30 Jan, 2018 in Timisoara
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During my last month in Europe before moving to Asia, I was on a rush to try and taste as much as possible in Europe, and a quick Wizzair flight away from my base in the Netherlands was the Romanian Timisoara. So I spent a weekend there, exploring the streets of “Vienna of the East” […]

Santa Clara is often skipped when traveling in Cuba, and I can understand why. Compared to the other destinations in Cuba, it’s unimpressive, and the tourist highlights may seem disappointing. Perhaps the only reasons people do make it over is to hear a bit about revolutionary hero Che Guevara and visit his exaggerated Mausoleum and the near by […]

Those who know me personally probably know these two things about me – (1) I really like funky speciality museums, and I’d choose those over fancy old school museums any day, (2) I take a special interest in the human mind, especially biases and heuristics. Which is why the VILNIL Museum of Illusions in Vilnius was […]

Earlier this year I had a chance to visit Geneva and Lausanne, at the French speaking side of Switzerland, but it was only later that year that I was able to take a trip to see the northern German speaking side, with Zurich being the big city of that area. I did a few gorgeous mountain top […]

During my last visit to London I stumbled upon a great exhibition at the London Film Museum – Bond in Motion, featuring lots of vehicles from the 007 James Bond movies. Each car had the Bond scene it was from, with an explanation about the car features. Beyond that, an extensive collection of all things […]

After starting off my Cuba travels up north in Havana and Vinales, I made it down to explore the center of Cuba, stopping over at Cienfuegos and El Nicho national park, and finally arriving at the very lovely Trinidad. It’s a very nice colonial town, with lots of arts, restaurants, cafes, live music, and magical […]

14 Jan, 2018 in Granada
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This summer I finally had the opportunity to visit Granada in Spain with a conference taking place in the area. I roamed the city in the little time I had before and after the conference, some with conference organized tours (which I rarely do). Granada met and exceeded my expectations, with one of the main highlight being […]

13 Jan, 2018 in Sicily
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During our tour of Sicily we did a two nights stop at a lovely homestay Agriturismo Conte Ruggero in what seemed like the middle of nowhere, but a short ride from Mount Etna. We weren’t really expecting much in terms of events that evening, but we ventured into the nearby local town and were surprised […]

Engelberg-Titlis is one of the largest ski parks in Switzerland, but during the summer it’s just a gorgeous place to hike, deep in crystal clear freezing water, and enjoy the Swiss breath-taking mountain view from above. Because of the ski resort, you have cable cars and ski lifts taking you almost all the way to […]

Coming down from Havana and Vinales to explore a bit of central Cuba, I only had a day to spend in Cienfuegos, but even during that day I was able to see and explore quite a lot, much in thanks to my very friendly and efficient Airbnb host. Once I arrived, a taxi driver took […]

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