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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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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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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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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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Introducing the Golden Triangle of India

India is so large and varied that figuring out where to go and what to see is an almost impossible task for a first-timer. Fortunately...

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The seabird colonies at Røst

We are going on a boat trip to the large bird cliffs at Røst. There we will encounter mighty nature, majestic eagles, colourful puffins...

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Pietro Querini’s amazing journey

Pietro Querini is the Venetian nobleman who in the early summer of 1431 in Chania, Crete embarks on a ship loaded with wine and spices,...

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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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Doors in the city of Stavanger

Doors are among the most fascinating objects one can observe by walking around in a city centre. Building facades with windows and doors...

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A visit to Drottningholm Palace outside Stockholm

This is the Versailles of northern Europe. The royal palace offers a spectacular way of getting behind the curtains to discover how one of...

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What to do revisiting Stockholm?

It was only two years since my last visit to Stockholm and I had then visited several of the main highlights of the Swedish capital. The...

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