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Chichén Itzá – World Wonder (Mexico) – In Another Minute (262)

Chichén Itzá on the Yucatán peninsula in Mexico was a large pre-Columbian Mayan city. The collection of remaining buildings is a UNESCO World Heritage site. And the large pyramid El Castillo has been…

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St. Augustine (Florida) – In Another Minute (Week 248)

St. Augustine in Northeast Florida is considered the nation’s oldest city, having been established in 1565 by Spanish settlers. In September 2015, the celebrations of St. Augustine’s 450th anniversary will start in earnest….

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The Stanley Hotel – In A Colorado Minute (Week 245)

The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado, is known for its prime location overlooking mountain peaks of the Rocky Mountain National Park, and for being the home and inspiration to Stephen King as…

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Ghost Town Carr – In A Colorado Minute (Week 186)

In my search for abandoned buildings (a personal passion) in Colorado, I came across a listing of ghost towns in Colorado… and found out that there supposedly was a ghost town just north…

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Crown Heights – In A Brooklyn Minute (Week 173)

The Brooklyn neighborhood Crown Heights is a fascinatingly diverse and contrasting neighborhood. The population is mostly of African decent (mainly via the Caribbean with a small portion of American born people) – but…

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Reichstag – In A Berlin Minute (Week 170)

The Berlin building referred to as the Reichstag (officially: Reichtagsgebäude) today houses the Bundestag, which is the name for the German parliament. It was originally opened in 1894 when Germany was still the…

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Teufelsberg Spy Station – In A Berlin Minute (Week 155)

In the northern part of the nature preserve Grunewald Forest, on top of the man-made hill Teufelsberg (Devil’s Mountain) sits the former US spy listening station Teufelsberg Spy Station. From Teufelsberg Spy Station,…

Berlin Ringbahn (Circular Railway) – In A Berlin Minute (Week 154)

The Berlin Ringbahn (circular railway) is a 37.5 km (23.3 mi) long city train (S-Bahn) line around the center of Berlin. There are two trains: S41 goes clockwise, the S42 goes counter-clockwise. For…

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