December 11, 2016 - Today I went to Madurai, India and visited the Meenakshi Amman Temple, which is one of the most important Indian Hindu temples. This temple is dedicated to Sundareswar and Meenakshi which has fourteen incredible towers including two golden Gopurams for the major gods that are well sculptured and painted.
December 15, 2016- After a long and amazing four days in Madurai, India, I went to Yangon, Burma and came across the Shewdagon Pagoda. This is the holiest Buddhist shrine in Burma and was first built by the Mon sometime between the sixth and tenth century AD. The temple complex is full of glittering, colorful strips, but the most attracted part of it was the 99 meter high main stupa that is completely covered in gold.
December 26, 2016 - I learned so much about San Marco and i would love to visit there again. I am currently in Jerusalem, Israel and I have seen The Western Wall which is also known as the "Wailing wall" because other nations see Jews cry and pray to the wall. It is part of the retaining wall of the Temple Mount where the Temples stood for more then 1000 years. It is Israel's most popular tour attraction ever.
January 2, 2017- Happy New Year everyone!! Spending New Years in Israel was amazing. I decided to make one last stop and that was to Damascus, Syria. The Great Mosque of Damascus is one of the largest and oldest mosques in the world. It is considered to be by some Muslims the fourth holiest place in Islam. The mosque was built on the site of a Christian basilica dedicated to John the Baptist. This mosque contains the tomb of Saladin which stands in a small garden joined with the north wall of the mosque.