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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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Malbork Castle on a day trip from Gdansk

The Castle Museum at Malbork is one of the greatest historical attractions in Poland and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In 1309 it became...

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A walk in Gdansk, part 2, plus Westerplatte

There is so much to discover by walking the streets of the historical city of Gdańsk, Poland, that I felt compelled to split my...

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A walk in Gdansk, part 1

This is the first of two walking routes through the historic city centre of Gdańsk, Poland. It was largely destroyed during WWII but soon...

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Gdansk – past and present

The history of Gdańsk is that of being squeezed between the great powers and peoples of Europe. Its fate has been on the table of high...

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Attractions on Streymey and Vágar islands

Dramatic cliffs and mountains, panoramic views, picturesque fishing ports and villages in every bay. This is what we find on these two...

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Attractions on Eysteroy, Borðoy and Viðoy islands

This is the first of two articles from a road trip on the Faroe Islands. It covers the northeastern islands which are reachable without...

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A boat trip to Hestur, Koltur and a concert in the caves

This is an excursion from Tórshavn I would highly recommend. I heard about it from a local, enquired at the Tourist information office and...

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A taste of Faroese history at Kirkjubøur

Kirkjubøur is the most important historic place on the islands. In Medieval times this was the religious and cultural centre of the...

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Tórshavn, the nicest little capital in the world

Most of the interesting parts of Tórshavn are reachable on foot, traffic is light, and the quaint old atmosphere of the downtown area...

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An introduction to the Faroe Islands

Join me on a visit to a group of remote islands veiled in clouds. A dramatic landscape of volcanic origin is accompanied by a proud...

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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 #0996 – Historic Centre of Brugge

Brugge (or Bruges in English and French) is so charming, and so picture postcard perfect. There is so much to see, discover, learn...

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