31 Jan, 2017 in Florence
giardino-bardini-florence-italy-13

For grand panoramic views of gorgeous Florence from above, there’s one hidden gem that should be on your TODO list – TheĀ Giardino Bardini. It’s still fairly lesser-known in the many attractions that Florence has to offer, and the elevator going up from street level to the gardens is a bit hard to spot, but once […]

7 Jan, 2017 in Berlin

In my first ever short visit to BerlinĀ I stayed in the museum island area, which features some of the Berlin highlights and world-class museums, which finally led to being added to the UNESCO list of world heritage sites. Lots to see and do, and I did only a bit of all that this area has […]

13 Dec, 2016 in Venice
Boattrip to Murano Island Venice Italy (28)

If you get a bit tired of the heavy tourist traffic in Venice and want to cool off a bit somewhere more quiet then a boat trip to Murano Island could be just the thing. A short trip on the gorgeous water ways and with some of the remarkable Venice landscapes in the background, and […]

10 Apr, 2016 in Lisbon
LX factory Lisbon Portugal

Lisbon is a great city with lots of interesting areas offering a wide variety of attractions. One interesting area that’s a bit different from all the architectural historical tourist areas of Lisbon is the funky LX Factory art area, a former factory located under the industrial bridge connecting to the other side of the river, […]

11 Feb, 2014 in Shenzhen
OCT Loft Art Terminal Shenzhen (5)

Shenzhen has a growing art scene and across the city the government is designating areas for galleries and artists. As an example, the Overseas Chinese Town has the Loft Art Terminal, a relatively new area that’s really taking off and becoming a small 798 (Beijing) or M50 (Shanghai). It’s a schick little area with lots […]

29 Sep, 2013 in Beijing
798 art district - Beijing (50)

Best attraction in Beijing? Sure, the Forbidden City and the Great Wall are world famous tourist attractions, the Summer Palace and Tiananmen square are great, but of all the things I did in Beijing – and I did quite a lot – the number one most impressive thing was the 798 art district. Walking around […]

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