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Inside Avila Cathedral – The First Gothic Cathedral in Spain

Catedral de Avila, or Avila Cathedral, is Spain’s first Gothic cathedral. Going inside was the first thing I did when I arrived in this city known for its ancient fortress. Instead of joining a tour, I opted to do it alone because, as you can guess, I abhor being rushed. And

Murallas de Avila – Spain’s Most Preserved City Walls

There’s no doubt that Murallas de Avila is Spain’s most preserved city wall. The imposing ramparts are so high that you feel so tiny standing in front of them, and they’re solid and robust and can still defend the city inside in case of conflict. The walls are built in Romanesque

The Breathtaking Sunset in Avila

The sunset in Avila is awesome! This medieval town in Spain is picturesque and located in the heart of the country. It is well-known for its medieval walls, which are the most complete and best-preserved walls in all of Europe. The city is also home to many beautiful Gothic and

Tate Modern London – Boring Outside But Fabulous Inside

Tate Modern London is your place to go if you wanna see contemporary art. I must admit that the building’s facade itself is not of a contemporary design but a boring concrete that doesn’t scream modern. And the reason is that – it used to be a power plant and

10 Interesting Facts About the Houses of Parliament

Behind the iconic Big Ben is the Houses of Parliament. This is where the House of Commons and the House of Lords sit down together to make laws. Yes, it’s here where laws are introduced and debated for the greater good of the British people. Visitors are actually allowed to

London Skyline from The Monument

London skyline from the Monument to the Great Fire is breathtakingly wondrous. From up here, you can see River Thames, the endless construction going on and the glass-covered architecture standing next to century-old classical buildings. In 1966, London had a fire that devastated a huge chunk of the city. To

Photos: The Stunning Tower Bridge at Night

I told you in my previous post that you’d fall in love with the Tower Bridge at night time. The views will definitely hold your breath and you can’t help but think of someone – especially when you’re traveling alone. It’s in a view like this when solo travel becomes

The Photogenic Millennium Bridge

The Millennium Bridge is right in front of Tate Modern. Yes, it’s a just bridge. But if you’re into photographing gorgeous places in London at night,  don’t skip this. Millennium Bridge is a photogenic place to be – even if you only have a point and shoot camera. It’s all

London Eye at Night is on Fire

London Eye is the giant wheel by the River Thames. You can’t really miss it even if you’re so busy taking selfies at the Parliament Hall where Big Ben is. During the day, I wasn’t really impressed, especially when London is gloomy and cloudy. There’s nothing to be awed at, really.

This is the Largest Vine in the World

Inside the gardens of Hampton Court Palace, there you’ll find the largest vine in the world. The Guinness Book of Records certified it without doubt in January 2005. The vine is in an enclosed garden where visitors are not allowed to go inside. If you’re lucky, you can talk to

The Delightful Hampton Court Palace Gardens

The delightful Hampton Court Palace gardens are a must-see to explore. Maybe, these photos are already familiar to you. You have seen these gardens if you are a fan of Bridgerton, a Shonda Rimes Netflix TV series production. This place is huge and it might take a day to wander

Visiting Buckingham Palace Without the Queen

The Queen was nowhere when I visited her residence, The Buckingham Palace in London. It’s either she was busy or just didn’t want to meet a fellow queen – that’s me. Or probably she was babysitting the adorable Prince George playing with her adorable corgis. But, whatever her reasons are,

Changing of the Guards at Buckingham Palace

A friend and I were lucky that we arrived just in time for the changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace. We really didn’t plan to watch one but I guess, it was our lucky day. The sky was blue, too! And as expected, there were flocks of tourists at

Take a Peek: The Rosetta Stone at the British Museum

The Rosetta Stone at the British Museum in London is a truly a national treasure. It is the last surviving fragment that carries an inscription in different languages. The slab fragment below records a decree way back on March 27, 196 B.C. The stone was believed to have been installed