Posts in category ”Travel”
As we drove south from Glasgow, I had many things on my mind for this odyssey through United Kingdom. Walk around the lakes of Lake District. Stay in a castle with almost proper plumbing. Chew down a few Kendal Mint Cake for the inevitable sugar rush. Drive on the wrong side of the road. Walk along the Brighton pier. Have a pint at the local pub. Count all the sheep. All of them.
Khao San Road is one of the most infamous streets in Asia. I walked slowly through a hurricane of street vendors and clouds of fried food, while trying to dodge the crazy tuktuk drivers seemingly coming from nowhere.
What can you do if you happen to be alone in Helsinki on a Saturday evening? I took a walk to the Senate Square, sat down on the stairs of the white cathedral and enjoyed the sunset while the crew of band Leningrad Cowboys were building their stage in the square below.
The eternal city. No place in the world is more worthy of that title. It feels like every corner of the city carries a story. As I roamed the hot alleys, I pondered at the layers of history.
As I admired the sunset from the hill above Golden Gate bridge, the city of San Francisco glittered far away in the dying light. This is one of the great cities that everybody recognize without even visiting it.