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USA 2019 – 03 Exploring the area around Lafayette Square in Washington DC (2019-10-25)

Having a general idea of how to get to the White House and National Mall based on my observations during my SuperShuttle ride to the hotel just outside of China Town, I slowly picked my way through the streets of… Continue Reading →

USA 2016 – 20 Cabrillo National Monument in San Diego (2016-07-18)

One of the best views of San Diego’s harbour and skyline can be found at the Cabrillo National Monument – in fact, a clear day will actually give you a good view over a wide expanse of the Pacific Ocean, Tijuana, and… Continue Reading →

Things to See in Ukraine: The Motherland Monument in Kiev

One of Kiev’s most striking skyline elements is the massive Motherland Monument, also known as Rodina-Mat. Standing at a colossal 62 metres high and visible from just about all over Kiev, there is no surprise in it often being described as one… Continue Reading →

Things to See in South Africa: The Dick King Statue in Durban

Situated on the north shore of Durban Bay, the Victoria Embankment, also know as Esplanade, is Durban’s main promenade, stretching all around the waterfront and offering great views of the harbour. More or less at the center of this promenade… Continue Reading →

Coffee and the Giant Aloe at Alcare Aloe in Albertinia (2016-06-27)

The last day of our long weekend away in the Garden Route had finally arrived, and as luck would have it, the good weather that we had been enjoying up until now finally gave way to some rain, making the last… Continue Reading →

Japan 2014 – 14 The Yasukuni Shrine in Chiyoda, Tokyo (2014-10-04)

With the sights of Tokyo Dome and LaQua at Tokyo Dome City now done and dusted, Ryan and I turned on Google Maps and looked for something green to head towards. (In general, this is pretty much how we quite… Continue Reading →

Things to See in Scotland: The Kelpies

If you are particularly fond of horses and find yourself in the Falkirk region of Scotland, then it probably wouldn’t be wasted on you to make a trip through to The Helix in order to view sculptor Andy Scott’s gigantic… Continue Reading →

Things to See in Russia: The Bronze Horseman

The Bronze Horseman is an equestrian statue of Peter the Great in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Commissioned by Catherine the Great, it was created by the French sculptor Étienne Maurice Falconet. The name comes from an 1833 poem of the same… Continue Reading →

Things to See in Mongolia: Genghis Khan Equestrian Statue

The gigantic steel Genghis Khan Equestrian Statue, part of the Genghis Khan Statue Complex, is a 40 metre tall statue of Genghis Khan on horseback, situated on the bank of the Tuul River at Tsonjin Boldog (54 km east of the… Continue Reading →

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