13 May, 2017 in Yangon

The number one highlight of Yangon in Burma is the Shwedagon Pagoda. Digs in the area suggest that this worship site dates back as far as 6-10th century BC. This (possibly) 3000 years old Pagoda is the most sacred place in Burma, and includes various relics linked with important Buddhist figures. It’s also a place for families […]

10 May, 2017 in Gdansk
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To wrap up the posts about my visit to Gdansk in Poland last year, I’ll take you through the main highlight in Gdansk – the old city. It’s very Polish and colorful, taking you back hundreds of years to the medieval times. Like many of the Polish treasures, this city was hit hard in the second […]

9 May, 2017 in Warsaw

When visiting Warsaw I had a flat not too far away from the central train station, which is about 20-30 minutes walk from the old center of Warsaw. Turns out that on that route there’s the old Nożyk Jewish synagogue which somehow managed to survive the second world war. It dates back the the end […]

7 May, 2017 in Sapporo

During the summer I spent in Hokkaido one of my favorite things was to go up the cable cars. The Hokkaido region is perfect for that, with high mountains surrounding the urban regions. During the freezing winters, all those mountains become ski slopes, but during the summer, they make for some spectacular observation decks down […]

5 May, 2017 in Malaga

Malaga is on the coastline and has a port, and so once you’re done roaming around the hilltop castles and the old city you can head to one of the marinas nearby and catch a boat-trip to take you out to sea and see a different view of Malaga. Palmeral De Las Sorpresas is the newly […]

4 May, 2017 in Vienna

On my last day in Vienna I was looking for some organized tour to offer me some interesting insights to Vienna. I started off with Freud’s home, just because psychology has been a big part of my life, and somehow made my way to the Rathaus, the Vienna City Hall. The grand city hall offers several English […]

3 May, 2017 in Taipei

Last summer I made a stop in my old home of Taiwan on the way back to Europe from a summer conference/visit to Japan. To me, Taiwan is filled with nostalgia. In the time that I lived there I think I did a pretty good job of covering all the highlights and so it doesn’t […]

30 Apr, 2017 in Sicily, Visions

I don’t get to see my family very often, so the time we do get to spend together is very precious to me. Thing is, I am so used to traveling on my own, that adjusting to travel with others always comes at some cost. As a traveler, I am used to knowing exactly where […]

29 Apr, 2017 in Sapporo

My trip last summer to Sapporo was completely unplanned. I was originally planning to tour the Nagoya area following a conference, but the scorching heat of 35-38c had me looking for cooler alternatives, and Hokkaido seemed like a good alternative. And so, when I arrived in Sapporo, I had absolutely no idea what to expect. […]

28 Apr, 2017 in Lisbon

Lisbon is gorgeous. I last visited around February, and although it was mostly cloudy it was for the most part pleasant and without rain. And so every time that I would head up the hills to see the city from above the city would emerge in full glory with heavy clouds in the background with just […]

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