8 Mar, 2019 in Fukuoka

While visiting the Fukuoka area in Japan I took a one day getaway trip towards the east to see the Kitakyushu area, and make a stop on the way to do one of my favorite things when I travel – go up cable cars. The higher the better, the more spectacular the views – the happier […]

22 Feb, 2019 in Sokcho

During the last autumn, I went to South Korea to get a bit of real autumn feeling with some colors. Of all the places I visited, the nicest autumn colors were at the lovely Seoraksan National Park. I was originally planning to take the lift up to the mountains and hike a bit, but it was […]

28 Dec, 2018 in Busan

I have a slight obsession with cable cars, if I’m visiting somewhere, one of the first things I look for is whether they have a cable car or an observation deck. Coming in to Busan without doing much homework, I googled that, and quickly found that  there’s the Song Marine Cable Car from Songdo Beach, that goes […]

20 Nov, 2018 in Fukuoka, Visions

In my recent visit to Japan I had a chance to visit the Fukuoka region, and a quick fast train away is Kitakyushu, an old industrial city. Near a very large trading port, surrounded by mountains, one of the first things I did was – ofcourse – to catch a cable car to the top to […]

11 Oct, 2018 in Seoul, Visions

Chuncheon in South Korea, is a quick daytrip from Seoul, offering nature, with scenic views, mountains, rivers, and lakes, with Korean countryside atmosphere. It’s all very catered to the Korea tourists, with lots of water sports attractions, cable cars, slides, observation decks, sky walks, and an endless array of food and entertainment options along the […]

22 May, 2018 in Zurich

One of the nicest hikes I’ve done in the previous year was the  Stoos, with an impressive break-taking “hike” on the mountain ridge overlooking glorious snow-top mountains and clear water lakes. With gondola cable-car and ski-lifts taking you up all the way, it’s as easy as can be, making this possibly the best easy hike […]

10 Dec, 2017 in Koblenz, Visions

One of the last getaways I did before leaving Europe and relocating to Europe was a daytrip to Koblenz in western Germany, on the intersection of the Rhine river with the Moselle river. The point where the rivers meet is spectacular, if you take the cable car nearby to the mountain top Ehrenbreitstein Fortress on the other […]

19 Oct, 2017 in Koblenz

Did a weekend trip to Koblenz during gorgeous weather and was pleasantly surprised by how nice it was. The highlight, ofcourse, was the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, reachable by a cable car from across the river in the old town area. On a nice day, with fluffy clouds on a bright sunny day, it’s as good as it gets. […]

16 Jun, 2017 in Daytrips from Sapporo

I spent the last summer in Sapporo in Hokkaido, and was looking for daytrips from Sapporo. Otaru was a daytrip promoted to me as the Japanese Netherlands, in that it featured ‘canals’. Japanese tourists from all over Japan who flew in to cool down in the north would go to Otaru in expectation that it would […]

14 Jun, 2017 in Sicily

Visible from almost every corner or Sicily is the impressive active volcano mountain – Etna. Occasionally it erupts and has a devastating impact on the area, but most time it’s on fair low heat and visitors can hike up all the way to the top and get a glimpse of the volcano. We were less […]

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