12 Apr, 2017 in Vienna, Visions

Last time I visited Vienna I was an elementary school child. I have what I think are flashbacks of specific moments around Vienna with my Viennese grandma, riding a rocking boat on the Danube river, going up what was at the time seemed to me like a massive ferris wheel, and, oddly enough – checking out […]

11 Apr, 2017 in Berlin

Berlin is a vibrant cultural city with much to see and do dealing with a complicated past. In every street corner you’ll have reminders of the troubled past and in-your-face reminders of dark times as Germany confronts its own history head on. When I visited, I was situated fairly close to what some would consider to be […]

10 Apr, 2017 in Tivoli

To wrap up the wonderful daytrip to Tivoli from Rome with my little sis (see previous “Gardens of Villa d’Este : Tivoli”), I’ll take you on a walking tour around Tivoli and we’ll end it at the Parco Villa Gregoriana down the town acropolis with dream-like forests, gorges, waterfalls, and – ofcourse – gorgeous historical architecture and […]

9 Apr, 2017 in Southern Spain

Didn’t have nearly enough time to explore beautiful Seville, but I did manage to see many of the highlights, with a walking tour around the old city and the very grand Plaza de Espana. The old city is a very big area surrounding the Iglesia del Salvador cathedral, and you could easily spend several hours roaming […]

8 Apr, 2017 in Yangon

One of the best places to see Yangon from above is the Yangon Yangon rooftop bar (Sky Bistro) at the top of the Sakura tower, the tallest building in Yangon at the moment. It’s expensive, in local terms, 10,000ks entrace which includes one drink, but if you make it to happy hour that drops significantly […]

29 Mar, 2017 in Ghent

Ghent is a beautiful town well worth exploring, and one of the nicest ways to do that is take a boat ride through the canals. There are lots of tour companies that take tourists around, so you don’t have to plan too much, and just hope on one of those for an hour or so going […]

28 Mar, 2017 in Warsaw

Warsaw is a vibrant fast-growing modern city with lots to see and do, and yet, a visit to Warsaw (and Poland in general) is incomplete without addressing the past. The Poland story in the 20th century is a tragedy, being caught between aggressive powers that did not hesitate to bully, occupy, and divide Poland without […]

27 Mar, 2017 in Venice

Gorgeous Venice is mostly flat but there are a few old catherals rising up above all other buildings to offer you some spectacular views of Venice and the area. During my last day in Venice I queued up to go on to the Basilica di San Marco Observation deck. Small elevators and a very old building […]

26 Mar, 2017 in Brussels

Brussels is, in my humble opinion, and under appreciated city. I’m not sure why Brussels gets such a bad rep as a tourist destination, in the few visits that I did I found it quite charming. There are quite a few funky tourist attraction, but perhaps the most visually interesting, or challenging depending on your personal […]

25 Mar, 2017 in Sapporo
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I spent much of the last summer in Japan. The original plan was to roam around the Nagoya area, but with ~35c weather, I quickly changed plans and moved up north to spend most of my time in the lovely Sapporo in Hokkaido. The whole Hokkaido region is green and lush, and so Sapporo has […]

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