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 […]

10 Feb, 2016 in Moscow
Kremlin Moscow (11)

A symbol of the former USSR, the Kremlin in Moscow brings up all sorts of associations, but there’s so much more to the Kremlin than history of cold war politics. For the tourist, the Kremlin offers grand Russian architecture with palaces, churches, cathedrals, and museums. I skipped the museums, and headed to the Kremlin complex […]

7 Jan, 2016 in Eastern Spain, Visions
Visions of Valencia Spain (11)

Valencia may have been just another Spanish city with a nice old city center, but just before saying my goodbyes I went to see the new City of Arts and Sciences and was in for a big surprise. I heard they did something special, but this sort of futuristic sci-fi city was not was I […]

18 Jun, 2015 in Philadelphia
Visions of Philadelphia Pennsylvania

Philadelphia has been on my radar for quite some time, but I never really got around to visiting. A conference in New York City and a quick visit to Princeton University brought me close enough to be able to pop in for a quick visit, and I discovered a really charming city, with a great […]

26 Aug, 2014 in Kyoto
Heian Jingu Shrine  Kyoto (2)

Kyoto is a city filled with charm. Shrines, temples, castles, historical districts, you can spend weeks going from one attraction to another. To get started with my quick explorations of Kyoto, I’ll begin with something rather mild – the Heian Jingu Shrine . It’s not the most famous, nor is it the grandest or especially […]

8 May, 2014 in Beijing
National Art Museum of China Beijing (5)

Interested in arts and culture in Beijing? Quite a few things for you to see. My absolute favorite is the 798 area, but if you prefer the more organized museums and wondering around large structures with exhibition halls, then Beijing offers a number of large scale museums, arguably the best in China. In my last […]

16 Nov, 2012 in Itineraries, Washington DC
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There’s lots to see and do in Washington DC and everything is really top notch attractions. Even though I was only there for a few days I was able to see much of what Washington DC has to offer.     To summarize my Washington DC trip, here are some of the highlights I posted […]

2 Jul, 2012 in Chicago
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Chicago is a beautiful city and one of the nicest places to appreciate the Chicago skyline is from the Museum Campus. It’s a lovely area, which includes some of Chicago’s best museums – the Field Museum of Natural History, the Adler Planetarium, and the Shedd Aquarium. I was lucky to visit the campus on a […]

7 Mar, 2012 in Ann Arbor
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It’s quite remarkable that a town as small as Ann Arbor would host so many wonderful museums, but I guess that having a world-class university in town – University of Michigan – tends to boost things up.   So, how many? Let me see if I can recall all those I’ve been to. …

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