13 Oct, 2018 in Gyeongju

On my recent visit to South Korea I somehow found myself in Gyeongju, a small town with great historical attractions and some wonderful scenic views. One of those is the UNESCO heritage site Bulguksa Temple, dating back to the 8th century and affiliated with the royalty, whose odd large tombs are a grand attraction nearby near […]

11 Oct, 2018 in Seoul, Visions

Chuncheon in South Korea, is a quick daytrip from Seoul, offering nature, with scenic views, mountains, rivers, and lakes, with Korean countryside atmosphere. It’s all very catered to the Korea tourists, with lots of water sports attractions, cable cars, slides, observation decks, sky walks, and an endless array of food and entertainment options along the […]

9 Oct, 2018 in Odense

Odense is a charming Danish town best known for being the home town of Hans Christian Andersen. You have the Hans Christian Andersen museum, Hans Christian Andersen’s old home, where he grew up, etc. if Hans Christian Andersen did something in that town, then be sure there will be something to commemorate it. His statues are spread throughout town, […]

24 Sep, 2018 in Kandy

My trip to Sri Lanka was cut short due to riots taking place in central Sri Lanka between the Buddhists and the Muslims. As I was coming out from the lovely Kandy Royal Botanical Gardens, my driver rushed to me and told me we have to get out of Kandy fast and pointed to arriving […]

21 Sep, 2018 in Puntarenas

During my trip across Costa Rica, I rented a 4×4 and made my way up north towards the border with Nicaragua. After visiting La Fortuna and the nearby volcano mountains I turned back south to tackle some rough roads to get up the mountain to the Monteverde mountain top getaway, famous for its adventure zip-lining […]

20 Sep, 2018 in Normandy

In my recent visit to France, I was based in Paris for a few weeks, and then decided to rent a car and do a short getaway from the big city towards the northwest to see Rouen and the French nortwest coastline. I spent a lovely day walking around Rouen city, from the river bank, […]

17 Sep, 2018 in Nanjing

Following a visit to Nanjing University I had half a day to explore the area and so set off from campus towards the north east to go see Xuanwu Lake and the nearby Nanjing old city walls. I was lucky with the weather and pollution levels were fairly low, and since it was a weekday, […]

16 Sep, 2018 in Cienfuegos

Coming down from Havana and Vinales to explore a bit of central Cuba, I only had a day to spend in Cienfuegos, but even during that day I was able to see and explore quite a lot, much in thanks to my very friendly and efficient Airbnb host. After taking half a day to explore Castillo […]

15 Sep, 2018 in Seoul, Visions

A quick trip from Seoul in South Korea towards the south east is the wonderful  Namhansanseong National Park. A historical old city on top of mountain with dense forest, surrounded by fortified walls, used as the emergency backup castle for the Korean kings. It offers vast panoramic views of Seoul city, where you can get […]

12 Sep, 2018 in Normandy

In my recent visit to France, I was based in Paris, and decided to rent a car and head northwest towards the coast. I first made a stop in Chantilly, with a quick stop at NEOMA in Rouen, and then all the way up to the north-western coastline. First stop was the breathtaking Fecamp cliffs, […]

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