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Killarney National Park

Killarney National Park spans over 25,000 acres and is the only home of the native Irish red deer. From the 18th century the land was two estates possessed by the Herberts of Muckross and the Brownes. 225 more words

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“Spend your money on the things money can buy. Spend your time on the things money can’t buy.”

After my visit to the Sensō-ji Temple, I took the opportunity to wander through the neighbouring streets. The golden hour had descended and was nearly gone, so the pre-twilight gave everything a sort of glow and sparkle that makes everything more interesting. 168 more words

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“There is no geometry here; or rather there is a secret, infinitely non-Eucledian and subtle geometry, a secret harmony that the mind seizes before the intelligence.”

After walking through the Imperial Palace grounds, I took the Tokyo subway up to Asakusa and the Sensō-ji Temple. It’s a Buddhist temple and the oldest in Tokyo.  140 more words

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"Eastern Capital"

From Sendai, I took the train back to Tokyo and spent some time in the bustling capital city. As I navigated the busy streets, it made perfect sense that 9-13 million people live and work here. 228 more words

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"O-hachiman-sama"

During my time in Sendai, I visited the Ōsaki Hachimangū Shrine. This shrine was built in 1607 and dedicated to Hachiman, the Shinto god of war. 36 more words

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"City of Trees"

Aside from a brief dash through Tokyo’s main rail station, I received my first real sense of Japan in Sendai. I journeyed there to visit two of my friends who were teaching in an international school in the city and had the opportunity to explore the city while they were at work. 187 more words

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“Muddy confluence”

Our Kuala Lumpur hostel was in city centre, so we had the chance to explore the area on foot. “Kuala Lumpur” refers to its position at the confluence of two rivers: the Klang and Gombak, important trading arteries throughout Malaysia. 243 more words

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