Musee du Louvre – Wanderlust @93

“My favourite thing to do is go where I’ve never been.” – anonymous The Musee du Louvre or just plain the Louvre is one of Paris’ most iconic attractions. It was first a medieval palace during the 12th century, then becoming a Royal palace. Presently, it is the largest museum in the world, spanning more…

Roaming the Streets of Paris – Wanderlust @92

“Paris is not a city; it’s a world.” – King Francis I Aside from Disneyland, Paris is the only other place that was in my bucketlist when I was a lot younger. I thought to myself that when I find a boy, Paris is the place to be, because it is the City of Love…

Visiting Notre Dame De Paris – Wanderlust @91

“Breath Paris in. It nourishes the soul.” – Victor Hugo So sad that the Notre Dame Cathedral caught fire in April of 2019. Hopefully it will be restored to its former majestic beauty real soon. But for now, let me take you on a trip before it all happened … this was in September of…

Passing Through Bordeaux – Wanderlust @86

“Don’t listen to what they say. Go see.” Bordeaux is a small port city in southwest France. It is not the cheapest city but it is still worth to visit, as it is said to be France’s most elegant city. The heart of Bordeaux is made up of narrow streets as well as grand boulevards…

Exploring Burgos, Spain – Wanderlust @84

“The gladdest moment in human life is a departure into unknown lands.” – Sir Richard Burton Burgos is a city in northern Spain located at the north of Castille and Leon, about 259km north of Madrid. It is the historic capital of Castille. We were there only for a day trip from Toledo so we…

The Narrow Streets of Toledo – Wanderlust @83

“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” – Jawaharial Nehru Toledo is an ancient city, sitting majestically on a hill above central Spain. It is the former Spanish capital…

Architecture of Madrid – Wanderlust @80

“There is no night life in Spain. They stay up late but they get up late. That is not night life. That is delaying the day.” – Ernest Hemingway Madrid is the capital of Spain and is a vibrant city, but is not as cosmopolitan as the neighbouring Barcelona. The architecture of Madrid has preserved…

The Splendor of Monaco – Wanderlust @72

“Can we just skip to the part of our life where we travel the world?” – Travel quotes Monaco is one of the world’s smallest country (second only to the Vatican). As our tour bus went on its way to Monaco, I noticed that the streets and buildings are perfectly clean and spotless. It’s as…

Walking the Streets of Florence (part 2) – Wanderlust @70

“Visiting Florence was like attending a surprise party every day.” – Jennifer Coburn, author Florence, as foreigners and tourists call this city, is known to locals as Firenze. Previously, it was called Florentia in Latin, then Fiorenza in Old Italian. So many things to see in Florence so I had to have a second part to…

Passage Of Time in Budapest

“Can we just skip to the part of our life where we travel the world?” – travel quotes This is for Norm’s Thursday Doors Challenge Budapest, the capital city of Hungary, showcases the architectural grandeur of the Hungarian Parliament, the fairy tale like Fisherman’s Bastion, the cosmopolitan streetarts, the grand spas and indoor pools plus…

10 Places to Visit while in Rome – Wanderlust @62

“Rome is the city of echoes, the city of illusions, and the city of yearning.” -Giotto di Bondone, Renaissance painter Rome is the capital of Italy and is a cosmopolitan city, with ancient ruins, a headquarters of the Roman Catholic church, has a display of the arts and architecture. This is one place that you…

The Amazing Fisherman’s Bastion -Wanderlust @33

“Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.” – Anita Desai I went to the Fisherman’s Bastion twice during this tour. First was when it was very sunny and the second was when it was dark and gloomy. Which do you prefer? The Fisherman’s Bastion is an Instagram heaven. There’s lots of arches, towers…

10 Reasons Why You’ll love Budapest – Wandelust @32

“Traveling’s not something you’re good at. It’s something you do. Like Breathing.” – Gayle Foreman 1) Admire the opulence of The Hungarian Parliament which is a popular tourist attraction that lies on the banks of the Danube. 2) Be amazed with the Fisherman’s Bastion, which is a spectacular attraction in the Buda castle area. And…