Advent Day 20…. Batu Caves, Malaysia

Cinque Terre 1. The Lord Murugan statue is among the world’s tallest statues. Located in a temple, this statue is 140 feet tall and stands beside 272 steps leading to the Batu caves. 2. Archaeologists believe that these caves are more than 400 million years old. The Batu caves are a collection of a networkContinue reading “Advent Day 20…. Batu Caves, Malaysia”

Advent Day 19…. Canal Houses, Amsterdam

Canal houses in Amsterdam facts 1.  The impressive mansions along the Amsterdam canals were built during the Golden Age of Amsterdam. The lavish interior of the Amsterdam canal houses and their architecture reflect the financial and societal success of the merchant families in 17th century Amsterdam. 2. Typical of the Amsterdam Canal Houses are theirContinue reading “Advent Day 19…. Canal Houses, Amsterdam”

Advent Day 16…. Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu tid bits! 1. According to scholars, Machu Picchu was a royal estate built for the Inca king Pachacutec around 1450. Others speculate that the Inca city was a sacred centre where the great political, religious, and economic minds of the Inca Empire gathered.  2. To combat the fact that the area of Peru isContinue reading “Advent Day 16…. Machu Picchu, Peru”

Advent Day 15…. Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland

Giants Causeway top 3 facts (ish) 1. It is believed that Giant’s Causeway formed 50 million years by volcanic action. As the lava cooled rapidly, it contracted, resulting in the instantly recognisable columnar structures. 2. There is myth that it was built by a warrior giant named Finn MacCool who create a sturdy path toContinue reading “Advent Day 15…. Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland”

Advent Day 13…. Halstatt, Austria

Halstatt facts 1. Halstatt is home to the world’s oldest salt mine, dating back to prehistoric times. Archaeological finds are dated between 1200 bc and 500 bc! It’s oooooold. 2. The small market community Hallstatt has 778 inhabitants, is located on the western shore of Lake Hallstatt and is nestled into the side of aContinue reading “Advent Day 13…. Halstatt, Austria”