113-5BC). Estimated construction time of the temple is 30 years by King Suryavarman II, dedicated to Vishnu (Hindu). It is the most important temple and most popular site on Instagram in South East Asia. Angkor Wat, the largest monument of the Angkor group and the best preserved, is an architectural masterpiece. It’s perfection in composition, balance, proportions, relief’s and sculpture make it one of the finest monuments in the world.