The upside of the mediaeval Roman Catholic Church’s immense wealth was its ability to support hundreds of artists, including masters such as Raphael, Michelangelo, Caravaggio and Bernini. Many of the basilicas and churches that house their work still cost nothing to visit today. There are close to 1,000 of them in the city, however, so […]
Have you seen anyone write about how they spent two weeks in Singapore? Two weeks in Singapore without leaving the country? You mad, bruh? I’ll die of boredom there. Perhaps I am. The average visitor stays in the country for 3.5 days. The Lonely Planet guidebook provides only a one-day itinerary. Even the Tourism Board […]
Last updated: If you’re reading this, you’re probably heading to the Singapore Grand Prix. I’m looking forward to it as well! For visitors, there is no lack of options around the city for breakfast and lunch, and the race organisers bring a good variety of street food vendors and celebrity restaurants to the circuit grounds. […]
How much is your time worth? This is a question you might ponder as you wait in line to enter St Peter’s Basilica. Meanwhile, touts hover like vultures in the square, telling you that it’s another hour before you get to the front. I haven’t heard of anything good coming out of their offers to skip […]
Growing up with Estonian friends, I was fascinated with their folktales, their history, the countryside and their futuristic ways. They’ve made e-citizenship and voting for politicians online work – how could I not see a place where history and the future co-exist? I ended up going to Estonia twice and I found enough things to […]
You’ve probably read articles that tell you how to save on your travels. I have written those before too; this time, I’ll tell you what’s worth spending more on. It can save you a world of pain or simply make you a more responsible traveller.