20 Sep, 2018 in Normandy

In my recent visit to France, I was based in Paris for a few weeks, and then decided to rent a car and do a short getaway from the big city towards the northwest to see Rouen and the French nortwest coastline. I spent a lovely day walking around Rouen city, from the river bank, […]

17 Sep, 2018 in Nanjing

Following a visit to Nanjing University I had half a day to explore the area and so set off from campus towards the north east to go see Xuanwu Lake and the nearby Nanjing old city walls. I was lucky with the weather and pollution levels were fairly low, and since it was a weekday, […]

16 Sep, 2018 in Cienfuegos

Coming down from Havana and Vinales to explore a bit of central Cuba, I only had a day to spend in Cienfuegos, but even during that day I was able to see and explore quite a lot, much in thanks to my very friendly and efficient Airbnb host. After taking half a day to explore Castillo […]

15 Sep, 2018 in Seoul, Visions

A quick trip from Seoul in South Korea towards the south east is the wonderful  Namhansanseong National Park. A historical old city on top of mountain with dense forest, surrounded by fortified walls, used as the emergency backup castle for the Korean kings. It offers vast panoramic views of Seoul city, where you can get […]

12 Sep, 2018 in Normandy

In my recent visit to France, I was based in Paris, and decided to rent a car and head northwest towards the coast. I first made a stop in Chantilly, with a quick stop at NEOMA in Rouen, and then all the way up to the north-western coastline. First stop was the breathtaking Fecamp cliffs, […]

3 Sep, 2018 in Tampere, Turku, Visions

With a few days to see Finland, we decide to do the classic triangle road trip, heading north from Helsinki towards Tampere, then heading south west to Turku, and then heading back east to Helsinki. We had great adventures in both. Tampere offered a variety of funky museums, a great observation deck overlooking the gorgeous […]

28 Aug, 2018 in Cienfuegos

Coming down south from Havana Cuba to explore the southern coastline, I had very limited time to visit Cienfuegos and see the area. I arrived at my airbnb with a lovely local host, and asked for help in trying to make the most. With his help, I was able to really see a lot of the […]

26 Aug, 2018 in Genoa, Visions

This summer I spent some time in Europe, and after a visit to France and Denmark and before a visit to Finland, I had a few days to explore new regions of Italy I haven’t explored before. I first did Turin and the nearby mountains, and then made it down to the coastline for a […]

23 Aug, 2018 in Normandy

In my recent visit to France I had a chance to visit some of the local universities. I spent some time in Paris Nanterre University and roamed around Paris, but also had a chance to go visit Normandy and visit a former classmate now faculty in NOEMA, one of the French international business schools. It’s a nice […]

22 Aug, 2018 in Gyeongju, Visions

On my recent visit to Busan in southern South Korea I wasn’t expecting to go far from the city, but somehow made it all the way up to Gyeongju, a small town with great historical attractions and some wonderful scenic views. I started off with the royal tombs – Daereungwon, Cheonmachong, and Gyelim – with a very […]

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