31 May, 2016 in Limburg
A GoGo Valkenburg Netherlands (7)

One of the last things you might expect to find in the very flat Netherlands is a chairlift or cable car. In most of the Netherlands, there are no hills, but on the southern province of Limburg, you’ll start to see a hill here or there, and in Valkenburg, not too far away from Maastricht, […]

30 May, 2016 in Boquete
Horseback riding and hotsprings -Boquete Panama (17)

After a few days in Panama City and the gorgeous islands of Bocas del Toro I took a boat and bus down south and up the mountain to Boquete, considered one of the best American Xpat retirement towns. For a small town, there’s plenty to do, and only once I arrived I realized I could have probably planned for longer. […]

29 May, 2016 in Jerusalem
Jerusalem northern city walls walk (35)

A good way to get started on your tour of the gorgeous old city of Jerusalem is to go on a walk on the old city walls. If you approach the old city from the Jaffa gate you can do the walk in two directions – one going on the southern walls into the Armenian […]

25 May, 2016 in New York City
Wall street NYC New York (7)

I’ve been to New York City so many times, but somehow never really got around to taking shots of the famous Wall Street. Back in my 6th grade year in the US I remember coming out of the metro on Wall Street and for the first time in my life seeing the endless row of […]

24 May, 2016 in Florence
Piazza della Signoria Florence Italy-003

Piazza della Signoria is seen by many to be the heart and core of Florence. It’s definitely considered one of the tourist highlights, as in the area you have Loggia della Signoria, the Uffizi Gallery, the Palace of the Tribunale della Mercanzia, the Palazzo Uguccioni, and the Palace of the Assicurazioni Generali, all gorgeous buildings dating […]

23 May, 2016 in Lisbon
National Pantheon - Lisbon Portugal (3)

The 17th century Church of Santa Engrácia is now the official Portuguese National Pantheon serving as the burial grounds for famous figures in Portugal. Poets, thinkers, politicians, generals, religious figures, leaders, it’s a wide collection of people that are at the political consensus. It’s an impressive building, the architecture is glorious, and best thing of all, ofcourse, […]

22 May, 2016 in Eastern Spain
Sant Ferran Castle Figueres Catalonia Spain (18)

Figueres in eastern Spain isn’t all about the life of Dali, it has much more to offer. It has one of the largest army fortifications in Europe – the Sant Ferran Castle. Though it isn’t grand, and there is no royal accommodation to visit, the vast fortifications are definitely worth exploring. While I was visiting, I […]

20 May, 2016 in Moscow
Cathedral of Christ the Saviour Moscow Russia -004

Walking distance from the Kremlin in Moscow is one of the tallest churches in the world. Most of my Moscow visit was sunny and cheerful, but my visit to the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour was during gray cloudy weather which made the church seem even more striking. It has gone through some hectic history, almost completely destroyed […]

19 May, 2016 in Milan
Teatro alla Scala - The Elixir of Love - Milan Italy (1)

While visiting Milan for the 2015 Food Expo, we wanted to get a taste of the local culture scene and where better to do that than the 18th century world famous opera-house La Scala. Being the last minute tourists that we are we have not booked a ticket in advance, and just went in the […]

18 May, 2016 in Southern Spain
Museu de Fogueres Alicante Spain (1)

Alicante in Spain has a couple of top attractions, like the beaches and the gorgeous mountain-top Santa Bárbara Castle. Other than that, it’s a pretty sleepy town. There are a couple of smaller attractions, which I finished in about an hour or two of walking through downtown, both featuring some of the cultural heritage of the […]

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