Museum nights are great. You get to visit as many museums as you’d like in an evening, and there are lots of funky events going on in each. This is especially true for a city that has lots of interesting museums. The only limitation is, well, your museum tolerance. Even though mine is rather low, […]

A samba festival in the Netherlands? In Heerlen? Yep, you got it, one lazy weekend I noticed a weird Facebook event near Maastricht and decided to go check it out. Turns out some of the regional Samba groups decided to throw a festival by taking over the small town of Heerlen, 20min from Maastricht, to […]

Cambridge is one of the top universities in the world, and one of the first, with centuries of top notch academia and some of the world’s greatest minds. It is also a very pretty university/college town with lovely old architecture and pretty canals. I’ve been wanting to visit for a very long time, but only […]

The summer highlight for the Limburg region are the many music festivals in the area. This year I went to Pukkelpop in Hasselt, about 30mins from Maastricht, for a day of music, and got to see London Grammar, Bastille, George Ezra, Hasley (?), and others. The event was very well organized and laid out, lots […]

While spending the summer in Sapporo in Hokkadio, at the northern region of Japan, I made a number of daytrips to explore a bit of the mountainous region of Furano. I ended up in a mountainous cultural village Ningle Terrance located next to fancy hotsprings of the New Furano Prince Hotel Onsen with a nearby cable car, the […]

A quick getaway from Maastricht to the south across the Belgium border, about half an hour from Liege, are the Les Grottes de Remouchamps, hidden stalactites underground caves and underground rivers with guided tours and boat rides taking you through the complex underground system. There’s typically no English available, but for some reason when I was visiting […]

21 Sep, 2017 in Sicily
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My last day in lovely Sicily included a visit to the gorgeous Mondello, very close to Palermo. Clear waters, fluffy white sand, and mountains rising in the background, as far as crowded Mediterranean sea beaches go, this is one great beach. Was a bit crowded when we were there, but still was pleasant overall, if you […]

While touring Burma I made my way to Bagan to do a two-days temple run. The first day I spent walking on foot around the temples in the old Bagan area (see temple run day 1 Part 1 and Part 2). On the second day I had an electric scooter, so that made life easier, […]

14 Sep, 2017 in Vienna
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To wrap up my conference trip to Vienna, I’ll take you on a walking tour I did on the last two days around the Vienna canals, parks, and university area. The two days had very different weather, so you’ll be able to see rainy and cloudy Vienna and blue-skies Vienna.   Shall we?   Canals […]

One of the most interesting attractions in Sapporo is an open-air Historical Village of Hokkaido museum on the eastern side of the city featuring 50+ historical buildings from all over the northern Japanese region of Hokkaido from the Meiji and Taisho periods of Japan (1868 – 1926) to take you back in time to a […]

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