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 […]

16 Mar, 2017 in Daytrips from Sapporo, Visions
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While I was spending the summer in Sapporo in Hokkaido, the Otaru daytrip was promoted to me as the Japanese Netherlands, in that it had ‘canals’. Japanese tourists from all over Japan who flew in to cool down in the north would go to Otaru in expectation that it would offer a bit of European […]

9 Mar, 2017 in Visions, Yangon

For years I’ve been wanting to visit Myanmar (Burma) but somehow throughout the long time that I’ve lived in Asia I’ve failed to visit. It was only recently on a business trip to Asia that I was able to take a weekend+ to go see Yangon and Bagan, the obvious highlights, and get a taste […]

8 Mar, 2017 in Bagan, Visions

For years I’ve been wanting to visit Myanmar (Burma) but somehow throughout the long time that I’ve lived in Asia I’ve failed to visit. It was only recently on a business trip to Asia that I was able to take a weekend+ to go see Yangon and Bagan, the obvious highlights, and get a taste […]

18 Feb, 2017 in Daytrips from Sapporo, Visions
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While spending the summer in Sapporo in Hokkadio, at the northern region of Japan, I made a number of daytrips to explore a bit of the mountainous region of Furano. I started off with the blue pond and Biei and then made my way to the hotsprings and cable car area in the city of Furano, […]

1 Feb, 2017 in Luxembourg, Visions
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Being based in Maastricht Netherlands has its perks. One of those, is that it’s basically at the heart of Europe, with the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, Switzerland, and… Luxembourg all within easy reach a few hours drive or train ride. On one gloomy weekend I took a car drive down south to explore a bit of […]

31 Dec, 2016 in Madrid, Visions

Been meaning to visit Madrid for quite some time, but it wasn’t until the holidays this year that I finally had a chance to make it. On the first night of my arrival I was pretty overwhelmed, the whole city was overrun by tourists, with the big squares featuring holiday markets and huge Christmas trees, […]

30 Dec, 2016 in Southern Spain, Visions

Visited Spain during holiday time to warm up a bit. After starting my adventures at Malaga, I rented a car and headed up the mountains north-west through the white villages and cliff-hanging towns – Ronda and Zahara – to finally arrive at Seville. Although I was unprepared about Seville and had very limited time, some of my […]

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