Time Machine to Not-that-old History – Trip to Gunsan

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Ola in Wonderland

Monday, 25.02.2019

I think that all the bus stations are never peaceful. Even at 7 am on Monday sleepy travellers are hurrying to their buses or are looking for a bit of rest on one of the seats in the main hall.

We were ones of them. With tickets in our hands, we walked bravely towards our bus. In about 2,5hours we will start our day in Gunsan.

Gunsan is a port town. At the end of the 19th century it started to serve as the main port to transport rice to Japan, and during the Japanese occupation, it was mainly inhabited by Japanese. That is the reason, why till this day there are many buildings in typical for that time Japanese architecture.

We reached our destination at a perfect time for morning coffee. Even before coming here we saw on Instagram a lot of fantastic cafes, but our legs…

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A day in Belém

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Bluenose Traveler

About thirty minutes by tram to the west of central Lisbon is Belém, a lovely locale we based part of a day around during our trip back in October. Belém is not for the faint of heart if you are unnerved by crowds. In the morning, cruise ships disembark and a never-ending line of tour busses congregate outside of its most popular sites. For our first stop, we avoided the crowds and visited the National Coach Museum. The collection of historical carriages here was amazing, and seeing so many in one place let us see the progression of “technology”, if you can call it that. I never really thought of carriages before, but loved the unique focus of this museum.

National Coach Museum

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Seville Cathedral in Spain

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Living The Q Life

When visiting Seville in Spain, the Catredal de Santa Maria de la Sede, better known as the Seville Cathedral, will certainly be one of the top locations on your itinerary. It is certainly a beautiful, gothic cathedral and is one of the largest churches in the world. Just walking around and through the church is certainly worth spending an hour or two at the cathedral, but going to the top of the Giralda, or bell tower, should absolutely be part of your visit. The views of the city of Seville from the cathedral’s bell tower are absolutely stunning.

IMGP3775 Impressive Size of the Cathedral

DSC02566 View of the Guadalquivir River

DSC02560 Organ Pipes

IMGP3778 Over Looking the Alcázar Palace

IMGP3780 The Giraldi or Bell Tower

As you approach the cathedral, you will likely be approached by gypsy women offering you bundles of herbs or flowers. If you accept them, you will immediately be expected to…

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Haga District of Gothenburg, Sweden

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A Small Adventurer

IMG_0948.jpgA few months ago, in early December, I briefly got the opportunity to explore Gothenburg, Sweden on a work trip. Gothenburg is Sweden’s second largest city and sits on its western coastline. It longitudinally falls between Oslo, Norway and Copenhagen, Denmark.

During December, Gothenburg, like other parts of Sweden, decorates for the holiday. Lit candles and illuminated paper stars were displayed from the windows of nearly every home. Even Liseberg, a popular amusement park in Gothenburg boasted a large ‘Christmas tree’ made out of fairy lights.

While we only got to spend a little over a day in Gothenburg, my favorite part was undeniably Haga. Haga, is Gothenburg’s historic 18th century district with traditional wooden architecture painted in muted colors. Along its cobblestone streets are countless restaurants, quaint cafes, and shopping boutiques with antiques and trendy finds.

From the main road, is an alley that leads to a set…

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A Day in London

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Just another day...

I live incredibly close to London. Only 25 mins away on the train so I don’t really go to London at all… apart from to work!

However last week my fellow blogger An Historian About Town came over from Canada to visit the UK and after 4 years we finally met! An Historian About Town was actually key to the beginnings of my blog! She was the first ever person to stumble upon my, what was then brand new, little blog and since then she’s helped me with its growth and allowed me to bounce many ideas off her!

So, back to our day out! AnHistorianAboutTown was desperate to visit The Queen’s House in Greenwich and she was desperate to visit Cath Kidston with me! So after meeting at London Bridge we headed out to Greenwich for a wander!

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I’ve never actually been out to Greenwich before and immediately we…

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Viva la Louvre.

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J. Journeys

Waking up in Marais was a trip, the small window by my bed opened out to views of Notre Dame and the Tour Eifel in the distance. Today was the day I visited the Louvre. A half hour speed-walk on that chilly Monday morning had me flushed and guilty. I arrived at the Louvre at 930am and enjoy a seamless entry.

Descending into the famed glass pyramid, the underbelly of art opened itself up to me. Her three deep caverns scattered with humans. I was so eager I almost couldn’t help myself from diving right in. But I checked my coat and tried to do some planning. Eventually got lost, went in circles, dove right in, and honestly you can plan your day at the Louvre and you’ll probably cover some ground, but you’re never going to see everything anyway so why not fly by the seat of your pants…

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Buda-ful

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StreetStyleWalker

Budapest- my new favourite city! Offering stunning architecture, cobbled streets, breath-taking views and quirky nightlife, this city really is a hidden European gem.

I have been wanting to visit the Hungarian capital for the past couple of years, and with its appeal rising year on year, I thought it would be the perfect choice for a weekend away to beat those January blues.

Just a quick two and a half hour flight, we arrived in Budapest and were met by the freezing temperatures, I mean I expected it to be cold but if you’re not a fan of cold weather, I suggest you maybe go later on in the year.

Our apartment was located in the centre close to all the attractions and restaurants we wanted to visit. Accommodation in Budapest is very mixed with expensive hotels, to low-budget hostels but you can easily get an affordable apartment for under…

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