14 Apr, 2019 in Malta, Visions

Malta has been on my TODO list for years, especially when I was living in Europe, but I never really got around to it. Until this year. Finally. I had a few days, a weekend plus, to roam around and enjoy this beautiful country. It was everything I was hoping for, and more. Lots of […]

14 Apr, 2019 in Chaozhou, Visions

This year saw a few exciting changes to Hong Kong. The world’s longest bridge opened connecting Hong Kong and Macau, and Hong Kong hooked up to the China high-speed rail network. It is now possible to get to lots of destinations straight from Kowloon station at the heart of Hong Kong. So, I needed to […]

25 Mar, 2019 in Chang Mai, Visions

Chang Mai was my first stop in Asia. Before Chang Mai, I had no idea what Asia was like. I was originally set to start from Bangkok, but then everyone warned me that I should aim for a softer landing and immediately take a domestic flight to Chang Mai. And they were right, later when […]

31 Jan, 2019 in Porto, Visions

Ever since I first visited Portugal, to Lisbon and Sintra, I’ve been meaning to come back and explore more, and this year managed to make my way back and explore more of the north. First stop, Porto, with a grand river set between two hills, connected by a series of bridges. Walkable old town, lots […]

3 Sep, 2018 in Tampere, Turku, Visions

With a few days to see Finland, we decide to do the classic triangle road trip, heading north from Helsinki towards Tampere, then heading south west to Turku, and then heading back east to Helsinki. We had great adventures in both. Tampere offered a variety of funky museums, a great observation deck overlooking the gorgeous […]

26 Aug, 2018 in Genoa, Visions

This summer I spent some time in Europe, and after a visit to France and Denmark and before a visit to Finland, I had a few days to explore new regions of Italy I haven’t explored before. I first did Turin and the nearby mountains, and then made it down to the coastline for a […]

22 Aug, 2018 in Gyeongju, Visions

On my recent visit to Busan in southern South Korea I wasn’t expecting to go far from the city, but somehow made it all the way up to Gyeongju, a small town with great historical attractions and some wonderful scenic views. I started off with the royal tombs – Daereungwon, Cheonmachong, and Gyelim – with a very […]

18 Jun, 2018 in Kunming, Visions

Kunming was my starting point for the Yunnan adventures. Kunming is a big Chinese city, and lacks the charm of the other places I visited in Yunnan, but in the day I arrive and the day I had before flying back I did manage to see a few charming places like green park and Longmen […]

12 Jun, 2018 in Peloponnese, Visions

One of the oldest ruin sites that we visited in Greece was Mycenae to the east of the Peloponnese. Dating back as far as the 18th century BC the Mycenae served as a regional stronghold overlooking the region from a mountain top. There are ruins, and not much is left standing, still there is enough that with a […]

6 Jun, 2018 in Suzhou, Visions

It’s been almost 6 years since I last visited Suzhou and the city of Suzhou has changed dramatically. Sure, you have the old areas with the canals (unjustifiably promoted as “Venice of the east”) which we all know of, but then you have the amazing new area surrounding the lake. That area, to me, signifies […]

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