Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum - this haunting place is the site of the largest attempt at genocide in modern history.

Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum - this haunting place is the site of the largest attempt at genocide in modern history.

Loch Ness - the fabled home of the Loch Ness Monster 'Nessie'. It is the largest lake in Scotland by volume at over 20 miles long, approx a mile wide and 700 feet at its deepest

Loch Ness - the fabled home of the Loch Ness Monster 'Nessie'. It is the largest lake in Scotland by volume at over 20 miles long, approx a mile wide and 700 feet at its deepest

Abu Simbel - a temple carved out of living rock on the west bank of the Nile.  Commissioned by Pharoah Ramses II in 1257 BCE and dedicated to the gods Amon-Re, and Re-Horakhte (and also to Ramses himself)

Abu Simbel - a temple carved out of living rock on the west bank of the Nile. Commissioned by Pharoah Ramses II in 1257 BCE and dedicated to the gods Amon-Re, and Re-Horakhte (and also to Ramses himself)

Galapagos Islands - situated approx 1000km west off the Ecuadorian coast the archipelago consists of 19 islands and is synonymous with Charles Darwin and birth of Evolutionary theory.

Galapagos Islands - situated approx 1000km west off the Ecuadorian coast the archipelago consists of 19 islands and is synonymous with Charles Darwin and birth of Evolutionary theory.

Iguazu Falls - (Port. Cataracas do Iguacu; Sp. Cataratas del Iguazu) is situated near the border of Brazil, Paragual and Argentina and is listed on the UNSECO World Heritage List.  Taller than the Niagra and twice as wide it is a spectacular vision which can be accessed from all three bordering countries

Iguazu Falls - (Port. Cataracas do Iguacu; Sp. Cataratas del Iguazu) is situated near the border of Brazil, Paragual and Argentina and is listed on the UNSECO World Heritage List. Taller than the Niagra and twice as wide it is a spectacular vision which can be accessed from all three bordering countries

Petra - the fabled Rose-Red Nabatean city located in Jordan. It is recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site and was once the capital of the Nabatean kingdom during the 6th centtury.  The buildings are carved out of the living rock and can be said to glow during certain times of the day.

Petra - the fabled Rose-Red Nabatean city located in Jordan. It is recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site and was once the capital of the Nabatean kingdom during the 6th centtury. The buildings are carved out of the living rock and can be said to glow during certain times of the day.

Socotra Island - aka Soqotra. The four-island archipelago is located in the Indian Ocean approximately 250km east of the Horn of Africa. It is part of Yemen, Governorate of Hadhramaut. Its isolated position has given rise to spectacular natives endemic to the island including the haunting Dragon's Blood tree (Dracaena cinnibari) and an island chameleon (Chamaeleo monachus)

Socotra Island - aka Soqotra. The four-island archipelago is located in the Indian Ocean approximately 250km east of the Horn of Africa. It is part of Yemen, Governorate of Hadhramaut. Its isolated position has given rise to spectacular natives endemic to the island including the haunting Dragon's Blood tree (Dracaena cinnibari) and an island chameleon (Chamaeleo monachus)

Hagia Sophia is a former Greek church, later an imperial mosque, and now a museum in Istanbul, Turkey. From the date of its construction in 537 until 1453, it served as an Eastern Orthodox cathedral and seat of the Patriarchate of Constantinople, except between 1204 and 1261, when it was converted to a Roman Catholic cathedral under the Latin Empire. The building was a mosque from 29 May 1453 until 1931. It was then secularized and opened as a museum on 1 February 1935

Hagia Sophia is a former Greek church, later an imperial mosque, and now a museum in Istanbul, Turkey. From the date of its construction in 537 until 1453, it served as an Eastern Orthodox cathedral and seat of the Patriarchate of Constantinople, except between 1204 and 1261, when it was converted to a Roman Catholic cathedral under the Latin Empire. The building was a mosque from 29 May 1453 until 1931. It was then secularized and opened as a museum on 1 February 1935

Aurora - natural light display named after the Roman goddess of the dawn.Caused by the collision of solar wind and magnetospheric charged particles with the high altitude atmosphere and occur in the auroral zone  (approx 10° to 20° from the geomagnetic poles).  Borealis - northern lights. Australis - southern lights.

Aurora - natural light display named after the Roman goddess of the dawn.Caused by the collision of solar wind and magnetospheric charged particles with the high altitude atmosphere and occur in the auroral zone (approx 10° to 20° from the geomagnetic poles). Borealis - northern lights. Australis - southern lights.

Cheese Rolling Festival - also known as Cooper's Hill Cheese Rolling.  It was officially cancelled in 2010 due to health and safety concerns but the festival still takes place in an unofficial capacity. The origins of the event are in contention with theories ranging from maintaining grazing borders or pagan origins celebrating the new year.

Cheese Rolling Festival - also known as Cooper's Hill Cheese Rolling. It was officially cancelled in 2010 due to health and safety concerns but the festival still takes place in an unofficial capacity. The origins of the event are in contention with theories ranging from maintaining grazing borders or pagan origins celebrating the new year.

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