Petra, Jordan – Part VI – The Treasury (Al Khazna)

There was SO much happening here, that I will break this blog down into sections. The Treasury  I was overwhelmed, so I took many pictures to be able to go back and take a closer look to then take it all in! Our guide told us that the Treasury seems to be an ancient calendar…

Petra, Jordan – Part V – The Moment You See The Treasury!

Happiness flooded me. I started to cry, tears of joy. This same happiness flooded me, with tears of joy as my eyes first spotted the silhouetted Giza pyramids at sunset, during our taxi ride from the Cairo International Airport to our hotel in Giza. While walking long the Siq, you take a turn and suddenly…

Baku, Azerbaijan – Maiden Tower & Bazar Square

The Maiden Tower, located in Old City, is one of Azerbaijan’s first UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and a tower shrouded in mystery. First, the date of when the tower was built is debated.  Some historians believe it was built in the 14th century, other historians believe as far back as the 4th century. The purpose…

Baku, Azerbaijan – Palace of the Shirvanshahs

The Palace of the Shirvanshahs is a 15th century palace located in Old City and one of Azerbaijan’s first UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It was built by the rulers of Shirvan – a historical district located in what is now modern Azerbaijan. It is a museum that houses a gift shop, a permeant exhibition and…

Baku, Azerbaijan – Sights of the Old City

Old City is the most ancient part of Baku, surrounded by walls, with two locations, Maiden Tower and Palace of Shirvanshahs, becoming the first World Heritage Sites by UNESCO in Azerbaijan. Making our way to the entrance from the Filarmoniya Park side of the city. Inside we first discover what looks to be sulphur baths!…

Mtskheta, Georgia – Svetitskhoveli Cathedral

Dachi, my awesome tour guide told me that the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is the most holy of churches in Georgia – here is where the robe Jesus wore during or shortly after his crucifixion and members of the original Royal Family are buried. The Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Anything that is restored…