23 Apr, 2017 in Limburg

Lots of funky underground tunnels all over the Limburg area around Maastricht. I previously wrote about the remarkable Roman Catacombs in Valkenburg and the Fort Sint Pieter and underground tunnels Maastricht, and today I’ll mention two more, and there’s another that I’ll write about later on, which is a bit more unique. If you’re visiting Valkenburg and the Valkenburg […]

22 Apr, 2017 in Serbia
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Didn’t have long to go around and explore Serbia but I did get to do a daytrip from Belgrade to see Novi Sad. The major highlight in Novi Sad is the Petrovaradin Fortress. The fort dates back to the 17th century although they have found remains of a settlement up there going as far back as […]

21 Apr, 2017 in Brussels

In my last visit to Brussels for the 2017 museum night I took the next morning to do the Brussels comic route and explore around the city looking for comics murals. What a neat project. It started in the early 1990s and by now the city collection offers no less than 50 murals on various […]

21 Apr, 2017 in Southern Spain

One of the nicest surprises for me in Seville was a Flamenco show I caught with the Museo del Baile Flamenco. Although it is meant for tourists, and you might expect cliche, as far as I can tell this was a very well done show, with some very impressive local artists. It gave a very good intro […]

20 Apr, 2017 in Warsaw

The historic old town in Warsaw is in the image of what the old town used to look like, to give visitors the feel of former glory, but because of the mass destruction during world war II, much of of the area is a reconstruction. It is a remarkably well done reconstruction, it looks authentic, […]

19 Apr, 2017 in Yangon

When visiting Yangon I stayed at the very hectic China Town area. Bustling local life, filled with street stalls and grungy eateries up till the very late hours, with some very diverse populations of both Burmese, Chinese, Napalese, Indians, and other origins I wasn’t really able to make out. To my great surprise, very close […]

18 Apr, 2017 in Switzerland, Visions

Switzerland has been on my TODO list for quite some time, but it was only recently in 2017 that I finally had the chance to go visit, following an invitation to visit Lausanne University. Lausanne is a very charming city, with the large Geneva lake, the tall mountains in the background, the historic old city between […]

16 Apr, 2017 in Geneva, Visions

Switzerland has been on my TODO list for quite some time, but it was only recently in 2017 that I finally had the chance to go visit, following an invitation to visit Lausanne University. I took the flight over to Geneva, and was able to spend some time in Geneva before and after Lausanne.  Geneva is […]

12 Apr, 2017 in Vienna, Visions

Last time I visited Vienna I was an elementary school child. I have what I think are flashbacks of specific moments around Vienna with my Viennese grandma, riding a rocking boat on the Danube river, going up what was at the time seemed to me like a massive ferris wheel, and, oddly enough – checking out […]

11 Apr, 2017 in Berlin

Berlin is a vibrant cultural city with much to see and do dealing with a complicated past. In every street corner you’ll have reminders of the troubled past and in-your-face reminders of dark times as Germany confronts its own history head on. When I visited, I was situated fairly close to what some would consider to be […]

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