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)
The Bavarian State Chancellery (in German: Bayerische Staatskanzlei) is located on the eastern side of the Hofgarten in Munich. The central part of the building, including the dome, was part of the Bavarian Army Museum which was built in 1905 by Ludwig Mellinger. The rest of the building was destroyed during World War II, but...
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.
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?
My host had talked about a “mini-Oktoberfest” even before I flew out to Germany, and this was one of our stops later in the day. Frühlingsfest (spring festival) was held on the same grounds as Oktoberfest. In fact, according to my host, it’s a lot like Oktoberfest.
Amsterdam / Austria / Berlin / Enschede / Germany / Hamburg / Maastricht / Munich / Netherlands / Rotenburg (Wuemme) / Salzburg / Travel Tales
It has been three weeks since I returned from my first ever trip to Europe. The high of that trip is long gone, but I still get mild doses of enjoyment whenever I reminisce about my two short weeks there.