15 Aug, 2017 in Lodz

Earlier this year I visited Lodz in Poland to tour the area and attend a local conference. During my stay, I did a couple of day trips, and one of those was to Czestochowka, perhaps best known for its Black Madonna of Częstochowa at Jasna Góra. We had a local guide take us around the town, starting out […]

13 Aug, 2017 in Vienna

Vienna is a gorgeous city, with much to see and do, but perhaps one of the top attractions is the Schonbrunn Palace and gardens. Since my time in Vienna was somewhat limited, and I’ve seen my fair share of European castles and palaces, I decided not to take the tour inside, but rather just explore the […]

11 Aug, 2017 in Sapporo

Lots of curious things happened when I was staying at the Sapporo area in the northern Hokkaido region of Japan during the summer. Happened a few times that I took a bus hoping to get to one attraction and then through some misunderstanding and miscommunication with the local Japanese ended up visiting a completely different […]

8 Aug, 2017 in Geneva

I arrived at Geneva early morning and had half a day to explore around before work called. I started with the Saint-Pierre Cathedral for grand views of the city and the Geneva lake, and then made my way to the university area, located near the Parc des Bastions, a lovely area to explore and see face to […]

7 Aug, 2017 in Lodz

If you tell someone you’re from Maastricht and they’ve heard of Maastricht before, then it’s probably because of Andre Reiu, Maastricht’ local export and pride, roaming around the world with his orchestra bringing popular folk and classical music to the eager masses. His Maastricht concerts around July are world famous, and his concerts are very […]

4 Aug, 2017 in Cologne
Burg Stolberg (3)

Roaming around the area surrounding Aachen, we made a quick stop to see Castle Stolberg, a well kept 12th century in the Stolberg old town. It’s nowadays mostly used for medieval themed events and offers accommodation and a restaurant. There are some grand views of the area from the castle, and the nearby old town […]

3 Aug, 2017 in Eastern Spain
Valencia Old Center Spain-001

A while back I made a quick 2 day visit to Valencia in Spain. The last post summarizing this visit is about the lovely old center. Lovely Spanish architecture, lively markets, parks and gardens, cathedrals and museums, and plenty of great places to eat and drink. I spent about a day roaming around the center […]

2 Aug, 2017 in Yangon

Following a morning flight from Yangon to Bagan, I took a taxi to Old Bagan to begin my temple run. There are those who do this with horse carriages, some who do this with electric scooters (which is what I did on day 2), but for the first day, I just did my Bagan temple run on foot. […]

31 Jul, 2017 in Rotterdam

Back in January 2016 I did my first visit to Rotterdam during newyears with a walking tour of the cold deserted streets. A couple of months ago I visited Erasmus University and had a chance to explore and see a bit more of the city. I did a few big circles around the city, from the […]

28 Jul, 2017 in Taipei

I lived in Taiwan on and off for about two years, and so my last visit was filled with nostalgia. My strong connection with Taiwan started in the very first day I arrived in Taipei in the middle of the night some day back in 2005, and the next few days roaming around Taipei were […]

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