22 May, 2016 in Eastern Spain
Sant Ferran Castle Figueres Catalonia Spain (18)

Figueres in eastern Spain isn’t all about the life of Dali, it has much more to offer. It has one of the largest army fortifications in Europe – the Sant Ferran Castle. Though it isn’t grand, and there is no royal accommodation to visit, the vast fortifications are definitely worth exploring. While I was visiting, I […]

20 May, 2016 in Moscow
Cathedral of Christ the Saviour Moscow Russia -004

Walking distance from the Kremlin in Moscow is one of the tallest churches in the world. Most of my Moscow visit was sunny and cheerful, but my visit to the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour was during gray cloudy weather which made the church seem even more striking. It has gone through some hectic history, almost completely destroyed […]

19 May, 2016 in Milan
Teatro alla Scala - The Elixir of Love - Milan Italy (1)

While visiting Milan for the 2015 Food Expo, we wanted to get a taste of the local culture scene and where better to do that than the 18th century world famous opera-house La Scala. Being the last minute tourists that we are we have not booked a ticket in advance, and just went in the […]

18 May, 2016 in Southern Spain
Museu de Fogueres Alicante Spain (1)

Alicante in Spain has a couple of top attractions, like the beaches and the gorgeous mountain-top Santa Bárbara Castle. Other than that, it’s a pretty sleepy town. There are a couple of smaller attractions, which I finished in about an hour or two of walking through downtown, both featuring some of the cultural heritage of the […]

17 May, 2016 in Limburg
Alden Biesen Castle Rijkhoven Belgium (1)

At the small village of Rijkhoven in the eastern Belgium region of Limburg bordering with the Dutch Limburg and the city of Maastricht is a 16th century castle – Alden Biesen. It’s not the grandest or the most beautiful castle in the area, but if you’re in the area, or looking for a day trip […]

16 May, 2016 in Amalfi and Capri
Amalfi drive Italy (4)

The Amalfi region in southern Italy is absolutely breath-taking. Mountains overlooking a long coast, clear blue water next to wild green, ancient Italian architecture meets hiking and beaches, crazy long winding roads with insane Italian drivers. It might be a bit over commercialized and touristic, but as far as tourism goes, this is probably as good […]

12 May, 2016 in Eastern Spain, Visions
Visions of Girona Spain (3)

Girona is a charming often overlooked town. I wasn’t planning to do anything much there myself, but my cheap RyanAir landed in that airport, and I heard it has a charming old quarter and great views from the university and so decided to stay the overnight and have a look, and I’m very glad that […]

10 May, 2016 in Eindhoven, Limburg, North Holland
Thorn white city Netherlands (8)

Thorn is a lovely little town at the northern part of Limburg province in the Netherlands, dating back to 10th century and featuring an array of, well, white historical houses. At the tourist VVV center you can get a map for a walking tour of an hour or two to explore some of the older […]

9 May, 2016 in Limburg
South Limburg Old Steam Train Netherlands (39)

I was looking for some interesting attraction within the Limburg province no too far away from Maastricht, and folks kept suggesting a historic steam train in the area that runs on Sunday. So on a chilled weekend when my parents visited we decided to go and give it a try. The South Limburg Steam Train is, […]

5 May, 2016 in Moscow
Novodevichy Convent - Moscow (1)

On a gloomy weekend day, I headed over to the Novodevichy Convent to visit one of the most well-known church-convent in Moscow. Founded in the 16th Century by the tsar it combines religious worship and solitude with fortifications to guard the area against invaders. It is now a UNESCO heritage site for its fine architecture and decorative details. […]

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