Visiting Prague – September 2016 – My Favourite Photos

From Vienna, I boarded a Flixbus for 15 Euros and headed to Prague. This was my first visit to the Czech Republic. I spent a week here and found a city centre that is jam packed with tourists. By Central/Eastern European standards the city feels a little bit more affluent than most. While it doesn’tContinue reading “Visiting Prague – September 2016 – My Favourite Photos”

Visiting Vienna – September 2016 – My Favourite Photos

After leaving Szeged, I spent the better part of a week visiting Vienna. This was my third visit to the Austrian capital, one of my favourite cities. There is grandiose, colourful architecture just about everywhere you look, a public transit system that is incredibly efficient and countless great coffee shops to enjoy a drink whileContinue reading “Visiting Vienna – September 2016 – My Favourite Photos”

Visiting Szeged, Hungary: My Favourite Photos

Szeged is a city in the south of Hungary, close to the border with Serbia. It is Hungary’s third largest city and is home to a well-regarded university. The influx of students gives the small city an international flavour. I often heard English being spoken on the streets and in the shops. English comprehension amongContinue reading “Visiting Szeged, Hungary: My Favourite Photos”

Summer 2016 in Budapest: My Favourite Photos

I was able to spend the month of August in Budapest, Hungary. It’s a city that I know very well, having already spent a year there through 2014-15. It was fun to return and explore some old haunts, catch up with friends and even discover a few new hidden gems. Here are some of myContinue reading “Summer 2016 in Budapest: My Favourite Photos”

Visiting Esztergom and Štúrovo

For many centuries, Esztergom was the most important city in Hungary, acting as the capital from the 10th till the mid-13th century. It was here that the coronation of Saint Stephen of Hungary took place, in the year 1000 or 1001. With his ascension to the throne, Esztergom became the political, cultural and religious centreContinue reading “Visiting Esztergom and Štúrovo”

Notes From Bangkok

I’m spending July in Bangkok, Thailand. This marks my first foray into Asia. Here are some observations and photos from my first two weeks in the city. *** The heat, for the most part, hasn’t been as bad as I had expected. My coping strategy includes limiting my time outside during the peak sun hoursContinue reading “Notes From Bangkok”

How To Use Reddit Productively

While not on the same level of mainstream use as Facebook or Twitter, Reddit can be an extremely valuable tool to use both personally or professionally. I’ve been browsing Reddit a lot more in the past few months and have discovered that when used properly, it can be a rich resource of information. Avoid theContinue reading “How To Use Reddit Productively”

Visiting Washington at Christmas

After my visit to New York City, I took a bus that wound its way through New Jersey and Delaware on its way to Washington, DC. My visit to the District came only a couple of days before Christmas, so the city was in holiday mode, with large Christmas trees placed throughout the downtown core.Continue reading “Visiting Washington at Christmas”

Visiting New York at Christmas

As I mentioned in my previous post, I was able to take a quick trip to New York City just before Christmas. I was able to book a cheap train from Montreal to New York. It’s a convenient option, as the train offers wifi, which allows me to work while traveling, and the final destinationContinue reading “Visiting New York at Christmas”

Genova, Italy: Getting Lost In The Winding Seaside Streets

The Italian seaside city of Genova (Genoa in English) marked the final leg of my European adventure. As Italy’s largest port, it has a rich history as one of the country’s most powerful and important cities. From a tourist’s perspective, it is often overlooked, as foreigners focus most of their attention on Rome, Venice, FlorenceContinue reading “Genova, Italy: Getting Lost In The Winding Seaside Streets”