My tour of Vienna started with the area next to the conference center, following the end of the conference I was attending, and so I set out to get grand views of Austria from above in the Danube Tower Donauturm and walk around the nearby park.  The views from up there are spectacular, especially on a clear […]

I recently visited Rotterdam for a quick visit to see Erasmus University on a weekend. Dutch academia is doing very well, and Erasmus is one of the more modern Dutch universities that has been climbing up the world rankings, especially when it comes to the business school. It’s young, diverse, English friendly, and quite international. […]

To wrap up the visit to Malaga, no summary is complete without mentioning the old historic center. The apartment I had was very close to the center, and so I had plenty of opportunities, day and night, to walk around and explore. It’s quite lovely, all pedestrian area, lots of cool restaurants and bars, with […]

Ghent is one of Belgium’s top city attractions, featuring a charming old town center, filled with canals and cathedrals, with a laid back bohemian feel, plus lots of options for drinks and food, with music and culture everywhere. During my very short visit I strolled around a lot, did a boat trip around the main […]

Up till a year ago, I have seen very little of Poland aside from a trip at a very young age that I barely remember. In the year since, I’ve seen quite a bit of Poland – Poznan, Warsaw, and Gdansk. My most recent visit was to the Lodz area, to explore a bit of […]

25 Jun, 2017 in Lausanne

I was invited to visit Lausanne University located at the western side of beautiful Lausanne and so took the opportunity to take a long stroll along the Geneva lake all the way back to the old town. What a stunning area, lucky students and faculty, lucky locals. A clear water lake, wonderful beaches, fresh breeze, […]

Around this time last year I made a quick daytrip during a very hectic month to see the nearby Bonn. During that time there was a hot-air balloon festival taking place at the Rheinaue Park, a large park at the center of Bonn, although there were only setting up when I visited. I took a stroll […]

Like caves and tunnels? Then Maastricht is just the place for you. In this very small area of the Limburg province in the southern part of Netherlands are an endless array of tunnels dug deep into the regional hills. You don’t get many hills in the Netherlands, and since they’re made from lime stone they’re […]

I spent the last summer in Sapporo in Hokkaido, and was looking for daytrips from Sapporo. Otaru was a daytrip promoted to me as the Japanese Netherlands, in that it featured ‘canals’. Japanese tourists from all over Japan who flew in to cool down in the north would go to Otaru in expectation that it would […]

15 Jun, 2017 in Bagan
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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 […]

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