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 […]

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 […]

19 Jul, 2017 in Sapporo

Lots of curious things happened when I was staying at the Sapporo area in the northern Hokkaido region of Japan during the summer. Happened a few times that I took a bus hoping to get to one attraction and then through some misunderstanding and miscommunication with the local Japanese ended up visiting a completely different […]

18 Jun, 2016 in Limburg
Japanse Tuin Hasselt (20)

On my first visit to Hasselt, a small city not too far away from Maastricht to the west in the Belgium Limburg, I went to see the local Japanese gardens (Japanese Tuin). When parking the car I already realized there was something going on and upon arriving at the garden entrance it became clear that I was […]

21 Jun, 2015 in San Diego
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San Diego is surrounded by desert with gorgeous desert scenery in every direction you go. Typically, a visit to gardens in parks will offer a lot of green, and San Diego definitely has much of that, probably due to its proximity to the ocean, but since it is a desert, it also has a more […]

20 Jun, 2014 in Netherlands
Keukenhof Gardens Lisse Netherlands-035

I wasn’t planning on visiting Keukenhof, I didn’t even hear about Keukenhof when making travel plans to visit the Netherlands, but it’s a very small world and once I wrote down on Facebook that I’m headed to the Netherlands I got a message that a couple of friends are taking the same flight as I […]

26 Mar, 2014 in San Francisco
Conservatory of Flowers - Golden Gate Park - San Francisco (3)

San Francisco is gorgeous. I enjoyed everything I saw in the last visit, was very impressed with how things looked and how relaxed and happy the locals seemed in most parts of the big city. One of the things I was especially impressed with was the Golden Gate Park. That a city that size would […]

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…     …

25 Dec, 2013 in Miami
Fairchild Tropical Botanical Gardens - Miami (3)

In my journey to find off the beaten track attractions in Miami that go beyond beaches and the Everglades I found a charming haven – the Fairchild Tropical Botanical Gardens. What a lovely treat, not at all what I expected to find. A huge grounds with an impressive layout covering all types of gardens, flowers, […]

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