Polly 2 on September 26th, 2012

  The Palais des Papes is located in Avignon in the south France, and is one of the largest and most important medieval Gothic buildings in Europe. Both the Palais de Papes, and the historic center of Avignon have been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1995. The Palais is located on a […]

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Polly 2 on September 11th, 2012

While I was visiting Barcelona recently, I decided to go on a short cruise along the coast so I could see Barcelona from another angle. It’s a beautiful city to explore on foot, and just as beautiful from the water!         The Columbus Monument is located at the site where Columbus returned […]

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Polly 2 on July 27th, 2012

  Alcatraz Island, or “The Rock“, is located 1.5 miles off the shore of San Francisco, and was originally built as a military fortification, and a military prison. I think the thing that makes it stand out most in the minds of people today was it’s use as a federal prison from 1933 to 1963. […]

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Polly 7 on July 27th, 2012

After a happy time hiking, we traveled to Inle Lake.  This is a very large lake where people still live and work as they have done for hundreds of years. We arrived at the lake and we went into a long, narrow boat with a very noisy motor! It was a very exciting boat ride. […]

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Polly 2 on July 15th, 2012

Polly #2 has visited Bonaire several times, but never visited the museum that was close to where she was staying. The Museo Boneriano, or Museum of Bonaire, is located right outside of the town of Kralindijk, and is an easy place to walk to. It’s housed in a restored island plantation house from 1885, and […]

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Polly 2 on July 5th, 2012

  I had a geat time riding the cable cars in San Francisco, so one day I walked from my hotel to the Cable Car Museum to explore their history.     The museum is located at 1201 Mason Street in the Washington-Mason powerhouse and car barn on Nob Hill, and houses a collection of historic […]

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Polly 2 on July 5th, 2012

Monterey is a waterfront community south of San Francisco. It’s a pretty little town where you can enjoy many water sports, including scuba diving, surfing and whale watching. We were lucky enough to spot a playful sea otter playing in the ocean when we were there, but sometimes you can also see harbor seals and […]

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Polly 7 on June 22nd, 2012

It was time for me to visit another new place – the Republic of China, also known as Taiwan. Shane lived and worked in Taipei (the capital of Taiwan) for four months during 2006, so this was his first visit in five years! Shane told me that Taiwan used to be called “Formosa” (meaning “Beautiful […]

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Polly 2 on June 10th, 2012

Carcassonne is a fortified medieval walled city in southwestern France, between Toulouse and Narbonne. It was classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997 and is visited by more than 3 million people every year. Carcassone is basically a castle that is also a city and is referred to as La Cite de Carcassone. […]

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Polly 7 on June 9th, 2012

I was very excited for my overnight visit to a small village called Hahoe (pronounced ha-way).  I was joined by my friends, Lenny the Tarsier and Blu’ the Travel ‘Roo – they also travel with Shane, but have seen more countries than me! The village was founded 600 years old, and is now a UNESCO […]

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