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A Quick Jaunt to Western Sicily

ITALY | Thu, 16 May 2019 | By krodin | Views [111]

Quick Jaunt to Sicily  I’ve been looking for a house in the Salzburg region and have been incredibly frustrated with what is on the market for exorbitant prices.  In order to escape a cyclone of despair, I looked for cheap flights ... Read more >

Tags: ancient ruins, churches, city visit, museums

Viking Ship Museum, Bygdøy, and...OH 3%@^

NORWAY | Tue, 11 Dec 2018 | By kiwiaoraki | Views [242] | Comments [2]

For some reason I haven't been sleeping well at all on this journey. Late nights chasing the aurora and limited daylight mean I have to be out there as much as possible. You can't stay inside when the sun rises after 9 AM and sets at 2:30 PM. Yesterday ... Read more >

Tags: close calls, museums, vikings

Killing Fields & S21

CAMBODIA | Wed, 5 Jul 2017 | By tigerlillytravels | Views [221]

The main 'tourist attractions' in Phnom Penh are known as the Killing Fields and S21 Prison. No matter how tough you think these places will be, they are worse. It's barely worth me explaining as it won't give you an understanding of the depth of these ... Read more >

Tags: cruel, culture, eye opening, history, humbling, informative, museums, shocking, tourist attractions

Propaganda, Palaces and Poverty

VIETNAM | Fri, 28 Apr 2017 | By tigerlillytravels | Views [463]

Before our next bus adventure we had one more day to spend in Hanoi. We had heard of a Military museum so we decided to head there. The walk there was quite a long one and on the way the traffic was as bonkers as ever. The worst thing about it is the ... Read more >

Tags: culture, hanoi, history, learning, museums, nomad, travel, vietnam, vietnam war, wanderlust

Learning to Love Laos

THAILAND | Sat, 8 Apr 2017 | By tigerlillytravels | Views [640]

I would never tell someone not to visit a place, but Vientiane isn't somewhere we see ourselves visiting again. It's beautiful, full of South East Asian/French culture and some lovely things to see, but it's not as welcoming as other places we have visited.... Read more >

Tags: culture, exploring, history, humbling, learning, museums, sightseeing, traffic, warming

Beirut and Beyond

LEBANON | Sun, 15 Jan 2017 | By krodin | Views [418]

Beirut and Beyond  Lebanon and Beirut, the former ‘Paris of the Middle East’, have long held a special fascination for me.   A temperate city on the sea backed by mountains with a fascinating culture and deep history ... Read more >

Tags: archeological site, city visit, museums

Moses, Monuments and Mosaics: A Journey Through Jordan

JORDAN | Sat, 14 Jan 2017 | By krodin | Views [1166]

Moses, Monuments and Mosaics – A Journey Through Jordan  The Queen Alia International Airport lies about 30km south of Amman. I picked up the rental car, which was conveniently located inside the terminal and headed south to Madaba, ... Read more >

Tags: archeological site, city visit, museums

In Search of Dido's Legacy: Carthage and the Bardo Museum

TUNISIA | Fri, 23 Dec 2016 | By krodin | Views [344]

Carthage and the Bardo Museum It was dark as a few hooded figures wound their way around the ancient alleyways of Tyre to seven ships already loaded with precious cargo waiting for them.  As they crossed the planks to arrive safely onboard, the ... Read more >

Tags: archeological site, city visit, museums

Uffizi Gallery and the best museums to visit in Florence

ITALY | Mon, 7 Mar 2016 | By bourniers | Views [2370]

There are so many museums in Florence, with a total of 72  it would be impossible to visit them all without needing a lot of spare time to do so. So which ones are the best museums in Florence and why are they better than the rest? ... Read more >

Tags: accademia gallery, bargello museum, duomo florence, florence, italy, museums, uffizi gallery

Warsaw: Exploring Jerusalem, the New World and the King's Muzeum

POLAND | Wed, 23 Dec 2015 | By paganmaven | Views [291]

If  you walk east from Warsawa Centralna on Al. Jerozolimskie you will eventually reach Rondo Charles De Gaulle (monument to De Gaulle). The rondo is easy to spot, in the middle is the only (artificial) palm tree in the city! Turn left here and ... Read more >

Tags: city tour, museums

Lessons Learned: 'Murica

USA | Tue, 24 Nov 2015 | By wheresmypants | Views [217]

Well, I never wrote a closing entry to my trip. I suppose in some ways writing this meant I had to face that it was really over! During my last few days in New Zealand, I met some wonderful people, including Mani, who runs Intersex Awareness New Zealand.... Read more >

Tags: art, auckland, museums, new zealand, united states of america, wellington, xenophobia

Unforgettable Amsterdam

NETHERLANDS | Wed, 20 May 2015 | By mareikestravel | Views [856]

Famous for the Max Bygraves hit song “ Tulips from Amsterdam ,” the capital of the Netherlands may well be, but there are so many more reasons why it is an ideal place to take a holiday in Holland. You are spoiled for choice when ... Read more >

Tags: amsterdam, beer, coffeeshops, festivals, holland, museums, netherlands, sail

Berlin - part 2, Museums

GERMANY | Sun, 11 May 2014 | By mattso | Views [578]

From my travels to other parts of the world I've known Berlin to hold some of the oldest and best archeological treasures in it's extensive museum collections, so our mission for our last day here was to explore some of them.  The major museums ... Read more >

Tags: museums, sightseeing

Creepy Old Men

ECUADOR | Sat, 4 Jan 2014 | By kaitlynhennessy | Views [1793] | Comments [1]

After three days in Cuenca, it feels like home. Our legs have stopped aching from the 40-minute walk to school and we can almost breathe normally with the altitude. Actually, to be honest, I don’t think I’ll ever be able to breathe normally ... Read more >

Tags: cows, creepy old men, museums, tours, zip line

Marrakech - Day 2

MOROCCO | Sat, 14 Dec 2013 | By macedonboy | Views [1718]

It's my first full day in Marrakesh and I'm fully organised to go through my itinerary. Armed with Google Maps and 3g, I feel ready to tackle all the sights of interest without a hint of a tourist map. The first stop is Palais El Badii. A palace commisioned ... Read more >

Tags: marrakech, museums

When in Rome...

ITALY | Thu, 27 Jun 2013 | By joannawong | Views [374]

Do as the Romans do. Yesterday I had the shock of my life when I saw the price of a coppa piccola of gelato near Piazza Navona. I've been paying between 1.50-3€ all over Italy. A lot of the gelaterias around Piazza Navona were charging 8€... Read more >

Tags: cities, european adventure, history, museums, sightseeing

Museum-ed Out

ITALY | Sun, 23 Jun 2013 | By joannawong | Views [484]

Today I woke up feeling like I didn't want to get out of bed. I was tired from the day before, spent visiting museum after museum. I had to pack my stuff because my hostel wanted me to switch rooms. So I dragged myself out of bed very slowly and grudgingly.... Read more >

Tags: cities, european adventure, friends, history, museums, sightseeing

Leaving Madrid

SPAIN | Sat, 1 Jun 2013 | By joannawong | Views [287]

Waking up at 6am to go to Zaragoza was a difficult feat. Before waking up, I was dreaming that my phone had become dysfunctional, ringing constantly. I battled with trying to make it stop - switching it off, taking the charger off, checking the ... Read more >

Tags: cities, european adventure, museums, sightseeing, trains

Merry in Madrid

SPAIN | Thu, 30 May 2013 | By joannawong | Views [364]

Madrid has been such a pleasant surprise. Contrary to what I've heard, it is a beautiful city with the most amazing food. There's a lot to do here but you don't feel overwhelmed like in other big cities. Gazing at Spanish architecture, visiting ... Read more >

Tags: cities, european adventure, food, museums, sightseeing

Last Day in Paris

FRANCE | Sun, 26 May 2013 | By joannawong | Views [398]

I have to be honest. I am feeling a little blue today. It feels strange being alone again after having my parents accompany me (sometimes grudgingly because I make them walk too much) for two and a half weeks. Seeing them leave today mean going back ... Read more >

Tags: art, cities, european adventure, food, friends, landmarks, museums, sightseeing

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