13 Sep, 2016 in Hokkaido, Sapporo, Visions
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I spent most of the summer in the city of Sapporo in the northern Hokkaido province of Japan. I did not expect to, but the hot and humid ~35c weather down in central Japan left me no choice. I knew absolutely nothing about Hokkaido before booking my flight and heading out, and only after I […]

11 Sep, 2016 in Nagoya, Visions
Visions of Nagoya Japan (11)

While living in Asia Japan was one of my favorite travel destinations. My few visits to Tokyo and Kyoto and the surrounding areas were very memorable and so after living Asia I wondered whether I’ll ever be able to make it back and perhaps even linger for a bit. Luckily, the last summer had a […]

9 Sep, 2016 in Penghu islands, Visions
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After two years living in Taiwan, on and off, I have come to know Taiwan very well. It’s safe to say that I’ve covered most of the major tourist spots, even making it all the way to the off-the-beaten-track places like Jinmen islands close to the mainland China coast. So, when I made it back […]

7 Sep, 2016 in Gdansk, Visions
Visions of Gdansk Poland (1)

A lovely old town with many atmospheric restaurants and cafes, maritime history and port area, nice beaches not too far away, Gdansk has charm and lots to offer. I only had a couple of days to explore the area, but managed to see quite a bit and enjoy the beauty and elegance of the old […]

23 Aug, 2016 in Sintra
Visions of Sintra Portugal (2)

Probably the first attraction you’ll run into when heading into beautiful Sintra in Portugal is the Palace of Sintra. It is a 10th century UNESCO world heritage palace and one of the best preserved royal houses in Portugal highlighting some of the best in local architecture and decorations. It has a vibrant history and therefore combines many different […]

21 Aug, 2016 in Belgrade
Belgrade Fortress Serbia (45)

The Belgrade Fortress is probably the top attraction in Belgrade. It covers a very large area with massive fortifications and lots of attractions offering panoramic views of Belgrade and the grand river from above. The strongholds in the area date back to the 3rd century BC, and has seen much destruction and reconstructions over the […]

20 Aug, 2016 in Limburg
Labyrint Drielandenpunt Belgium (9)

  On the Dutch side of the 3-country border with Belgium and Germany is the small town of Vaals (Vaalsberg). From Vaals up south on towards the mountain is an interesting place worth visiting. On the exact point the countries meet is a little sign with three flags you can take your photo with, and just […]

19 Aug, 2016 in Visions, Warsaw
Visions of Warsaw Poland (1)

During my last visit to Poland, I started my tour in Warsaw. My previous visit to Warsaw was over 20 years before that, back in the grey days of post USSR collapse, and it was during winter time, so my memories were of a pretty bleak and tired Warsaw. That visit was also not touristy, […]

18 Aug, 2016 in HKUST, Visions
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology HK Visions (15)

I recently revisited my old home of Hong Kong and stayed over as a guest on the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) campus at the new hotel next the new buildings for the business school and the Institute of Advanced Studies (Conference Lodge). Although I know this campus and the Sai Kung […]

14 Aug, 2016 in Warsaw
Copernicus Science Centre Museum Warsaw Poland (2)

I’ve stopped counting the number of science museums I’ve been to, been to far too many and all over the world, and so I’m always a bit hesitant to try new ones. What can another science museum possibly have to offer beyond all the other world-class museums I’ve been to around the world? When visiting […]

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