Tag: Bridges

the steepest cog railway in the world

the steepest cog railway in the world

This cogwheel railway is just one of five modes of transportation that you get to travel on in order to get the best views of Mount Pilatus. Mount Pilatus is located in Central Switzerland, and overlooks the town of Lucerne. This trip can be done via the “Golden Round Trip” ticket (106 CHF or 53 … Continue reading the steepest cog railway in the world

4 things to do in oxford

4 things to do in oxford

My friends and I decided to do a day trip to either Oxford or Cambridge - the two biggest college towns in England. I forgot how we ended up picking Oxford, but we headed there for a half-day trip after visiting Windsor Castle. While others might argue that you can easily spend a few days … Continue reading 4 things to do in oxford

how to get the best views of the tower bridge

how to get the best views of the tower bridge

Take a cruise on the Thames River - if you hop on at Westminster, which is the first stop, not only will you get a great view of the bridge, but you’ll also get to see Westminster, Big Ben, and the London Eye (without any pushing and shoving). The cruise is about an hour long … Continue reading how to get the best views of the tower bridge

how to be a tourist in san francisco

how to be a tourist in san francisco

Step 1: Have a bowl of clam chowder at Fisherman’s Wharf. If you’re lucky, you’ll even spot a sea lion sunbathing. Unfortunately, it was still pretty chilly when Percila and I visited in February, so we didn’t get to see any. After you finish your soup, do some souvenir shopping. But make sure you shop … Continue reading how to be a tourist in san francisco

whatever happened to predictability? the milkman, the paperboy, evening tv?

whatever happened to predictability? the milkman, the paperboy, evening tv?

I’m thinking by now, you’ve already figured out what 90s television sitcom those lyrics are from. If you were a 90s kid like me, you probably grew up watching Full House. It was one of my favorite shows, and the highlight to TGIF (remember that?!). Anyway, there’s this one scene within the opening credits where … Continue reading whatever happened to predictability? the milkman, the paperboy, evening tv?

city sights in melbourne

city sights in melbourne

White Night - it occurs around the summer solstice, where the sun rises early and darkness is never complete. It originated in St. Petersburg, Russia. White Night Festival activities include the arts and performances. Check these out! Streets - are closed off and you’ll find music and street performers in every direction Dancing - colorful … Continue reading city sights in melbourne

how to get the best view of the sydney skyline

how to get the best view of the sydney skyline

Get yourself onto a ferry! But not just any ferry. The Manly Ferry. It happens to give you one of the best views of the entire Sydney skyline. With this ferry ride, you get an unobstructed view of the opera house from three different angles. Plus, you won’t have to deal with all of the (other) … Continue reading how to get the best view of the sydney skyline

5 spots to get the best view of the sydney opera house

5 spots to get the best view of the sydney opera house

I’ll start with what you might think would be the obvious choice (but surprisingly, it isn’t even the best seat in the house!) Sydney Opera House - construction on this performing arts center started in 1958 and opened 15 years later in 1973. They host all types of events, such as plays, ballets, concerts, and … Continue reading 5 spots to get the best view of the sydney opera house