Category: Cultural Capital

Rock in Vienna music festival🤘

I trying to figure out if I should go Budapest now or later while Julia was planning on going to a rock music festival with a friend. Neither of them wanted to go, her friend pulled out, exhausted after a fun run that morning. She felt obligated to go however as it was an old...

Pristina Ethnographic Museum

During my brief stay in Pristina I visited the Ethnographic Museum. It’s small – just a couple old houses, but tries to give a glimpse into the local culture and family unit prior to global influences arrived. It’s hidden in the back streets but not far from other major sights and...

Rozafa Castle, Shkodër’s high point

Rozafa Castle sits on an amazing hill that gives view across the city of Shkodër up to the mountains and across the great Lake Skadar. The area was originally Illyrian before Romans and the rest of history. But today stands the ruins of a castle that give absolutely fantastic views...

National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Sarajevo

Sarajevo holds a lot to see with history just emanating from everything, you can just explore around the city that at times is like a living museum. So you have high hopes for the national museum. But like so much in this part of the world, politics and old divisions hold things down. I was told...

Museum Catharijneconvent in Utrecht

Utrecht is home to several good museums, owning to its long history. The St. Catherine’s Convent Museum (Museum Catharijneconvent) exhibits a history of religious art with some spectacular pieces. I had a free visit to use up so visited this morning. Although they were only partially opened, with renovations and a new...

Climbing Dom Tower of Utrecht to Ring the Bells

The cityscape of Utrecht is dominated by one and one thing only, the Dom Tower. Between the canals you can always orient yourself by looking up and finding it above. Sitting within the boundary walls back in the Roman Empire, it isn’t just centred, it is the centre of the city....

Netherlands Open Air Museum

Museums are often closed in, stuffy experiences and that’s what makes open-air museums great. The museum lies out in the eastern periphery of the Netherlands, just to the north of the town of Arnhem which is less than 20 km from the German border. It’s a small country after all. The museum has...

High-tea at Carcosa Sri Negara, Kuala Lumpur

We met up with friends for afternoon tea at the colonial beauty of Carcosa Sri Negara. The hotel harps from the late 1800s, as the house for the Governor of British Malay. Long owned by the British Government, it is now a Malaysian Government property and operates both a hotel...

Jurong Bird Park Singapore

Spent some of the day at Singapore’s main bird sanctuary, Jurong Bird Park. This place has been around for decades and is popular with the likes of the Singapore Zoo, the Night Safari and Gardens. Prepare for some poor commentary and rubbish bird photography.

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

With only a few hours in Wellington I decided to visit arguably its main tourist attraction, the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Entry is free and the museum has several floors with exploration spaces aimed more at a younger audience and more traditional exhibits.