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Dancing House in Prague – Who Are These Dancers?

This Dancing House in Prague is in every tourist guidebook of the city. However, I really have mixed feelings about listing it as a tourist attraction. Alright, it’s different, eh? It’s not the usual building you can find in Prague, but, ok, it’s….unique? Now, let’s take a closer look at

Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin – Symbol of the Cold War

The Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin is a symbol of the Cold War that is still standing today. Though it is more of a tourist attraction nowadays, the checkpoint still looks true to what it used to be. If you want to see the original guardhouse, it is now at the

A MexiCable Ride Through Ecatepec and Its Colourful Houses

A Mexicable ride through Ecatepec and its colorful houses on the hills was an experience to remember. It was also an interesting trip from the very start to the very end of our half-day excursion. Photos of Ecatepec’s colorful houses are all over the internet. Even before we arrived the

The Massive Teotihuacan Pyramids Outside Mexico City

The massive Teotihuacan Pyramids lies 40 kilometers outside Mexico City. Two of its biggest pyramids here are the Pyramid of the Sun and the Pyramid of the Moon. The former, however, is bigger than the latter. It doesn’t matter which one you explore first – but in our case, we

Charlottenburg Palace – The Most Splendid in Berlin

There is no doubt that Charlottenburg Palace is the most splendid in Berlin. I’m not sure how many palaces the city has, but if there’s one palace that you must go in, this should be it. In German, the locals call it Schloss Charlottenburg. The Baroque and Rococo facade of

The President of Slovakia Lives in This Palace

The President of Slovakia lives here – at the Grassalkovich Palace in Bratislava. I was surprised that the surroundings were not heavily-guarded with Presidential guardians. It was early June when I was there – and boy, it was quiet! As you can see in the photos below, I was the

Pnyx Hill in Athens – Birthplace of Our Modern Democracy

Pnyx Hill in Athens is not your ordinary hill. It may just be another hill in the city but this was once where citizens congregate to talk about and vote on issues that mattered to them. Yes, democracy was born here! When power was transferred to the people, they held

My Own Walking Tour of Vienna – The City of Music

Here’s my own walking tour of Vienna – using the map I picked up at the tourism office at the train station. If you are arriving by train, don’t forget to drop by the tourism office and ask what you could do for a day or three in the city.

Christmas at Plaza de la Constitución in Mexico City

Christmas in Mexico City is conspicuous at the Plaza de la Constitución. The locals also call it “The Zocalo Plaza,” the city’s (and perhaps, the country’s) main square. This is, in fact, the largest public square in Latin/South America. You’ve never been to Mexico City if you’ve never walked in
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