23 May, 2015 in Springfield
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum Springfield (8)

Illinois is very proud of its affiliation with Abraham Lincoln and the capital city of Springfield offers many attractions related to the beloved president. Together with a short visit to the Illinois old state capitol building and the Lincoln Home National Historic Site, I also visited the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, dedicated to […]

19 May, 2015 in San Diego
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve - San Diego (22)

Torrey Pines is a natural reserve in San Diego offering spectacular ocean views, gorgeous hiking trails, and a unique opportunity to enjoy coastal nature at its best well-preserved moon-like mountains next to a long stretch of beach and all sorts of wild life. It’s got a little bit of everything for anyone, and all within […]

18 May, 2015 in Saint Louis
Forest Park  Saint Louis (1)

Though I didn’t spend long in Saint Louis, I managed to visit some of the highlights like the famous Saint Louis Gateway Arch and the Missouri Botanical Gardens. To start off my day, I went for breakfast at a boat house next to a small lake in the lovely Forest Park, home to many of […]

17 May, 2015 in Guadalajara
Taquilla tour Mexico (27)

It doesn’t take long in Mexico to realize that Mexicans can really drink. Lots of famous Mexican alcohol you probably had before, usually softer sweetened versions of the real thing you’ll have in Mexico. There are Margaritas, ofcourse, the Mexican beers (the most famous internationally is Corona), and there are the much stronger Mezcal and […]

16 May, 2015 in Los Angeles
Seal Beach Los Angeles California (24)

Los Angeles has some wonderful beaches, and Seal beach is a prime example for a great beach not too far away from town. In my last conference visit to Long Beach I found affordable accommodation between Long Beach and Seal Beach, and a morning visit strolling down the beach I discovered a desolated quiet stretch […]

15 May, 2015 in Munich, Visions
Visions of Munich Germany (12)

Following short visits to Cologne and Frankfurt, I made my way to Munich as the last city on the current tour. Cologne was rather small, Frankfurt was somewhat commercial/industrial, but Munich… Munich was exactly what I was hoping for. I didn’t get to do much, but all the places I visited were gorgeous, even in […]

14 May, 2015 in Frankfurt
Main Tower Observation Deck  Frankfurt (12)

One of the best ways to get a feel of a city upon a first visit is to climb up to the highest vantage point and take in the views. Frankfurt’s been through quite a lot in the last century, and it doesn’t come close to the beauty of other European cities, but seeing a […]

13 May, 2015 in Mexico City
Torre Latinoamericana Observation Deck Mexico City

Looking for a place to look at Mexico City from above? At the entrance to the pedestrian street leading to the historic center of Mexico City is the tall Torre Mirador Latinoamericana which hosts a very humble observation deck on the top. You could also go up to the bar for some drinks at comparable […]

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