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Next stop: quiet and patient Shkodër

Entirely uncertain where to go I jumped on the bus heading south, went across the border and jumped off at the first major stop. I still wasn’t sure if in general I would head north or south, although east and west are also options. General directions are good to avoid backtracking....

Linnaeus’ Garden in Uppsala University

Although I lived and studied in Uppsala for some time, one place I always seemed to miss was the Linnaean Garden (Linnéträdgården). The place is like a small walled oasis in the city and is named after Carl Linnaeus one of the most widely known professors from the university’s long history. Well today I finally went...

Rubbish Plane Spotting in Madrid

Some random planes going past while I wait for my LAN flight in the Iberia lounge. Only got my phone on me so the quality is crap even after corrections. I really can’t imagine being a plane spotter to be honest.

Netherlands Open Air Museum

Museums are often closed in, stuffy experiences and that’s what makes open-air museums great. The museum lies out in the eastern periphery of the Netherlands, just to the north of the town of Arnhem which is less than 20 km from the German border. It’s a small country after all. The museum has...

Haruka Express Green Car: Kyoto to Osaka Kansai Airport Train

After making a decision yesterday to book flights leaving Japan this morning I had to head back to Osaka Kansai Airport from Kyoto. There is a special direct service for this exact route, the Karuka Express, which bypasses Osaka. I was up fairly early and said goodbye to friends from the study...

A Pristine White Christmas!

Well finally I get a proper white Christmas, after everywhere else was just frozen cold but no snow, it was good to be home.

Frankfurt Christmas Markets

It may not have been snowing but it was definitely cold enough for Christmas Markets. In Frankfurt the markets are mostly concentrated around Römerberg and Paulsplatz. We made a quick visit during the day but it of course much more special at night.

Wild Horse Mountain Lookout Glass House Mountains

Driving back from the Sunshine Coast we pulled off of the Bruce Highway approaching Brisbane. Traffic was banked up a bit so we decided to stop for a short break. We discovered there’s a lookout a short but slightly steep walk up the old access road. We had great timing in the...

Beijing Olympic Park

Today Dave & I visited the Beijing olympic park. We took the specially built short subway line and walked around the stadiums. It’s been about 3 months now since the olympics were held in Beijing. Even now the place remains buzzing with people. The Bird’s Nest is the centre piece and is surrounded by...