2 Mar, 2015 in Paris
La Basilique du Sacré Cœur de Montmartre Paris (19)

In my last visit to Paris I stayed at the Montmartre area and that gave me a lot of opportunities to explore. The number one attraction in that area for tourists is the La Basilique du Sacré Cœur de Montmartre based on top of a hill allowing you to overlook Paris from above. Since Paris […]

27 Feb, 2015 in Paris
Montmartre Cemetery Paris (5)

On my last visit to Paris, I stayed with a very affordable Airbnb (~60US$/night for a studio) at the very lovely Montmartre neighborhood, filled with wonderful little bakeries, coffee places, and restaurants. Aside from the hip area, there are also a few things to see, like the La Basilique du Sacré Cœur de Montmartre with […]

19 Feb, 2015 in Northern Israel
Old City Acre Street Markets (6)

The city of Acre in northern Israel offers world-class tourist attractions set in a UNESCO world heritage ancient walled city, but it’s not all old archeological sites, there’s also a very special vibe in the old city markets. In my recent visit to Jerusalem, after exploring the city as a tourist and doing all the […]

15 Feb, 2015 in San Francisco
Alcatraz Tour San Francisco-017

San Francisco is a gorgeous city and there’s a lot to see and do, but of all the tourist attractions in the area I’d say the visit to the Alcatraz Prison was the most memorable. Not only is there a tale to tell about this prison, but the boat trip to get to it and […]

11 Feb, 2015 in Mexico City
Lucha libre Mexican Wrestling (1)

This was, by far, the strangest cultural experience I’ve had while visiting Mexico City. I knew nothing about this Lucha Libre and had no idea what to expect, but the hour or so at the Arena Coliseo with masked chubby Mexican wrestlers and the very enthusiastic local Mexican crowd turned out to be a night […]

7 Feb, 2015 in Arizona
Cosanti Foundation   Phoenix Arizona (10)

Visiting Phoenix Arizona around Christmas time there options were rather limited. While driving around Scottsdale to see the small old town I looked up nearby attractions and the Cosanti Foundation Artist Colony came up and so I decided to stop by. Although it’s not a large complex, and there definitely isn’t much to do, it […]

4 Feb, 2015 in Mexico City
The National Museum of Anthropology Mexico City (5)

If you are, like me, ignorant of the Mexican cultural heritage and pre-colonial history and find stories of lost ancient cultures fascinating and tragic, then you’ll probably find great interest in the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City. Maya, Aztec, and endless other former glorious cultures are all features with detailed explanations. …

28 Jan, 2015 in Mexico City
Chapultepec Castle Mexico City (46)

Chapultepec Castle at the Chapultepec Park is a great way to kick off Mexico City. It combines a castle, a national museum, a huge park with lots of activities, and most importantly – a grand view of Mexico City from above. Although most of the exhibitions are not in English, and you’ll need a guide […]

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