Category Archives: Travel

Icy Strait Point ZipRider, Alaska

The first time we visited Icy Strait Point, outside Hoonah in Alaska, we didn’t have time to try out the colossal, six-cable ZipRider zipline. When we returned last year, the very first thing we did was set this straight! Expand … Continue reading

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Gateway of India, Mumbai

The Gateway of India in Mumbai is one of the most recognisable landmarks in the whole country, perhaps second only to the Taj Mahal. It was constructed to celebrate the Royal Visit of King George V and Queen Mary in … Continue reading

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Phuket’s Mardi

Towering over the streets of Phuket in Thailand are several murals of a small person called Mardi. Mardi is based on the daughter of artist Alex Face (Patcharapol Tangruen). She often appears dressed as a rabbit, but always with three … Continue reading

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London Bridge – A Tale of Many Bridges

London Bridge, in one form or another, has crossed the River Thames between what is now the City of London and Southwalk for almost 2000 years. The latest version of London Bridge is a relatively plain affair, a straightforward structure … Continue reading

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Sunset at White Sands National Monument, New Mexico

White Sands National Monument outside Alamogordo in New Mexico is at once a sharp contrast to the snowy landscape outside my window as I write this post, yet in an odd way, surprisingly reminiscent of it. It may sound strange, … Continue reading

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Sunrise at Monument Valley

The landscape of Monument Valley, straddling the state line between Arizona and Utah, is spectacular at any time of day. But at sunrise it’s simply magical. Expand the minds of you and your children by travelling the World with Jaspa’s … Continue reading

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Indoor Rainbows at the Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

I know I featured a cathedral in last week’s post (Siena Duomo, Tuscany), but the challenge themes on offer this week lead me straight back to another one. The light, airy, modern (in fact, still unfinished) architecture of Antonio Gaudí’s … Continue reading

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