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

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

t may be the second largest lake in Scotland, but it's definitely the first in popularity. Due to its Nessie legend, it attracts throngs of tourists in hopes of glimpsing the monster.

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

The Auschwitz Concentration Camp, Poland has million Jewish ghosts.

Kokoda Track - also Kokoda Trail. A 95km track maintained through the highlands of Papau New Guinea in commemoration to the ANZAC and allied troops who fought and died in their hundreds against the Japanese  control and invasion of Port Moresby in 1942. It remains much the same as it did during WWII and those who walk it experience the same grueling conditions as the diggers did.

This week in our history: Infantry Battalion conducted a fighting withdrawal over the Kokoda Trail to stop the Japanese advance on Port Moresby.

Mt. Kilimanjaro - rising 5895m above sea level it is an overpowering symbol of the beauty and wildness of East Africa. Situated in Kilimanjaro National park in Northern Tanzania.

Mount Kilimanjaro: Climb and punishment

1 Day Nairobi Tours Safaris to Amboseli, Kilimanjaro, Nakuru, Mt Kenya, Longonot

Gallipolli  - The small cove is the site of a series of attacks and infamous wholesale slaughter of ANZAC troops as they attempted to gain the area from Turkish defenders during WWI.  ANZAC Day is a historically and culturally significant celebration for Australians and New Zealanders, approaching sacred status.

Information of Gallipoli Tours, Gallipoli Anzac Tours, RSL Tours

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.

Harry Potter and the Northern Lights Aurora Borealis wizadry in Finnish Lapland last night.

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.

Annual Cheese-Rolling Festival in Gloucestershire, England

mt. Fuji - at 3776 meters it is Japan's highest mountain and has been venerated for its perfectly conical shape. it is located within the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park and on (rare) clear days can be seen from Tokyo.

Cloud surrounds Mt Fuji Source: Gareth Arthur, User submitted Mount Fuji, 100 kilometres south-west of Tokyo in Japan, rises out of the cloud covering the surrounding area.

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)

Beautiful photo of Ramses Temple, Egypt. Photograph was made by David Boyer, National Geographic. Six-story-high statues rise above the Nile shoreline at Abu Simbel.

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.

Raja Ampat is one of the most beautiful places in the world. Raja Ampat is the name of a district in the state of West Papua province of In.

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 - Brazil/Argentina * Iguazu Falls provide a stunning spectacle on the Iguazu River between Brazil and Argentina.