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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...

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Røst lies at the extreme edge of Lofoten, Norway

Whoever sets foot on Røst will only have the mighty ocean on all sides. On the other hand you get around on your feet or bicycle,...

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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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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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Stockholm 2016 (2) A visit to Drottningholm Palace

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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Stockholm 2016 (1) What to do revisiting the city?

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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Canada 2016 (3) Ottawa

The capital of Canada attracts all visitors with splendid architecture, a beautiful river, world-class museums, a World Heritage Site, and...

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Canada 2016 (2) Quebec City

There’s an almost royal view of the mighty Saint Lawrence when you stand on the terrace in front of the Chateau Frontenac. The lower...

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Canada 2016 (1) Montreal

Combining colonial architectural heritage with modern high-rises is not always easy. Montreal succeeds in offering visitors a lot of...

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Iceland 2016 (4) The Snæfellsnes peninsula

I wanted to see rural Iceland, the desolate, moon-like landscape, with dramatic cliffs, remote farms and small fishing ports. I found it:...

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Iceland 2016 (3) The Golden Circle

The Golden Circle on Iceland is varied, it takes a full day to complete and even then you will have to skip some of the sights. Iceland is...

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Iceland 2016 (2) Reykjavik attractions

Reykjavik is small enough to let you discover most of the sights on foot, and large enough to keep you going for a couple of days at...

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Iceland 2016 (1) How to get the most out of four nights in Iceland

Iceland is beautiful and peaceful. It is also expensive and not so small as you might think. How many days should you stay, where...

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Qatar 2015 – Suggestions for a 24 hour visit

Qatar may not be the most important country in the world, or worth a second visit. For me it was quite the opposite. I felt compelled to...

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Visiting Bhutan and Nepal after the 2015 earthquake

This writer recently returned home after fourteen days in Bhutan and Nepal. It was a most remarkable trip into two rather remote countries...

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