Cadet Metro Station Paris – The American Flag Station

Cadet, a relatively quiet metro station in Paris has one of the most striking tile designs in the city. Located along the line 7 (pink line), Cadet has an enormous American flag tile design which covers the entire ceiling of the underground platform. It is also known for its beautiful Guimard-style metro station entrance, the … More Cadet Metro Station Paris – The American Flag Station

Peerdsbos Forest – Antwerp’s Serene Nature Walk Forest

Peerdsbos, in the Brasschaat municipality north of Antwerp, is a popular day trip for nature lovers. The forest is known for its beautiful nature walks, running and cycling trails, as well as a great restaurant where visitors can sit down and sip a Belgian beer in the middle of the forest. Peerdsbos as a Day … More Peerdsbos Forest – Antwerp’s Serene Nature Walk Forest

Kapishya Hot Springs – The Secluded Oasis Lodge in Zambia

Spitting gravel, our 4×4 raced down the dirt road. Kapishya Hot Springs Lodge was nearby. Well, we hoped so, anyway – the blood orange Zambian sun was setting quickly, we had already lost our map, and we did not fancy driving at night. A branch smashed off the windshield as the forest leaned across the … More Kapishya Hot Springs – The Secluded Oasis Lodge in Zambia

Soaking Up Hakodate History In The Photogenic Motomachi Area

The Motomachi area of Hakodate is the city’s historic neighbourhood, where Japanese and Western architectures are uniquely blended into a mish-mash of styles. Hakodate, located on the northernmost Japanese home island of Hokkaido, was one of the first ports in the country to open its doors to international trade in 1854. Traders, consuls, and government … More Soaking Up Hakodate History In The Photogenic Motomachi Area

The Exact Centre Of Paris – The Point Zéro des Routes de France

Ever wondered where the exact centre of Paris is? Just outside the Notre Dame de Paris is a small bronze disc embedded in the stone. While most might walk straight over it without paying it any attention, this marker is actually quite an interesting hidden secret in Paris. The Point Zéro des Routes de France … More The Exact Centre Of Paris – The Point Zéro des Routes de France

The Real Meaning Of Tokyo’s Iconic Sakura Manhole Covers

Japan is known for producing some of the most incredible manhole covers in the world. Using artistic designs to celebrate a city’s culture, history, and industry, these street ornaments come to life with beautifully painted results. When it comes to Tokyo’s manhole covers, the most commonly spotted is the classic all-metal flower design. While not … More The Real Meaning Of Tokyo’s Iconic Sakura Manhole Covers

Goryokaku Star Fort – The Cherry Blossom Fortress Of Hakodate

Hakodate, in the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, is home to one of most unique fortifications in the country. Fort Gorokaku is a bastion fort, a western-style fortress characterised by triangular bastions, and a spectacular star-shaped moat. Along with Tatsuoka Castle in Saku, it is one of only two in the country, and by far … More Goryokaku Star Fort – The Cherry Blossom Fortress Of Hakodate

Visiting Hakodate, Hokkaido’s Port City Of Squid, Forts And Mountain Views

Hakodate is a historic port city in the south of Hokkaido, known for its fresh seafood, European-style architecture, and one of the best panoramic night views in Japan. It is built on a narrow strip of land that reaches out to sea, culminating with the dramatic Mount Hakodate at the peninsula’s end. Its history revolves … More Visiting Hakodate, Hokkaido’s Port City Of Squid, Forts And Mountain Views

Arts et Métiers Metro Station Paris – The Fantastic Steampunk Station

With polished copper walls, submarine portholes, decorative rivets, and even gears on the ceiling, the Paris metro station Arts et Métiers is a stunning design straight out of a Jules Verne novel. Serving both line 3 and line 11, the platform for line 11 was redesigned to fit in with the theme of the Musée … More Arts et Métiers Metro Station Paris – The Fantastic Steampunk Station