25 May, 2019 in Padua

Earlier this year I attended a one week workshop in Padova (Padua) in northern Italy. Padua University in one of the oldest universities in the world with famous folks like Galileo Galilei as resident scholars. When not in the workshop, we enjoyed tours of the university campus and the city. We visited some lovely historical […]

24 May, 2019 in Turin

Last summer I visited Turin in Italy, and rented a car to roam around to surrounding mountains. I first headed east, to catch grand views of the city from above, starting from Faro Della Vittoria, an old lighthouse from the 1920s to commemorate the victory of Italy on Germany and Austria during the 1st World […]

23 May, 2019 in Dambulla and Sigiriya

I had a week to roam around Sri Lanka, and a few remarkable things happened to me on that short trip. I got a strong delayed allergic reaction to Sri-Lankan “traditional medicine” I tried at the beginning of the trip, the trip was interrupted by an army curfew given riots between the Muslims and the […]

27 Apr, 2019 in HK Places

After all these years in Hong Kong there are still areas and university campuses I have not been to. One such example is the Education University of Kong campus, up near Tai Po Market. It is only recently that I made my way up to the northern part of Hong Kong to finally visit that […]

27 Apr, 2019 in Turin

After a few days of touring around Turin (:), I headed out to the nearby mountains, first stop at Rivoli Castle, a large 17th century castle turned contemporary art museum, with wonderful exhibits and the most wonderful scenic views of the area. I adore contemporary art museums and so spent a couple of hours wandering […]

20 Apr, 2019 in Jerusalem

I spent many years coming in and out of the Hebrew University Mount Scopus campus, and never really appreciated it much. It was only earlier this year that I had the chance to come back and visit after many years being away and roam around a bit, experiencing nostalgia, and even being able to enjoy […]

18 Apr, 2019 in Sokcho

The north-eastern coast of South Korea is a quiet laid back area within a few hours drive of the capital, offering a  wonderful escape from Seoul. It’s quite popular on weekends, but if as a tourist you are able to visit during the week you’ll find most of the area almost deserted and prices very […]

18 Apr, 2019 in Singapore

Last time I visited Singapore was in 2014, so a visit was long overdue. I got an invite to come over and spend some time with Nanyang Technological University (NTU) at the very far west side of Singapore, away from the Singaporean hustle bustle center, though nothing in Singapore is ever very far. I spend […]

14 Apr, 2019 in Malta, Visions

Malta has been on my TODO list for years, especially when I was living in Europe, but I never really got around to it. Until this year. Finally. I had a few days, a weekend plus, to roam around and enjoy this beautiful country. It was everything I was hoping for, and more. Lots of […]

14 Apr, 2019 in Chaozhou, Visions

This year saw a few exciting changes to Hong Kong. The world’s longest bridge opened connecting Hong Kong and Macau, and Hong Kong hooked up to the China high-speed rail network. It is now possible to get to lots of destinations straight from Kowloon station at the heart of Hong Kong. So, I needed to […]

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