25 May, 2019 in Padua

Earlier this year I attended a one week workshop in Padova (Padua) in northern Italy. Padua University in one of the oldest universities in the world with famous folks like Galileo Galilei as resident scholars. When not in the workshop, we enjoyed tours of the university campus and the city. We visited some lovely historical […]

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 […]

10 Mar, 2019 in Bangkok, Visions

Thailand was my first stop in Asia, where I spent over 3 months, on and off. It’s been 14 years since I left, and did not have a chance to visit back until this year. I was curious to see what I’ll remember and how I’ll feel about things. To my surprise, there’s very little I […]

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 […]

25 Dec, 2018 in Quang Nam Province, Visions

I recently made a nostalgia trip to Vietnam, after 13 years of being away. Long ago, in 2005, I was backpacking through south-east Asia, and somehow got stuck for 2 months in the little town of Hoi An. The only reason I left was that my visa ran out. There was a special charm to […]

21 Dec, 2018 in Paris, Visions

This year I was fortunate to have a couple of weeks to spend in Paris and go and explore beyond what I already saw in my previous visits. I’ve been to Paris quite a few times, but it seems like every visit my understanding of the city becomes more nuanced, I notice different things, my […]

21 Dec, 2018 in Lijiang, Visions

Lijiang in Yunnan province was one of the nicest visits I’ve had so far to China, and I’ve been around – to many parts of China. A beautiful well kept old town, little streams and canals, with some world class attractions.   This is a photo walk summary of my visit to Lijiang, in Yunnan […]

20 Nov, 2018 in Fukuoka, Visions

In my recent visit to Japan I had a chance to visit the Fukuoka region, and a quick fast train away is Kitakyushu, an old industrial city. Near a very large trading port, surrounded by mountains, one of the first things I did was – ofcourse – to catch a cable car to the top to […]

14 Nov, 2018 in Sokcho, Visions

In one of my recent visits to South Korea I made my way to the east coast near the coastline around Sokcho. Aside from the quite beach-side getaway from Korea, there were lots of nice little attractions, such as lively local food markets, gorgeous Buddhist temples, and great observation decks with panoramic views of the area. […]

12 Nov, 2018 in Fukuoka, Visions

Japan is one of my favorite places to travel. Even short trip to places to non touristic places seems to end up as being very enjoyable, and me generally being very impressed and delighted with the Japanese. Even my trip to Fukuoka, that didn’t have any specific highlight in min, ended up being quite nice. […]

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