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Views from Prague Castle Tower

The views from Prague Castle Tower is one for the memory. It’s one of those city skylines that will leave you impressions to last for a lifetime. And perhaps, for some of you, the Prague skyline will give you goosebumps. So, when you’re are traveling to Prague, never miss this

St Vitus Cathedral in Prague

St Vitus Cathedral in Prague looks so familiar to me the first time I laid my eyes on its massive Gothic structure. I was pretty sure I’ve seen it somewhere but I had a hard time remembering it. Standing and staring outside its facade, I really tried hard to remember

Berlin Cathedral Dome And The Views From Up There

The Berlin Cathedral dome and the views from up there may not impress you much, but the climb to the Baroque dome is a nice experience you’ll remember. After exploring the Cathedral’s interior, climb the stairs to the top of the dome. A 360-degree view of the city is awaiting

Prague Castle – The World's Largest Castle Complex

Prague Castle, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, is the largest castle coherent complex. With 18 acres of land area, this castle is, surely, one for the world record! Within the area, you will find architectural gems from different times, and of various styles. If you are an

Changing of the Guards at the Greek Parliament in Athens

The changing of the guards at the Greek Parliament in Athens happens everyday. But only at certain times of the day. I didn’t even know this event exists until I was in Syntagma one afternoon. While sitting at one of the benches there, I suddenly heard a commotion not far

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

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.
KEEP CALM and WANDER