4 Feb, 2018 in Olympia

Olympia is considered one of the important tourist sites in the Peloponnese island, where the olympic games started back in 8th century BC. As in many of the Greek sites, what you’ll mostly see are ruins, accompanied by a decent museum neary, a taste of the former glory and worship of human anatomy and competition. There […]

20 Apr, 2017 in Warsaw

The historic old town in Warsaw is in the image of what the old town used to look like, to give visitors the feel of former glory, but because of the mass destruction during world war II, much of of the area is a reconstruction. It is a remarkably well done reconstruction, it looks authentic, […]

25 Jan, 2017 in Lisbon

Lisbon was a very pleasant surprise with an amazing diversity of attractions all over the city and fairly comfy warm weather during my visit in February. On the one day that was gloomy and rainy, I explored a bit of the western side of Lisbon and tried some indoor attractions to see some terrific contemporary […]

15 Jan, 2017 in Ghent

Europe has an interesting way to offer grand panoramic views of a city. Netherlands and parts of Belgium also have the challenge of being flat, so hills and mountains are usually ruled out. Not that many skyscrapers, especially in the the more historical towns. What usually stands out in the background? churches and cathedrals, and […]

6 Jun, 2016 in Moscow
The red square Moscow Russia (18)

Possibly one of the most recognizable icons to anyone anywhere in the world, definitely to all Russians and former-USSR countries, the Red Square (together with the Kremlin) is the heart of the Russian political authority. A UNESCO heritage site, with magnificent cathedral structures, the Kremlin hosting the Russian president, the Lenin mausoleum, all surrounding a wide open-space […]

5 May, 2016 in Moscow
Novodevichy Convent - Moscow (1)

On a gloomy weekend day, I headed over to the Novodevichy Convent to visit one of the most well-known church-convent in Moscow. Founded in the 16th Century by the tsar it combines religious worship and solitude with fortifications to guard the area against invaders. It is now a UNESCO heritage site for its fine architecture and decorative details. […]

11 Apr, 2016 in Antwerp
Plantin-Moretus Museum Antwerp Belgium-004

My visit to Antwerp was very short and on very gloomy weather so I didn’t get to see and do much of the tourist attractions in the city. There was one exception, though, the Plantin-Moretus Museum in honor of the printers Christophe Plantin and Jan Moretus. This is a great speciality museum taking you through the […]

25 Nov, 2015 in Mexico City
Ancient canals of Xochimilco  Mexico City (3)

If you’re looking for a funky local experience in Mexico City, then head down south to the ancient canals of Xochimilco to see what the Mexicans made of the ancient Aztec UNESCO heritage water systems. No, it’s not a museum, and you probably won’t get to see much of the history, I’d say the preservation […]

8 Sep, 2015 in Rome, Visions
Visions of Tivoli Italy (8)

A quick daytrip from Rome by train is the little town of Tivoli, home to several gorgeous villas and UNESCO heritage sites. My little sister and I spent a day touring these Italian historical mansions filled with art and history and accompanied by spectacular gardens. The mountains join the rivers to make for an especially […]

24 Apr, 2015 in Northern Israel
Crusader Fortress Acre (1)

The old city of Acre is one of Israel’s top treasures, a gorgeous ancient city dating back thousands of years overlooking the Mediterranean Sea with a very high concentration of terrific tourist attractions. In my previous visits to Acre I just walked the old city markets, enjoyed the fortifications and the local food, but in […]

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