30 Aug, 2017 in Malaga

Last Christmas I had the pleasure of visiting the lovely Spanish Malaga. Lots to see and do in the city, and I managed to see most of the main highlights, the old historic center,  Palmeral De Las Sorpresas with a boat trip, Castillo de Gibralfaro, and even Noria Mirador Princess ferris wheel. But the biggest attractions of […]

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 […]

20 Feb, 2017 in Barcelona
agbar-tower-barcelona-1

While visiting Barcelona I met with a local and we roamed around in Barcelona for a whole day on foot. I was taken to all sorts of places that are a bit off the beaten tourist track, but are very much part of Barcelona.  Agbar Tower, for example, is a tower Barcelonians love to hate, […]

15 Jun, 2016 in Guadalajara
Liberation Square Guadalajara Historic Center (2)

It’s been over a year since I visited Guadalajara and going back to revisit some of the memories, I realized that I neglected to share a few highlights. The historic center has a lot to offer (more on that tomorrow), but for now I’ll just focus on one experience of a classical concert at the […]

12 Mar, 2016 in Saint Petersburg
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Saint Petersburg is a gorgeous city, and a good place to kick off a tour of the city is at the area around the Winter Palace with the State Hermitage Museum, one of the largest and oldest museums in the world, dating back to the 18th century. The area features a huge square, many historical buildings with remarkable architecture, and several world-class […]

7 Jan, 2016 in Eastern Spain, Visions
Visions of Valencia Spain (11)

Valencia may have been just another Spanish city with a nice old city center, but just before saying my goodbyes I went to see the new City of Arts and Sciences and was in for a big surprise. I heard they did something special, but this sort of futuristic sci-fi city was not was I […]

13 Sep, 2015 in Rome
Trajan's Forum Rome Italy (12)

Roaming through the gorgeous city of Rome there were historical and architectural gems in every corner. At the heart of Rome, not too far away from the Coliseum, is Trajan’s Forum, a public square erected by emperor Trajan to celebrate the captures from Dacia in 106AD. It’s quite surprising how much still remains today, surrounding […]

7 Feb, 2015 in Arizona
Cosanti Foundation   Phoenix Arizona (10)

Visiting Phoenix Arizona around Christmas time there options were rather limited. While driving around Scottsdale to see the small old town I looked up nearby attractions and the Cosanti Foundation Artist Colony came up and so I decided to stop by. Although it’s not a large complex, and there definitely isn’t much to do, it […]

26 Jan, 2015 in Saint Louis
The Gateway Arch  Saint Louis Missouri

When people think of Saint Louis they usually picture the iconic Gateway Arch. The first and last time I saw the arch was during my time in the US as a kid during the late 1980s, and so I was eager to have another chance to visit. The arch was far more spectacular than I […]

19 Dec, 2014 in Paris, Visions
Visions of Paris France (29)

After many years of being away, this year I was finally able to spend more time in Europe. Earlier I visited the Netherlands, which increased my appetite, and so after wrapping up my life in Hong Kong I decided to stop in Paris for a couple of weeks before moving on west to my new […]

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