25 Mar, 2018 in Peloponnese

The Peloponnese Greek island offers lots of wonderful historical sites and some spectacular scenery. In one of the last days of our visit to Greece we made our way to Mystras, a UNESCO heritage site of a Byzantine mountain city dating back to the 12th century. No longer would you have to visualize ancient times like in […]

16 Mar, 2018 in Vilnius

Some of the cities in eastern Europe look so nice that it’s sometimes easy to forget that not till long ago they were experiencing very hard times and authoritarian regimes under Soviet Union (USSR) control. It is only when you go to some of the local history museums are you really faced with the horrible […]

14 Mar, 2018 in Trinidad

Trinidad was definitely one of the highlights of the trip to Cuba. An old colonial Spanish style town, lots of old buildings, bustling with cafes, restaurants, markets, and music. There are quite a few things to do in the area (e.g., Torre de Manaca Iznaga & Los Ingenios Valley), but there are also quite a few […]

13 Mar, 2018 in Nijmegen

In my last few weeks in the Netherlands I was trying to see as much as possible by taking all kinds of strange train routes and making stops in places I have not been to before. A trip to Tilburg and a block train rail in Eindhoven got me to transfer through Nijmegen, and since I’ve […]

10 Mar, 2018 in Cambridge

In my last visit to the UK I had a few days to explore the lovely old town of Cambridge and venture into some of the inner courts of the college campuses with a host professor. During that time there was also an open day for the university, so there was unrestricted access to some […]

9 Mar, 2018 in Puntarenas

Costa Rica prides itself to be an eco destination with preservation of nature and wild life. All across Costa Rica are sanctuaries meant to protect wild animals, with different sanctuaries specializing in different animals and species. In all my tour around Costa Rica I have only visited one sanctuary, and I was lucky to choose Santuario […]

27 Feb, 2018 in Greece

Our final stop in Greece, just before heading back to the Athens airport and flying out, was Corinth. We were staying in a nearby Airbnb, and a mere 10 minute drive away we arrived at the almost deserted  archeological site. A demanding hike up, which I was very proud that our little team was able […]

23 Feb, 2018 in Trinidad

Trinidad is a lovely colonial town, but with a dark history. The day following my arrival I took a private taxi guide to take me around the nearby highlights, without really looking into what it’s going to be about. To my great surprise it was a day dedicated to the sugar slavery taking place in […]

17 Feb, 2018 in Timisoara

One of the nicest attractions in Romanian Timisoara is a step back in time to visit an old Romanian Banat village. It’s a bit out of town, easily approachable by Uber, and I was the only tourist visiting at the time. Lots of old houses, furnished with old furniture to give you a taste of […]

16 Feb, 2018 in San Jose

I didn’t spent much time in San Jose, but I did get to venture out and see some funky attractions in the area. One of those is the Sanatorium Dr. Carlos Duran Cartin, about half an hour to the east on the way to Irazú Volcano. It’s not entirely clear how this became a tourist attraction, but […]

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