Tag Archives: UNESCO World Heritage Site

Exploring the UNESCO World Heritage Site Kinderdijk

Selfie at Kinderdijk

I didn’t even know about UNESCO World Heritage Sites before I started traveling. Now I want to see them all. Kinderdijk is the first of seven that I visited in the Netherlands, and I hear it’s the most beautiful. From what I saw, I can understand why. Kinderdijk is a collection of windmills set up outside Rotterdam to help pump …

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Exploring Krakow by Bike with the Cruising Krakow Bike Tour

Cruising Krakow Bike Tour

I love bike riding, and I love Krakow. That’s why I was more than happy to take the Krakow Bike Tour with the Cruising Krakow. Sure, you can rent bikes all over town. But only Cruising Krakow has Brian, the Canadian tour guide who’s been giving bike tours for 13 years and knows Krakow like the back of his hand. …

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Who Knew the Roman Baths Were So Extensive?

Roman Baths and Bath Abbey

The first time I saw the Roman Baths in the town of Bath, England, I only viewed what I now know is the King Bath, a small pool where the thermal springs first emerge from the ground. It wasn’t until my third visit to Bath when I finally explored the rest of the complex, and boy is it extensive. Two …

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Did Helsinki Just Become My Favorite City?

Sunset in Helsinki

All year I’ve been saying that Edinburgh is my favorite city in the world. Then I arrived in Helsinki. What the hell? Sure it’s expensive, but so is Edinburgh. Don’t worry, I’m still planning to spend a few months in Edinburgh next year. But I might be spending a month or two in Finland too. I’ve always thought of Finland …

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How I Spent an Afternoon in a Finnish Prison (Updated)

Finnish Prison on Suomonlinna Prison

This is the post you’ve all been waiting for. I’ll finally answer why I was in a Finnish prison for an afternoon in Helsinki. Just to be clear, I wasn’t the prisoner. Honestly, I don’t know if I should be writing this post. I might get in trouble. But if I get sent to prison for it, I’ll be happy …

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