Walker22 wrote: No cocoa beans are harmed. Beaver tails are mostly dough and sugar.


:lol: That much I know.
Applemac wrote: You forgot the hot chocolate and beaver tails. The kiosks are already in place.


Now I know why you look so fimilar! :)
Name of the favourite place: Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Angkor Archaeological Park is overwhelming. Situated 6 km to the south is Siem Reap, once no more than a small village, now described as the gateway to Angkor. The most famous buildings are Angkor Wat south of Thom and Bayon within the complex. The temple of Ta Prohm and Bayon was used as a location in the film “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider” movie (2001). Ta Prohm temple is best visited early in the morning when surrounding jungle is alive with sounds and the lights are best for tourists trying to catch the ongoing battle between nature and architecture.
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Name of the „dream” place: Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu is the site of an ancient Inca city, at 2430m high in the Andes of Peru. The site is often referred to as “The Lost City of the Incas”. It’s one of the most famous and spectacular sets of ruins in the world, but unknown until its relatively recent discovery in 1911.

Did you know?
- In Quechua, the language of the Inca’s, Machu Picchu means old mountain.
- You can get your passport stamped for S/.1 at the entrance of Machu Picchu for an original souvenir.
- The building technique that the Inca’s are so famous for is called ashlar. Stones are cut in such a way that they fit perfectly together without even having to put mortar between them.
- Machu Picchu also served as an astronomical observatory. The sacred Intihuatana stone indicates the two equinoxes and twice per year, the sun sits directly over the stone creating no shadow.
- Because of erosion, only 500 people are allowed on the Inca Trail each day and in February, the trail gets closed for maintenance.
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St Martins, New Brunswick Canada. Beautiful ocean scenery, red cliffs with many caves carved out by water. During low tide you can go clam picking, or oysters. Many good memories from my youth.
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Name of the favourite place: Stonehenge, UK
A World Heritage Site, Stonehenge is probably the most important prehistoric monument in the whole of Britain. It stands as a timeless monument to the people who created them. What we see today is the final stage that was completed about 3500 years ago. So just walk in the footsteps of your Neolithic ancestors and explore the ancient landscape. Stonehenge is a masterpiece of engineering. How did Neolithic people build it using only the simple tools and technologies available to them?
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Name of the „dream” place: Sky Garden Liss Ard, Skibbereen, Ireland
Why I think it’s worth to see?:
This magical place is the perfect symbol for the Emerald Isle.
The Sky Garden is set against the natural landscape of the Celtic Liss Ard, or “High Fort,” an ancient structure half reclaimed by nature, which lends its own fairytale whimsy to the location. It is a contemporary piece of art with a postmodern shape and aesthetic, it is the perfect complement to a place that is already a bridge between two worlds.
The acoustics are perfect, not a sound can be heard from outside and visitors are encouraged to explore in silence. In the centre you can lie back to get a full view of the elliptical shape that frames the sky and ultimately your vision of the universe (and beyond).
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While I usually prefer rural locations, I also like to spend time exploring old towns in various European countries. One of my favourites is Český Krumlov .
Český Krumlov is a town in the South Bohemia region of the Czech Republic. It’s bisected by the Vltava River, and dominated by its 13th-century castle. The castle has Gothic, Renaissance and baroque elements, an 11-hectare garden and an original 17th-century baroque theater. There are panoramic views of the old town and the river from the top of its round belltower.
Its a hidden gem as many visitors to the Czech Republic fly to Praha(Prague) and miss the smaller towns.
Its a great place to wander around the old town checking out shops and interesting waterside restaurants and the view of the town from the castle is amazing! They often have festivals in the market square and these are an interesting insight into local music and culture.
Most visitors go on a day trip from Prague but when staying in the town, the best time is after the tourists have left when it is peaceful and you can appreciate what it was like hundreds of years ago, as apparently little has changed.
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I spend a lot of my time at this lake. It a 7 hours drive from where I live now.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5JpT9NZ4EE

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalamalka_Lake

Kalamalka Lake is a large lake in the Interior Plateau of southern central British Columbia, Canada, east of Okanagan Lake and approximately 4 kilometres south of Vernon. The lake is named for the Okanagan Indian chief who occupied its northern shores.

Kalamalka meaning = many colors
Kal a mal ka
Thanks for the posts and comments again!

Name of the favourite place: Prague, Czech Republic
Why I chose it?:
"Orloj [Prague's astronomical clock] was installed in 1410 by clockmaker Mikulas of Kadan with the astronomer and professor of mathematics at Prague Charles University. It has had a rough ride over the centuries. In May, 1945, it took a direct hit from a German cannon and burned down, but it was restored. Standing under the Orloj at the chime of the hour is not just simply gaping at an old clock. It's an experience that everyone who comes to Prague should undertake and only then will you understand the real magic of this astronomical clock.
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Name of the „dream” place: Paris, France
Why I think it’s worth to see?:
“City of Love”, “City of Romance”, “City of Lights” is some of the famous names for this town. The fact is that Paris is a No1. unbeatable romantic city in the world. Places for you to visit when you are in Paris are: Eiffel Tower, The Louvre Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, Arch of Triumph, Avenue Champs-Elysees, Museum d`Orsay, Sacred Heart Basilica of Montmartre, Centre Georges Pompidou, Disneyland Paris, Tuileries Garden, Place de la Concorde, Luxembourg Garden, Ile de la Cite, Sainte Chapelle-The Holy Chapel, Palace Garnier-Opera National de Paris, Seine River, Montmartre, Pantheon, Place Des Vosges, Versailles Palace, Ile Saint Louis, Moulin Rouge, Chambord Castle, Elysee Palace, Concierge, Opera Bastille, Canal Saint-Martin, Bois de Boulogne, Romantic Bridge on Seine with padlocks and so on. 4 days are not enough :shock: 8) :wink:
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hmmm,, a quiet island,, sunny skies.....animals that are friendly and that i can nurture. nature, animals and humans should hopefully get along and mutually assist each other for existence ? what a wonderful world it would be..
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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I can remember my first visit to this city, I was in awe because it the first large city that I been to with hanging flower baskets, it was so pretty. Also the ocean with a large body of water as far as the eye can see. The Pacific Ocean.
Esquimalt, B.C.
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https://www.hellobc.com/places-to-go/victoria/

https://www.leg.bc.ca/

https://thecastle.ca/

https://www.butchartgardens.com/

https://www.butchartgardens.com/garden/mediterranean-garden/

https://www.butchartgardens.com/garden/japanese-garden/

https://www.butchartgardens.com/garden/italian-garden/

Silver Star ski resort Vernon, British Columbia

Incredible scenery and skiing. And great memories. Summer or winter, this area is beautiful.
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Walker22 wrote: Silver Star ski resort Vernon, British Columbia

Incredible scenery and skiing. And great memories. Summer or winter, this area is beautiful.


One of my favorite spot too :)
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That is what their licence plate say to this day.

WAC Bennett Dam
It was called "Hope" dam while building.

I can remember being there when it was under construction, was a kid back then (1967), rain, rain and lots of rain, and all that mud too, can't play outside, had to stay inside of a construction trailer while my parents were visiting a friend of theirs. Boring! :lol:

I did go back several years later (2001), my Dad moved back up to Dawson Creek (Mile Zero Alaska Hiway). We took a day trip to this dam and what a big different. Pretty scenery, lots of wild life, seen my first bald head eagle there.

Took a tour of this dam and it WAS noisy! All those turbines going, the roaring of the river rushing out (Peace River).

https://www.bchydro.com/community/recreation_areas/visitor-centres/wac-bennett-visitor-centre.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._A._C._Bennett_Dam
Name of the favourite place: Bruges, Belgium
Why I chose it?: Gorgeous town often referred to as the Venice of the North. The Medieval part of Bruges has many remarkable monuments.
What made it so special?: The tourists love taking a romantic boat tour in Bruges canals – probably the best way seeing the town. The Market Square has several attractions in the surrounding buildings including the Dali Xpo Gallery and the Historicium, which uses the latest special effects to bring to life Bruges’ past. Perhaps the most well known attraction in the city, the Bell Tower or Belfry is on the square. The northern side is bordered with traditional Flemish gable-roofed houses.

The Chocolate Museum is housed in Maison de Croon, a building which dates back to 1480 and was originally a wine tavern which was a place where wine was stored and sold. Here we can learn about how cocoa becomes chocolate, about the health benefits and qualities of Belgian chocolate and about the historical, botanical and geographical aspects of chocolate. Last but not least also pick up a few recipes.
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Name of the „dream” place: Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Why I think it’s worth to see?: I believe that Rothenburg is one of the most charming towns on the planet! This well-preserved medieval town is located within an easy drive of Munich. I want to spend at least a day wandering around Altstadt (old town), starting from the top of the Town Hall Tower, then spend the rest of the day getting lost down the countless alleyways!
The 14th-century walls are still intact (although they did suffer some damage during WWII), and the historic Marktplatz (market square) is plenty of attractions that should more than keep me busy!
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Vienna, Austria
Lots of old beautiful buildings.
Vienna Riding school (Movie, my dancing horses)
Lovely food and good places to see, great scenery.
Wonderful weather at the time I was there :)
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