Churches and Cathedrals Archive

A visit to the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain

No visit to Barcelona is complete without seeing the works of famed architect Antoni Gaudí. From the lampposts in Plaça Reial to Palau Güell near La Rambla to the expansive Park Güell, Gaudí’s fingerprints are all over Barcelona. His masterpiece is still under construction, over 90 years after his death. This massive church, the Sagrada […]

A day trip to Macau from Hong Kong

Although there are plenty of things to do in Hong Kong, there’s an entirely different experience to be had in Macau, which is just an hour or so away by ferry. Like Hong Kong, Macau is a Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China, meaning that while it does belong to China, it has a […]

Exploring the Old Town in Riga, Latvia

I arrived in Riga, Latvia early in the morning before my hotel room was ready. I left my suitcase at the hotel, and set off to explore the Old Town for a while. The entire Historic Centre of Riga is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. My first stop was obvious. On my way […]

Soller, Mallorca, Spain: Around The World

On my first day trip from Palma, I visited Sóller, which is in the northwestern part of Mallorca. It was Christmas Eve, but I found that most of the island was still open for business. Buses to Sóller run from the station in Palma de Mallorca frequently & the entire ride takes about 45 minutes. There […]

Europe: Bruges, Day 19

On my first full day in Bruges, I awoke to a sparkling clear day. The cold had not subsided, but the sky was clear and blue. With the sky being cloudless, my first stop after eating a requisite Belgian waffle was obvious: the Belfry of Bruges, AKA the Belfort. It sits right at the Markt (Market) […]