Because you want to visit London but cannot afford it at the moment.
Given the fact that it has been the no 1 tourist destination with more than 125.000.000 tourists per year, the following declaration is the most obvious that it could but here goes :
THAILAND IS AMAZING AND EVERYBODY SHOULD VISIT!
If the name rings a bell, the world famous Eau De Cologne originated here, the first perfume for the aristocrats that were sick of using essential oils in order to cover the smell of a head washed last month underneath a wig. Continue reading “Cologne – Why”
A lot is there to be said about the merits of Christmas in Europe, whether one is a believer or (as in this case) not. Truth is there is a certain allure to the smell of Gluhwein in the air and the sound of iceskating, combined with distant caroling and “Ho Ho Ho”s (no pun intended).
As a sucker for twinkle lights and festivities, I consider it a personal tradition to attend a Christmas market every year. Continue reading “Ghent – Why (Christmas edition)”
This piece is dedicated to all of us history geeks, bespectacled freaks that actually dig cultural places (you know, us annoying little turds that told the teacher when she forgot to give us extra homework, yes, I am proudly one of them). Basically welcome to your haven fellow worms (short for bookworms, is there a museum equivalent…?) Continue reading “Amsterdam – Why (museum tour)”
The way one experiences this Celtic village of a city, is vastly dependent on the time they visit. No matter when it is going to be windy and / or rainy unless you bring a Druid, but the following itinerary is based on a tourist path around early May that the sun is already shining. Continue reading “Amsterdam – Why (non museum tour)”
Oh la la, Paris, the city of lights. The place where dreams come true, where lovers declare vows of everlasting love and then stroll to the nearest cafe where an elegant waiter server them croissants, the city of gorgeous women and lights blinking like Swarovski crystals… Continue reading “Paris : Why (vol. 1)”
Millions upon millions of things have been written and said about London and its huge history, from locals and tourist alike. And even though one is hardly off the beaten path visiting it, there can be ways to make your trip much less typical. Continue reading “London – Why”
The first experience that comes to mind synonym to nostalgia is Istanbul. As described best by music, and not words, I propose Gülümcan – as it happens, it hit my ears passing by a dusty souvenir shop. Inside the owner was busy so I peeked at the RDS of the radio; and there it was.
There are a million things one can say about Istanbul. Factoring that it has 16.000.000 inhabitants, there are probably 16.000.001 things one can say-as at least one person is bound to have more than one opinion. Sadly it is not what it used to be, yet it is still there, timeless.
Approaching it from afar, you start to feel the energy even 50 kilometres away. I highly recommend arriving from the road, so you can see her looming in the distance. It s a metropolis of huge contrasts, of cows masticating grass outside of huge skysrapers, of tin houses and the Dolma Bahce Serayi. But above all it is seagulls flaoting in the distance in a vivid orange sunset with the smell of nutmeg mingling in the waves..