There’s something about the Hozenji alley that makes me come back every night. Hozenji is the place to come when seeking shelter from the pure chaos of Dotonbori. From the main street there’s a barely noticeable little corridor that will take you over to Hozenji. The ceiling is lined up with red lanterns that light up at night.
After leaving New Delhi, we made our way further South towards Jaipur. One of our stops was the Hawa Mahal or Palace of the Winds. That’s right, this place is straight out of a Zelda game. Made from red and pink sandstone, the palace was built in 1799 and it’s architecture was unlike anything I had ever seen so far.
The madness and energy of Bangkok’s streets seem endless. Walk around during the day and see street vendors at every corner. Come back after sunset and even more of them have showed up. Want to get a massage whilst drinking a cold one? There are places for that. If you’d like to experience something unique, stop by a ”Doctor...
Second day in Japan, I’m still shocked about this whole experience and in a very good way. Today, I obviously explorer a bit more of the Dotonbori area whilst making my way to Osaka castle. It’s an impressive site to behold. I do have to admit that the interior of the castle was a bit of a let down. In the evening, the streets light up...
Cayo Santa Maria is another one of Cuba’s popular tourist destination. Working for an airline/tour operator, II had the opportunity to stay at the Valentin Perla Blanca hotel shortly after its opening. The hotel grounds were beautiful and the service was great. If you ever visit, be warned that there are a lot of mosquitoes at night.
Located 11km from Cape Town, this is Robben Island. You may have never heard of this place but you have surely heard of its most famous resident: Nelson Mandela. This is where Mr. Mandela was incarcerated for 18 years between 1964 an 1982. He later went on to become South Africa’s President.
Oh, Japan. Once you’ve been there, you know. You know that sickening feeling of wanting to go back again as soon as possible. You miss wandering Tokyo’s mgical alleways at night. You miss those soul searching moments in Koyasan. You miss those delicious flavours in your mouth. You miss those vending machines. Oh, Japan. Why are you...
A Durbar Square is a Royal Square. It’s basically the area surrounding the old Royal Palace. There are three such squares in the Kathmandu Valley. The first one pictured here is located in Kathmandu. The second one is in Bhaktapur and the last one in Patan. They are all three part of the UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Summers are short in Quebec. It’s best to enjoy every single day of it. A great way to experience the summer sunset in the city, is by heading to the Clock Tower in the Old Port. If the conditions are right, you’ll be treated with a kaleidoscope of colors during the last few minutes sun light.
I had been to France a few times before but it was never in my plans to go to Nice. My then girlfriend and her sister however, wanted to go so I went. Nice is a small but beautiful place to visit. The food is good, the climate is quite enjoyable and the scenery is picturesque. What more do you want?
Osaka was my first contact in Japan. It left a sweet taste in my mouth and made me come back for more. Literally twice more within the same year. For some unexplained reason, I prefer Osaka over Tokyo. Perhaps it is purely an emotional tie to the first Japanese city I ever visited but perhaps it’s something else.