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Details of the Basilica in Quito, Ecuador

We had heard that we could get wonderful views of Quito by climbing to the top of the towers of the Basilica del Voto Nacional, so we made sure to put that on our itinerary. The architecture of the church … Continue reading

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San Francisco Convent in Quito, Ecuador

There are several sites to visit when you walk through Quito’s old town and San Francisco Convent is definitely one of the places to see. It is Quito’s oldest church and monastery and construction began in 1534 and was completed … Continue reading

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Quito, Ecuador – Old World Charm

During our time in Ecuador, we made Quito our home base and then did excursions from there. We had a lot of things planned for our visit to Ecuador, so we sandwiched our excursions with time in Quito before and … Continue reading

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Cologne Cathedral (Kölner Dom)

There are many cathedrals in Europe that were built in the gothic architecture and the Cologne Cathedral in Germany is definitely one of the more stunning examples. To say that the cathedral dominates the skyline of Cologne would be an … Continue reading

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The Un-Luck of the Irish

The one trip that we knew we had to make during our six months in Europe was to Ireland. Both of our families have strong Irish ancestry, so we definitely wanted to visit the land of our heritage. We also … Continue reading

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Looking Back and Looking Forward

As we continue to get settled back into our lives here in Colorado, we are weighing a lot of options for our future. Obviously travelling and sharing our adventures will continue to be our highest, non-work priority, but we are … Continue reading

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Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland

Christ Church Cathedral (The Cathedral of the Holy Trinity) sits in the heart of Dublin in the medieval section of the city. Dublin doesn’t have an old town like many other places in Europe that we have visited, but it … Continue reading

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Nürnberg, Germany, an Unexpected Surprise

We decided to take a quick trip to Nürnberg this weekend and we were pleasantly surprised by the charm of the city. At this point, we find that we don’t have time to investigate some places before we travel there, … Continue reading

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Daily Post Photo Challenge – Opposites

After a very long drive home, we’re finally back from Chicago. It was, as always, an interesting trip with lots of sights and activities. We’ll talk more about our trip later, but for last week’s photo challenge, opposites, we figured that … Continue reading

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