• France
  • Strasbourg – boat cruise and audio-guided tour of the historic center

    In this post, I’ll focus on the audio-guided tour of the historic center of Strasbourg and the boat cruise around the Grande-Île. In my opinion, a combination of these two tours provides the best opportunity to learn about the city’s history, and in particular, its cultural heritage. If you have read my previous posts about Strasbourg, please click here […]

    Strasbourg – boat cruise and audio-guided tour of the historic center was last modified: September 18th, 2019 by Dong
  • France
  • Strasbourg – Cathedral & Musée de l’Œuvre Notre-Dame

    As the UNESCO comments: The initial property, inscribed in 1988 on the World Heritage List, was formed by the Grande-Île, the historic centre of Strasbourg, structured around the cathedral. The extension concerns the Neustadt, new town, designed and built under the German administration (1871-1918). The Neustadt draws the inspiration for its urban layout partially from […]

    Strasbourg – Cathedral & Musée de l’Œuvre Notre-Dame was last modified: September 8th, 2019 by Dong
  • Italy
  • Venice – St. Mark’s Basilica & Church of San Giorgio Maggiore

    If you are wondering why in my first three posts about Venice I introduced 16 churches but not the famous St. Marks’s Basilica, it’s because it doesn’t belong to the Chorus Association. In fact, another church that doesn’t belong to this association but I strongly recommend is the church of San Giorgio Maggiore, designed by […]

    Venice – St. Mark’s Basilica & Church of San Giorgio Maggiore was last modified: August 28th, 2019 by Dong
  • Italy
  • Venice – “Queen of the Adriatic”, “City of Bridges”, “City of Canals”…

    This is my last post about Venice and in the main chapter (chapter 4), I won’t talk about churches, I won’t talk about museums, I won’t talk about history or culture. What will I talk about? Well, I’ll only talk about beauty. After introducing to you the churches, museums, art galleries, palaces, etc. I realized […]

    Venice – “Queen of the Adriatic”, “City of Bridges”, “City of Canals”… was last modified: August 24th, 2019 by Dong
  • Switzerland
  • Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn (1/2) – A hike to remember (Belalp – Riederalp)

    As the UNESCO comments: The extension of the natural World Heritage property of Jungfrau – Aletsch – Bietschhorn (first inscribed in 2001), expands the site to the east and west, bringing its surface area up to 82,400 ha., up from 53,900. The site provides an outstanding example of the formation of the High Alps, including […]

    Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn (1/2) – A hike to remember (Belalp – Riederalp) was last modified: November 3rd, 2018 by Dong
  • Spain
  • The Old Town of Segovia (2/2) – the Cathedral and Alcázar

    As the UNESCO comments: The Roman aqueduct of Segovia, probably built c. A.D. 50, is remarkably well preserved. This impressive construction, with its two tiers of arches, forms part of the setting of the magnificent historic city of Segovia. Other important monuments include the Alcázar, begun around the 11th century, and the 16th-century Gothic cathedral. […]

    The Old Town of Segovia (2/2) – the Cathedral and Alcázar was last modified: October 28th, 2018 by Dong
  • Austria
  • Salzburg – the best viewpoints in and around the city

    As commented by the UNESCO, “the Salzburg skyline, against a backdrop of mountains, is characterized by its profusion of spires and domes, dominated by the fortress of Hohensalzburg. It contains a number of buildings, both secular and ecclesiastical, of very high quality from periods ranging from the late Middle Ages to the 20th century,” and […]

    Salzburg – the best viewpoints in and around the city was last modified: May 2nd, 2018 by Dong
  • Austria
  • Salzburg – Hohensalzburg Fortress & DomQuartier (including St. Peter’s Abbey)

    As the UNESCO comments: Salzburg has managed to preserve an extraordinarily rich urban fabric, developed over the period from the Middle Ages to the 19th century when it was a city-state ruled by a prince-archbishop. Its Flamboyant Gothic art attracted many craftsmen and artists before the city became even better known through the work of […]

    Salzburg – Hohensalzburg Fortress & DomQuartier (including St. Peter’s Abbey) was last modified: April 17th, 2018 by Dong
  • Switzerland
  • Leukerbad (2/2) – Torrent and Walliser Alpentherme & Spa

    This is the second post about this gem in the Alps, Leukerbad and here I’d like to talk about the Torrent area, an ideal place for both winter sports and relaxation, as well as the Walliser Alpentherme & Spa, a resort featuring two thermal pools, a Valaisian Sauna Village and the Roman-Irish Bath. At the end […]

    Leukerbad (2/2) – Torrent and Walliser Alpentherme & Spa was last modified: January 27th, 2018 by Dong
  • Switzerland
  • Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn (3/3) – Viewpoint Eggishorn

    As the UNESCO comments: The extension of the natural World Heritage property of Jungfrau – Aletsch – Bietschhorn (first inscribed in 2001), expands the site to the east and west, bringing its surface area up to 82,400 ha., up from 53,900. The site provides an outstanding example of the formation of the High Alps, including […]

    Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn (3/3) – Viewpoint Eggishorn was last modified: November 18th, 2017 by Dong