Metropolis Manila

Most traveler arrive in the Philippines via the capital city Manila. Manila is a massive city with on one side the skyscrapers, western malls and luxurious hotels and on the other hand the poor, unsafe neighborhoods, local shops and busy streets. Busy streets are everywhere to be honest. I didn’t spent much time in Manila. Only one night upon arrival after … Read More

Metropolis Mexico City

When I used to think of Mexico City; I thought of a big, overcrowded and dangerous city. But nothing like that was true; Mexico City or abbreviated to CDMX (Ciudad de México) really surprised me in a very positive way!! I will explain why and where to go, to get the positive energy from in CDMX. First some impressive facts of … Read More

South Sardinia: Cagliari

My flight to Amsterdam departs from Cagliari; the capital and largest city of Sardinia. Here you go back in time and see the history while you walk trough the Il Castello neighborhood; have dinner at one of the many restaurants in the Marina and check out the long stretched city beach at Poetto. Il Castello Neighborhood Il Castello is in my … Read More

From Charles Bridge to the Old & New City

In 1357 Charles IV ordered to replace the bridge which had been washed away by floods in 1342. The new bridge was completed in 1390 and named after Charles in the 19th century. The original bridge was not included the monuments made of sandstone, that you found on the Charles Bridge or Karlův most nowadays. When you visit Prague you … Read More

From Prague Castle to Jewish Quarter

From my hotel in Malá Strana I could directly see one side of the Prague Castle or Pražský hrad, which is said to be one of the largest closed palace complexes in the world. The Caslte is located in the Hradčany district and is considered the most popular attraction in Prague. In the 9th century they started building this Castle where you … Read More

From Malá Strana up Petřin Hill to Kampa

Like I said my hotel was located in the Malá Strana neighborhood, behind this area of houses and building a great park is located. You have to be in for a long and steep walk up a hill, but you will be rewarded with nice view over whole Prague. To get there follow the main road Nerudova up hill. Almost … Read More

Three Days in Prague

I love to do a city trip or a short trip before the summer here in Holland. May is the perfect month to visit a European city, not too warm and not too cold either. I never had been to Prague and I must admit I am not really keen of the Eastern European countries, but I heard Prague is … Read More

Panama City

Panama City is a big metropolis with a huge skyline and is said to be the most cosmopolitan capital in Central America. The city is a center for international banking and trade with tall high towers and malls and on the other hand the Casco Viejo with his colonial vibe with boutique hotels and shops. Panama City is located in the … Read More

White Colonial Popayán

It took me half a day to get from San Agustín to Popayán. You can book the transport at several small travel agencies in San Agustín and you can choose several timeslots. Be prepared it will be a bumpy ride! Some parts of the road are paved but the main or at least the longest period is only sand, stones, rocks with … Read More

Five must do’s in Big High Bogotá

Bogotá really surprised me! It’s actually a big high altitude city, but on the other hand if you look for the nice areas in town it gets cozy and friendly. My hotel was located in the Chapinero District, which is the financial and gastronomic center of the city. It’s a safe neighborhood and I walked there alone even in the … Read More