Amsterdam’s museums and architecture

What started as a small fishing village around the year 1200, has become one of the most visited cities in Europe. Amsterdam’s museums, culture and architecture are just few of the reasons I wanted to come here. Well, that and the curiosity about those wooden clogs.  Read more

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Athens, home of the Parthenon

In the land of Zeus and other Greek gods

I remember looking down from the airplane window and marvelling at how far Athens stretched between the hills. It shouldn’t have surprised me since Athens is one of the oldest cities in the world, but it blew me away just the same. I was about to set my foot in a city that is 7,000 years old!  Read more

Photography behind travel writing

These days it seems that photography is synonymous with travel. Everywhere you go, there are people with cameras – both point-and-shoot and professional quality – smart phones and even tablets. Let’s be honest, we all do it. But are we all motivated the same way? Read more

Dubrovnik for the history lover in you

The arrival

Getting off the ferry and onto the pier in the Old City of Dubrovnik was like stepping back in time. Imposing medieval walls rose in front of us in majestic glory as the smooth marble-paved road glistened in the sun before us. Just like many must have done before, we made our way to the Pile Gate, the main entrance to the walled city, with our mouths hanging open and our minds blown.  Read more