On our way from Salzburg to Prague we made a stop over in Linz.  We only spent one night in Linz but managed to go out early in the evening.  On our way over to the Altstadt, we came across the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception,  the largest church inContinue Reading

The birth place of Mozart, the setting for The Sound Of Music.  Salzburg, however, has many other attributes that make it stand out.  Fortress Hohensalzburg is a real eye-catcher peaking out high above the baroque towers of the city. The castle in Salzburg is an unmistakable landmark. Salzburg is alsoContinue Reading

What better way to conquer my fear of heights than by paragliding in the surrounding mountains of Innsbruck?   I will never forget the thrill of floating off the mountain tops and getting a bird’s eye view of the world beneath me. This is an experience I will always remember.Continue Reading

Prešeren Plaza is the most central point in Ljubljana. The plaza owes its name to France Prešeren, the most influential poet in Slovenian literature, whose monument is located in the middle of the plaza. The poet’s glance is directed towards a sculpture of his forbidden love and muse, Julia Primic,Continue Reading

In the northwest area of Graz lies Gösting, the 13th city district of Graz.  It is located between the river Mur and the Plabutsch mountain.  On the north-west end of this borough is where you find the ruins of Gösting Castle.  The first record of the castle dates back toContinue Reading

The Pestsäule is one of the most notable pieces of sculpture in Vienna and is located on Der Graben. This work of art is Vienna’s tribute to those who fell victim to the bubonic plague in 1679.   It is said that Emperor Leopold I promised to erect a spectacularContinue Reading

  Two days ago I set foot for the very first time in Budapest, the capital of Hungary. I fell in love with many parts of this “Old World” city, however, one particular landmark is well branded in my memory.   One of the most iconic landmarks is the SzéchenyiContinue Reading

“There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life — music and cats.” – Albert Schweitzer My first time at a musical was in 1994.  It was Crazy For You which played at the Royal Alexandra Theatre.  I remember it very well since it awakened my love for live orchestra,Continue Reading

“The art of the cuisine, when fully mastered, is the one human capability of which only good things can be said.” Friedrich Durrenmatt Let’s face it.  No matter how hard we try we will never be able change everyone’s mind about Colombia.  There will always be people who find something negative about it. Continue Reading

Where are you from? As immigrants or children of immigrants living in a multicultural society it’s improbable not to be asked this question at least once in your life.   For Luis Eduardo Villamizar – being a first generation American born to Colombian parents – this was a question he could notContinue Reading