Category Archives: travel

Kronborg Castle & Maritime Museum at Helsingor-UNESCO World Heritage

Kronborg Castle and Maritime Museum at Helsingor-UNESCO’s World Heritage

15th-century Kronborg Castle is one of the most important Renaissance castles in Northern Europe and has been added to UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites list. Kronborg is known to many as “Elsinore,” the setting of William Shakespeare’s famous tragedy Hamlet, Prince of Denmark.

Nearby is another attraction, the Maritime Museum of Denmark which illustrates 600 years of Danish seafaring history.

Tags
Helsingør
Kronborg Castle
Maritime Museum
M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark
Helsingor
travel
travel europe

Touring Tallin Estonia – 8 Minute Intro (and Tram Adventure)

Tallin, the capital and largest city of Estonia, is one of the oldest capital cities of Northern Europe. The Old Town is one of the best preserved and intact medieval cities in Europe and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Another significant place is the Kadriorg Park, which contains the Kadriorg Palace, the KUMU and other art museums, the Estonian presidential residence, along with formal gardens, woodlands, and a children’s amusement park. We also found that taking the tram in Tallin was an adventure!

Tags
visit
tallin
estonia
Old Town
Kadriorg Palace
Kadriorg Park
UNESCO
tram
fat margaret
church
orthodox church
parliament building
city wall
cruise

UNESCO World Heritage: Peterhof Gardens/Fountains, St Petersburg, Russia


After arriving on hydrofoil, we witnessed the spectacular turning on of the Grand Cascade and the Samson Fountain. The fountains are turned on each morning accompanied by the music of “Hymn to the Great City.” The Peterhof gardens have a unique fountain system that requires no pumps. Water for the fountains is supplied by a gravity-fed water system, 22km long, skilfully designed to exploit the natural slope of the terrain. This system operates no pumps and supplies enough water to the fountains and cascades of Peterhof to keep them working for up to ten hours a day.

The palace and its grounds have been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and are among the most popular tourist attractions in St. Petersburg. There is a good reason it is called “the Capital of Russian Fountains.” The gardens include many fountains such as Sun Fountain, Chess Mountain (Dragon Hill), Trick Fountains etc.

Tags
Peterhof Gardens
Peterhof Fountains
Peterhof Park
Grand Cascade
Samson Fountain
turning on fountain
Hymn to the Great City
fountain opening
Sun Fountain
Chess Mountain
Dragon Hill
Trick Fountains

Embarrassing Exposure Using StarTrek Like Bathroom/Toilet in Germany


I had the most embarrassing exposure when using a Star Trek like bathroom/toilet. It happened a few days ago on a train to Hamburg, Germany. This train is equipped with a spacious sci-fi looking restroom. Don’t be fooled, it’s not that smart. It does not detect if someone is inside bu I was too impressed by appearances to use it correctly. You can say that I am not very smart but my observation was that other people who do not know German language may also have the same problems. I am sharing my embarrassment with you here now so that you can avoid being the next joke of the day. By the way, the German word verriegeln means “lock.”

Tags
German train
German bathroom
German toilet
door open
door close
verriegeln
door lock
embarrassing
embarrassment

Kayaking at Morro Bay, 4K UHD

Morro Bay, California, about midway along the coast between Los Angeles and San Francisco on Highway 1 (a good rest stop). Morro Bay has become famous for its beautiful state parks, bird sanctuaries, and the distinct Morro Rock. Morro Rock, an enormous volcanic plug which covers over 50 acres at its base and towers 576 feet above the entrance to Morro Bay. A large sand spit runs for miles north to south creating an almost perfect shelter for the harbor and adjacent tidal estuary.

My favorite activities include kayaking, bird/sea lion watching, or just relax and enjoy.

High definition video may help you see all of this better. This video is shot in 4K UHD setting (if you have 4K TV, you may select this youtube Setting/Quality).

Tags
Kayaking
Morro Bay
Morro Rock
Sea Lions
Bird
state parks

Honokohau Marina and Beach at the Big Island, Hawaii-UHD 4K


If you have a few hours to spend before you go to the airport, there is a beach (part of the state park) you can access through the Honokohau Marina that is also a green sea turtle preservation area. You can walk and look at the turtles that have come up onto the beach, which is actually much more exciting than it may sound like! Make sure you keep your distance, and don’t touch them. It is also a good place to relax at the beach or some nearby small restaurants in the Marina.

The Big Island is the largest and the southeastern-most of the Hawaiian islands, a chain of volcanic islands in the North Pacific Ocean. With an area of 4,028 square miles (10,430 km2), it is larger than all of the other islands in the archipelago combined and is the largest island in the United States.

Tags:
Honokohau
Marina
Sea Turtle
beach
Big Island
Hawaii
UHD 4K

Do you want to learn the Hawaiian Place Names?
Learn Hawaiian Place Names in 3 minutes-Kauai Island, Hawaii
https://youtu.be/62DdkjmtMMk
Learn Hawaiian Place Names in 5 minutes-Big Island, Hawaii
https://youtu.be/6ba5ZIfZGMI

High definition video may help you see all of this better. This video is shot using a Gopro in the highest 4K setting (if you have 4K TV, you may select this youtube Setting/Quality).

Other Hawaii 4K videos can be found here:
Unforgettable Swim With Spinner Dolphins http://youtu.be/903obA7RSKg
Amazing Giant Mantas Glide & Somersault
http://youtu.be/g5pO7vUaT5U
detail of Water Pounding From A 100-foot Waterfall
http://youtu.be/bzCFEZMvi8Y
Kauai Wailua River Kayak-Mud Hike-Secret Falls-UHD 4K
http://youtu.be/_hNJFYEEz3Q
Kauai Wailua River Kayak-Mud Hike-Secret Falls-UHD 4K
http://youtu.be/_hNJFYEEz3Q
Sea Cave With Open Ceiling at Na Pali Coast, Kauai, Hawai UHD 4K
http://youtu.be/Y_UGBdGIE6w
Boat Tour Along Na Pali Coast, Kauai, Hawai-UHD 4K
http://youtu.be/5ai4KDY7Bos
Driving/walking Around In Kauai Island, Hawai-UHD 4K
http://youtu.be/cslTD1JtcGM
Akaka Falls In Big Island, Hawai-UHD 4K
http://youtu.be/jwyG-NvObI0
Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park In Big Island, Hawai-UHD 4K
http://youtu.be/0LvWfV5aGs4
Ancient Wonder: Petroglyph Sites On Big Island, Hawaii-UHD 4K
http://youtu.be/D6pNF2ygqbs
Lava Tree Park On Big Island, Hawaii-UHD 4K
http://youtu.be/bT8DpVOROzo
Volcano-Steam Vent-Sulphur Bank-Lava Tube-Devastation Trail On Big Island, Hawaii-UHD 4K
http://youtu.be/Gt5jvvhJSow
Heiau-Pololu Valley Lookout-King Kamehameha Statue-On Big Island, Hawaii-UHD 4K
http://youtu.be/rVUOGVrgl_w
Four Mile Scenic Drive (Route) -On Big Island, Hawaii-UHD 4K
http://youtu.be/FY0bzPJixrg
Craters, Rainbow Falls & Painted Church – Big Island, Hawaii-UHD 4K
https://youtu.be/b9jC2o52YuY
Plantation – Big Island, Hawaii-UHD 4K
https://youtu.be/KkswKy_qPFg

Learn Hawaiian Place Names in 5 minutes-Big Island, Hawaii

In Hawaii English is spoken, but one encounters quite a few words in Hawaiian, especially place names. So the only problem I had was how to say the names of the places. They all looked and sounded practically the same to me. For each island, I found an authentic local person to teach me how to say the names of the major attractions. This is only a subset of the words, if you don’t find the names you are looking for, after watching this video, I am sure you can derive it. This is because the language has only 13 letters with 5 vowels and 8 consonants.

This video is for the Big island. For Kauai Island, you may prefer this video:

Tags:
Hawaii
Hawaiian
learn language
place names
attraction names
major attractions
vowels
consonants
Big Island
Hawaii

Other Hawaii 4K videos can be found here:
Unforgettable Swim With Spinner Dolphins http://youtu.be/903obA7RSKg
Amazing Giant Mantas Glide & Somersault
http://youtu.be/g5pO7vUaT5U
detail of Water Pounding From A 100-foot Waterfall
http://youtu.be/bzCFEZMvi8Y
Kauai Wailua River Kayak-Mud Hike-Secret Falls-UHD 4K
http://youtu.be/_hNJFYEEz3Q
Kauai Wailua River Kayak-Mud Hike-Secret Falls-UHD 4K
http://youtu.be/_hNJFYEEz3Q
Sea Cave With Open Ceiling at Na Pali Coast, Kauai, Hawai UHD 4K
http://youtu.be/Y_UGBdGIE6w
Boat Tour Along Na Pali Coast, Kauai, Hawai-UHD 4K
http://youtu.be/5ai4KDY7Bos
Driving/walking Around In Kauai Island, Hawai-UHD 4K
http://youtu.be/cslTD1JtcGM
Akaka Falls In Big Island, Hawai-UHD 4K
http://youtu.be/jwyG-NvObI0
Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park In Big Island, Hawai-UHD 4K
http://youtu.be/0LvWfV5aGs4
Ancient Wonder: Petroglyph Sites On Big Island, Hawaii-UHD 4K
http://youtu.be/D6pNF2ygqbs
Lava Tree Park On Big Island, Hawaii-UHD 4K
http://youtu.be/bT8DpVOROzo
Volcano-Steam Vent-Sulphur Bank-Lava Tube-Devastation Trail On Big Island, Hawaii-UHD 4K
http://youtu.be/Gt5jvvhJSow
Heiau-Pololu Valley Lookout-King Kamehameha Statue-On Big Island, Hawaii-UHD 4K
http://youtu.be/rVUOGVrgl_w
Four Mile Scenic Drive (Route) -On Big Island, Hawaii-UHD 4K
http://youtu.be/FY0bzPJixrg

Four Mile Scenic Drive (Route) -On Big Island, Hawaii-UHD 4K


A lot of people are saying this 4 mile scenic drive on the Hāmākua Coast is a must do drive. Well, if did not have the time or for whatever the reason you missed the drive, here is the virtual drive for your enjoyment. We recommend you driving there yourself because the video does not present nor justify the beauty of the route (it may seem to be boring), however if you never been there here is the video.
The road twists and snakes through a lush tropical rain forest lined with streams. Several stops allow for breathtaking views of the ocean and coast. You will be in and among a wide variety of trees.

The Big Island is the largest and the southeastern-most of the Hawaiian islands, a chain of volcanic islands in the North Pacific Ocean. With an area of 4,028 square miles (10,430 km2), it is larger than all of the other islands in the archipelago combined and is the largest island in the United States.

Tags:
Four Mile Scenic Drive
Four Mile Scenic Route
Four Mile Scenic
4 Mile Scenic Drive
Hāmākua Coast
volcanic
Big Island
Hawaii
UHD 4K

High definition video may help you see all of this better. This video is shot using a Gopro in the highest 4K setting (if you have 4K TV, you may select this youtube Setting/Quality).

Other Hawaii 4K videos can be found here:
Unforgettable Swim With Spinner Dolphins http://youtu.be/903obA7RSKg
Amazing Giant Mantas Glide & Somersault
http://youtu.be/g5pO7vUaT5U
detail of Water Pounding From A 100-foot Waterfall
http://youtu.be/bzCFEZMvi8Y
Kauai Wailua River Kayak-Mud Hike-Secret Falls-UHD 4K
http://youtu.be/_hNJFYEEz3Q
Kauai Wailua River Kayak-Mud Hike-Secret Falls-UHD 4K
http://youtu.be/_hNJFYEEz3Q
Sea Cave With Open Ceiling at Na Pali Coast, Kauai, Hawai UHD 4K
http://youtu.be/Y_UGBdGIE6w
Boat Tour Along Na Pali Coast, Kauai, Hawai-UHD 4K
http://youtu.be/5ai4KDY7Bos
Driving/walking Around In Kauai Island, Hawai-UHD 4K
http://youtu.be/cslTD1JtcGM
Akaka Falls In Big Island, Hawai-UHD 4K
http://youtu.be/jwyG-NvObI0
Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park In Big Island, Hawai-UHD 4K
http://youtu.be/0LvWfV5aGs4
Ancient Wonder: Petroglyph Sites On Big Island, Hawaii-UHD 4K
http://youtu.be/D6pNF2ygqbs
Lava Tree Park On Big Island, Hawaii-UHD 4K
http://youtu.be/bT8DpVOROzo
Volcano-Steam Vent-Sulphur Bank-Lava Tube-Devastation Trail On Big Island, Hawaii-UHD 4K
http://youtu.be/Gt5jvvhJSow
Heiau-Pololu Valley Lookout-King Kamehameha Statue-On Big Island, Hawaii-UHD 4K
http://youtu.be/rVUOGVrgl_w

Heiau-Pololu Valley Lookout-King Kamehameha Statue-On Big Island, Hawaii-UHD 4K


This video shows the Puukohola Heiau, the Pololu Valley Lookout and the king Kamehameha Statue. This National Historic Site is home to one of the largest restored heiau (temple) in Hawaii and is part of the National Park System. Heiau were sacred places of worship for Native Hawaiians, and Puukohola Heiau was a site built to fulfill a historic prophecy.

There is limited parking at the Pololu valley lookout, just park along the road as you come to the overlook. A great view from up top, but don’t miss the steep hike down into the valley. The ocean is magnificent at the bottom. You will miss the King Kamehameha Statue before finding it.

The Big Island is the largest and the southeastern-most of the Hawaiian islands, a chain of volcanic islands in the North Pacific Ocean. With an area of 4,028 square miles (10,430 km2), it is larger than all of the other islands in the archipelago combined and is the largest island in the United States.

Tags:
Puukohola Heiau
historic
Heiau
National Park System
temple
Pololu Valley Lookout
valley
hike
king Kamehameha Statue
volcanic
Big Island
Hawaii
UHD 4K

High definition video may help you see all of this better. This video is shot using a Gopro in the highest 4K setting (if you have 4K TV, you may select this youtube Setting/Quality).

Other Hawaii 4K videos can be found here:
Unforgettable Swim With Spinner Dolphins http://youtu.be/903obA7RSKg

Amazing Giant Mantas Glide & Somersault

Water Pounding From A 100-foot Waterfall

Hawaii Kauai Waimea Canyon-UHD 4K

Kauai Wailua River Kayak-Mud Hike-Secret Falls-UHD 4K

Sea Cave With Open Ceiling at Na Pali Coast, Kauai, Hawaii-UHD 4K

Snorkeling at Na Pali Coast, Kauai, Hawaii-UHD 4K

Boat Tour Along Na Pali Coast, Kauai, Hawaii-UHD 4K

Driving/walking Around In Kauai Island, Hawaii-UHD 4K

Akaka Falls In Big Island, Hawaii-UHD 4K

Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park In Big Island, Hawaii-UHD 4K

Ancient Wonder: Petroglyph Sites On Big Island, Hawaii-UHD 4K

Lava Tree Park On Big Island, Hawaii-UHD 4K

Volcano-Steam Vent-Sulphur Bank-Lava Tube-Devastation Trail On Big Island, Hawaii-UHD 4K