18 Jan, 2017 in Bristol

Quite a few things to see and do in Bristol, but there’s one spot that I liked the most – the Clifton Suspension Bridge from the mid 19th century connecting the two hill separated by the Avon river. It is a gorgeous area, and the views from the bridge down towards the valley and river […]

15 Jan, 2017 in Ghent

Europe has an interesting way to offer grand panoramic views of a city. Netherlands and parts of Belgium also have the challenge of being flat, so hills and mountains are usually ruled out. Not that many skyscrapers, especially in the the more historical towns. What usually stands out in the background? churches and cathedrals, and […]

14 Jan, 2017 in Sapporo

I spent most of the last summer in Japan, and most of that was spent in Sapporo of the northern region of Hokkaido. Hokkaido is famous for its natural scenery, skiing in the winter, and the relatively cooler chilled out pace during the hot Japan summers.  Sapporo, the Hokkaido capital and biggest city, is also […]

13 Jan, 2017 in Southern Spain

To get your bearings in a new place or just to get a feel for a city’s beautiy, it’s best to find a good spot to see the city from above. Tall skyscrapers, mountain tops, observation decks, and, ferris wheels. On my visit to Malaga I went up the Noria Mirador Princess ferris wheel to see beautiful […]

12 Jan, 2017 in Paris

Had a chance to revisit Paris again recently during gloomy cold weather before Christmas. The des Champs-Elysees street features a lively Christmas market and despite the gloomy weather there were lots of locals and tourists everywhere. At the end of the long avenue is a park that leads to the Louvre, and at the center next to […]

11 Jan, 2017 in Southern Spain

Following my visit to Malaga, I rented a car and decided to go up to Seville through the white villages up in the mountains, first visiting Ronda, and then making a quick stop in Zahara. The highlight of Zahara is the mountain top Castillo de Zahara de la Sierra with panoramic breathtaking views of the whole […]

10 Jan, 2017 in Daytrips from Sapporo

More cable cars in Hokkaido? you got it. A quick daytrip from Sapporo, where I spent most of the last summer, is the lovely Niseko area, well known as a great ski resort. Since I love cable cars and just can’t get enough of them, when given the choice between going up the mountain for grand […]

9 Jan, 2017 in Sapporo

I spent most of the last summer in the city of Sapporo in Hokkaido, the northern region of Japan. Aside from the wonderful cultural adventure of visiting Japan and the lovely scenic beauty of the region there was one thing that made Sapporo especially cool – it had a lot of cable cars. I think […]

8 Jan, 2017 in Brussels

Brussels isn’t very far away from Maastricht but until recently I mainly knew Brussels through its airport, nothing more. In my little sister’s visit to the area we decided it was time to visit Brussels, and I think we were both pleasantly surprised by the old center, the Christmas markets, and the variety of things […]

7 Jan, 2017 in Berlin

In my first ever short visit to Berlin I stayed in the museum island area, which features some of the Berlin highlights and world-class museums, which finally led to being added to the UNESCO list of world heritage sites. Lots to see and do, and I did only a bit of all that this area has […]

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