Porto! Oporto! Oh Porto!

There is something absolutely enchanting about this place. You’ll get lost in its labyrinth-ish streets, within its medieval and contemporary architecture, and the colorful sights and sounds, not to mention the culinary experience, and don’t forget the Port Wine!   Advertisements

Falling leaves, Autumn Colors

  Crisp cooler air and daytime gets shorter by the day, Fall season is here! I think there’s no other better description for Autumn (aside from apples, pumpkins and corn!) but the changing colors of the leaves. While the day starts to shorten, the leaves began to dry up and change to different cascades of yellow,…

Pumpkin show in Ohio!

  Every third Wednesday of October each year, the small town of Circleville Ohio transforms into a venue for a grand Pumpkin extravaganza! The Circleville Pumpkin Show lasts for about 4 days and is considered to be the largest festival in the USA that is solely dedicated to Autumn’s most popular vegetable, the mighty Pumpkin. This year, the…

Happy Centennial to US National Park Service!

Happy 100th birthday to the US National Park Service! I always tell people that my “disneyland” are the national parks. If given the option to choose, I’d much rather visit a national park or monument (both natural and historical) than a theme park. Maybe its the old soul in me, but I always stand in awe…

Autumn in Liege, Belgium

It’s that time of the year again; when the sun starts to set early, when you start to feel the chilly air, and the leaves change its color and withers. Autumn prepares you for the cold winter days ahead. In autumn, before the nights become longer, its as if nature gives its one last display of colors…

Canals of Amsterdam

The canals are vital to Amsterdam. Without these network of canals that runs throughout the city, the Amsterdam we know today may have never existed. Nowadays, tourists and visitors of Amsterdam sometimes overlook the rich historical and cultural values of these canals with the more popular spots, such as the red light district and different…

The Grand Curtius Museum

Ask any locals in Liége how to find the Grand Curtius and they would probably say “that big red building/mansion along the river Meuse”. Walk along the road beside the river Meuse along the Quai La Batte (where the famous La Batte market every Sunday is located) towards Quai de Maestricht, just right before Pont…

Daily Flips: Taste of Sicily in Liège

Last weekend, as I was walking towards Place St.-Lambert in the city center, I accidentally came across a market/trade show about food, other produce as well as arts and crafts of Sicily. There were programs and some live music as well. Didn’t took much photos as my camera’s battery had ran out after a few…

Daily Flips: Pont Kennedy, Liege

One of the many bridges traversing the River Meuse at Liege city center is the Pont Kennedy. These bridges, including Pont Kennedy, are well lit in the evening.