7 Aug, 2017 in Lodz

If you tell someone you’re from Maastricht and they’ve heard of Maastricht before, then it’s probably because of Andre Reiu, Maastricht’ local export and pride, roaming around the world with his orchestra bringing popular folk and classical music to the eager masses. His Maastricht concerts around July are world famous, and his concerts are very […]

4 Aug, 2017 in Cologne
Burg Stolberg (3)

Roaming around the area surrounding Aachen, we made a quick stop to see Castle Stolberg, a well kept 12th century in the Stolberg old town. It’s nowadays mostly used for medieval themed events and offers accommodation and a restaurant. There are some grand views of the area from the castle, and the nearby old town […]

3 Aug, 2017 in Eastern Spain
Valencia Old Center Spain-001

A while back I made a quick 2 day visit to Valencia in Spain. The last post summarizing this visit is about the lovely old center. Lovely Spanish architecture, lively markets, parks and gardens, cathedrals and museums, and plenty of great places to eat and drink. I spent about a day roaming around the center […]

2 Aug, 2017 in Yangon

Following a morning flight from Yangon to Bagan, I took a taxi to Old Bagan to begin my temple run. There are those who do this with horse carriages, some who do this with electric scooters (which is what I did on day 2), but for the first day, I just did my Bagan temple run on foot. […]

31 Jul, 2017 in Rotterdam

Back in January 2016 I did my first visit to Rotterdam during newyears with a walking tour of the cold deserted streets. A couple of months ago I visited Erasmus University and had a chance to explore and see a bit more of the city. I did a few big circles around the city, from the […]

28 Jul, 2017 in Taipei

I lived in Taiwan on and off for about two years, and so my last visit was filled with nostalgia. My strong connection with Taiwan started in the very first day I arrived in Taipei in the middle of the night some day back in 2005, and the next few days roaming around Taipei were […]

26 Jul, 2017 in Vienna

During my visit to Vienna I visited two local museums exploring the history of the former lively Jewish communities. One is the Jewish Museum of the City of Vienna, with very interesting exhibitions and a modern look, and the second was Museum Judenplatz at the heart of the former Jewish area that’s a bit smaller. Entrance to […]

24 Jul, 2017 in Sicily

Taormina was our first stop in Sicily. A gorgeous little old town overlooking the active volcano Etna mountain from afar, with a great stretch of sea side beaches down below, and mountain top fortresses to take in the view. We came in late evening, to see the old town at night, and then spent the […]

21 Jul, 2017 in Sapporo

During my summer stay in the northern Hokkaido region of Japan, I was based in Susukino. Lots of funky things to see and do in Susukino, it’s quite the Japanese adventure, but here I’ll mention four of the tourist/cultural things I did during the time I was there…   Maid Cafe   Lots of Otaku […]

19 Jul, 2017 in Sapporo

Lots of curious things happened when I was staying at the Sapporo area in the northern Hokkaido region of Japan during the summer. Happened a few times that I took a bus hoping to get to one attraction and then through some misunderstanding and miscommunication with the local Japanese ended up visiting a completely different […]

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