30 May, 2017 in Geneva

I arrived at Geneva early morning and had half a day to explore around before work called, and so a quick search indicated that the best place to get a view of Geneva and the region from above was Saint-Pierre Cathedral. It’s high on the central old town hill, and has old stairs going up to […]

30 Jan, 2017 in Barcelona
Montjuïc Castle Telferic de Montjuic Barcelona (2)

If you follow the blog you’ll soon realize that I love cable cars and take every chance I get to ride them. When it comes to traveling around and exploring new places cable cars up going up mountain tops and overlooking cities are often the highlight of my trips, especially in terms of views. Gorgeous […]

2 Dec, 2016 in Sintra
Castelo dos Mouros Sintra Portugal (13)

The Portuguese Sintra, is a wonderful getaway from Lisbon with world class attractions. Of all the Sintra attractions I visited, the nicest was the Castelo dos Mouros, or Castle of the Moors, a medieval castle built by the Moors in the 8th century over an imposing hilltop. A UNESCO heritage site, this fort has it all, incredible […]

24 Feb, 2016 in Budapest
Citadella at Gellert Hill Budapest (6)

Arrived at a new city? A good rule of thumb to get yourself oriented in a new place before starting your explorations is to find the highest point in the area, and go see the city from above. Whether it’s an observation deck or a mountain, it not only gives you a better feel for […]

31 May, 2015 in San Diego
Cabrillo National Monument San Diego (9)

If you’re looking to get great views of San Diego and the area from above, head over to Point Loma and the Cabrillo National Park with scenic panoramic views in all directions. On a clear day with blue skies, the views are absolutely breath-taking. It’s also of historical importance, where Cabrillo arrived during the 16th […]

2 Mar, 2015 in Paris
La Basilique du Sacré Cœur de Montmartre Paris (19)

In my last visit to Paris I stayed at the Montmartre area and that gave me a lot of opportunities to explore. The number one attraction in that area for tourists is the La Basilique du Sacré Cœur de Montmartre based on top of a hill allowing you to overlook Paris from above. Since Paris […]

10 Jan, 2015 in Paris
Eiffel Tower Paris (6)

Probably one of the most identifiable landmarks in the world, this awkward phallic beautiful monstrosity makes the top of the MUST TODO list for most tourists coming to visit Paris. Don’t let the long lines and tourist crowds keep you away, there’s a reason why so many people love this tower and the massive crowds […]

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