Halfway Around and Back Again!

We all know from my previous post that Ilha Grande ("Big Island") is a beautiful tropical paradise off the coast of the state of Rio de Janeiro. The island lives up to its name and is simply enormous. I managed to do a tour called halfway-and-back, where you spend the day going halfway around the island,... Continue Reading →

Maggie’s Parties at Polesden Lacey

This beautiful place in the Surrey countryside was a party house for Margaret Greville, a powerful English socialite in the early 1900s. The name 'Polesden' is thought to be Old English. This house was designed to impress. From the extensive art collection to the lavish salon, no expense was spared when the house was renovated,... Continue Reading →

Back in Ancient time!

Here I am again, back in the great city of Athens. This city is so magical, and every time I come back here it feels different from before. An interesting fact is that even if you take pictures of the same site, it nevers looks the same.   This city is famous for its history... Continue Reading →

Dorothea Tanning

This exhibition is all about the seventy year career of Dorothea Tanning. In her artistic world, she always ask us to look beyond the obvious. She  worked in the United States and France, and took her ideas  and imagery in new and distinctive directions. The exhibition focuses on key themes and developments of her work... Continue Reading →

Buddhapadipa Temple

I was wandering around Wimbledon (London, UK) and came across this incredible temple. It was like being in Thailand in the middle of England. The good thing was that I didn't have to fly all the way to Southeast Asia to contemplate this beautiful building - just hop on the London underground! Wat Buddhapadipa or... Continue Reading →

The Pleasures of Painshill!

Painshill is one of the most beautiful 18th century landscape gardens, created  between 1738 and 1738. This place has the most indescribable magic. It is an amazing garden in which to spend your day exploring the many winding paths in a journey of discovery. There are quite a few routes you can take. I chose... Continue Reading →

Athens on Ice!

I have been to the dazzling and beautiful city of Athens many times but... What can you do when the main attraction is closed due to adverse weather conditions? The city has a lot to offer, and has so much history that most people would give anything to visit it. Walking around the city is... Continue Reading →

Over the Box Hill!

The very picturesque Box Hill is famous for its fascinating panoramic views of the south. Leopold Salomons gave the original 230 acres of Box Hill to the National Trust, and he had a viewpoint structure, Salomons Memorial, built to commemorate his gift. The views are really impressive. One thing I found interesting was that although... Continue Reading →

Botero Museum

Located in Bogotá is the Botero Museum, holding one of the most important Latin America international collections of art. It is also very close to other famous sites in Bogotá. When I visited this museum, I wasn't very familiar with the artist Fernando Botero .   The Botero Museum is found in the neighborhood of La... Continue Reading →

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