France - St Jean Cap Ferrat - Riveria

by Kimp 10. January 2015 05:09
When the world's wealthiest people want to go on a tranquil holiday, they often beat feet for a very small peninsula in the French Riviera named St Jean Cap Ferrat [More]

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Germany - Rothenburg ob der Tauber

by Kimp 22. December 2014 13:26
Germany's best preserved Medieval town and home to it's rich Christmas history. [More]

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Montana - Glacier National Park

by Kimp 22. November 2014 09:30
Pristine Wilderness in North Eastern Montana [More]

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Montana - Bozeman

by Kimp 21. November 2014 12:27
Bozeman is the home of main campus of "Montana State University". It has an awesome Personal Computer Museum and an awesome Dinosaur Museum. [More]

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Wyoming - Yellowstone National Park

by Kimp 4. November 2014 04:23
National Park and Wildlife Refuge in the United States. About 3,000,000 visitors each year. [More]

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Wyoming - Cheyenne

by Kimp 1. November 2014 11:49
Forever West [More]

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Denver Colorado

by Kimp 13. October 2014 06:41
The Sunshine City [More]

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Scotland - Edinburgh International Festival

by Kimp 15. August 2013 17:11
In August of every year, Edinburgh hosts the 3rd largest Theatre festival in the world. But, I didn't really go for the Theatre festival Itself, I went for the sub culture, called the Fringe, that has grow up around this festival.

Thinking about visiting Scotland. Bring a jacket (preferable layer's) and something waterproof. Doesn't matter what time of year, Scotland has 4 seasons every single day. Wind's are slight to very strong. Rain is slight to strong, but usually doesn't last very long in August. Or if you are like me. I left my umbrella in the hotel on purpose, because I was trying out a new piece of water resistant gear, and as I was standing in a que (line waiting for an event), on the University of Edinburgh campus, a young platinum blonde, pure bred Scottish women, felt sorry for me and shared her umbrella. [More]

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Estonia - Tallinn

by Kimp 28. July 2013 02:52
Tallinn gets my vote for the strangest place I have ever been. It's got all kinds of crazy in it. A beautifully preserved medieval town with most of the walls still intact. There is even a Medieval pharmacy that is still in business, just in case you need some unicorn shavings for that special recipe. Old town Tallinn is surrounded on two sides by old defunct Russian factories. Heavy industry, that appeared to have had no pollution controls at all, while they were active. Then the side that borders the Baltic Sea, has an old defunct concert hall that was built for the 1980 Summer Olympics, which were in Moscow, but whose yachting events were held in Tallinn. Looks like it was beautiful 32 years ago, but was abandoned shortly after and has never been maintained.

Then there is a brand new part with high rise business towers and lots of auto traffic. From the right vantage point all of these can be seen in the same frame, giving Tallinn a very mysterious physic.

Estonia itself is equally as crazy. The northern coast is mostly limestone cliffs, there are some really rustic looking islands, and about 10% is a foggy quagmire that just plain looks down right spooky.
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Switzerland - Montreux Jazz Festival

by Kimp 13. July 2013 03:18
In the mid 60's an up and coming American Jazz producer named Quincy Jones started a label in Montreux and appointed Claude Knobs as the manager. Claude was also the director of the Tourism Office of Montreux. In 1967 Claude started the Montreux Jazz Festival at the Montreux Casino. immediately, it was a huge hit. In 1970 Calude decided to open it up to popular musician's who were outside of the Jazz idiom but who had made a difference in music and also new and upcoming musicians who have a lot of talent but deviate from the main stream. [More]

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