10 Dec, 2017 in Koblenz, Visions

One of the last getaways I did before leaving Europe and relocating to Europe was a daytrip to Koblenz in western Germany, on the intersection of the Rhine river with the Moselle river. The point where the rivers meet is spectacular, if you take the cable car nearby to the mountain top Ehrenbreitstein Fortress on the other […]

8 Jun, 2017 in Bonn

Around this time last year I made a quick daytrip during a very hectic month to see the nearby Bonn. The best way to get your bearing and see some of the beauty of Bonn is to go to one of its several mountain top castles. I’ll mention two I’ve been to – Burg Drachenfels & […]

25 Mar, 2016 in Budapest
Hungarian Parliament Building Budapest Hungary (16)

You can’t miss it, it’s a very visible impressive building. Either from the hill tops, walking through downtown Budapest, or cruising through the Danube river, you’ll probably run into the Hungarian Parliament Building. It also helps that this is the largest building in Hungary, and the highest in Budapest. Grand Gothic revival architecture dating back ~150 […]

17 Jan, 2016 in Rotterdam, Visions
Visions of Rotterdam Netherlands (12)

Around newyears time I was visiting the Hague area and had a chance to drop in to the nearby Rotterdam for the first time to see the city in the freezing cold following a night of buzzing and partying. The city was pretty much deserted, and in most parts I could see left-overs of the wild […]

28 Oct, 2014 in Northern Israel
Kibbutz Dafna - Northern Israel

While visiting Israel this year I was fortunate to get a tour of northern Israel by a friend born and raised in the area. One of the places we visited on that wonderful day was Kibbutz Dafna, which is one of many Kibbutz communal villages in northern Galilee and is a good example of the […]

29 Aug, 2014 in Austin
Around Austin Texas (2)

To sum up my visit to the lovely city of Austin Texas, here’s a wrap up of my posts on Austin followed by a short walking tour around the area of downtown.   My posts on Austin : University of Texas Campus : Austin Art Museums …

24 May, 2014 in Guangdong
Feng Jian Canal Town Shunde Guangdong-008

Just when I think I’ve seen almost everything that the Hong Kong area has to offer, something new comes up. Two hours from Hong Kong on a ferry to mainland China’s Guangdong province is an area near Foshan called Shunde. It’s a generally laid back place, but recently the Guangdong government recognized the touristic potential […]

16 Aug, 2011 in Phnom Penh
Morning tour - Phnom Pehn (34).JPG

Arriving at any city, at any place in the world, I try to get a feel of the local life by simply talking walks. While this may sound obvious, it’s not always that simple. Being a foreigner in a strange land, you’re not always sure whether it’s really possible to just simply walk around – […]

5 Jul, 2010 in Shanghai
The Bund - Shanghai (13).JPG

One of Shanghai’s most recognizable symbols is the skyline of the new Pudong skyscrapers from the boardwalk on the Bund side. It is indeed quite a sight, though still pale in comparison to the long & shiny Hong Kong skyline. Best time, I would say, to go enjoy that view is during the evening …

15 Nov, 2009 in HK Places
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Tai O Village, located at the western side of Hong Kong’s Lantau Island is a quiet little fishing town that contrasts all that’s stereotypical Hong Kong. Very simple life, some parts almost poverty stricken, mainly based on fishing, Tai O Village puts you back into perspective. Not too far away from the gigantic wholesale malls […]

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