Monthly Archives: January 2016

Winter in Helsinki

Helsinki, the conveniently pocket-sized capital of Finland, has a surprisingly offbeat charm. The city is full of unique experiences just waiting to be discovered. It’s also enveloped in an eerie beauty during the long white winter. Winter weather in Finland can

Winter in Helsinki

Helsinki, the conveniently pocket-sized capital of Finland, has a surprisingly offbeat charm. The city is full of unique experiences just waiting to be discovered. It’s also enveloped in an eerie beauty during the long white winter. Winter weather in Finland can

Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik, the Pearl of the Adriatic This fond moniker was apparently given to this Southern Croatian city by Nobel-winning writer George Bernard Shaw, who wasn’t wrong. Dubrovnik really is as pretty as a pearl. The ancient Old Town of Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik, the Pearl of the Adriatic This fond moniker was apparently given to this Southern Croatian city by Nobel-winning writer George Bernard Shaw, who wasn’t wrong. Dubrovnik really is as pretty as a pearl. The ancient Old Town of Dubrovnik

Stuck in Jerusalem

Jerusalem is one of the oldest cities in the world, and you can tell. The old town, hidden within slightly dilapidated walls, takes visitors back centuries, to a different kind of time. Wandering around the narrow alleys you can sometimes feel

Stuck in Jerusalem

Jerusalem is one of the oldest cities in the world, and you can tell. The old town, hidden within slightly dilapidated walls, takes visitors back centuries, to a different kind of time. Wandering around the narrow alleys you can sometimes feel

Tokyo’s Asakusa District & Senso-ji Temple

Asakusa is one of the most impressive and memorable neighborhoods in Tokyo. At the heart of the area are the grandiose shinto shrine Asakusa and the equally impressive buddhist temple Senso-ji. The area is bustling with all kinds of people: young

Tokyo’s Asakusa District & Senso-ji Temple

Asakusa is one of the most impressive and memorable neighborhoods in Tokyo. At the heart of the area are the grandiose shinto shrine Asakusa and the equally impressive buddhist temple Senso-ji. The area is bustling with all kinds of people: young

/ USA

Footsteps in the Fog: San Francisco

“The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco” This quote is often and possibly erroneously attributed to Mark Twain. While it’s true the author spent a significant amount of time in this fair city and while

/ USA

Footsteps in the Fog: San Francisco

“The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco” This quote is often and possibly erroneously attributed to Mark Twain. While it’s true the author spent a significant amount of time in this fair city and while

12 Hours in Riga

Riga is a city of surprising charm. The Latvian capital has never been on the top of my Must See list, but a chance visit to the city changed my mind completely. So far I’ve only ever spent that one day in the

12 Hours in Riga

Riga is a city of surprising charm. The Latvian capital has never been on the top of my Must See list, but a chance visit to the city changed my mind completely. So far I’ve only ever spent that one day in the

/ UAE

Bastakiya: Dubai’s Charming Historical District

Everything in Dubai seems to be brand new, with ever more sparkling skyscrapers rising constantly. For a glimpse into a different kind of Dubai, head to the charming Al Bastakiya district in northern Dubai. This area, also known as Al Fahidi

/ UAE

Bastakiya: Dubai’s Charming Historical District

Everything in Dubai seems to be brand new, with ever more sparkling skyscrapers rising constantly. For a glimpse into a different kind of Dubai, head to the charming Al Bastakiya district in northern Dubai. This area, also known as Al Fahidi