27 Apr, 2019 in Turin

After a few days of touring around Turin (:), I headed out to the nearby mountains, first stop at Rivoli Castle, a large 17th century castle turned contemporary art museum, with wonderful exhibits and the most wonderful scenic views of the area. I adore contemporary art museums and so spent a couple of hours wandering […]

29 Dec, 2018 in Helsinki

Much to see and do in Helsinki, but one of the nicest things I did was to take a short boat trip to one of the outlaying islands to explore some of the local history with the Suomenlinna fortress, and 18th century defensive island protecting Helsinki from invasions. There are a few stops for the boat […]

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 […]

6 May, 2018 in Vilnius

After enjoying the lovely Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, I wanted to explore quick getaways in the are, and so was recommended to head off to the west to see Trakai, which features the Trakai Castle – a 14th century beautiful fortified stone castle set at the middle of a large lake. An hour’s bus away, […]

8 Jun, 2017 in Bonn

Around this time last year I made a quick daytrip during a very hectic month to see the nearby Bonn. The best way to get your bearing and see some of the beauty of Bonn is to go to one of its several mountain top castles. I’ll mention two I’ve been to – Burg Drachenfels & […]

15 Mar, 2017 in Malaga

Lots of great areas to explore and attractions to visit in Malaga, but to me the number one attraction – by far – was the Castillo de Gibralfaro. It’s right at the center, and quite a hike up the mountain, but the views of Malage and the bay from above are absolutely spectacular and then, ofcourse, […]

25 Feb, 2017 in Cardiff

While visiting Bristol, I decided to try and visit a region in the UK I’ve never explored before – Wales. The capital of Wales, Cardiff, was only an hour or so away from Bristol making for an easy daytrip. Various attractions to explore in Cardiff, but perhaps the top attraction is the Cardiff Castle, right at the […]

24 Feb, 2017 in Southern Spain

Seville took me a bit by surprise. It was much larger and much more impressive than I envisioned. Lots of attractions to visit, and the busy old town area was terrific. One of the famous attractions in Seville is the Royal Alcazar, a UNESCO heritage site palace built by the Moorish kings and used by various royalty […]

30 Jan, 2017 in Barcelona
Montjuïc Castle Telferic de Montjuic Barcelona (2)

If you follow the blog you’ll soon realize that I love cable cars and take every chance I get to ride them. When it comes to traveling around and exploring new places cable cars up going up mountain tops and overlooking cities are often the highlight of my trips, especially in terms of views. Gorgeous […]

11 Jan, 2017 in Southern Spain

Following my visit to Malaga, I rented a car and decided to go up to Seville through the white villages up in the mountains, first visiting Ronda, and then making a quick stop in Zahara. The highlight of Zahara is the mountain top Castillo de Zahara de la Sierra with panoramic breathtaking views of the whole […]

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