14 Jan, 2018 in Granada

This summer I finally had the opportunity to visit Granada in Spain with a conference taking place in the area. I roamed the city in the little time I had before and after the conference, some with conference organized tours (which I rarely do). Granada met and exceeded my expectations, with one of the main highlight being […]

23 Aug, 2016 in Sintra
Visions of Sintra Portugal (2)

Probably the first attraction you’ll run into when heading into beautiful Sintra in Portugal is the Palace of Sintra. It is a 10th century UNESCO world heritage palace and one of the best preserved royal houses in Portugal highlighting some of the best in local architecture and decorations. It has a vibrant history and therefore combines many different […]

1 Mar, 2016 in Sintra
Visions of Sintra Portugal (4)

  My visit to Portugal during carnival week in the Netherlands was a trip to remember. Flying in with zero knowledge and expectations, I had the most wonderful time exploring Lisbon, but the nicest day was – by far – the daytrip to Sintra. Unlike most days I had in Lisbon, the weather cleared up, the […]

28 Dec, 2008 in Seoul
Gyeongbokgung Palace-11.JPG

Although I’m absolutely fascinated with Asian history and know very little about all that’s Korean, I didn’t have the chance to visit many of the Korean historical sites. One of those that I did visit was Gyeongbok Palace (경복궁) of northern Seoul, which was first constructed around the end of the 14th century but having […]

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