11 Jul, 2019 in Fukuoka

Uminonakamichi Seaside Park on the northern part of Fukuoka is a gorgeous park with large fields of flowers, playgrounds, and children activities. It occupies a very large area, so you can easily walk around and explore for half to full day, and just take it all in. Fukuoka itself it’s very pretty, but that park […]

10 Jul, 2019 in Maastricht

TEFAF, The European Fine Art Fair, is one of the world’s largest art fairs, and for some reason it annually takes place in Maastricht in the Netherlands. I lived in Maastricht for a while, so that was the first time I had the chance to visit, back in 2017, and felt a bit out of […]

10 Jul, 2019 in Chang Mai

Revisiting Chang Mai 14 years being away, there were a few spots that I was looking forward to seeing again. One of those was the Doi Suthep National Park and Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep, set high on the mountains overlooking the city of Chang Mai. I rented a scooter, and headed up the winding roads […]

23 Jun, 2019 in Suzhou

I recently went back to revisit Suzhou after 5-6 years of being away. First time I visited it was cold and gloomy, and on top of that there was heavy pollution, making it very difficult for me to enjoy the beauty of Suzhou. Coming back, most time is was gorgeous sunny weather with fairly blue […]

23 Jun, 2019 in Kunming

Kunming is the capital of Yunnan province and probably your first stop in the area. A few highlight well known attractions in the area, like the nearby Shilin Stone Forest, and Green Lake Park at the center of town. Down towards the south east is the Guandu Ancient Town, an older section of the city […]

22 Jun, 2019 in Philadelphia

In my last revisit to Philly, I got to see a few new attractions I have not explored the first time around. There were all sorts of hidden gems and quirky experiences, but the weirdest of them all – by far – was Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, a non-profit folk art museum with works by mosaic […]

22 Jun, 2019 in Bangkok

Bangkok has a number of funky museums but I think Siriraj Medical Museum tops them all. On the surface, it seems quite straightforward. It’s a medical museum in a hospital, showcasing some of the regional medical history. Yet there is something about this museum that made this specific museum a hit, their displayed collection of […]

12 Jun, 2019 in Danang

After 14 years of being away from Vietnam I made my way back to visit Hoi An. What I have not done when I previously visited 14 years ago, was to really explore Danang, and so before heading down to Hoi An I spent a couple of days exploring more of the city. There are […]

11 Jun, 2019 in Padua

The University of Padova is one of the oldest universities in the world, dating back to the 13th century. A few months ago I attended a seminar at the university, and there would be all sorts of tours taking us to see various historical parts of the campus. The first session was held in the […]

10 Jun, 2019 in Obidos

A short drive away from Obidos in Portugal was an unexpected delight that took me completely by surprise. A funky attraction in the most unlikely place. The Buddha Eden Gardens are so out of place, and so strange, yet so nice, that I wasn’t entirely sure how I feel about this place. At the beginning […]

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