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 […]

20 Mar, 2017 in Madrid

Madrid has a cable car near the city center that takes you out to the main Madrid park and nearby amusement parks. I generally like cable cars and the opportunity to see a city from above, even if it’s usually over-priced and there’s typically a long wait. The Madrid cable car may seem promising on […]

19 Mar, 2017 in Bristol

In 2001, I had a plan of visiting a friend in New York, with a British Airways flight stopping over in London. Then, 9/11 happened, and all flights to New York were cancelled for almost three weeks, leading to my first ever out-of-the-blue backpack trip through England. I had visited the UK before that, London […]

15 Mar, 2017 in Malaga

Lots of great areas to explore and attractions to visit in Malaga, but to me the number one attraction – by far – was the Castillo de Gibralfaro. It’s right at the center, and quite a hike up the mountain, but the views of Malage and the bay from above are absolutely spectacular and then, ofcourse, […]

7 Mar, 2017 in Madrid

If you want to get grand views of Madrid from above then you really only have one option, the somewhat bizarre observation deck on the Faro de Moncloa tower. You can’t miss it. Aside from the business area, Spain does not have many skyscrapers, and so the tower is very visible from almost anywhere in Madrid. It’s 92 […]

6 Mar, 2017 in Bristol

Quite a few things to see and do in Bristol, and in my short visit there I was able to cover quite a few of those. My favorite was the Clifton Suspension Bridge & Observatory area, and from there I headed south towards the waterline, so see the Underfall Yard and Spike Island, two local attractions […]

25 Feb, 2017 in Cardiff

While visiting Bristol, I decided to try and visit a region in the UK I’ve never explored before – Wales. The capital of Wales, Cardiff, was only an hour or so away from Bristol making for an easy daytrip. Various attractions to explore in Cardiff, but perhaps the top attraction is the Cardiff Castle, right at the […]

24 Feb, 2017 in Southern Spain

Seville took me a bit by surprise. It was much larger and much more impressive than I envisioned. Lots of attractions to visit, and the busy old town area was terrific. One of the famous attractions in Seville is the Royal Alcazar, a UNESCO heritage site palace built by the Moorish kings and used by various royalty […]

21 Feb, 2017 in Maastricht

Maastricht is pretty flat and there aren’t any tall buildings, so to see Maastricht from above you’ll either need to head to Saint Pieter hill fort or go up a church tower. At the center of Maastricht is Sint Janskerk and you can climb up a very narrow flight of stairs all the way to the top […]

20 Feb, 2017 in Barcelona
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While visiting Barcelona I met with a local and we roamed around in Barcelona for a whole day on foot. I was taken to all sorts of places that are a bit off the beaten tourist track, but are very much part of Barcelona.  Agbar Tower, for example, is a tower Barcelonians love to hate, […]

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