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Asian backpacker - Sintra - Quinta da Regaleira well of initiation 0

Daytrip from Lisbon to the mystical Sintra

To be completely honest, I didn’t really research that much about Portugal and Lisbon before coming here. The main goal was to go surfing in Peniche and spend a few days sightseeing in Lisbon. It was Fabio who told me to go to Sintra for sure eventhough he didn’t see all of the sights himself. Sintra and its surrounding mountains (Serra de Sintra) are classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a popular destination for day-trippers, and can be easily explored while staying in Lisbon. I myself took the train straight from Lisbon Oriente railway station and took...

Stunning laser show at Marina Bay from the Sands hotel 1

Night Lights 2012 and garden city Singapore

On friday the 24th of august, several museums in Singapore organised the Night Lights 2012 festival. We were lucky enough to catch the opening on friday and check out what the fuss is all about. It’s presented by the Singapore Art Museum and features light installations around Singapore Art Museum and School of the Arts. Visitors can enjoy a series of art works and light installations in and around the museums. They also have projections on the walls of the museums accompanied by music. We actually have a similar festival in Belgium called “Licht Festival” a similar concept using light...

Crystal clear water from the Erawan Falls 0

Bangkok revisited & Kanchanaburi

The first time I visited Bangkok, I was pretty pre-occupied with the Thai New year celebration Songkran. Meaning I didn’t have much time to actually go sightseeing around and see the Royal Palace either. This time I’m in town for a few days and I met up with a couchsurfer, Alina for some sightseeing. We walked around the Royal Palace for a bit and then walked around Chinatown and Little India. The palace was a nice place to visit, great examples of Thai architecture and royal treasures. The real highlight of that day wasn’t really the palace itself, but a...