Amos Rex Museum in Helsinki

Built in a huge old underground bus station, Helsinki’s newest museum Amos Rex is unlike anything I’ve ever seen before. Take what you thought you knew about art museums and throw it into a time machine, it’s getting a 21st-century makeover. The museum is basically a bunch of black rooms separated into different exhibits ofContinue reading “Amos Rex Museum in Helsinki”

Cradle of Humankind museum – exploring our origins

The Cradle of Humankind – what an intimidating, strong name, conveying imagery of the first humans, the first man, the first steps taken by Homo Sapiens. And ‘cradle’ – reminding us that humankind as a species was young once, and still is young in the grand scheme of things. If the name of this museumContinue reading “Cradle of Humankind museum – exploring our origins”

Steamy winter day at the Budapest thermal baths

It might be -6°C (21°F), but it’s getting steamy out here! When visiting Budapest in the winter, I didn’t let the snow and cold put me off of visiting the beautiful outdoor thermal spas.  I decided to visit the Széchenyi Medicinal Baths that are located in a large park that’s also home to the Vajdahunyad Castle. TheContinue reading “Steamy winter day at the Budapest thermal baths”

Post-travel depression: Is coming home harder than leaving?

the happy and the sad of traveling They say that if you’ve never known sadness, you’d never know happiness. For me, happiness is my traveling. It’s hearing the laughter of children as I teach them a new game, the light in the eyes of the old couple as they welcome me into their home, the views of clouds underContinue reading “Post-travel depression: Is coming home harder than leaving?”