15 May, 2015 in Munich, Visions
Visions of Munich Germany (12)

Following short visits to Cologne and Frankfurt, I made my way to Munich as the last city on the current tour. Cologne was rather small, Frankfurt was somewhat commercial/industrial, but Munich… Munich was exactly what I was hoping for. I didn’t get to do much, but all the places I visited were gorgeous, even in […]

14 May, 2015 in Frankfurt
Main Tower Observation Deck  Frankfurt (12)

One of the best ways to get a feel of a city upon a first visit is to climb up to the highest vantage point and take in the views. Frankfurt’s been through quite a lot in the last century, and it doesn’t come close to the beauty of other European cities, but seeing a […]

13 May, 2015 in Mexico City
Torre Latinoamericana Observation Deck Mexico City

Looking for a place to look at Mexico City from above? At the entrance to the pedestrian street leading to the historic center of Mexico City is the tall Torre Mirador Latinoamericana which hosts a very humble observation deck on the top. You could also go up to the bar for some drinks at comparable […]

11 May, 2015 in Guadalajara
Instituto Cultural Cabanas  Guadalajara (33)

My first stop in my tour of the historical district of Duadalajara was the Instituto Cultural Cabanas. It was a nice 15-20 minutes walk east from my hotel at the heart of the district and this wonderful structure was at the eastern border of that district. It is UNESCO heritage site and considered one of […]

10 May, 2015 in Los Angeles
Venice Beach Los Angeles California (14)

Los Angeles has some great beaches and each beach has a somewhat different style and targeted at different populations. Venice Beach, to me, feels like the hippie laid-back joint. A great boardwalk, lots of crazy little shops, snack booths, cheap bars and pubs, street vendors and musicians, and then – ofcourse – the beach. A […]

6 May, 2015 in San Diego
Coronado Beach San Diego California-005

San Diego has some terrific beaches, some say they’re some of the best beaches in the United States. Having lived in Florida before, my standards are set pretty high, but there’s no doubt the beaches I saw in San Diego were beautiful. Long white stretch of beach, puffy sand, clear blue waters, not a boat […]

1 May, 2015 in Paris
Carnavalet Museum Paris (1)

If you’re looking for a very Parisian museum to explore a bit of the history of Paris, then you might want to pop in for a visit at the Carnavalet Museum. Within walking distance from The Centre Pompidou and the Jewish area, it’s set in two joint Parisian mansions, going back thousands of years and […]

30 Apr, 2015 in Mexico City
Teotihuacan Pyramids Mexico-041

Even though years roaming around the world has somewhat numbed my ability to be wowed with new sites I visit, the Teotihuacan Pyramids in Mexico had a definite wow effect on me. I did not do my homework before going there and so nothing has prepared me for the scale of this historical wonder. Within […]

28 Apr, 2015 in San Diego
La Jolla Cove Beach - San Diego California (25)

San Diego is a lovely city. In mid-winter around Christmas time I took off from freezing cold Illinois to warm up down in southern United States. I’ve been wanting to visit San Diego for long, having heard wonderful things about one of the nicest most livable American cities. It has so many things going for […]

25 Apr, 2015 in Guadalajara, Visions
Visions of Guadalajara Mexico (9)

During one of the cold storms of Illinois I felt like I had no choice but to run away and warm up during the weekend. The visit to Mexico City left a lasting impression on me and so I was looking for something similar that might offer a bit of colonial history, a taste of […]

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