A visit to Córdoba’s majestic Mezquita

Córdoba is one of the jewels of Andalusia in Southern Spain. Like many of its sister cities in the area (Granada, Seville, Cadiz) it boasts one magnificent structure that places it on the must see list of Spanish cities. What is this magnificent structure I’m talking about? Well, its called the Mezquita-Cathedral – literally a Mosque-Cathedral.

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Explore Tokyo: Shibuya Guide

The Shibuya area in Tokyo is a popular district for shopping, entertainment and nightlife. It’s located between the equally popular Shinjuku and Harajuku areas and a good central point to stay if you visit Tokyo. Here’s my recommendations on what to do in Shibuya, Tokyo.

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Hiking Lion’s Head, Cape Town

Hiking up Lion’s Head is a medium hike of 3 hours and rewards you with the most spectacular views of Cape Town and Table Mountain. This is a must do activity if you like the outdoors. Read more on my experience…

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How to spend 24 hours in Cape Town

Also called the Mother City, Cape Town sparkles in splendor. Are you in South Africa but only have a day to explore Cape Town? Here’s my guide on spending 24 hours in Cape Town

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A visit to Kenrokouen Garden in Kanazawa

Kanazawa is located in central Honshu in Japan’s Isikawa prefecture.  With its unique location between mountains and sea, it provided a stronghold for the Maeda feuadal lords and the town developed its own cultural identity.  Kanazawa focussed more on culture than industry and it was spared from the World War II bombings.  There were many…

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Croatian Adventure: Finding Romans in Pula

Explore the Roman ruins left behind in the city of Pula, Croatia

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10 Things to do in Madrid’s city center

Madrid is one of those cities I constantly long to go back to.  I can see myself living, working and eating here.  I’m in love with the Spanish way of life, the ‘duende’ you’ll hear many of them speak of.  Madrid’s city center is a great place to get an idea of what Madrid is…

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Photo Pop-up: Views of the Alhambra

The Alhambra, Granada, Spain.  One of my favorite places on earth.

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Explore Tokyo: Harajuku and Omotesando Shopping Areas

Harajuku is colourful and crazy. It’s Takeshita-dori and its side streets is the epitome of Japanese teenage culture and lined with trendy shops and restaurants just waiting to be discovered. Omotesando caters for more adult clientele with luxury brand shops sitting along the broad tree-lined street. I did a (shopping) walk from Harajuku to Omotesando…

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Exploring Tokyo: Meiji Shrine

The Meiji Shrine (Meiji Jingu) in Tokyo was built as a dedication to Emperor Meiji, the first emperor of modern Japan and his wife, Empress Shoken.  I found this shinto shrine situated next to Harajuku station, a busy shopping area, with its 100000 trees and huge torii gates, oozing with tranquility.  This was just what…

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