Must-do’s and see’s in ATHENS: The Acropolis

If there’s one thing that would represent the city of Athens best, it’s undoubtedly the Acropolis. Situated on top of a rock that rises 150 m above sea level, the citadel consists of a complex of ancient buildings, temples and structures. It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987 due to its historical, … More Must-do’s and see’s in ATHENS: The Acropolis

BUDAPEST: Pearl of the Danube (A walking tour in the Jewish District)

Traveling solo is an ultimate life experience! And I was blessed enough to have visited a number of countries on my own. It teaches one to be independent, resourceful, open-minded and appreciative of the world we live in. Last summer, I went solo traveling in Hungary and Greece for 10 days, and those days absolutely … More BUDAPEST: Pearl of the Danube (A walking tour in the Jewish District)

Riga’s Ball of Flowers: A gathering of horticulture and floriculture professionals and enthusiasts

The Puķu Balle or Ball of Flowers is an annual summer event organized by the Latvian University Botanical Garden in collaboration with the Botanical Garden Friends Society. It aims to gather horticulturists and floriculturists in a venue which showcases their skills and creativity. Together with Couchsurfers, I went to the University of Latvia (Latvijas Universitāte) to witness … More Riga’s Ball of Flowers: A gathering of horticulture and floriculture professionals and enthusiasts

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

Kutná Hora: Visiting the Gothic five-naved Church of Sta. Barbara, patron saint of miners

Woot! Maerose in da hauz! I got a 1-hour break and what best way to spend it but to continue writing about my journey to the land of Gothic cathedrals! My two previous entries contain my visit to the famous Church of Bones, and the walking tour to the town proper and luxurious lunch at the Dačicky … More Kutná Hora: Visiting the Gothic five-naved Church of Sta. Barbara, patron saint of miners