The Prague Astronomical Clock And The Curse Of The Clockmaker

Prague Astronomical Clock (Prague Orloj) is one of the world’s most beautiful and fascinating timepieces, a medieval artefact which has been running for over 600 years. Prague Astronomical Clock is located on the south wall of the Old Town Hall in the Old Town Square. Covered with details and carvings in a Gothic style, it … More The Prague Astronomical Clock And The Curse Of The Clockmaker

Hampton Court Astronomical Clock – Henry VIII’s Extravagant Timepiece

One of England’s most magnificent astronomical clocks is Hampton Court astronomical clock, a sixteenth-century masterpiece located in Hampton Court Palace. As King Henry’s lavish residence was designed to celebrate his wealth and magnificence, the astronomical clock served as an extra symbol of prestige. Built not only for decorative purposes, it was also vital to planning … More Hampton Court Astronomical Clock – Henry VIII’s Extravagant Timepiece

Visiting Haarlem – The Illustrated Guide to The Spaarne City

Haarlem is one of The Netherlands’ most underrated cities, especially when the country’s most famous city, Amsterdam, is just down the road. But, therein lies the beauty. Charming, quiet and historic, Haarlem feels simultaneously modern and medieval, like an Amsterdam on a smaller scale. From its grand central cathedral and town square packed with bars, … More Visiting Haarlem – The Illustrated Guide to The Spaarne City

The Real Rat Catching Shop from Ratatouille – Julien Aurouze Pest Control

Just next to the Rue des Halles exit of Châtelet metro station in Paris is a shop that might look familiar to Pixar fans. Julien Arouze and Co. is a pest control shop that is not only famous for its inclusion in the film Ratatouille, but also for its century-old preserved rat bodies displayed hanging … More The Real Rat Catching Shop from Ratatouille – Julien Aurouze Pest Control

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