Auckland, New Zealand, Travel

Auckland, city of sails – a cruise along its harbour and an evening stroll in the bustling city centre

While many countries in the Northern Hemisphere are in six inches of snow, New Zealand has just welcomed its best season of the year. Being a country surrounded by the sea, summer is when the beach starts to shine and a favourite time for tourists to come and enjoy the beautiful Oceania weather. Although Wellington… Continue reading Auckland, city of sails – a cruise along its harbour and an evening stroll in the bustling city centre

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Art, Europe, Travel, UK

Snow & Art of Nature – A day in winter at University Park, Nottingham

Snow is like Nature's play doh and winter is not only an opportunity for the human to celebrate festivities, but also for mother Nature to shower us her gift in however way she likes. Coming from a place in the Southern Hemisphere that almost never snows, we are always fascinated by its beauty. The properties… Continue reading Snow & Art of Nature – A day in winter at University Park, Nottingham

America, Art, Travel

Architectural delight meets Art: Milwaukee in New Year (Day 3)

  A sailboat, a seagull, or a plane? It was a combination of dream, an architect's vision above water and kind generosity of a 10M donation which initiated the process of design and construction of the 2001 addition of the Milwaukee Art Museum (MAM). The entire MAM consists of three buildings designed by three architects:… Continue reading Architectural delight meets Art: Milwaukee in New Year (Day 3)

America, Milwaukee, Travel

King Arthur, jingle bus ride & chandeliers – Milwaukee in New Year (Day 2)

The second day at Milwaukee was a day to explore the light festival. It has gotten extremely cold and walking around town seemed challenging, so we decided to firstly seek shelter at the BMO Harris bank holiday display in the BMO Harris bank building. BMO Harris bank holiday display is apparently a Milwaukee Christmas tradition.… Continue reading King Arthur, jingle bus ride & chandeliers – Milwaukee in New Year (Day 2)

America, Travel

German brewery & American motorcycle legends – Milwaukee in New Year (Day 1)

Situated on the western shore of Lake Michigan, Milwaukee is the largest city in state Wisconsin. It has an estimated population of about 600,000 (2015 census) and has a rich cultural diversity owing to its history of immigration. In particular, it received waves of German immigrants from the 1840s, and has kept many German traditions… Continue reading German brewery & American motorcycle legends – Milwaukee in New Year (Day 1)

America, Lake Michigan, Travel

Where people vanish and the birds sing – Lake Michigan in cold winter

Exploring the quiet bank of Lake Michigan in winter.... This sounds like a great concept, except in practicality it involves crisp wind in face, numb feet and frozen fingertips. Of all the places I have been (Asia, Europe, Oceania and America), this winter is without a doubt the coldest I have ever experienced. With temperature… Continue reading Where people vanish and the birds sing – Lake Michigan in cold winter

America, Travel

Christmas at the zoo – zoolight at Lincoln Park Zoo

Merry Christmas! Previously we visited the Lincoln park conservatory and its holiday flower show. Right next to the conservatory, there is the Lincoln park zoo. Also free of entry, it is a popular destination for friends and families. Winter is not the usual times to visit a zoo however, as most of the critters are… Continue reading Christmas at the zoo – zoolight at Lincoln Park Zoo