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
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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
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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, […]

Following a visit to Nanjing University I had half a day to explore the area and so set off from campus towards the north east to go see Xuanwu Lake and the nearby Nanjing old city walls. I was lucky with the weather and pollution levels were fairly low, and since it was a weekday, […]

16 Sep, 2018 in Cienfuegos
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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. After taking half a day to explore Castillo […]

A quick trip from Seoul in South Korea towards the south east is the wonderful  Namhansanseong National Park. A historical old city on top of mountain with dense forest, surrounded by fortified walls, used as the emergency backup castle for the Korean kings. It offers vast panoramic views of Seoul city, where you can get […]

12 Sep, 2018 in Normandy
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In my recent visit to France, I was based in Paris, and decided to rent a car and head northwest towards the coast. I first made a stop in Chantilly, with a quick stop at NEOMA in Rouen, and then all the way up to the north-western coastline. First stop was the breathtaking Fecamp cliffs, […]

With a few days to see Finland, we decide to do the classic triangle road trip, heading north from Helsinki towards Tampere, then heading south west to Turku, and then heading back east to Helsinki. We had great adventures in both. Tampere offered a variety of funky museums, a great observation deck overlooking the gorgeous […]

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