When I travel, there are a lot of things I try to look out for. But there's one particular travel goal that perhaps sets me apart from many other travelers. I love visiting Olympic stadiums.
This week's Picture of the Week is the Olympic Park and Olympic Tower in Munich, used during the 1972 Summer Olympics.
Picture of the Week: Break Dancer Ride at Frühlingsfest (Munich, Germany)
2011 was a fruitful year of travel for me. I visited a few more new cities and countries, and revisited old favorites. Here is a collection of twelve photographs - one for each month - that captured what my 2011 in travel was like.
What I liked best about Berlin, Germany was the vibrant and open culture. This wall I passed by on the streets of Berlin probably best embodies that city’s vibrant spirit.
The Royal Palace of Amsterdam was originally built to be the Town Hall. It is now used by Queen Beatrix for official functions during state visits and other official receptions.
Along the waterways of the canals of Hamburg are old buildings and warehouses that have been preserved through the years.
Cologne Cathedral is a Roman Catholic church in the Gothic style. It is one of the world’s largest churches, and for four years after its completion, it was the tallest structure in the world. In 1996, it was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Apart from travel, theatre is one of my passions. I've been involved with theatre since 2003, and I do my best to watch plays and musicals when I get the chance. It shouldn’t come as a surprise, then, that I watched three shows during my two weeks in Europe.
A City Card is a tourist card (or ticket) that’s valid for up to three days and provides the bearer free entry to certain attractions and a host of other privileges. I picked up three-day cards in Amsterdam and Berlin. But were they worth it?
The Altstadt - or Old Town - of Salzburg is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as it continues to preserve the town’s old buildings. The buildings are mostly in the Medieval and Baroque styles. This bird’s eye view shows a good portion of the place, including St. Peter’s Abbey and Salzburger Dom.
It’s a pain in the ass having to go through the visa application process; even worse, there’s always the possibility of having your application rejected, which usually leads to panic and anxiety. Here are some tips on how to make the visa application process as smooth and hassle-free as possible.