13 Jan, 2019 in Dambulla and Sigiriya

One of the first stops on my roadtrip around Sri Lanka was to see an old temple┬áDambulla Rock Temple, a UNESCO heritage site, one of the best preserved cave temples in Sri Lanka, dating back to 1st century BC. There are a series of caves with a large collection of Buddhas, and some great panoramic […]

22 Sep, 2016 in Limburg
Museum Romeinse Katakomben Valkenburg (33)

20 minutes from Maastricht towards the east is the hilly area of Valkenburg, with some odd attractions. Turns out, that the uncommon Dutch hills were used for all sorts of strange ventures. In some instances, local entrepreneurs just dug the hills for building materials and through that created a large array of underground tunnels, later […]

27 Oct, 2015 in Hannibal
Mark Twain Cave  Hannibal Missouri (29)

The Mark Twain Cave is the oldest cave in Missouri, featured in Mark Twain’s stories about Tom Sawyer and Injun Joe with tales of romantic adventures and fatal hideouts from the law. I ran into this cave completely by accident while roaming the highway linking Illinois and Kansas. I was a bit tired and just […]

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