24 Feb, 2016 in Budapest
Citadella at Gellert Hill Budapest (6)

Arrived at a new city? A good rule of thumb to get yourself oriented in a new place before starting your explorations is to find the highest point in the area, and go see the city from above. Whether it’s an observation deck or a mountain, it not only gives you a better feel for […]

23 Feb, 2016 in Eastern Spain
Dalí Theatre and Museum Figueres Spain (1)

My flight to the eastern coast of Spain landed in Girona, and many people go straight to Barcelona, but I decided to have a look at what’s in the area. When I realized that Girona was very close to Figueres, the town where Dali was based, I just had to go have a look. I […]

22 Feb, 2016 in Vancouver
Grouse Mountain cable car Vancouver Canada-018

Lots to see and do in Vancouver, but the national parks just North of the city rising over the mountains are probably what makes Vancouver special and memorable to me. During my short time in Vancouver I had the change to visit two such attractions with a special shuttle leaving from the conference center. I already wrote […]

20 Feb, 2016 in Maastricht
Maastricht carnaval 2016 Netherlands (11)

I never expected the little town of Maastricht at the southern tip of the Netherlands to be this lively, but even during the gloomy cold winter time there’s lots going on surrounding the carnival. Maastricht proclaims itself to the the carnival capital of the world, no less. You might think that’s a bit overdoing it, […]

19 Feb, 2016 in Milan
Expo 2015 Milan Italy (1)

I’ve been looking for a good excuse to visit Milan for quite some time, but it was only last year that I finally got the ultimate excuse. Milan was hosting the 2015 World Fair Expo, which allowed for a combination of a visit to Milan and for me to see the world at the same time. […]

18 Feb, 2016 in Antalya
Phaselis ancient city Kemer Antalya Turkey (28)

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 […]

17 Feb, 2016 in Southern Spain
Santa Barbara Castle Alicante City Spain (42)

The last stop on my eastern Spain tour was the south-eastern city of Alicante. It’s less known than Valencia or Barcelona, smaller, and with fewer attractions, but it does have special things to do that you can’t find elsewhere, the number one being the Santa Barbara Castle. Right on the coast is a mountain with a […]

10 Feb, 2016 in Moscow
Kremlin Moscow (11)

A symbol of the former USSR, the Kremlin in Moscow brings up all sorts of associations, but there’s so much more to the Kremlin than history of cold war politics. For the tourist, the Kremlin offers grand Russian architecture with palaces, churches, cathedrals, and museums. I skipped the museums, and headed to the Kremlin complex […]

7 Feb, 2016 in Amalfi and Capri
Monte Solaro Cable Car Anacapri Island Italy-017

Capri Island is absolutely gorgeous. Capri and Anacapri, the two sides of the island, offer slightly different types of views and attractions. On the Capri side there are the lovely Gardens of Augustus, but Anacapri has something better – a cable car taking you up to the highest point on the mountain – Monte Solaro. The panoramic […]

4 Feb, 2016 in Antalya
Olympos Teleferik Antalya Turkey-039

Antalya in Turkey is known for all-inclusive resorts and terrific beaches, but the area offers so much more to see and do. Within a short driving distance from the Antalya old town are spectacular scenic views, ancient cities, folk villages, and much more. Of all that’s available, I decided to go see the Olympos Teleferik, and […]

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