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Alfama, Lisbon, Portugal

Alfama, Lisbon’s Timeless Gem

As I stood atop the hilly terrain of Alfama, Lisbon’s timeless gem, I couldn’t help but be entranced by the breathtaking panorama before me. The steep streets, like ancient veins, wound their way through the heart of this historic neighbourhood, offering glimpses into Lisbon’s rich tapestry of culture and tradition. Each cobblestone seemed to...

The Pantheon, Rome, Italy

The Pantheon, Rome, Italy

As I stepped through the towering bronze doors of The Pantheon, I was instantly enveloped by an overwhelming sense of awe and reverence. Located in the heart of Rome, Italy, The Pantheon stands as a testament to the ingenuity and grandeur of ancient Roman architecture. My recent sightseeing adventure at this iconic structure left an indelible mark on my memory...

Porto Di Napoli and Vesuvius

Porto Di Napoli and Vesuvius

As I stood at Port Di Napoli, my gaze fixated on the imposing figure of Mount Vesuvius in the distance, I couldn’t help but feel a mixture of awe and trepidation. The port bustled with activity, yet my attention remained captivated by the brooding volcano, its presence looming over the city of Naples like a silent sentinel, a reminder of the raw power of nature...

Bloemenmarkt in Amsterdam

Bloemenmarkt in Amsterdam

Floating gracefully on the Singel Canal in Amsterdam, the Bloemenmarkt stands as a vibrant testament to the Netherlands’ rich floral heritage. As I wander through its stalls, enveloped in a kaleidoscope of colours and fragrances, I am captivated by the beauty that surrounds me. Bloemenmarkt in Amsterdam The Bloemenmarkt is not just any ordinary market; it is a...

Kazimierz Dolny, Poland

Kazimierz Dolny in Poland

Nestled along the serene banks of the Vistula River, Kazimierz Dolny stands as a testament to Poland’s rich cultural heritage and picturesque landscapes. A day trip to this charming town promises an immersive journey through history, art, and natural beauty. Situated approximately 150 kilometres southeast of Warsaw, Kazimierz Dolny emerges as a hidden gem...

Warsaw’s Lazienki Krolewskie

Warsaw’s Lazienki Krolewskie

I love it when the city has large parks. And you will find many of them in Warsaw, Poland. Most of them are also full of amazing historical monuments, buildings and of course old trees. I spent hours strolling around Warsaw’s Lazienki Krolewskie on a few occasions. Warsaw’s Lazienki Krolewskie Warsaw’s Lazienki Krolewskie Warsaw’s Lazienki Krolewskie Lazienki...

Inside La Sagrada Familia

Inside La Sagrada Familia

Every time I was in Barcelona, the long lineups to get tickets to enter La Sagrada Familia discouraged me from visiting it. On this specific trip, I was there with my mother who made a point of visiting it as she had never been there and was very interested in seeing it in person. So I bought reserved tickets online which gave us a window between 11 am and noon for...

Tacheles in Berlin

Tacheles in Berlin

Berlin’s art scene exploded after the wall came down and I was lucky to get a glimpse into some of it while visiting the city. Stumbled on Tacheles by simply wandering around the city and it was a real discovery where I ended up spending a couple of hours exploring all the floors, different studios and even hallways and bathrooms. What an experience! Sadly this...