Posts Tagged ‘Quirkiness’

It is hard to believe that such a central and important building as the Leipzig central post office headquarters can be now abandoned and decaying, but it is. This was one of the things I learned during my visit to Leipzig, a city located just an hour by train from Berlin. It is a huge building, with a strong...

One of the things I like the most about Berlin as a city is how human it is. I also love the fact that it’s so green … So when I see human and green together (and no, I don’t mean aliens), I realize that Berlin may possibly be the best city to live on planet earth. Park am Gleisdreieck – couple In Berlin, if there is an...

Like any self-respecting travel writer, there’s nothing I like better than visiting different countries, meeting new people, learning new languages, eating different foods, listening to a variety of music, or any new thing that takes me out of my comfort zone and makes me grow as a person. But for some (maybe not so...

The Parisian winter morning was cold and gray, but inside the metro train, I could barely notice it. The PA announced the end of the line,Porte de Clignancourt. This was it, the last stop on Line 4 was my destination. Just outside the station, the surrounding area gave the impression that the Métro had transported me...

To be honest, I do not remember how the hell I ended up there. Before arriving to Berlin for the fourth time, I didn’t even know there was a museum dedicated to the defunct German Democratic Republic, little did I know it would be the most colorful and flamboyant so-called museum that I would have experienced....

Like any other modern urban dweller would do, I spend a fair amount of time on the metro system, either sprinting on a train or walking through the maze-like corridors in order to get from one place to the other. For this reason, many would think that visiting an old abandoned subway station just for the sake of it...

The quaint village of Tongli dates back to the Tang Dynasty (618 -907 AD) and it became a city during the Song Dynasty. Currently, Tongli’s population adds up to some 35,000 inhabitants. Located some 18km from the city of Suzhou, it is one of the most interesting “ water towns” in the region. It’s located on the...

We tend to think about airlines as a relatively new industry. However, scheduled air transport services for passengers and cargo have been around since the beginning of the 20th century. Actually, the first commercial passenger airline dates back to 1913, when a scheduled service between Tampa and St Petersburg...

The barking became clearer, louder, closer. I was afraid to look back, to have to face one of my deepest, most child-like fears. There were four, maybe five. When I first walked in I saw some of them. Sad eyes, low tail and that limping implying that maybe they’d been hit by a car. Actually I remember noticing a...

Nicolae Ceausescu is the name of the man who ruled Romania with an iron fist from 1967 until his execution in 1989. A known megalomaniac with delusions of grandeur, this authoritarian dictator is known, among other (mostly horrendous) things, for being the mind behind the most ambitious urban change in the history of...