My third encounter in Lisbon, Portugal, was not exactly with a particular person, but the party goers and diners in the old town center of Lisbon on a Friday night; and then we visited the Pastéis de Belém and explored the surrounding areas.
Tag: city walk
I heard a lot of “compact”, “stylish”, “cultured” when people are talking about Helsinki. Still, it seemed challenging to visit all museums on the list within 48 hours. Here are my recommendations of the 7 museums that I saw and it sort of explained how the “compact”, “stylish” and “culture” keywords are translated into the Finnish lives.
Well, I went to Tallinn just because it was a detour from the nearby Helsinki, and it was nice to add one more country in my “been-to” country list.
Estonia – the “former Soviet” country was actually something more than dull and grey. The city has a legacy from the Russian culture. Anyway, does it worth going? I would say based on the following two reasons…
…Walking on the shopping street in the city center, there were satin shops, vintage toy stores, street vendors, and ice-cream parlors serving desserts with a chairlift shaped waffles and a baby umbrella – everything looks like Hong Kong in the 70s, a setting of a Wong Kar Wai movie – ‘in the mood of love’….
Interest spots in the city area are probably the art and history museums in town centre. The Heard Museum exhibits Native American’s art and culture, and illustrates the impact of their integration with the new colonists.
A day trip in Düsseldorf and Cologne, Germany – admire the mordern architecture in Düsseldorf , and the most visited German landmark – Cologne Cathedral, is only a half hour away.