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Re: Sept. 16, 2016: Stavrovouni Monastery, Cyprus

Travel Luver ·
Amazingly beautiful place! It seems so very peaceful.
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Re: Rila Monastery: The Gem of Bulgaria

Racing_snake ·
Hi, I agree entirely, this monastery is very well worth visiting. I don't think you mentioned the cross inside with exquisitely carved very tiny figures all over it. I heard much of it was carved with a needle and Rila went blind while doing it. Whether I was told the truth or not, it is an amazing example of dedication, patience and devotion to your task ).
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Re: Rila Monastery: The Gem of Bulgaria

PHeymont ·
The striped pattern an archways remind me of what you see in the Mezquita in Cordoba, Spain. In Cordoba, the earlier portions get their color from different colors of stone, and the later ones were painted. Which way is it at Rila? Thanks for the view!
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Re: Rila Monastery: The Gem of Bulgaria

Ottoman ·
I had never heard of this place before. It's beautiful. I do hope that one day I will be able to visit it. Thanks for sharing these great photos.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, January 19, 2015: Tango Goemba Monastery, Bhutan

GarryRF ·
I was surprised to find the teachings of Buddha in my hotel bedroom bedside draw.. During a tropical rainstorm I was stuck in my room for a few hours. What a fascinating read it was ! Never had time to finish it. Had to buy a copy when I got home. My favourite quote was: "Man who commits adultery likes licking jam off a sharp knife"
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, January 19, 2015: Tango Goemba Monastery, Bhutan

Travel Rob ·
Love your photos MAD! I keep noticing more details in your third shot.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, January 19, 2015: Tango Goemba Monastery, Bhutan

DrFumblefinger ·
Great photos, MAD! And a nice story. The Himalayas are a challenge to navigate, but as you say, it is so very worth the effort.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, January 19, 2015: Tango Goemba Monastery, Bhutan

MAD Travel Diaries ·
Originally Posted by GarryRF: I was surprised to find the teachings of Buddha in my hotel bedroom bedside draw.. During a tropical rainstorm I was stuck in my room for a few hours. What a fascinating read it was ! Never had time to finish it. Had to buy a copy when I got home. My favourite quote was: "Man who commits adultery likes licking jam off a sharp knife" Lol, I love that quote, I'm going to have to use it.
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Re: Emperor Ludwig's Ettal Monastery and Abbey, Bavaria

DrFumblefinger ·
A beautiful destination I was previously unaware of. Thanks, Samantha.
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Re: Emperor Ludwig's Ettal Monastery and Abbey, Bavaria

George G. ·
A beautiful monastery. Visited many times on our road trips from Augsburg to Garmisch and beyond. I never could drive by without stopping. One of my snowy day photos.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 13, 2013: Jeronimos Monastery

Former Member ·
Prince Henry certainly knew how to overnight sailors in style. I have visited this museum and found it just terrific. It is worthwhile for seaman and landlubber alike. The original church on the site was built about 1450 by Prince Henry the Navigator, and became the place where sailors spent the night before leaving on the expeditions that built Portugal’s colonial empire.
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Re: Strahov Monastery, Prague. Where Gumbo Was #57

HistoryDigger ·
How did I miss the pickled dodo bird when I went in 2012? One of the most beautiful libraries in the world. Great photos. Thanks for posting.
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Re: Strahov Monastery, Prague. Where Gumbo Was #57

DrFumblefinger ·
The dodo bird is sitting in a glass jar in the hallway outside this great library. It's a long hallway, but it's there. I'm thinking with a little recombinant DNA technology, we should be able to pull some cells from that dodo bird and bring it back to life? (Would work if it's in formalin, but not if its in alcohol). But maybe it's best to leave well enough alone.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 13, 2013: Jeronimos Monastery

PHeymont ·
Sunlight and shade highlight the complex carving of this stonework at the Monastery of Jeronimos at Belem, in Lisbon. This late-Gothic style is called Manueline, after King Manuel I. It’s marked by ornate stonework, often including maritime...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, January 19, 2015: Tango Goemba Monastery, Bhutan

MAD Travel Diaries ·
Located at the northern end of Thimpu Valley in Bhutan, Tango Goemba has held religious significance since the 12th century when it was home of the Lama who brought the Drukpa Kagyupa school of Buddhism to Bhutan.   Today, the monastery is the...
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Emperor Ludwig's Ettal Monastery and Abbey, Bavaria

Samantha ·
Samantha and her husband really enjoyed their visit to Emperor Ludwig's Ettal Monastery and Abbey in Bavaria, Germany. It is absolutely gorgeous.
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Praha = Prague = Fantastic!!! (part 2)

DrFumblefinger ·
  (View of Prague Castle and St. Vitus Cathedral from Petrin Hill) This is a continuation of my blog on Prague; you can find part 1 by clicking this link. 2) Castle Quarter (Hradcany).  The first castle in Prague was built on the west...
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Rila Monastery: The Gem of Bulgaria

Travelling Buzz ·
If you still haven't decided to visit Bulgaria after my 7 reasons to do so , this may be the right inspiration to come here.  Rila Monastery is the most gorgeous, peaceful and authentic place in Bulgaria I've been so far. It's a huge tourist...
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Strahov Monastery, Prague. Where Gumbo Was #57

DrFumblefinger ·
  One of the great things about visiting a city like Prague is having the opportunity to see and explore so many interesting historic sites.  As an example, our featured travel quiz, the Strahov Monastary.  Congratulations to TravelRob...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 5, 2014: Po Lin Buddha, Lantau Island

PortMoresby ·
  Hong Kong’s international airport occupies a flat area attached to the north side of Lantau Island.  The highway and the train that connect HKG to the city skirt the island and seem in no way to disturb the tranquility of small...
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February 22, 2016: Tengboche Monastery, Nepal

DrFumblefinger ·
Situated in the Khumbu region of Nepal, surrounded by the beautiful Himalayan mountains, this Buddhist monastery is half way point to the Everest Base Camp.
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Sept. 16, 2016: Stavrovouni Monastery, Cyprus

Ian Cook ·
One of the world's oldest monasteries, dating to the 4th century, Stavrovouni sits on a hilltop in Cyprus, where Ian Cook visited it.
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Cultural Heritage Of Hong Kong

alisamura ·
Alisa Mura shares some of the traditions and cultural gems you can find tucked amid the skyscrapers of Hong Kong.
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May 26, 2016. Buddha, Chalong Monastery, Phuket

sarcee ·
Today's Pic of the Day, from Sarcee, a Golden Buddha from Phuket.
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Kykkos Monastery, Cyprus

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook shares a visit to the fascinating Kykkos Monastery, Cyprus!
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The Ancient Spanish Monastery, Florida

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits an old Monastery -- built in the 12th century in Spain, but purchased by William Randall Hearst, disassembled, crated and shipped to America where decades later it was reassembled in North Miami.
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Re: Cultural Heritage Of Hong Kong

Marilyn Jones ·
Excellent article and photos!!
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Re: Cultural Heritage Of Hong Kong

alisamura ·
Hi Marilin! Thanks sooo much for reading, it's really appreciated
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Re: Cultural Heritage Of Hong Kong

PHeymont ·
Thanks for this post! It's too easy for those of us who have never been there to see Hong Kong as just a bustling high-rise city. I love when my expectations get changed!
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Re: Cultural Heritage Of Hong Kong

Travel Luver ·
I love this post! Thanks for sharing your visit to Hong Kong with us.
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Re: Cultural Heritage Of Hong Kong

alisamura ·
@PHeymont @Travel Luver Thanks so much for reading and positive comments, so glad to see you found this article informative and enjoyable.
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Re: Cultural Heritage Of Hong Kong

GarryRF ·
So much more to Hong Kong than the media / TV would have us believe. Maybe it's not as suppressed by China as much as we're lead to believe.
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Re: Cultural Heritage Of Hong Kong

alisamura ·
@GarryRF Thanks for reading! Yes there is so much more to see and learn in HK, in cultural aspect especially.
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Re: Kykkos Monastery, Cyprus

TravelingCanuck ·
Ian, once again you bring back some great memories for me. The Kykkos monastery is an interesting site to visit. Cyprus was the only place I have been where I was able to ski in January up at Troodos one weekend and scuba dive the next weekend in Limassol. Another site worth the visit to is the ruins of the Bellapais Abbey, on the Turkish northern part of the island. It is south of Kyrenia and has amazing views of the northern coastal plains of Cyprus. Thanks for the amazing blog.
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