My top ten historical destinations in Europe

There are countless historical destinations in Europe to choose between when planning your travels. Anyone who lives here is gifted with easy access to thousands of museums, castles, palaces, fortresses and monuments covering millennia of European history. Anyone outside of Europe usually makes a point to visit at least a few of these (in between, [...]

Is Te Papa the best museum in New Zealand?

Museums are places of learning. You get a glimpse into past lives to discover what was normality for so many people who came before us. Science, history, art; the essence of human civilisation. But the very best museums step beyond just artefacts to make you feel. They make you understand what it is to be [...]

Review: Auckland War Memorial Museum

On my second day in New Zealand, I headed east and successfully navigated to Auckland War Memorial Museum, in the middle of Auckland Domain (a park with sweeping green lawns). It's highly impressive from the outside, reminding me of Washington DC's Capitol building, although I was somewhat regretful at having to step out of the [...]

Busabout tour in Morocco

In October 2015 I flew south for 1 week in hunt of some sun, history and new experiences. I joined a Busabout tour in Morocco and spent a jam-packed week touring from Marrakech over to the Sahara and back again. Arrival in Marrakech After some initial hiccups and language barriers in finding the ride that had been arranged [...]