23 Apr, 2017 in Limburg

Lots of funky underground tunnels all over the Limburg area around Maastricht. I previously wrote about the remarkable Roman Catacombs in Valkenburg and the Fort Sint Pieter and underground tunnels Maastricht, and today I’ll mention two more, and there’s another that I’ll write about later on, which is a bit more unique. If you’re visiting Valkenburg and the Valkenburg […]

21 Apr, 2017 in Brussels

In my last visit to Brussels for the 2017 museum night I took the next morning to do the Brussels comic route and explore around the city looking for comics murals. What a neat project. It started in the early 1990s and by now the city collection offers no less than 50 murals on various […]

21 Apr, 2017 in Southern Spain

One of the nicest surprises for me in Seville was a Flamenco show I caught with the Museo del Baile Flamenco. Although it is meant for tourists, and you might expect cliche, as far as I can tell this was a very well done show, with some very impressive local artists. It gave a very good intro […]

18 Apr, 2017 in Switzerland, Visions

Switzerland has been on my TODO list for quite some time, but it was only recently in 2017 that I finally had the chance to go visit, following an invitation to visit Lausanne University. Lausanne is a very charming city, with the large Geneva lake, the tall mountains in the background, the historic old city between […]

16 Apr, 2017 in Switzerland, Visions

Switzerland has been on my TODO list for quite some time, but it was only recently in 2017 that I finally had the chance to go visit, following an invitation to visit Lausanne University. I took the flight over to Geneva, and was able to spend some time in Geneva before and after Lausanne.  Geneva is […]

12 Apr, 2017 in Vienna, Visions

Last time I visited Vienna I was an elementary school child. I have what I think are flashbacks of specific moments around Vienna with my Viennese grandma, riding a rocking boat on the Danube river, going up what was at the time seemed to me like a massive ferris wheel, and, oddly enough – checking out […]

11 Apr, 2017 in Berlin

Berlin is a vibrant cultural city with much to see and do dealing with a complicated past. In every street corner you’ll have reminders of the troubled past and in-your-face reminders of dark times as Germany confronts its own history head on. When I visited, I was situated fairly close to what some would consider to be […]

10 Apr, 2017 in Tivoli

To wrap up the wonderful daytrip to Tivoli from Rome with my little sis (see previous “Gardens of Villa d’Este : Tivoli”), I’ll take you on a walking tour around Tivoli and we’ll end it at the Parco Villa Gregoriana down the town acropolis with dream-like forests, gorges, waterfalls, and – ofcourse – gorgeous historical architecture and […]

9 Apr, 2017 in Southern Spain

Didn’t have nearly enough time to explore beautiful Seville, but I did manage to see many of the highlights, with a walking tour around the old city and the very grand Plaza de Espana. The old city is a very big area surrounding the Iglesia del Salvador cathedral, and you could easily spend several hours roaming […]

29 Mar, 2017 in Ghent

Ghent is a beautiful town well worth exploring, and one of the nicest ways to do that is take a boat ride through the canals. There are lots of tour companies that take tourists around, so you don’t have to plan too much, and just hope on one of those for an hour or so going […]

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