8 Apr, 2016 in Belgrade, Visions
Visions of Belgrade Serbia (8)

I did a crazy 10 days tour of the Balkans a few years back, but have not made it to Serbia, and so decided to take a weekend to go and visit. Since it was very short, I could only do Belgrade and the nearby Novi Sad, and get a feel for it all. I’m not […]

7 Apr, 2016 in Limburg, Visions
Visions of Valdenburg Netherlands (12)

Netherlands is filled with surprises. Just 20mins by train or bus from Maastricht to the east in the Limburg province in southern Netherlands, is the lovely town of Valkenburg. It has, TA-DA, hills! hills so high (compared to the rest of the Netherlands) that someone thought it was worth setting up a gondola cable chair […]

6 Apr, 2016 in Cancun
Chichen Itza Mayan ruins Yucatan Mexico-003

Save the best for last. On my last visit to Mexico’s gorgeous Cancun and the Yucatan province, I did a day-trip to see some of the Mayan pyramid ruins. I’m constantly amazed by how well preserved the Mexico pyramid ruins are, and can’t help but stand in awe in view of these lost ancient civilizations and their architecture feats.  The […]

30 Mar, 2016 in Palestine
Breaking the Silence Hebron Tour 2015 West Bank (113)

Been contemplating what and how to write on this for a while. In the time since I went on the Breaking the Silence tour to Hebron, Breaking the Silence has received wide media attention in Israel as right-wing Israeli politicians who now form the presiding government wage media and legal war against its heads. When […]

29 Mar, 2016 in Eindhoven
Van Abbe Museum Eindhoven Netherlands (36)

Mid February I went up to visit Eindhoven for a documentary film festival and had a few hours in the morning to roam around and discover new things in the city. A quick search through Tripadvisor brought up the Van Abbemuseum as a possible interesting local museum with a new running exhibition. I was a bit short […]

28 Mar, 2016 in London
Camden Lock London

Lots to see and do in London. It’s an exciting world city, with all sorts of areas with a different vibe, and part of the charm is being able to take a quick tube ride and get into a completely different atmosphere. One of my favorite areas in my visits to London many years back […]

27 Mar, 2016 in Topeka
Capitol building Topeka Kansas

I collect visits to capitol buildings across the US.  Florida, Illinois, Washington DC, Austin, Harrisburg, and Phoenix Arizona are some of the more recent ones. In one of my time-traveling trips back to the year I spent in Topeka middle-of-nowhere Kansas, I took the opportunity to also visit the local Kansas capitol building, one more […]

25 Mar, 2016 in Budapest
Hungarian Parliament Building Budapest Hungary (16)

You can’t miss it, it’s a very visible impressive building. Either from the hill tops, walking through downtown Budapest, or cruising through the Danube river, you’ll probably run into the Hungarian Parliament Building. It also helps that this is the largest building in Hungary, and the highest in Budapest. Grand Gothic revival architecture dating back ~150 […]

24 Mar, 2016 in Eastern Spain
University of Girona Spain wall walk (6)

Girona was my first stop on the eastern Spain trip, since that’s where cheap Ryan Air flights land, but Girona is definitely deserving of a visit. It has a lovely historic Jewish quarter area and the panoramic views from the University of Girona campus from the top hill are terrific. Wanting to get a sense of […]

23 Mar, 2016 in Antalya
Perge Aksu, Antalya Turkey (12)

The Antalya province isn’t all beaches and all-inclusive resorts. Sure, it has some remarkable beaches, but those are just part of what the region has to offer. Remarkably, Antalya province has ancient cities dating back thousands of years set in the most gorgeous surroundings, the ancient people did know how to pick their spots. I visited […]

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