18 Apr, 2018 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Visions

Back to exploring Asia, and so been looking for a new exotic destination. I’ve been eyeing Sri Lanka for many years, but have not had the chance to go. A “reading week” at uni combined with low airfare resulted in last minute booking and so I found myself in Colombo Sri Lanka with no plan […]

16 Apr, 2018 in Southern Nicaragua

Crossing the Costa-Rica Nicaragua border I went straight to the car rental, got my ride, and headed to San Juan del Sur for my first glimpse of Nicaragua. The contrast to Costa Rica was apparent, the beach wasn’t as nice, the town seemed less developed, and prices were way down. After grabbing a meal and […]

14 Apr, 2018 in Alajuela

Do you know where chocolate comes from? how it’s made? I didn’t. Costa Rica is a good place to figure that out, it still, somehow, has an active Chocolate growing market, even if competition from cheaper labour countries is driving local farmers toward tourism to replace the mass plantations. So what you basically have are […]

5 Apr, 2018 in Leon

Leon, the revolutionary capital of Nicaragua, presents a much more rough colonial history than Granada. It’s more lively here, but you’ll also get to see far more poverty and it’s less developed and overall feels a bit rundown. Even the “attractions” don’t really make much sense. I’m not sure why, but I ventured into the […]

29 Mar, 2018 in Delphi

Our first target after renting a car in Athens and hitting the road was Delphi. We stayed in the nearby quiet town of Itea, with a lovely hotel overlooking the coast, and spending the evening walking the boardwalk and eating local gyros. The next day we opened up with a visit to Delphi, with the […]

28 Mar, 2018 in Alajuela

After visiting La Paz Waterfalls, La Fortuna, Monteverde north of San Jose in Costa Rica I continued coasting around the volano area in northern Costa Rica Alajuela region and doing various attractions and hikes. One of the nice walks in the area, taking you on paved roads through the winding jungle on hanging bridges above waterfalls […]

27 Mar, 2018 in Zurich

Engelberg-Titlis is one of the largest ski parks in Switzerland, but during the summer it’s just a gorgeous place to hike, deep in crystal clear freezing water, and enjoy the Swiss breath-taking mountain view from above. Because of the ski resort, you have cable cars and ski lifts taking you almost all the way to […]

26 Mar, 2018 in Leon

After a visit to revolutionary Leon in north west Nicaragua, I drove in the area to explore some of the nearby ruins of ancient Leon and see some of the volcanic activity in the area. Both, to my great surprise, were completely deserted, I was the only person there. When I arrived in San Jacinto two […]

25 Mar, 2018 in Peloponnese

The Peloponnese Greek island offers lots of wonderful historical sites and some spectacular scenery. In one of the last days of our visit to Greece we made our way to Mystras, a UNESCO heritage site of a Byzantine mountain city dating back to the 12th century. No longer would you have to visualize ancient times like in […]

16 Mar, 2018 in Vilnius

Some of the cities in eastern Europe look so nice that it’s sometimes easy to forget that not till long ago they were experiencing very hard times and authoritarian regimes under Soviet Union (USSR) control. It is only when you go to some of the local history museums are you really faced with the horrible […]

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