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Ollantaytambo : Citadel of the Inca

Posted by on Oct 15, 2017 in Ollantaytambo, Small Town Explorer | 0 comments

Ollantaytambo

Ollantaytambo: Citadel of the Inca, contributed by Dean and Pauline at lavidaglobal.com, is the fourth small town expose in the series  Small Town Explorer.  The villages and towns we visit in our travels are often the hidden gems of a country or region. Readers are introduced to small centers around the globe; featuring their uniqueness, their history, what to see and do, and where to stay and where to dine.

Previous towns featured in the series:

Bourtange

Ravello, Italy 

Sanzhi, Taiwan

 

Little has changed here over the past 500 years, the descendants of the brave Inca army that held out against the invading Spanish for so long still live in the houses of their ancestors and the ruins of the once great fortress still strike awe into all who witness them. This is Ollantaytambo, Citadel of the Inca.When you are located on the doorstep of one of the seven wonders of the modern world it is easy to be overlooked. However there is a silver lining for this neighbour of the great Machu Picchu, this town has not been overrun by tourists and has been able to maintain its authenticity.

Ollantaytambo Citadel of the Inca

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Annapolis Royal Photos

Posted by on Oct 13, 2017 in Canada, Destinations, Nova Scotia, Travel Photo Thursday | 12 comments

Annapolis Royal

This week we were in Annapolis Royal having a peek at my new condo and taking a few photos along the waterfront. Welcome to week 347 (12/10/2017) of Travel Photo Thursday. I have been a total road warrior this week and it’s not over yet. Tuesday I was in Halifax having lunch with a friend who is downsizing and offered me some of her kitchen gadgets. Then yesterday it was seven hours on the road as I did a return trip to Annapolis Royal. Tomorrow it’s back to Halifax to see Dad and celebrate my niece’s birthday. I’ll also spend some time with the beautiful Livy. She’s already a month old! This is a quick post, but do enjoy the photos of Annapolis Royal, my soon to be home.

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Favorite Nova Scotia Photos from Instagram

Posted by on Oct 6, 2017 in Canada, Destinations, Nova Scotia, Travel Photo Thursday | 19 comments

Nova Scotia Photos

This week let’s enjoy a few favorite Nova Scotia photos from my Instagram feed, taken since my return on August 22nd. Welcome to week 346 (10/05/2017) of Travel Photo Thursday. Internet connections continue to be a challenge for me. I’m in the library attempting to put this post together since the Internet in my apartment decided to go on vacation around 8 am this morning. Do enjoy the photos and don’t forget to check out the other great travel bloggers linking up this week.

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Seventeen Pictou artists painted up a colorful storm during Paint Pictou early in September. It was the perfect day for taking Nova Scotia photos, too!

 

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