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My Favorite 23 Things to do Taipei

My Favorite 23 Things to do Taipei – Understand Taipei is the capital of Taiwan – a tiny island with 23 million inhabitants. You guessed it – it is crowded – but Taipei still manages to feel like a big suburb. It’s the Houston of Asia, just more crowded. The Taiwanese are easily the friendliest […] Read on →

My Favorite 15 Things to do Baku

My Favorite 15 Things to do Baku – Understand Baku is a surprisingly modern and wealthy city along the shores of the Caspian Sea. The city looks like a mesh of Soviet architecture and Bahrain-style modern projects. In daily life, Baku feels more like Izmir than a former Soviet city; there is just a bit […] Read on →

My Favorite 14 Things to do Batumi

My Favorite 14 Things to do Batumi – Understand Batumi is Georgia’s foremost seaside resort that enjoys a Hawaii-like climate in summer (with constantly changing weather), with sunny beaches and green hills shrouded in fog. Batumi is touristy but manages to convince visitors with its charm. Most tourists are Russian; the city is just 100 […] Read on →

My Favorite 21 Things to do Tbilisi

My Favorite 21 Things to do Tbilisi – Understand Georgia is the crown jewel of the former Soviet Union; the country that broke apart first has gone the furthest away from its former uberlord. Russians and Ukrainians love Georgia and associate good food with Georgian cuisine, which is is the food to eat in most […] Read on →

My Favorite 15 Things to do Athens

My Favorite 15 Things to do Athens – Understand Athens is home to important settlement sites of Ancient Greece, which have influenced the Roman Empire, Europe and the world. The city state has been continuously inhabited for more than 2,500 years and the Acropolis still hovers as a symbol over the city. Modern Athens feels […] Read on →

My Favorite 18 Things to do Krakow

My Favorite 18 Things to do Krakow – Understand Krakow is a great combination of a historic (but beautifully restored) Old Town and American-style, bubbling entrepreneurship with food and drink options. The city avoided destruction during WWII and has built out a tourist industry and a sophisticated service industry on top of that. Krakow feels […] Read on →

My Favorite 14 Things to do Wroclaw

My Favorite 14 Things to do Wroclaw – Understand Wroclaw – a major Polish city – was built on the grounds of Germany’s Breslau after WWII. The city is blessed with a well-restored Old Town that has undergone a full restoration. Wroclaw has many waterways crossing the downtown area which make it extra pretty but […] Read on →

My Favorite 15 Things to do Dresden

My Favorite 15 Things to do Dresden – Understand Dresden is the town I grew up in and will always have a special place in my heart. This city is a great stopover on your travels to or from Berlin or Prague. It has a pretty, baroque city center that has been almost perfectly rebuilt from […] Read on →

My Favorite 12 Things to do Houston

My Favorite 12 Things to do Houston – Understand Houston feels like another country; the city is a mix of Los Angeles, Singapore and Dubai. It is obsessed with cars, comfort and affordability and is a gigantic suburb that keeps sprawling in every direction. But unlike other cities, Houston has been very successful with this concept; […] Read on →