12 Nov, 2018 in Fukuoka, Visions

Japan is one of my favorite places to travel. Even short trip to places to non touristic places seems to end up as being very enjoyable, and me generally being very impressed and delighted with the Japanese. Even my trip to Fukuoka, that didn’t have any specific highlight in min, ended up being quite nice. […]

5 Nov, 2018 in Alajuela

La Fortuna, north from San Jose in Costa Rica, is a gem of a city. Lots of wonderful things to do in this volcanic regions, and La Fortuna is most famous for hikes and hotsprings. It also features a few other attractions, like the chocolate/coffee tours, and a few eco parks where you can explore […]

1 Nov, 2018 in Lijiang

Shuhe was a delightful unexpected surprise, a recommendation I received when I was visiting Lijiang, to get away from the tourist crowds. A 30min taxi toward the northwest, and you’re there. It’s an ancient water town offering tranquility, peace, and quiet. A bit like Lijiang, it also offers long winding alleys with small water canals, […]

31 Oct, 2018 in Eastern Denmark

Visiting Denmark, I headed off from Copenhagen towards the southern Møns Klint cliff, and on the way noticed an interesting attraction. A specialty museum featuring a large collection of Danish nostalgia, an opportunity to explore Danish culture and compare their nostalgia to my own. It’s quite a comprehensive collection, with endless exhibits, and the complex is […]

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, […]

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