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A 2-day Winter Itinerary in Helsinki

My impression of Helsinki: compact, cultural, clean and cool. I stayed in the city for a few days in winter, yet I found the city was welcoming and charming. Helsinki’s city center is compact and easy to navigate, while tourists could basically go anywhere on foot. Here is a 2-day easy going itinerary of the major attractions in Finland’s Daughter of the Baltic.

Run! Run! Venice!

I titled my visits to the Italian cities “Run! Run!” because I was really in a hurry – I had only a week in Italy and I wanted to cover as much of the country as possible. My 7-hour mission to see all the essentials of Venice and it was amazing!

London in a Nutshell

I had a friend visiting Europe but only stopped over in London for just one and a half day – definitely not enough for to actually “see” this historical and cultural mega-city in the UK! So, it’s a mission to make sure he sees as much of London as possible with a bicycle in 1 day…

Europe on the left, Asia on the right

Istanbul is a charming existence in Eurasia straddling the Bosphorus Strait between Europe and Asia. Taking a boat trip towards the Black Sea is an experience of “Europe on the left and Asia on the right”:). Must see places in the city includes museums, palaces, mosque and historic tram line!

Florence: The Birthplace of Renaissance

Florence… it was a place of my dream. The old town was still compact and packed with countless fine arts – cathedral, churches, mansions, palaces… it takes days, or even months, for a visitor to look at them all in an area within walking distance.

The Gaudi’s Muse

Antoni Gaudi’s organic and unique style in architecture has influenced the world profoundly and I admire his work so much for a long time. “Organic” is such a great, and truthful word to describe Gaudi’s work. He regarded a building as a human body covered with skin, the structure itself were flesh and bones, so it’s curvy, and it has an element of randomness to the way he created art. He had lived a long life and left the world many great works to appreciate – most of them are in the Mediterranean city Barcelona.

York – Time for Tea

Winter in England – Grey, dreary, rainy… Somehow, the old English streets and shambles have a particular kind of tragic romance and beauty of the December rain. York is one of the most visited English cities, and it is the “York” that today’s New York is referring. New York has sparkled and become the city

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