Switzerland – Introduction

Switzerland. So beautiful and efficient. But be prepared, it’s also very expensive! But of course that is no issue for the more than 350 000 millionaires living in this small country with total population of 8.4 million, and with the highest income per capita in the world. I had the opportunity to visit Zurich and... Continue Reading →

Zurich and its major sights

I arrived by plane in Zurich, and you cannot be anything but impressed by their efficiency: I had picked up my luggage and arrived in the city center with a train within 30 minutes of landing! I wish it was like this everywhere. Zurich is in many ways similar to Helsinki and Vienna. It’s clean... Continue Reading →

Castel Sant’Angelo

Castel Sant'Angelo is Pope's personal residence by the river. The building is very impressive and long lines are usually formed from people waiting to get in.

The Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere

There is definitely no lack of beautiful churches in Rome, many of them with amazing decorations and golden ceilings. We chose to visit The Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere as we anyway wanted to wonder about the area. This church is also one of the oldest in Rome.

Spanish Steps

Spanish steps are a long staircase leading from Piazza di Spagna through 138 steps to upper Piazza Trinita dei Monti with a twin tower church. The steps were constructed in early 18th century.Unfortunately when we were there large renovation works were being done blocking the usually magnificent view to the steps.

Piazza Navona & Pantheon

Piazza Navona is a large square in central Rome surrounded by beautiful buildings with numerous restaurants. It is beautiful both night and day.Pantheon, the old temple of all Gods and planets, is the best preserved ancient monument in Rome. It is also an architectural masterpiece with its rounded dome. Today' Pantheon is a catholic church... Continue Reading →

Colosseum

Colosseum is of course the most famous land mark of Rome, which also means that's where the longest lines are. To minimize waiting time, get there at the time of opening or during weekdays. Luckily lines do move pretty fast, and we only had to wait for 30min.The interiors of the Colosseum are worth seeing... Continue Reading →

Trevi fountain

Trevi fountain, or Fontana di Trevi as it is called in Italian, is onw of the top sights in Rome and was just steps away from our hotel. It is beautiful day and night, and always packed with people. As there are tourists and its a romantic location, there are also plenty of people selling... Continue Reading →

Our home in Rome: Lovely Relais Trevi 95

We stayed for the weekend at Relais Trevi 95 boutique hotel which I only have good things to say about: it was perfectly located just steps away from the Trevi fountain, the rooms were absolutely beautiful their little terrace where the breakfast was served super nice, and the service excellent!

Venetian Casino Hotel

So... I really did not know what to expect when heading towards the Venetian. We got there with a Taxi from the Senado Square (even if it takes a while taxis are very cheap in Macau so very convenient). The best words to describe the place are maybe huge and crazy. The place is, as... Continue Reading →

Lunch at BOA Mesa Comida Portuguesa in Macau

BOA Mesa Comida Portuegesa is a great casual place to have some authentic Portuguese food near the Senado square. They have plenty of seafood available, but also some meat. Given its hidden few streets away from the Senado square it is also not too touristic and prices are very decent.

The ruins of St. Paul

The ruins of St Paul are maybe the most famous sight in Macau and located some 500m away from the Senado Square. The large stairs and the front façade are the only remains of this great church today.

The alleys towards St Paul’s ruins on a rainy day

The route towards St. Paul's goes through small alleys which are always packed with tourists. On a rainy day moving might get tough given that everyone is holding an umbrella.Along the alleys are plenty of shops selling the local delicacies e.g. air dried meat and Portuguese egg tarts.

St. Dominic’s Church

Just few hundred meters from Senado Square towards the ruins of St' Paul's (the direction which most tourists are heading from the Senado Square) is the small church of St. Dominic's.

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