29 Apr, 2016 in Vancouver
Vancouver Harbour Canada (23)

  Last summer I had the pleasure of stopping over in Vancouver for a few days to see some of my former colleagues who were attending a conference. The conference was downtown in the conference center area, which is situated right next to the gorgeous Victoria harbour.  So, I had plenty of opportunities to roam […]

26 Apr, 2016 in Rotterdam
Rotterdam walking tour Netherlands (1)

For the last newyears I headed up from Maastricht to central Netherlands around Dan Haag and Delft and on newyears did my first visit to Rotterdam with a very long walk through the very quiet post-celebrations city. Funky modern architecture with long streets along canals and rivers made for an especially pleasant tour, even if it […]

20 Apr, 2016 in Saint Petersburg
Krestovsky Island Saint Petersburg Russia (11)

On my second day in Saint Petersburg, I decided to head to the northern part of the city and explore the local island parks – Krestovsky Island  and Norway Park. Krestovsky Island was very quiet when I visited, and the amusement park wasn’t open, so I just had a stroll around and watched the locals row on the […]

19 Apr, 2016 in Amalfi and Capri
Villa Rufolo Gardens Ravello Italy (9)

My first glimpse of the gorgeous coastline of the Italian Amalfi region was in Ravello, after having crossed the Parco Regionale dei Monti Lattari by car. There are many different villas worth visiting in Ravello, and we randomly choose the Villa Rufolo Gardens. There are gardens, a fountain, and some buildings, but definitely the main attraction is the […]

18 Apr, 2016 in Barcelona
Temple of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Barcelona Spain (17)

My favorite moment in my last visit to Barcelona was up on the Temple of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (Sagrat Cor) with panoramic views of gorgeous Barcelona from high up in the mountains. A short bus ride from Barcelona through the winding roads up to the tallest mountain of the area, a climb through […]

11 Apr, 2016 in Antwerp
Plantin-Moretus Museum Antwerp Belgium-004

My visit to Antwerp was very short and on very gloomy weather so I didn’t get to see and do much of the tourist attractions in the city. There was one exception, though, the Plantin-Moretus Museum in honor of the printers Christophe Plantin and Jan Moretus. This is a great speciality museum taking you through the […]

10 Apr, 2016 in Lisbon
LX factory Lisbon Portugal

Lisbon is a great city with lots of interesting areas offering a wide variety of attractions. One interesting area that’s a bit different from all the architectural historical tourist areas of Lisbon is the funky LX Factory art area, a former factory located under the industrial bridge connecting to the other side of the river, […]

9 Apr, 2016 in Serbia, Visions
Visions of Novi Sad Serbia (5)

My visit to Serbia was short, so centered mainly around Belgrade with a quick getaway trip to Novi Sad. In Novi Sad I had exactly enough time to visit the hill-top fortress and see a bit of the old town center. Although Novi Sad suffered some of the heaviest NATO bombing during the war, there’s […]

8 Apr, 2016 in Belgrade, Visions
Visions of Belgrade Serbia (8)

I did a crazy 10 days tour of the Balkans a few years back, but have not made it to Serbia, and so decided to take a weekend to go and visit. Since it was very short, I could only do Belgrade and the nearby Novi Sad, and get a feel for it all. I’m not […]

7 Apr, 2016 in Maastricht, Visions
Visions of Valdenburg Netherlands (12)

Netherlands is filled with surprises. Just 20mins by train or bus from Maastricht to the east in the Limburg province in southern Netherlands, is the lovely town of Valkenburg. It has, TA-DA, hills! hills so high (compared to the rest of the Netherlands) that someone thought it was worth setting up a gondola cable chair […]

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