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Asia

Loas

Loas is a small little country that no ones reallt heards about. its similar to Thailand and just as nice. I stayed at the Don Chan Palace, Hotel & Convention, Vientiane. which was $76 cad.
the fisrt day I went to the Buddha Park. The park was started in 1958 by Luang Pu (Venerable Grandfather) Bunleua Sulilat.[2] Luang Pu Bunleua Sulilat was a priest-shaman who integrated Hinduism and Buddhism. The park look like it was hunted and it looked very old
The second day I visted Wat Si Saket was built in 1818 on the order of King Anouvong (Sethathirath V.) Si is derived from the Sanskrit title of veneration Sri, prefixed to the name of Wat Saket in Bangkok, which was renamed by Anouvong's contemporary, King Rama I. Wat Si Saket was built in the Siamese style of Buddhist architecture, with a surrounding terrace and an ornate five-tiered roof, rather than in the Lao style.

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Asia

Thailand

In Thailand I stay in Le Meridien Chiang Mai hotel which was C$153 for a double bedroom.
On the first day of Thailand I visited the Grand Palace. The Grand Palace is a complex of buildings at the heart of Bangkok, Thailand. The palace has been the official residence of the Kings of Siam since 1782. The Grand Palace looks like its made from gold, its looks like its was made out of gold, the Grand Palace was just so big and beautiful you couldn't take your eyes from it.
The second day I visited the Wat Phra Kaew. Wat Phra Kaew is regarded as the most sacred Buddhist temple in Thailand. The Emerald Buddha housed in the temple is a potent religio-political symbol and the palladium of Thai society. All of Thailand is just so beautiful and you cant even tell you how gorgeous it is. The Wat Phra Kaew is just another beautiful place that Thailand has to offer.
My last day Yaowarat Road. Yaowarat Road in Samphanthawong district is home to Bangkok's Chinatown, which is centered on Sam Pheng Lane Chinatown's Sam Pheng Market is an old business center noted for a post-WW II visit by the young king Ananda Mahidol. The Yaowarat is honestly the streets of lights, its full of busy people and full of different sign that are full of lights.
Thailand is honestly one of the prettiest places I went to yet, and I can't wait to go back there.

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Asia

Beijing

I arrived in Beijing 15:25 from Greece Athena airline. I stayed at the Alley International Youth Hostel, its a double room which was $242 Canadian per night.
the first day I was there I went to the Forbidden city which was 8 minutes away from the hotel, or even Beijing. The forbidden city was a Chinese imperial palace from the mid-ming Dynasty to the en d of the Qing Dynasty in 1912, and the became a museum in 1920's. The Forbidden City and a very big place where you could get lost in and never be found. ITs an very beautiful place full with wonders. The city feels like it ever ends.
The second day I went to the Yu Garden which was 12hour and 57minutes train ride from Beijing. It took one day tour from Beijing by a train to the yu Garden . The Sharnghai Day tour, which was the train I took at get to the Garden was different from anything I did on my trips, I was a group of people in a train going from different small city of china that no would ever dreamed o9f going. The tour included a hotel to stay at when we reached to the Garden. The Garden was the most beautiful think I seen in my live and I meant that it was so peaceful and honestly so breath taking. During the night the Yu Garden lit up as if it was a party. It was just glowing.
The next day I went to the Fragrant Hills Park which was a 56 minutes dive from Beijing. The park was full of trees, and full of nature, its perfect from someone that love to take photos.

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Europe

Rome

Rome is one of the breath taking City in Europe. Between my hotel, it was so nice. My hotel was The Ostello Des Artistes, which was $173 a night it include 1 single bed with free wifi.
The first nigh I went to the Colosseum. This art history building was build from concrete and sand. The Colosseum is the largest amphitheater ever built. this old, beautiful, unfinished building its so full of history. The Colosseum was 10 minutes away from the hotel.
The second day I went to go see the Pantheon which was 13 minutes away from my hotel, and a 6 minutes away from the Colosseum. A former Roman temple, and now a church. walking inside of the church is like walking in to a big ancient bowl. the reason for this is because its a big dome for the ceiling and at the very top of it a hole so the un peeps though. This building has an influential building of ancient Rome, with it fantastic architecture, its a living art building.
The third day, I drove 12 minutes to go see the Sistine Chapel. The Sistine Chapel was gorgeous, all around you are painting, every wall are covered with a painting. But not just any painting , painting by Michelangelo. The window in the Chapel brightingup the room and it illuminated the painting and the room itself.
On the last day I drove 10 minutes to San Pietro in Vincoli. The San Pietro in Vincoli is an church, and it reminded me of the Sistine Chapel, but less pictures. The church has this big painting on top of the ceiling, and I could never forget, within the church it has this gorgeous statue of Moses just siting there an watching people, and its full of detail and its just one of the things you couldn't forget when going to the San Pietro because its just this big grand master piece.

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Europe

Rome

I arrived at Greece, from rome which was a 2 ours plane ride. I stayed at the 28 Micon street which was $163 a night. The 18 mykonois streets, Athens Attiki had free wifi and breakfast was include.
My first day in Greece I walked 14 minutes from my hotel to Acropolis of Athens which was located on an extremely rocky outcrop above the city of Athens and contains the remains of several ancient building of great architectural and historic significance, most famous being the Parthenon. Inside of the Acropolis and looking at and the view was cool, you could see all of Greece and how it looks so big but in reality is very small, and beautiful.
The second day I visited the National Archaeological Museum. I drove 11 minutes to get there. The National Archaeological Museum is a house of some of the most important artifacts from a variety of archaeological locations around Greece. It has different sculptures from many different people. The National Archaeological has rooms of rooms for statues, statues from different artists and its something out of the ordinary.
Greece is a place of history, and art. This place is full of old towers and old stories. You can walk everywhere and any where in Greece. On my last day I walked in 15 minutes to an old historical neighborhood of Athens. This neighborhood is full of different museum for different type of people and which give people a choice to pick and choose what they want to seeing stead of seeing the same thing all of the time. I visited a museum of Greek Folk Art which is sa collections of manuscripts and old photos of Greece. I also visited the museum of Musical Instruments on Diogenous streets. which was filled with instruments. The most well known Historical chuches in Plaka which I called Saint Nicholas Ragavas , which at frist I thought is was a prison, but it was a very nice place to go and visit.

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