As with many big cities in Asia, Singapore was first ruled by Siam until the Portuguese arrived to use it as a port and then the Dutch but it was the British who settled the city as a trading post for the East India Company. Later to be occupied by Japan during WWII and finally gaining independence in the 1960’s, today, Singapore ranks very high … Continue reading Singapore, Tiger Nation, Garden of the World.
Only astronauts have seen with their own eyes how insignificant we are within the vastness of the universe. We, the regular folk, will never see that sight but the same sense of insignificance happens when you see Niagara Falls. How can one not feel small or powerless in the face of such a display of nature? The sheer size of the Horseshoe Falls and amount of … Continue reading While ancient civilizations were flourishing, while Moses was leading Israel out of Egypt, while Jesus was walking the Earth, while Columbus was sailing to America, while man was landing on the moon… Then and now, the majestic Niagara Falls had been roaring with incessable might.
During our tour of Switzerland in 2008 we wanted to see the breathtaking panoramas of the Alps and conquer it’s highest peak. The Jungfrau (German for maiden/virgin) is one of the main summits in the Bernese Alps in Switzerland. Together with the Eiger and Mönch, the Jungfrau forms a massive wall overlooking the Bernese Oberland and is considered one of the most emblematic sights of … Continue reading Frozen by the beauty of the Jungfraujoch, the Top of Europe.