14 Nov, 2015 in Kansas City
Bingham-Waggoner Estate - Independence, Missouri (40)

On my way to visit my old town of Topeka Kansas from Champaign Illinois I stopped over in the Kansas City area. I was looking for something interesting to see and do in the area, and some guide on some website suggested I head over to the old town of Independence, which is probably most […]

27 Oct, 2015 in Hannibal
Mark Twain Cave  Hannibal Missouri (29)

The Mark Twain Cave is the oldest cave in Missouri, featured in Mark Twain’s stories about Tom Sawyer and Injun Joe with tales of romantic adventures and fatal hideouts from the law. I ran into this cave completely by accident while roaming the highway linking Illinois and Kansas. I was a bit tired and just […]

12 Sep, 2015 in Hannibal, Kansas City, Topeka, Visions
Visions of Topeka Kansas (1)

Back at the end of the 1980s I spent a year living in the middle of no-where US at the little town of Topeka Kansas. I’ve come to think of that year in the US as one of the best years of my childhood and many things about who I am and what I’ve become, […]

18 May, 2015 in Saint Louis
Forest Park  Saint Louis (1)

Though I didn’t spend long in Saint Louis, I managed to visit some of the highlights like the famous Saint Louis Gateway Arch and the Missouri Botanical Gardens. To start off my day, I went for breakfast at a boat house next to a small lake in the lovely Forest Park, home to many of […]

26 Jan, 2015 in Saint Louis
The Gateway Arch  Saint Louis Missouri

When people think of Saint Louis they usually picture the iconic Gateway Arch. The first and last time I saw the arch was during my time in the US as a kid during the late 1980s, and so I was eager to have another chance to visit. The arch was far more spectacular than I […]

25 Jan, 2015 in Saint Louis
Missouri Botanical Garden - Saint Louis (14)

Dating back to 1859, the Missouri Botanical Garden in Saint Louis is one of the oldest botanical gardens in the US. There are quite a few things to see and do in Saint Louis, and together with the world famous arch this was definitely one of the highlights in my very short visit in the […]

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