Ciao, Roma!

Every turn on the streets of Rome will lead you to fountains and churches. There's really a lot of things to see and do at what was once a great empire.

Soulful Seoul

Seoul is full of soul when it becomes dramatic during Autumn!

Temple run!

The secret to enjoying Angkor Wat's famed temples now revealed!

Spring blossoms

One of the best times to mount that trip to Japan is during Spring when cherry blossoms abound!

Oui, Paris!

More than the Eiffel Tower, there's so many things to see and do in this dream destination.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

A day at the museum

YOU READ IT RIGHT, the festive tarpaulins at the facade of the National Museum says entrance to the musuem is free but only for the month of October!
I'm not a museum person. At least that's what I thought when I started travelling. To think I only spend four days max in a city whenever I travel, going to museums takes much of my time, and sometimes a bit of cash that would have otherwise gone to souvenirs, a new shirt, or a better tourist attraction.

But this doesn't mean I haven't been to any. When I went to Vietnam in 2007, I've checked out the War Museum. It was kinda regrettable (who wants to see gory images of war when having some R&R?), but I don't think I wasted time there since it is just among the few things that you'll see in Saigon. I loved the Louvre in Paris (despite Mona Lisa's size), the Picasso Museum in Barcelona, the Vatican Museum at the Vatican City, and the Museum of Modern Art in Rome. It's time well-spent in these museums, but I think that's just it and I didn't bother going to the lesser known museums, much less spend a few euros on them (journalists like myself can get in for free in most museums around Europe).

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Postcard from Spain: Mezquita (mosque-cathedral) of Cordoba

A tourist sits by the wall of the Mezquita facing Calle de Torrijos, perhaps to ease sore feet or to find respite from the grueling rays of the summer sun.

Huge metallic doors like this one and arches reminiscent of structures in the Islamic world characterize this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Mezquita, inarguably the gem of Cordoba, is one landmark that shouldn’t be missed when you are in Andalucia in south of Spain.

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

When in Prague, make a wish!

A tourist makes a heartfelt wish at St. John of Nepomuk's cross, right at the famous Charles Bridge in Prague, Czech Republic. Indeed, when in Prague, don't forget to 1.) check out the Charles Bridge; and 2.) make a wish at St. John of Nepomuk's cross.