Nerd’s Eye View : Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam is a truly unique and beautiful city that’s well worth a visit on any European adventure. It’s best known for its canal houses, abundance of tulips, and easy biking trails. With world-class museums, quirky festivals, theater, live music, laid-back bars and delightful restaurants, there’s never a shortage of things to do and see in Amsterdam… The best word to describe Amsterdam is ‘tolerant’. The … Continue reading Nerd’s Eye View : Amsterdam, Netherlands

Nerd’s Eye View : Mirissa, Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka on the whole brings enormous joy and relaxation as a tourist, but the little beach village of Mirissa is, I think, as near to perfect as I’ll ever find. All that we have in Mirissa is a perfect beach, the main coast road that runs the length of the country lies just behind with a few rudimentary shops and local style eateries and … Continue reading Nerd’s Eye View : Mirissa, Sri Lanka

Nerd’s Eye View : Galle, Sri Lanka

The capital of the southern province, Galle is a city with a colorful history. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this city is a delight to explore on foot, an exotic old trading port blessed with imposing Dutch-colonial buildings, ancient mosques and churches, grand mansions and museums. Built by the Dutch in 1663, Galle’s core is the Fort, a walled enclave surrounded on three sides by the … Continue reading Nerd’s Eye View : Galle, Sri Lanka

Nerd’s Eye View : Punakha, Bhutan

Punakha was the capital of Bhutan until the 1960’s, and still retains the serene atmosphere of a place with a regal past. Located at a height of 4265 ft., Punakha valley, one of Bhutan’s most scenic destinations, is the perfect place to awaken the nature lover in you. The Dzong is the main attraction, but there are also other sites of interest in and around this pleasant little town. … Continue reading Nerd’s Eye View : Punakha, Bhutan

Nerd’s Eye View : Pashupatinath, Nepal

At first glance, Pashupatinath might not look that sacred… The temple is just a few hundred metres from the end of the runway at Tribhuvan Airport, overlooking a particularly polluted stretch of the Bagmati. However, in religious terms this is a powerhouse of Hindu spiritual energy, and is closely connected to Shiva in the form of Pashupati, the Lord of Animals. This extensive Hindu temple … Continue reading Nerd’s Eye View : Pashupatinath, Nepal

Nerd’s Eye View : Glenfinnan, Scottish Highlands

A village in the Scottish Highlands, Glenfinnan attracts many thousands of visitors from around the world to experience the stunning scenery but also the special atmosphere. The famous Glenfinnan viaduct carries the railway to Glenfinnan Station across a 1,000 ft span, 100 ft above the ground. The Jacobite steam train runs from here to Fort William and Mallaig in summer months with regular trains available … Continue reading Nerd’s Eye View : Glenfinnan, Scottish Highlands

Nerd’s Eye View : Windsor Castle, London

No trip to London could possibly be complete without a visit to amazing Windsor Castle, the family home to British kings and queens for over 1,000 years. The size of the Castle is breath taking, in fact it is the largest and oldest occupied Castle in the world and it’s where Her Majesty The Queen chooses to spend most of her private weekends. Look at … Continue reading Nerd’s Eye View : Windsor Castle, London