22 Nov, 2018 in Turin

I love specialty museums, and I love the cinema, and so there is little that can excite me as coming across a cinema specialty museum, like the one I found out about when visiting Turin. It’s one of the best museums I’ve visited in recent years, and it is so well done I wish I […]

14 Mar, 2018 in Trinidad

Trinidad was definitely one of the highlights of the trip to Cuba. An old colonial Spanish style town, lots of old buildings, bustling with cafes, restaurants, markets, and music. There are quite a few things to do in the area (e.g., Torre de Manaca Iznaga & Los Ingenios Valley), but there are also quite a few […]

9 Dec, 2017 in Visions, Zurich

During my last month of two years in Europe I had an opportunity to do some quick getaways that proved quite amazing. One such unexpected treat was Switzerland. I’ve done Geneva and Lausanne before in the French part of Switzerland, but this time made my way up to the German part of the country in […]

27 Mar, 2017 in Venice

Gorgeous Venice is mostly flat but there are a few old catherals rising up above all other buildings to offer you some spectacular views of Venice and the area. During my last day in Venice I queued up to go on to the Basilica di San Marco Observation deck. Small elevators and a very old building […]

26 Mar, 2017 in Brussels

Brussels is, in my humble opinion, and under appreciated city. I’m not sure why Brussels gets such a bad rep as a tourist destination, in the few visits that I did I found it quite charming. There are quite a few funky tourist attraction, but perhaps the most visually interesting, or challenging depending on your personal […]

7 Mar, 2017 in Madrid

If you want to get grand views of Madrid from above then you really only have one option, the somewhat bizarre observation deck on the Faro de Moncloa tower. You can’t miss it. Aside from the business area, Spain does not have many skyscrapers, and so the tower is very visible from almost anywhere in Madrid. It’s 92 […]

21 Feb, 2017 in Maastricht

Maastricht is pretty flat and there aren’t any tall buildings, so to see Maastricht from above you’ll either need to head to Saint Pieter hill fort or go up a church tower. At the center of Maastricht is Sint Janskerk and you can climb up a very narrow flight of stairs all the way to the top […]

9 Jan, 2017 in Sapporo

I spent most of the last summer in the city of Sapporo in Hokkaido, the northern region of Japan. Aside from the wonderful cultural adventure of visiting Japan and the lovely scenic beauty of the region there was one thing that made Sapporo especially cool – it had a lot of cable cars. I think […]

15 Oct, 2016 in Gdansk
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At the beginning of the summer I had a chance to go visit Polish Gdansk, a lovely old town with many atmospheric restaurants and cafes, maritime history and port area. To get a feel for the city you might want to head up an observation deck and a good place for that is the old Saint Mary Church […]

1 Oct, 2016 in Warsaw
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My first stop in Warsaw was the Palace of Culture and Science near the main train station. On the way I could already see the grand building from afar and as I drove closer the building emerged in full glory. The area surrounding the train station features some of Warsaw’s funkiest architecture, but most of it is […]

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