30 Aug, 2015 in Moscow
Visions of Moscow Russia (4)

Following my Visions of Saint Petersburg showing my excitement about Russia, here are my Visions of Moscow as a tribute to the capital of Russia. I had a terrific hotel right at the center, 5-min walk from the red square, Arbat Street, the Kremlin, and many other Moscovian highlights. Most times it was enough to […]

29 Aug, 2015 in Saint Petersburg, Visions
Visions of Saint Petersburg Russia (7)

Nothing prepared me for Russia. I had absolutely no idea what to expect, and the main reason I decided to go visit was because a flight I was taking with Aeroflot on the way to my destination offered a very cheap stop-over for a few days and I’ve never been. Somewhat brainwashed by western propaganda […]

27 Aug, 2015 in Champaign Urbana
UIUC campus Urbana Champaign Illinois (11)

What a year. In a stark contrast to my previous life at Hong Kong, the year at Urbana-Champaign proved challenging in almost every regard. Urbana-Champaign are sleepy twin towns in the middle of no-where cornfields at the flat-land Midwestern Illinois state, whereas Hong Kong was one of the world’s largest urban insanity, and so I […]

8 Jul, 2015 in Mexico City
Coyoacan Mexico City (13)

A bit off the tourist beaten track and the touristic historical center down in the southern parts of Mexico City is Coyoacan, a pleasant area most famous for the neighborhood where two of Mexico’s most well known Mexican artist couple resided – Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. Besides the colonial architecture in the Jardín Centenario […]

7 Jul, 2015 in Mexico City
Museo del Templo Mayor Mexico City (12)

Lots was going on in Mexico City long before the Spanish stormed in. At the center of modern Mexico City at the heart of what’s referred to as the historical center (Zocalo) stood a great Aztec temple. Dating back to 14th century and signifying an important lost culture, the sight is now a UNESCO heritage […]

6 Jul, 2015 in Mexico City
Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral Zocalo Plaza de la Constitucion (11)

My tour of Mexico City started at the Centro Historio, the historical center district, where many of Mexico’s historical tourist attractions are concentrated. Arriving at my B&B quite late, I set off for a walking tour of the area, first heading towards Zocalo to see the Constitution Plaza and the Metropolitan Cathedral – icons of […]

2 Jul, 2015 in Phoenix
Rosson House Museum at Heritage Square Pheonix (4)

Last Christmas eve, I found myself stopping over at Phoenix Arizona with some time to visit some of the local attractions. But, being Christmas eve, the city was dead quiet and so all the places I visited were completely empty, with me being the sole visitor. When visiting the Rosson House Museum at the Phoenix […]

29 Jun, 2015 in Cologne
 Great St Martin Church Cologn Old Town (1)

The grand Cologne Cathedral is the most famous attraction in Cologne, but the old town offers quite a few other lovely historic churches, monasteries and cathedrals to see. A walking tour of an hour or two should be enough to visit the highlights, and so here’s what I saw during my visit.   …

28 Jun, 2015 in San Diego
Balboa Park - San Diego (4)

Much to see and do in San Diego’s Balboa Park. It has an amazing array of top notch museums, a large zoo as well as gardens and restaurants, and depending on your preference you can either spend a few hours wondering around or a few days visiting all the museums and gardens. I skipped most […]

23 Jun, 2015 in Los Angeles
Griffith Observatory  Los Angeles (3)

Looking for stunning views of Los Angeles from above? On one of my previous visits to Los Angeles I suggested the wonderful world-class Getty Center. But, if art isn’t exactly your thing and you’re perhaps more into astronomy, or just want to get the views, then Griffith Observatory is definitely your first choice. Close to […]

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