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World Heritage Day 18 April

Today is the “International Day for Monuments and Sites”. In 1982 there was an initiative taken by the International Council...

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World Heritage #0625 – Mir Castle Complex

A walk around the walls of this Belarus castle reveals its turbulent history throughout the centuries. The inside offers a restored...

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World Heritage #0527 – Kiev: Saint-Sophia Cathedral and Related Monastic Buildings, Kiev-Pechersk Lavra

Kiev is a city filled with high, gilded, dome-shaped church spires, some of which belong to the two historically very important complexes...

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The world’s documentary heritage

Everyone is familiar with the UNESCO World Heritage List with over a thousand places of unprecedented universal cultural or natural value....

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Intangible cultural heritage, what is it?

It’s like a mystery: What part of our cultural heritage is characterized by the representations, the expressions, the knowledge and...

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PICS – Belgium

This collection is mostly from the capital of Brussels and Brugge (Bruges) a result of a couple of trips to the country. Consult the map...

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Common and odd sights in Brussels

Do not get upset about only spending one night in Brussels. With a little bit of planning you will be able to discover a lot, and even get...

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75 noteworthy sights in Bruges

This article will introduce you to points of interest in the old city of Bruges, Belgium. A large selection has been plotted on the map...

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Procession of the Holy Blood

On Ascension Day each year more than 3,000 young and old inhabitants take to the streets to take part in a procession. On the “Most...

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PICS – India

This is a collection of pictures from India, the result of a trip in 2017 to Delhi, Jaipur and Agra – the Golden Triangle. Consult...

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There is more to Agra than the Taj

The Taj Mahal, the famous mausoleum, is the main reason millions of people each year travel to Agra. It is truly astonishing, but I will...

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In and around Jaipur in 36 hours

Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, is the second stop on the Golden Triangle of India, the extremely popular tour for most first-time...

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Old and New Delhi in 24 hours

Delhi, the capital of India, is one of the world’s most populous urbanised areas as well as being very congested. The attractions...

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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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