New York and Boston visit

Over Easter I spent 10 days in America. 5 nights in New York and 5 nights in Boston. I had never been to these two cities so I was sooo excited and ready to do some serious sightseeing and have new adventures. One friend described me as a super tourist and that’s exactly what I […]

Lisbon and the Coast

    Lisbon is a vibrant city with lots of historical buildings, Moorish architecture, monuments, churches, and unusual displays of art in the form of Graffiti. There is a diverse population consisting of Brazilians, Africans and Eastern Europeans. Getting around on foot is fairly easy (wear comfy shoes) but the transportation system is good. As […]

Traben-Trarbach

Traben-Trarbach are twin towns that are separated by a bridge on the Mosel River in Hahn Germany. The rolling hills are filled with vineyards on both sides of the river. Swans float along the river creating a peaceful setting. The autumn colors make the views look like those shown in a watercolor painting.     […]

A Day in Delft

  Delft is a small city in Holland famous for it’s Delft Blue pottery, canals, artist Johannes Vermeer and the place where William of Orange was assassinated. It’s a good spot for a day trip. Not so many tourists and has a small village feel. Delft is a mixture of students and old folks. The […]

Cologne – Christmas Markets and Claudius Therme

Cologne or Köln as they say in Germany is a great old city with people from diverse cultural backgrounds. Famous for ‘Eau de Cologne‘ perfume and ‘Kölsch beer‘, not to mention the Cologne Cathedral. If you visit in Winter it can be very chilly, so cold you will see your own breath. The excitement of Christmas […]

First Impressions Of The Hague

I haven’t wrote anything for awhile. So I will update briefly about my current travels. I am now living in The Hague in the Netherlands. My first Impressions Tall, leggy, males and females. Lots of the women have long blonde hair. They look so relaxed and at ease as they cycle around the city. CYCLISTS […]

10 Things Vancouverites do in the winter

1. Hit the slopes As soon as snow is scattered on the mountains and some sun is in the air Vancouverites head to Whistler, Grouse, Seymour or Cypress.They will check into a hotel during the holidays or a long weekend. They will parade around the lobby and hotel bar in the Hotels white robes. If […]

Yokohama, Whistler, Vancouver

After all the travelling in the US, UK, Europe and Vietnam I recharged by batteries for a few weeks back at my home base in Narita. I did, however, spend a couple of days in Yokohama (my favorite city in Japan). I took the rapid train from JR Narita station, it takes about 2 hours […]

Vietnam – Hanoi to Hoi an

I stayed in Vietnam for 12 nights. At the end of my Europe trip I took a Thai Airways flight from Milan to Hanoi and stayed in Hanoi for 2 nights. Then took a cruise around Halong Bay. Next leg was a Jetstar flight from Hanoi to Denang, picked up a private car from Denang […]

Bečići, Montenegro

I incorporated 10 days of travel in Montenegro into the middle of my Croatian itinerary. I took the bus from Dubrovnik bus station and it took about 4 hours to reach Budva with a stop at the border. It was so nice to relax and look at the gorgeous scenery, you travel all around the […]