Pendleton, Oregon – Wool, History, Rodeo, The Tamástslikt Cultural Institute and Stunning Sunsets

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A couple of weekends ago we roadtripped to Pendleton, Oregon through the beautiful scenic Columbia River route to attend a Red Cross training academy and we were pleasantly surprised by this quaint rodeo Oregon desert town.

Pendleton has an interesting history and is known for its Pendleton Round Up Rodeo, the Pendleton Woolen Mills and the Native American Umatilla, Cayuse and Walla Walla tribes, which now have a dedicated museum called Tamástslikt Cultural Institute. Continue reading “Pendleton, Oregon – Wool, History, Rodeo, The Tamástslikt Cultural Institute and Stunning Sunsets”

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Inside the USS Blueback Submarine

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Recently, hubby and I went to have brunch in downtown Portland and on our way there we saw a submarine parked on the other side of the Willamette river. We decided to go take a look after eating.

We drove towards it and we ended up at OMSI, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, where you can take a tour inside the U.S. Navy’s last non-nuclear, fast-attack submarine, the USS Blueback (SS-581)! Continue reading “Inside the USS Blueback Submarine”

10 Amazing Museums To Visit Around The World

Aerial view of the Chapultepec Castle in Mexico City. image source

One of my favorite travel activities is to visit museums. I just love the feeling that museums provide, which is hard to describe. Especially art museums where the feeling is more peaceful, quiet and contemplative. But I’ve been to several non-art museums too that I have really enjoyed about topics like aviation, space, science, and history.

What I like about museums also is that every person that visits one, has a different experience, we all learn something different and we all have different favorite pieces of it.

Below is a list of 10 of the best museums I have been to around the world.  Continue reading “10 Amazing Museums To Visit Around The World”

How To Be A Tourist In Mexico City (Written By A Mexican)

Mexican tourists in Mexico City. Can you spot the only non-Mexican?
Mexican tourists in Mexico City. Can you spot the only non-Mexican?

A few years ago a friend from London came to Mexico City for a visit. My best friend and I took her around to some touristy places around and I must say I had lots of fun being a tourist in my own hometown. The city is so big, as you might’ve heard, that it is not too often that I go to all the amazing places that this city has to offer. When you live in a place you tend to stick around and hover and return the same places over and over without trying too hard to get to know the rest of it, don’t you think?

Did you know Mexico City is the city with the most museums in the world?

Continue reading “How To Be A Tourist In Mexico City (Written By A Mexican)”

2 Days in Seattle, WA (Part II: The Museum Of Flight)

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Museum of Flight, Seattle

Yesterday I posted about the first day of our 2 day trip to Seattle. On the second day we spent most of the time at the amazing Museum of Flight, but let me take you through our day. Continue reading “2 Days in Seattle, WA (Part II: The Museum Of Flight)”