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10 Must Visit Churches in Iceland
Iceland

10 Must Visit Churches in Iceland

Posted In: Iceland
We spent an amazing 18 days exploring Iceland.  The churches in this beautiful country are unique and usually are accompanied by stunning scenery.  The churches on this list are in order of us visiting them as we drove clockwise around Iceland. If you are considering doing a road trip in Iceland, read my 11 Tips for Driving in Iceland. 1 – Reykholt Church There are two churches on this site, with this church being the oldest, dating back to 1896.  The church sits behind its new counterpart and amongst an[...]
Sacre Coeur

Be Respectful in Places of Worship

Posted In: Travel Tips
It should go without saying that you would be respectful in places of worship.  Well you would think so.  Unfortunately that isn’t always the case. Let me give you an example.  We visited the Sultan Hassan Mosque in Cairo.  As is usual in Cairo, it was hot when we were there.  But I knew we would be visiting this and other mosques on the day.  We both dressed in long pants, my shirt had 3/4 length sleeves and my husband wore a short sleeve button up shirt.  I also took a scarf with me bu[...]
Richmond
Richmond

St John’s Catholic Church, Richmond

Posted In: Australia
St John’s Catholic Church, is found on the banks of the Coal River is located in Richmond Village, Tasmania.  The town is a popular destination for tourists.  It is located only 20 minutes from Hobart and is on the road to the historic Port Arthur site.  The beautiful town is also home to stunning Georgian architecture and the historical Richmond Bridge. The church is the oldest still-functioning Catholic Church in Australia, having opened on 31 December 1837.  It is considered Australia’s oldest C[...]
St Maria Basilica
Rome

Santa Maria degli Angeli – A Photo Gallery

Posted In: Italy
The Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri, also known as Santa Maria degli Angeli, is an ancient Roman bath converted into a church in the 16th century.  It was designed by Michelangelo. It is located on the Piazza della Repubblica, not far from the Termini train station. The site originally held the largest public baths in the city and were completed in 306. However, over time these baths fell into ruin.  A Cardinal acquired the site in 1533 when it was used again, this time to grow gardens amongs[...]