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 […]

21 Mar, 2016 in Lisbon
National Coach Museum Lisbon Spain (8)

In the last post I wrote about the funky small specialty museums all over Lisbon, and mentioned my visit to the old National Coach Museum. Well, there’s a much bigger and more modern coach museum, 2-min walk away from the old one, housed in a contemporary large hall, with an even larger selection of coaches. […]

18 Mar, 2016 in Lisbon
National Coach Museum Lisbon Spain (36)

I love specialty museums. Over the years, the more I traveled – the more I grew tired of the typical arts, history, natural history, and science museums. To impress me, I need a city to offer me specialty museums, and luckily – Lisbon has plenty of those. Lisbon has museums about Fado, Lisbon city, design , old electricity factory, […]

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