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10 best ruins – famous and not-so-famous

Mesa Verde

Yahoo! Travel recently compiled a list of 10 of the best ruins around the world and it included some of the usual suspects, but also a few sites that are stunning in their own right but not quite as well known.

Riel World photo – Hanoi, Vietnam

Hoan Kiem Lake

A view of Hoan Kiem Lake, a peaceful oasis in the middle of Hanoi, Vietnam.

Impressions of Cambodia

Buddhist monks in Cambodia

“Cambodians have three rules for life,” she said. “Eat well, grow up, and take care of family.”

Poetry of travel: Balinese rice terraces

bali rice terraces

The rice terraces form long emerald staircases as they tumble down glittering green hillsides.

Photo essay – Images of Monument Valley

Road to Monument Valley

If you had to choose one iconic image of the American West it may very well be Monument Valley. This photo essay takes a look at the red buttes and mesas of this dramatic landscape.

Seven ancient Indian ruins in Mexico

teotihuacan

The Americas are strewn with the ruins of ancient Indian civilizations. Here are seven Indian ruins in Mexico worth visiting.

Cafes of Vietnam

vietnam coffee

If you enjoy drinking coffee and hanging out in cafes, Asia may not be the first place you’d consider as an ideal destination. But Vietnam is a pretty good under-the radar country for coffee and cafe lovers.

Poetry of travel: Jacaranda flowers in Uruguay

jacaranda flowers

Blooming purple jacaranda flowers weave a labyrinth of wonder. Their sight and scent seeps into every moment of a day spent wandering through a picturesque town by the water.

Riel World photo – ‘The Thinker’ in Paris

Rodin's "The Thinker"

Auguste Rodin’s famous sculpture of “The Thinker” in the gardens of the Musee Rodin in Paris.

Athenians, buses and automobiles

Acropolis in Athens

The landscape of greater Athens may have been somewhat drab but no one could accuse the Greek drivers of being anything but colorful.

Riel World photo – Aswan, Egypt

Felucca on the Nile

Felucca sail boats on the Nile River near Aswan, Egypt.

Poetry of travel: Snow and sunshine in the Alps

Gornergrat railway Zermatt

A trip that began in springtime ends amidst a wintery panorama of Alpine peaks. We disembark and stagger into a world that is entirely, mesmerizingly white.

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