Chapultepec Castle Mexico City (46)

Chapultepec Castle at the Chapultepec Park is a great way to kick off Mexico City. It combines a castle, a national museum, a huge park with lots of activities, and most importantly – a grand view of Mexico City from above. Although most of the exhibitions are not in English, and you’ll need a guide […]

The Gateway Arch  Saint Louis Missouri

When people think of Saint Louis they usually picture the iconic Gateway Arch. The first and last time I saw the arch was during my time in the US as a kid during the late 1980s, and so I was eager to have another chance to visit. The arch was far more spectacular than I […]

Missouri Botanical Garden - Saint Louis (14)

Dating back to 1859, the Missouri Botanical Garden in Saint Louis is one of the oldest botanical gardens in the US. There are quite a few things to see and do in Saint Louis, and together with the world famous arch this was definitely one of the highlights in my very short visit in the […]

Ro Ho En - Japanese Friendship Garden  Phoenix (4)

Part of the Phoenix charm is with its desert scenery. Not much green, very distinct vegetation, so when you tour around Phoenix you become used to the yellowish flavor of it all. Which is why the Ro Ho En – the Japanese Friendship Garden – near the heart of Phoenix is very surprising. Somehow, I’m […]

Musée Fort de la Pompelle (1)

Roaming around Champagne there are a few things to see that go beyond wineries, although it is mainly limited to two categories – religion and war. In terms of war, there’s plenty left from the world wars that had a strong impact on France. In Champagne you have the Musée Fort de la Pompelle a […]

18 Jan, 2015 in Champagne
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Around Reims (6)

We only spent a day around the lovely town of Reims. We visited the grand cathedral, said hi to the folks at a nearby international psychology conference, and wondered around the old town. But, most importantly for Champagne province, we did the mandatory Champagne tour to hear more about the history of this highly popular […]

Notre Dame de Paris-027

The French catherdals are world famous, but of all of those the Notre Dame is perhaps the most famous of them all. Among the largest in the world, and with the finest French gothic architecture, this is as good as it gets when it comes to catherdals. Though I’ve seen my fair share of catherdals […]

Château of Vincennes - Paris-004

Château of Vincennes on the eastern outskirts of Paris is different than most other Châteaus I visited in France. It’s more a castle than an estate, instead of gardens you’ll find a grand cathedral, and unlike any of the others it has a 52 meters high tower meant to keep the royal family safe in […]

Eiffel Tower Paris (6)

Probably one of the most identifiable landmarks in the world, this awkward phallic beautiful monstrosity makes the top of the MUST TODO list for most tourists coming to visit Paris. Don’t let the long lines and tourist crowds keep you away, there’s a reason why so many people love this tower and the massive crowds […]

Around the Louvre - Paris (22)

The Louvre, possibly the most well-known museum (and with the most mis-pronounced name) in the world is an important landmark at the heart of Paris. Every year millions of tourist swarm its halls to see famous art masterpieces. But I didn’t. Over the couple of weeks spent in the area I contemplated going a few times, […]

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