Fantastic Foto Friday – Lisbon

Arco da Rua Augusta

Arco da Rua Augusta

Lisbon is one of the most underrated capitals in Europe. This largest Portuguese city has an interesting history, beautiful architecture and fun dining and nightlife to offer, all without the prices you pay in Paris or London! Read more why you should consider going here!


Fantastic Foto Friday: Medieval Old Town of Tallinn, Estonia


I explored the Baltic States on my Baltic Explorer trip and Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, was such a wonderful surprise. The old town had been lovingly restored with the towering walls and castle, churches and cobblestone streets. If you want to see “old Europe” – this is a great alternative from the busy capitals in Western Europe!


Fantastic Foto Friday: Paris, City of Love

paris-cafe-loveParis will always be the city of love for me – and what better way to enjoy than sitting in a cafe along the streets of the city, side-by-side watching the crowds and enjoying a hot coffee and buttery croissant?
Read about more reasons to love Paris in my review of The City of Love!
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Fantastic Foto Friday: Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia



One of the most iconic buildings in South East Asia are the twin Petronas Towers in Malaysia’s capital city, Kuala Lumpur. They are stunning to behold and it’s scary to look down from the unique skybridge connecting the two towers high above the city! It gives you an idea how modern Kuala Lumpur really is – and I’m not only talking about the office buildings! It’s modern airport, fast airport train and the World’s best low-cost carrier, AirAsia, make it a great springboard to explore South East Asia!

Snapshot Faro – Gateway to Portugal’s Algarve Coast

More than 5 Million passengers use Faro airport every year to travel to the beautiful Algarve coast in Portugal – and usually bypass the city of Faro. That’s a pity, because Faro has a beautiful old town, quirky street art and great food! Read my Snapshot: Faro you should stop over in Faro before heading to the beaches of the … Continue reading

Kuala Lumpur – Springboard for your visit to Asia

Kuala Lumpur is not a city I fell in love with on first sight, yet I found myself coming back regularly. It is a modern city in the heart of South East Asia and has become a low-cost carrier hub, making Kuala Lumpur a springboard to explore the region. Enjoy the food, sights and shopping while you are there – … Continue reading


Fantastic Foto Friday: Manila


Many people skip right past Manila, the Gateway to Paradise, to visit one of the more than 7,000 beautiful islands. But there is much to see in this teeming capital city of 12 million people – like this impressive Cathedral, a monument to the proud Spanish and Catholic history of the country!
If that photo has caught your attention – check out my Mini Guide Manila to find out what else there is to see and do in the city!

Lisbon – the most underrated European capital?

Lisbon, Portugal’s capital, is one of the underrated cities of Europe. It rarely makes it into a top anything list and it gets a fraction of the tourists you find in London or Paris. But it has a lot to offer from historic buildings and museums to fairy tale castles and beaches and great food and nightlife – and the … Continue reading


Fantastic Foto Friday: San Francisco – always a party!

SFO Pride 2006 eSan Francisco is one of the most visited cities in the world for a reason – there is always something going on. From St. Patrick’s Day to Chinese New Year and from Cinco De Mayo to Pride Parade, there are parades or street parties, festivals or celebrations every month – and everybody is invited! San Francisco is one of the most inclusive cities I know, so come as you are and be part of it!
Read my review of San Francisco, the city I fell in love with for more photos and reasons to go!

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Iberian Explorer – From Lisbon to the Algarve and Southern Spain

Have you been to London and Paris and want to see something new? Are you interested to learn about the stunning architecture that resulted from Christian and Muslim culture mixing? My next Explorer trip is taking me to the Iberian peninsula, starting in Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. From there it’s off to Faro on the popular Algarve coast and … Continue reading