Posts Tagged ‘Europe’

The Doors of Geneva

The Doors of Geneva

I am not a connoisseur of doors; however, it seemed to me that the doors of Geneva are quite special. Old and grandiose they beckoned me to enter. They just don’t make doors like these anymore! To see more pictures of Geneva CLICK HERE.

Swiss Culture. So sweet it is.

Swiss Culture. So sweet it is.

During an evening bike ride along a gravel path surrounded by nothing but the natural beauty of the Swiss countryside, I stumbled upon a sort of makeshift shop. My curiosity made me stop for a closer look. For sale was a random and eclectic assortment of goods including costume jewelry, neon colored hair scrunchies, clothing, […]

The Duomo and the Moon

The Duomo and the Moon

Photo of the week: The Duomo and the moon – Milan, Italy To see more photos of Milan CLICK HERE.

Different Countries, Different Customs. Learning what NOT to do

Different Countries, Different Customs. Learning what NOT to do

I strategically positioned myself on the outer left perimeter of the women, ready to box out anyone who got in my way. Knees slightly bent standing on the balls of my feet, I anticipated the throw. My adrenaline was pumping, I took a deep breath. She heaved it over her head and it sailed high […]

The Aesthetic of Lostness

The Aesthetic of Lostness

“Half the fun of travel is the aesthetic of lostness” – Ray Bradbury I recently took a transcontinental flight with a 10-hour layover. My total travel time from San Francisco to Zurich would end up being 27 hours. Yes, there were other flight options, perhaps even “better” ones depending on your perspective, but I chose […]

Kölner Dom

Kölner Dom

PHOTO OF THE WEEK: Cologne Cathedral (Kölner Dom), the largest church in Germany. Construction of the cathedral started in 1248 and was not completed until 1880. CLICK HERE to see more photos of Köln, Germany.

Istanbul for the weekend

Istanbul for the weekend

While a weekend in Istanbul is not long enough to fully explore and immerse yourself into the fascinating city, it is possible to see many of the cities sites thanks to a great public transportation system and easy to navigate streets. My good friend Evelien flew from the Netherlands to spend a long weekend with me […]

Süleymaniye Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey

Süleymaniye Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey

Photo of the week: Süleymaniye Mosque as seen from Hamdi Restaurant in Istanbul, Turkey. To see more photos of Istanbul, Turkey CLICK HERE.

Turkey. A new country in an old land

Turkey. A new country in an old land

TURKEY Where East meets West Where legends like Alexander the Great use to roam Where the Trojan War took place Where ancient ruins tell stories Where dynasties and cultural legacies are still prevalent in a modern times By far one of the most fascinating countries I have ever visited! Turkey is a new country in […]

When in Venice …

When in Venice …

ride in a gondola! Sure, it may be one of the most cliché, touristy things to do in entire world, but there really is something magical in gliding past ancient palaces and marveling at magnificent Venetian engineering and architecture. A gondola ride through the narrow canals of the floating city has long been romanticized, and […]

What is the capital of Switzerland?

What is the capital of Switzerland?

Do you know what city is the capital of Switzerland? I didn’t until my recent trip to the land of cheese and chocolate. If you had asked me, I would have guessed Zurich or Geneva and I would have been wrong. The capital of Switzerland is Bern, a city of about 140,000 people making it […]

Bernese Oberland – Interlaken, Switzerland

Bernese Oberland – Interlaken, Switzerland

Switzerland is said to be the world’s second-biggest adventure-sports destination (New Zealand being the first), and the Bernese Oberland is the country’s biggest hub of outdoor adventure and natural beauty. River rafting, canyoning, paragliding, bungee jumping, skiing, mountain climbing, skydiving and glacier climbing just to name a few! Being an avid adventure seeker, this is […]

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