Ancient Athens from Philopappou Hill – Keep Calm and Wander

Author: , September 19th, 2019

Ancient Athens from Philopappou Hill

From the top of Philopappou Hill, you will be able to see the sweeping views of ancient Athens. The hill is named after Philopappou, a royal prince of the Kingdom of Commagene. On top of the Hill of the Muses, you’ll find a memorial in his honor.

The memorial is facing the Parthenon and it is in the highest part of the hill. This only shows the Prince’s rank in ancient Athens.

As you go along the path to the Muse Hill, you tread the same path that the Ancient Greek philosophers, like Socrates, walked on.

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Bahrain at Night

Author: , March 23rd, 2017

Bahrain-Skyline-Manama Alain

Last weekend, a colleague and I went to Manama in Bahrain to renew our Saudi visa. I’ve been to Bahrain 4 times already and I stayed 3-4 nights in each visit. There’s nothing much to do in Bahrain, really. You can even explore the whole country in half a day!

Manama is called “Saudi Bar” by the local Saudis I know here. When they want to have “fun”, they go to Bahrain. Sure, shopping in Bahrain is great, too! They have shopping malls everywhere!. And oh, even if the shops claim to be on sale, the prices are still bad for your wallet.

On our second day in the city, my colleague rented a car and we drove around the city. Traffic was freakin’ terrible and it’s so hard to find a gas station in country whose economy depends on gas! And even the locals don’t know where the nearest gas station is!

By Alain – Full Story at Keep Calm and Wander

MIS Moondance – Gay Owned Yacht-Stay in Jersey City

Author: , January 30th, 2016

MIS Moondance

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

This beautiful 70 foot yacht was destroyed in Hurricane Sandy, and has been beautifully rebuilt down in Florida. MIS Moondance returns to NYC area docking at her yacht club Newport Yacht Club in Jersey City one block from the PATH Train. Across street from mall and theater, as well as walking distance to many restaurants and bars. Tons of NYC skyline views from Lower Manhattan to Midtown.

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The Sojourner – The New York Skyline

Author: , March 28th, 2015

New York Skyline - Alain, the Sojourner

I’m not really impressed with the view of New York skyline from the Empire State Building. I like the view from the Rockefeller Center way better.

Aside from the view, the queue management in Rockefeller Center is also much better than the one in the Empire State Building. On your way to the elevator that takes you up to the top, the former has interesting displays on the wall that you won’t even feel you’re lining up. And by the time you reach the top, you have the feeling that you already know the building’s history as you look down on the sweeping view of New York skyline.

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Where to See the San Francisco Skyline

Author: , November 15th, 2014

San Francisco from the Golden Gate - Alain The Sojourer

I am fond of seeing the panorama or skyline of every city I’ve visited. Seeing San Francisco skyline in many different angles, is magical. It’s like getting to know the city from afar in many hills that made up the city, home to the world’s richest IT start-ups.

So, where do you go to see San Francisco skyline or panorama?

From Coit Tower

Challenge yourself by going up the hill on foot. It’s a long arduous climb and not for the socialite in heel-numbing stilletos. It’s only here in Coit Tower where you can see the 360-degree view of the city’s skyline.

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New York’s Skyline at Night

Author: , December 11th, 2013

New York Skyline - AlainDo I need to say more? These photos will really make you impulsively buy a ticket right now because New York skyline at night is magical, stunning and romantic! In almost ALL cities I have visited, going to the top has always been a must-do thing for me. I love the feeling of being up there–where you can see the panorama of the city, feel the rush of the adrenaline that comes with it and admire the world below your feet. It’s like going to space but closer to earth.

There’s something about New York City’s skyline from the Rockefeller Center that made me so sentimental about my life. Coming from a village in the third world, I never thought I’d make it to New York City one day. When I was young, life was sooooo simple back then.

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