Tag: museum

  • Mostar in a weekend

    Mostar in a weekend

    For many people, Mostar is a day trip from other nearby cities, but a day alone doesn’t do the city justice. Here are some ideas for things to do in Mostar in a weekend. Take a walking tour Mostar has a truly fascinating history, so the first thing you should do in Mostar is take…

  • It’s okay not to see the Killing Fields in Cambodia

    It’s okay not to see the Killing Fields in Cambodia

    From 1975 to 1979, the Khmer Rouge ruled Cambodia. Under their regime, an estimated 1.5 to 3 million people, roughly 25% of Cambodia’s population, were killed in one of modern history’s most gruesome genocides. Today, tourists in Phnom Penh can visit sites like Security Prison 21 (S-21), currently the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, and the Killing Fields…

  • Visiting a Soviet nuclear missile base in Lithuania

    Visiting a Soviet nuclear missile base in Lithuania

    When my friends told me they wanted to go to the Cold War Museum in Lithuania, I was like “Ok, sure.” But that’s because the museum has the worst possible name for what it really is: a decommissioned nuclear missile base. You’d think everyone would want to lead with that. A road trip through Lithuania…

  • The best photography museum in Europe is Fotografiska in Stockholm

    The best photography museum in Europe is Fotografiska in Stockholm

    I’ve been to my share of museums, and I can’t remember the last time I was as impressed with a photography collection as I was visiting Fotografiska in Stockholm. It’s hard to find a good photography exhibit that isn’t an afterthought in larger art exhibition. So this was an excellent surprise. Fotografiska is sizable and…