26 Aug, 2014 in Kyoto
Heian Jingu Shrine  Kyoto (2)

Kyoto is a city filled with charm. Shrines, temples, castles, historical districts, you can spend weeks going from one attraction to another. To get started with my quick explorations of Kyoto, I’ll begin with something rather mild – the Heian Jingu Shrine . It’s not the most famous, nor is it the grandest or especially […]

24 Aug, 2014 in Amsterdam
Rijksmuseum  Museum District - Amsterdam (27)

Lots of museums all over Amsterdam and most of them are really top-notch, so it you’re a museum fan then you’ll be able to spend days going from one museum to another. A concentration of the best art museums is at the Museum District (Museumplein) which hosts the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, and Stedelijk Museum. […]

22 Aug, 2014 in Singapore
China Town  Singapore (39)

Not many people know this about me, but China Town in Singapore is where it all began. After traveling around Asia and Australia for quite some time I made my way back through Singapore and that was the first time I encountered a Chinese majority culture with a vibrant lively China Town. Sure, I’ve seen […]

21 Aug, 2014 in HK Places
Lung Yeuk Tau Heritage Trail  Fanling Hong Kong (2)

When people think of the history of Hong Kong they usually don’t think much further than mid 19th century, but the heritage trails in Hong Kong will take you back in time as far as the 13th century. The first heritage trail I visited was the Ping Shan Heritage trail in the western part of […]

18 Aug, 2014 in Macau
Maritime Museum and A-ma Temple  Macau (4)

One of the famous tourist attractions in Macau is the old A-Ma temple, which I visited in 2009. This year I had a chance to revisit Macau and the A-Ma temple area and added another missed attraction nearby – the Maritime Museum of Macau. It’s not exactly what I’d call a must attractions, but it […]

16 Aug, 2014 in Osaka
Osaka Castle Japan (23)

After a 4 hour night flight with Peach, the relatively new budget airline flying between Hong Kong and Osaka, I had the whole morning to explore before checking in to my hotel to nap back my night, and I decided that my first attraction in the Osaka-Kyoto area would be the Osaka Castle. Definitely one […]

14 Aug, 2014 in Singapore
Haw Par Mansion - Singapore (2)

The strangest attraction I’ve been to in Singapore is probably Haw Par Mansion, a trip into kitsch and bad taste once intended as an amusement park introducing the wonders to Chinese mythology and Confucianism. It’s way past its glory days, and I visited it was completely deserted. The few Singaporeans I talked to and mentioned […]

10 Aug, 2014 in Tel Aviv - Yaffo
Da Vinci Alive Exhibition Tel Aviv-044

On my last visit to Israel I was invited to go see the Da Vinci Alive Exhibition in the Tel Aviv exhibition center. This is a world traveling show highlighting some of Da Vinci’s famous work and building working models based on his theoretical work. An exceptionally interesting exhibition about one of the old world’s […]

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