This place is incredible. The architecture is fascinating. The exterior of the building is primarily Art Nouveau and Neoclassical and the interior is primarily Art Deco, giving an interesting contrast. Its first incarnation was built in the late 19th century, but it was soon decided to tear it down in favour of a more opulent... Continue Reading →
Museo Mural Diego Rivera
This museum is home of one of the most famous murals painted by the celebrated Diego Rivera: Sueño de una tarde dominical en la Alameda Central (Dream of a Sunday Afternoon in the Alameda Central). This museum is situated next to the Park Alameda. It also holds other exhibitions throughout the year, but the permanent exhibition... Continue Reading →
Viva El Mexico!
I had been planning to go to Mexico City on holiday for a while. I had this feeling that it was really close to the UK, only six hours flight away, but surprisingly it was a twelve hour flight on the way, very long indeed. It was really worth all the travel. Mexico City is... Continue Reading →
The Sacred Mountain!
One attraction that must be visited when in Bogota is the Mount of Monserrate. The views are truly spectacular from there. Monserrate is a mountain that dominates the city centre of Bogotá, the capital city of Colombia. It rises to 3,152 metres above sea level, where there is a church with a shrine, devoted to El... Continue Reading →
Bienvenidos a Bogotá!
Bogotá is city of contrasts, offering many different experiences to all visitors. Bogotá is the capital and largest city in Colombia. A melting pot of people from around the country, it is diverse and multicultural, with a blend of modern and colonial architecture. The landscape of Bogotá, marked by the green of the Andes to the... Continue Reading →
On my intensive one day trip to Transylvania, I visited beautiful castles, such as Bran Castle, Rasnov Fortress, but one place that I wished I had more time to explore was Brașov. This city is amazing, surrounded by the Carpathian mountains. This amazing city its known for its medieval Saxon walls and bastions, the towering Gothic-style Black... 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 →
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 →
Dancing Umbrellas, Sharks & a Reef
Recife is situated in the northeastern state of Pernambuco, Brazil. This city has many canals and a little island, and, because of this, was once known as the Venice of the north east. Recife is the fourth-largest urban agglomeration in Brazil with 3,995,949 inhabitants, the largest urban agglomeration of north eastern states. The town dates back to the... Continue Reading →
Mount Lycabettus: The Refuge of Wolves
Autumn in Athens is just like summer. I was just there in October, and was surprised how warm it was for the time of year, 27c. I guess winter is quite mild in Greece compared to northern Europe. On this beautiful warm day I decided to visit a place I haven't been to before.... Continue Reading →