March 31, 2018

HANOI’S HOAN KIEM LAKE

Wonderful view of Hanoi and it's most popular lake. Not the only one, tho. There are many many many lakes around the city. | Foto via Hotel Designs.

This lake is probably one of Hanoi's most popular spots. Hoan Kiem means "Lake of the Restored Sword" and it comes from a legend that claims in the mid-15th century Heaven sent Emperor Ly Thai To a magical sword, which he used to drive the Chinese from Vietnam. After the war Emperor Lê Lợi was boating on the lake when a Golden Turtle ...

Street scene in Hanoi on a sunny day (: | Photo: Ana Laya / Superminimaps.

  Hello friends! If you are following us in Instagram you already know that we have recently travelled to Vietnam so we're going to start sharing a bunch of things about this fascinating country. If you have the chance, please, do yourselves a favor and visit Vietnam, you'll be amazed, delighted and moved by their people, their ...

February 25, 2018

ARCO 2018: A FEW ARTWORKS

I'm not immune to selfies, I'm only human. This is me in front of Jeppe Hein's You Make Me Wonder (1974).

  The end of February in Madrid is devoted to art. The city holds ARCO, it's most famous contemporary art fair and city fills up with many alternative art encounters from Urvanity (this year held at the beautiful COAM) to JustMAD. All excellent alternatives to enjoy around the city. This year ARCO its been peculiar for two ...

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1.78 Madrid by Janet Echelman @ Plaza Mayor. | Photos: Ana Laya.   Madrid's Plaza Mayor is turning 400 years in 2018, that's why the city mayor is planning a number of activities to celebrate on of the most iconic places of the city. Right now and until the 18th of Februrary you will be able to see one of Janet Echelman's colourful ...