7 Jun, 2019 in Chang Mai

At the end of my Thailand trip, I spent a couple of days in Chang Mai after 14 years of being away. I rented a scooter and headed up the mountains to explore temples and see Chang Mai from above. After making a stop at the lively Doi Suthep, I continued onwards and saw a […]

24 Sep, 2018 in Kandy

My trip to Sri Lanka was cut short due to riots taking place in central Sri Lanka between the Buddhists and the Muslims. As I was coming out from the lovely Kandy Royal Botanical Gardens, my driver rushed to me and told me we have to get out of Kandy fast and pointed to arriving […]

16 Jul, 2018 in San Jose

There are a few nice attractions away from Costa Rica’s capital San Jose that are worth stopping by. I fast realized I’d rather venture out of San Jose and rented a car to explore the region. On my various excursions in the area I was looking for somewhere to chill for a couple of hours […]

5 Jun, 2018 in Kandy, Visions

Unexpectedly, Sri Lanka was my last official stop in Sri Lanka. As I was exiting the botanical gardens ~3 hours walk my driver pointed to what seemed like a mass army presence and announced that a curfew was to take place in an hour following riots between the Muslims and the Buddhists and that we […]

3 Oct, 2017 in Cambridge

On my last day in Cambridge, during a gloomy rainy day, I made my last stop at a local ‘attraction’ to visit the Cambridge University Botanical Gardens, which was close to my B&B near the train station. It started out gloomy, but ended up fairly sunny, which somehow got my mobile camera to over-correct and […]

15 Jul, 2017 in Geneva

On my last day in Geneva I had a few extra hours before my flight, and since the airport is very close to the city I decided to had out and spend these hours walking north from Lake Geneva up to Parc Barton and the botanical gardens. It’s a gorgeous green walk and the Geneva […]

1 May, 2016 in Eastern Spain
Jardines de Monforte & del Real Valencia Spain (8)

While I was exploring Valencia on foot, going around the circular river turned green that encompasses Valencia’s old town from the north, Tripadvisor came up with a small attraction I decided to detour and check out. Jardines de Monforte, or the Monforte Gardens were described as “probably the most beautiful garden in Valencia”, “A wonderful oasis”, and […]

29 Jan, 2016 in Amalfi and Capri
Gardens of Augustus Capri Italy (24)

Capri Island on the coast of Amalfi not too far from Naples and Pompeii in Italy offers some of the best views I saw in the last year. Sure, it’s touristic, but once you’re up on the hills overlooking the gorgeous bay with the far away islands, you hardly notice the other tourists, and it […]

28 Jun, 2015 in San Diego
Balboa Park - San Diego (4)

Much to see and do in San Diego’s Balboa Park. It has an amazing array of top notch museums, a large zoo as well as gardens and restaurants, and depending on your preference you can either spend a few hours wondering around or a few days visiting all the museums and gardens. I skipped most […]

25 Dec, 2013 in Miami
Fairchild Tropical Botanical Gardens - Miami (67)

Since there are just so many wonderful things to see and do in the Fairchild Tropical Botanical Gardens in Miami, I decided to split it into three different posts. In this one are some of the wonderful public art exhibits around the gardens as part of the Chapungu exhibition…     …

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