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

PEST: A hiking tour to Count Dracula’s prison tower in Visegrad

The Fellegvár Citadel in the castle town of Visegrad is a famous destination for excursions and hiking tours. In 1323, the town 40 kms north of Budapest became the center of Hungary, guarding the kingdom from intruders, monitoring the commercial routes along the Danube River, and hosting several important historical events like the the Royal Summit … More PEST: A hiking tour to Count Dracula’s prison tower in Visegrad

PEST: A trip to the high fortress of Visegrad in the Danube Bend

The out-of-the-city center trip to the castle town of Visegrad about 40 kms north of Budapest was probably the highlight of my short trip to the capital of spas and thermal baths – Hungary. My UP schoolmate and I took the 50-minute train ride from Nyugati station in Budapest to Nagymaros, and then the 5-minute … More PEST: A trip to the high fortress of Visegrad in the Danube Bend

The Vatican on Pope Francis’ birthday: A dream come true

Woot! Maerose here. 😉 This post is long overdue. I just can’t help but share the wonderful trip I had with my sisters and some relatives to the smallest country in the world by both area and population — The Vatican! As a raised Roman Catholic, it was one of my dreams to actually set … More The Vatican on Pope Francis’ birthday: A dream come true