22 Apr, 2018 in Vilnius

Vilnius was one of my last minute rush weekend getaways during my last month in Europe to try and see as much as possible. Haven’t been to Lithuania before, so this was meant to give me a taste of the country, people, and culture, and the weekend far exceeded my expectations. Vilnius was a lively […]

29 Mar, 2018 in Delphi

Our first target after renting a car in Athens and hitting the road was Delphi. We stayed in the nearby quiet town of Itea, with a lovely hotel overlooking the coast, and spending the evening walking the boardwalk and eating local gyros. The next day we opened up with a visit to Delphi, with the […]

27 Mar, 2018 in Zurich

Engelberg-Titlis is one of the largest ski parks in Switzerland, but during the summer it’s just a gorgeous place to hike, deep in crystal clear freezing water, and enjoy the Swiss breath-taking mountain view from above. Because of the ski resort, you have cable cars and ski lifts taking you almost all the way to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

13 Feb, 2018 in Luxembourg

One gloomy day on a weekend last year I decided to rent a car and head out to see Luxembourg City. I spent the day exploring the city highlights (e.g., Casemates du Bock), making the circle heading east and then north to take in the scenic views overlooking the valley and the nearby mountains. Even […]

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