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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. The original guardhouse is now at the city’s Allied Museum if you want

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 you must go in, this should be it. In German, the locals call it Schloss Charlottenburg. The Baroque and Rococo facade of the

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.

Inside Berlin Cathedral

The dome of the Berlin Cathedral (Berliner Dom) is a prominent symbol in the city’s skyline. Unknown to many, this wondrous piece of Neo-classical and Baroque architecture is a Protestant church. From the outside, the imposing dome is painted green, and its highly-decorated facade arouses curiosity. In fact, its dome

An Early Morning Stroll at Charles Bridge in Prague

At first glance, Charles Bridge in Prague is just an ordinary bridge you’ll see across Europe. You won’t appreciate it if you haven’t read a bit of its history or anything about its structure. The Prague skyline on both sides of the river¬†serves as a beautiful backdrop. The experience itself

The Views from the Lesser Town Bridge Tower in Prague

The Lesser Town Bridge Tower has a much better view than its opposite tower across Charles Bridge. The views from above show the panoramic skyline of the Old Town Prague, Charles Bridge, and the Vltava River. Though it is shorter than the Gothic black tower on the opposite end, it

Visiting the “Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe”

The “Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe” is a must-see attraction in Berlin. That’s a long name, but you all can call it the “Holocaust Memorial.” It is there to remind us of the atrocities that happened during the Holocaust. Based on its lengthy name, you wouldn’t really know
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