21 Mar, 2017 in Taipei

Taipei’s got a blooming cultural scene, with new cultural districts offering lots of cultural events, exhibitions, and art displays. In 2014 I made a cultural tour visit to Taipei and discovered a few new areas, and when I came back to visit in 2016 I went in for a quick revisit to see what was new […]

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 […]

17 Mar, 2017 in Berlin
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The Reichstag Building is where the German parliament seats. It’s quite magnificent with very interesting history, and so it’s no surprise that this is one of the highlights of the visit to Berlin and considered one of the top tourist attractions. This is also why, if you want to visit, you need to book your […]

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 […]

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, […]

10 Mar, 2017 in HK Attractions

In 2014 I left Hong Kong after living there for a few years. Although Hong Kong and the region are generally in very fast development, the changes are not always noticeable to tourists – the last time I visited there were new MTR lines popping up (e.g., there are now one taking you to Ocean […]

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 […]

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 […]

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