BUDAPEST: Pearl of the Danube (Exploring the Castle District, Budapest Eye and St. Stephen’s Basilica)

Last summer, I went solo traveling in Hungary and Greece for 10 days, and those days absolutely go to my list of unforgettable adventures. Hungary has a very colorful history, from its tribal years to medieval monarchy to the world wars and eventually, communism under the Soviet Union. Today, the country  is practicing democracy and … More BUDAPEST: Pearl of the Danube (Exploring the Castle District, Budapest Eye and St. Stephen’s Basilica)

Malmö: Home to Scandinavia’s tallest building (Things to See & Do)

Malmö, the capital of the Skåne province in southern Sweden, is the third largest city in the country. It is an economic and cultural hub, thanks to the Øresund Bridge connecting Sweden to Denmark. A vibrant young city with almost half of the population under the age of 35, it is also a promising venue … More Malmö: Home to Scandinavia’s tallest building (Things to See & Do)

SPIJKENISSE: A glimpse of the Dutch way of life

The Netherlands is one of my favorite countries! The name literally means “Low Country”, that is, it has been prone to flooding since the beginning of time. But with that problem came the Dutch admirable innovation — they built dams and canals and other flood control systems. The Dutch are not only remarkable for that. … More SPIJKENISSE: A glimpse of the Dutch way of life

Riga’s KGB Corner House – A bitter reminder of the Year(s) of Terror

I had so many beautiful memories in Riga, the capital of the Baltic state of Latvia. There is no doubt that one of the main highlights of the 4-day escapade was the visit to the KGB Headquarter, aka the Corner House, located in Brīvības iela 61, about a kilometer away from the Old Town. Riga was … More Riga’s KGB Corner House – A bitter reminder of the Year(s) of Terror