Storming the Râșnov Fortress!

The ancient site of the Fortress of Râșnov is situated in Brașov county, Râșnov area in Romania. The site is very interesting, mainly because of its position on the top of a hill. From this vantage point, you have the nicest views of the mountains that surround it. This place was built with the intention of... Continue Reading →

Count Vlad Dracul, a.k.a. Dracula!

The Bran Castle is situated in the vicinity of Brasov. It is a national monument and landmark in Romania. The fortress is situated on the border between Transylvania and Wallachia. Commonly known as "Dracula's Castle"   Dracula (literally meaning 'little dragon') is a fictitious character whose name derives from the appellation given to Vlad Tepes, the... Continue Reading →

The Warming Orange Glow!

The stunning Bavarian capital of Munich is situated in southern Germany. The city has numerous museums, and centuries old buildings.  The city is known for its annual Oktoberfest celebration and its beer halls, including the famed Hofbräuhaus, founded in 1589. In the old town, central Marienplatz contains landmarks such as the Neo-Gothic Neues Rathaus (town hall),... Continue Reading →

Christmas in Kazakhstan!

Almaty is the largest metropolis in Kazakhstan, and is set in the foothills of the Trans-Ili Alatau mountains. It was formerly the capital, but lost it's title to Astana.     A while ago, I was in search of place to spend Christmas and Almaty seemed the place to be. Where modern Almaty is located, it... Continue Reading →

Viva La Sevilla!

In the southern part of Spain, in the region of Andalucia you will find the beautiful city of Seville. Famous for Flamenco dancing, and stunning Gothic architecture, Seville is bursting with antique charm.     Seville is universally famous for being a joyous town. While the Sevillians are known for their wit and sparkle, the... Continue Reading →

Bohemian Beauty!

The Bohemian city of  Prague is one of the most  beautiful cities in Europe. The capital of Czech Republic, its history goes back millennia. The beer there is supposed to be the best in Europe. Visitors from all the world come to view this incredible city. The 1989 Velvet Revolution that freed the Czechs from communism... Continue Reading →

Que bonita Salamanca!

This city of Salamanca has a history dating back to the Celtic era. It is famous for its sandstone architecture, and for its University.  Founded in the 1100s and a key intellectual centre in the 15th-16th centuries, the university continues to add to the city’s vibrancy with its international student population. The famous cathedral is stunning,... Continue Reading →

Portrait of Porto!

The pretty city of Porto is situated in the northwestern part of Portugal. Famous for its Stately bridge, and also for the production of port wine. Porto is the second largest city after Lisbon. Sometimes the city is also called Oporto. Porto is a fascinating and vibrant city that is rapidly becoming one of Western... Continue Reading →

Mad for Madrid

The stunning city of Madrid is the capital of Spain. The city centre is surrounded by elegant boulevards, and well manicured parks. In addition to its modern side,  it has preserved the look and feel of many of its historic neighborhoods and streets.   The main shopping area and tourist attractions start at C/Alcala and runs... Continue Reading →

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