Tag: Europe

  • Delicious Danish

     The Little Mermaid Notice the backdrop of the photo of the Little Mermaid? Ugly industrial buildings and cranes! I guess tourism was not originally in the mind of Carl Jacobsen, the founder of Carlsberg, who commissioned the creation of the statue. This is probably the main tourist attraction associated with Copenhagen, and especially because it’s…

  • High Tech Sweden

    The photo above shows a paging device handed out to customers who ordered food at an eatery in the Skansen Museum, Stockholm. Customers can return to their tables after placing their order, and when the food is ready, the paging device starts blinking! The underlying technology isn’t really out-of-the-world, but the idea is truly novel.

  • The British Identity

    Punks sun-bathing in front of a London pub

  • Romantic France

    There is something about the French. I don’t know why, but even the choice of the font for their road signs, commonly with italics applied, conveys a sense of romanticism to me.

  • Slumberland Spain

    The photo above shows the opening hours of a supermarket in Barcelona. It reads: Monday to Thursday 9:00 – 13:45 17:00 – 20:00, Friday 9:00 – 20:30, Saturday 9:00 – 14:00 17:00 – 20:30. As you can see, the siesta culture is very much alive in Spain. Even if the supermarket stayed open throughout the…

  • Safety Tips for Europe

    As mentioned in my previous posting, i had the misfortune of a second encounter with pick-pocketing, in Barcelona. However, “thanks” to the previous encounter, i learnt how not to fall prey this time.

  • The Alhambra

    The Alhambra was one of the main highlights of my trip and it was so awesome that i had to dedicate an entry to it. It consists of palaces and gardens, perched on two hills, so magnificently put together that it is visually stunning from any angle. It was granted the well-deserved UNESCO World Heritage…

  • Don’t go to Madrid

    Not unexpectedly, I’m back from my Grand Tour of Europe and i haven’t had time to blog during the trip, so it looks like i will have to do so retrospectively. Anyway, thanks for tuning in!