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The elusive goal of visiting all World Heritage Sites

For many years I have worked consciously to visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites where ever I have travelled. I first choose a place or a...

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A disintegrated Europe – what would it look like?

Is Europe on the road to self-destruction? Secessionist movements are gaining momentum, and history proves they will be successful. The...

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Where’s that plane heading?

Have you ever gazed up at the sky above, spotted a plane and wondered where it was heading? And more: Where did it depart from, what kind...

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2017 is out, here is 2018

A new year offers new opportunities, but also a chance to evaluate the year that passed. Sandalsand can be found in several channels. This...

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How to survive Florence

Our road trip in central Italy was coming to an end, and we were eager to come to discover one of Europe’s most historic, enticing...

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World Heritage #0789 – Historic Centre of the City of Pienza

Tuscany is full of picturesque old cities awaiting to be explored – and tourists are not hesitant to do so. Pienza is one of the...

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The essence of Tuscany from Pienza to Florence

This is the third article from a road trip in central Italy. This was going to be a long day and highly exaggerated in terms of ambitions,...

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World Heritage #0990 – Assisi, the Basilica of San Francesco and Other Franciscan Sites

The magnificent basilica dominating the north-west part of the hillside town of Assisi is accompanied by four less important religious...

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Almost spoiled visits to Spoleto, Assisi, Urbino and Cortona

This is the second chapter from a road trip in central Italy. A string of very tempting cities were coming up in Umbria and Toscana...

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Getting a digital detox in Italy

This is the first article from a road trip in central Italy. Our objective was to look up UNESCO World Heritage Sites in this part of the...

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Sandalsand’s 6 Year Anniversary

I realised earlier today when I posted a new article, that the article counter was showing 800. I suddenly remembered that my first...

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The Ofoten line – wild, beautiful and important

One of Europe’s most awesome railway lines crosses Norway in less than 43 km, going from the fjord up into the mountains. The...

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VIDEO – Norway – Ofotbanen

The Ofoten Line (Ofotbanen) is a 43 km long railway from the port of Narvik to the Swedish border. It continues into Northern Swedish...

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Blogroll (2017)

I keep track of recently published articles on a number of travel websites (blogs) as well as a handful of magazines. When I started my...

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World Heritage #1298 – Stoclet House

In 1911 a luxurious home to a wealthy banker and art collector was finished, sparing no costs in its richly decorated exterior and...

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