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We have been to some eerie places, no question about it. Capela dos Ossos, the Chapel of Bones in Evora, Portugal tops our freakish list. Entering the macabre world of this ossuary, we crossed into the Twilight Zone. And as we did, we thought we had found something unique. Not so.  In fact, it’s not …

The post Chapel of Bones Evora and Other World Ossuaries first appeared on Albom Adventures. It is written by Rhonda Albom.

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With the Southern Alps as a backdrop reflecting onto the deep turquoise waters, the picturesque views at Lake Tekapo New Zealand are exceptional. Add to that the aurora australis (southern lights) dancing in skies so clear they are recognized as an International Dark Sky Reserve. Lake Tekapo is one of the most spectacular places in …

The post Things to Do in Lake Tekapo: Scenic Days, Starry Nights first appeared on Albom Adventures. It is written by Rhonda Albom.

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Wildlife, rugged clifftops, and wonders of nature dominate the coastal drive from Dunedin to Christchurch in New Zealand. While this South Island road trip could be completed in half a day, you would miss so much. From a historical perspective, you will travel from the Scottish influence of Dunedin, through the Victorian era in Oamaru, …

The post South Island Road Trip: Dunedin to Christchurch NZ first appeared on Albom Adventures. It is written by Rhonda Albom.

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Deja vu was strong as we approached San Carlos de Bariloche, a Swiss-influenced, quaint mountain town in northern Patagonia. Situated in Argentina’s Lakes District, Bariloche overlooks the stunning glacial Lake Nahuel Huapi. Winter skiing and summer hiking are the top activities. Whenever you visit, you will discover a vast number of outdoor things to do …

The post Hiking and Other Outdoor Things to Do in Bariloche first appeared on Albom Adventures. It is written by Rhonda Albom.

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Cruising takes us to exciting and picturesque cruise ship ports around the world. Whether they feature nature’s masterpieces or something manmade in vibrant colours, our favourite cruise destinations are each a photographer’s paradise. What we love about cruising is the variety in destinations, the one time unpack, the culinary delights, and the opportunity to make …

The post 20 Picturesque Cruise Ship Ports Around the World first appeared on Albom Adventures. It is written by Rhonda Albom.

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Energy levels were high as our ship pulled into the port of Istanbul. Exotic, yet familiar, it’s a city filled with an extensive history, intricate architecture, gastronomic delights, and culture. Our Istanbul must-see list whittled down to seven key sites, we were ready. Istanbul is a city that deserves more than one day, but as …

The post Istanbul Must See: 7 Places to Visit in Istanbul Turkey first appeared on Albom Adventures. It is written by Rhonda Albom.

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With a variety of museums in Auckland to choose from, seven stand out as must-see destinations for both locals and visitors. These include cultural and historical overviews, hands-on science, classic and contemporary art, and our southern hemisphere night sky. Auckland is the country’s largest city, so it should come as no surprise that it is …

The post 7 Must-See Museums in Auckland New Zealand first appeared on Albom Adventures. It is written by Rhonda Albom.

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Thousands of people visit South America every day without incident, yet some are not so lucky. The question we are often asked, ‘Is South America safe for travellers?’ We examine this from two sides: personal and health. For us, we followed the tips listed below and had almost no South America safety issues. Statistics don’t …

The post Is South America Safe? Safety Tips for Travellers first appeared on Albom Adventures. It is written by Rhonda Albom.

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We spent nine weeks travelling around South America, visiting five of the southern countries. A whirlwind of new aromas, sites, landscapes, and culture, our South America itinerary provided an ever-changing environment. Below are the highlights of Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay. Our South America itinerary map Highlights of Argentina We visited five regions of …

The post Our South America Itinerary: Highlights of Argentina, Chile and Uruguay first appeared on Albom Adventures. It is written by Rhonda Albom.

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Deep red jagged rock formations with golden highlights compete for our attention as we drive from Salta to Cafayate in Argentina. Over a million years in the making, the highlight of this road trip is the 80 km section called Quebrada de las Conchas (Shell Ravine). Here we find northwestern Argentina’s most stunning drive, a …

The post Quebrada de las Conchas: Best of Salta to Cafayate first appeared on Albom Adventures. It is written by Rhonda Albom.

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