Tag: Castles

how to be a tourist in kyoto

how to be a tourist in kyoto

Let me just preface this post by saying that two days in Kyoto is definitely not enough. We had only about a week in Japan but didn’t want to stay in Tokyo the whole time, so we chose Kyoto for the last two days - mainly because I wanted to visit the deer park and … Continue reading how to be a tourist in kyoto

how to be a tourist in prague

how to be a tourist in prague

Climb the Powder Tower (Prašná brána) for a 360 view of Prague. There were only four people up there for the 20-30 minutes we were there. I think it’s because the entrance is hidden, so a lot of people give up on looking for it. Make sure you don’t pass this one up. Walk across the … Continue reading how to be a tourist in prague

how to be a tourist in montreux

how to be a tourist in montreux

Find you a hotel with a balcony and a view of Lake Geneva Learn about Queen at the Queen Studio Experience. Montreux Mountain Studios at Casino Barrière Montreux is where the band recorded many of their most successful albums. You’ll find lots of Queen memorabilia, including some of Freddie’s handwritten lyrics. The best part? It’s … Continue reading how to be a tourist in montreux

how to get the best view of the changing of the guards

how to get the best view of the changing of the guards

I’m talking up close and personal, unobstructed. Well, except for some barricades. And you might have someone behind you accidentally (or maybe not so accidentally) whack you in the back of the head with an iPad so that they can get a better look. But hey, at least you’ll have a front row seat to … Continue reading how to get the best view of the changing of the guards

you don’t need a passport to visit a castle

you don’t need a passport to visit a castle

Old San Juan makes you feel like you’re in another country. In just a four hour flight from Newark, you’ll be transported to a completely different world. Although Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory, San Juan is not like any other U.S. city. Its colorful homes, cobblestone streets, centuries-old fortresses will make you believe you’re … Continue reading you don’t need a passport to visit a castle

there’s more to magic kingdom than cinderella’s castle

there’s more to magic kingdom than cinderella’s castle

This was probably the most packed out of all the Disney Parks. But it makes sense - what little girl doesn’t dream of being made up as a princess and visiting Cinderella’s Castle? Unfortunately, I was a little too old to play dress up for it to be socially acceptable, but I still had a … Continue reading there’s more to magic kingdom than cinderella’s castle

what it’s like being stuck in a snowstorm in northern ireland

what it’s like being stuck in a snowstorm in northern ireland

The Giant’s Causeway is huge area of basalt columns, all squeezed together. It is located in Country Antrim in Northern Ireland, which is about an hour drive from Belfast. The legend is that an Irish giant named Finn MacCool, was challenged to a fight by a Scottish giant, who lived right across the North Channel. … Continue reading what it’s like being stuck in a snowstorm in northern ireland

all roads lead to the cliffs of moher

all roads lead to the cliffs of moher

I know the expression is, “All roads lead to Rome”, but I figured since this blog post subject is meant to be taken literally, I’d switch up the saying. With that in mind, here are a few pictures from towns leading up to/from the Cliffs of Moher: Bunratty Castle - located in County Clare, Bunratty … Continue reading all roads lead to the cliffs of moher