Last month I was in Marrakech, Morocco for a week to attend an international conference. This is my first time visiting Morocco, a country that was on my to-go list for a long time. I have a lot of expectations about Morocco and wished to see the country’s many famous cities: Casablanca, Fez, Chefchaouen, and […]Read more "How to Survive 48 C/118 F Heat in Marrakech"
I have always wanted to visit Debre Damo since I first saw it in the Pilot Guides Ethiopia episode about 10 years ago. It is an old, secluded church deep in the north of Ethiopia, in the Tigray region bordering Eritrea. Debre Damo sits atop a table mountain, and the only way to access is […]Read more "Monastery in the Sky"
Jaipur The old city, the Pink City, is dominated by the endless streets of bazaars, The buzzing shops sell everything from jewelry, carpet, spices, to housewares and saris. You are disoriented by the constant deafening honking from tuktuks, cars, the scream of monkeys and tourists. You cannot win the fight against the merchants. They are professionals, negotiators, warriors. […]Read more "Incredible India"
a reminder of the golden age, originally uploaded by Cåsver. No art trip to Europe is complete without a visit to Florence. Pictured here is the first courtyard of Palazzo Vecchio (Old Palace) with the sculpture Putto with Dolphin by Andrea del Verrocchio (1476). A perfect example of the zenith of high renaissance art, the […]Read more "Palazzo Vecchio"
parthenon and erechtheum, originally uploaded by Chez Cåsver. The immortal symbol of Greece and democracy, pinnacle of architecture and art. It is still like a dream too good to be true: Never could I made believe that I have seen the Parthenon and Erechtheum on the Acropolis of Athens with my own eyes!Read more "Acropolis by Night"
vatican – gateway to divinity, originally uploaded by Chez Cåsver. Crossing this gate and you will leave the secular metropolis of Rome into the sacred city of Vatican, the smallest sovereignty state in the world but very probably with the highest density of artistic masterpieces per capita. Without even seeing St Peter’s Basilica or the […]Read more "Gate of Vatican City, St Peter’s Square"
the age of magistic, originally uploaded by Chez Cåsver. The Trevi Fountain in Rome is the largest Baroque fountain and probably one of the most famous in the world, as it was crowned by films such as “La Dolce Vita” by Federico Fellini, and “Roman Holiday” starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck.Read more "Trevi Fountain"