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Här finns inga drakar

My book about traveling contains over 300 pages of stories from my travels during three decades, a lot of countries and even more cups of coffee.

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The streets of Turin

The streets of Turin

It feels good to be back in Turin, even though the smog is worse than ever due to the cold weather inversion and coal-fueled heritage. The streets are sparsely populated this dark evening, since the air is cold and spring is still a distant memory.

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Legendary hotels

Legendary hotels

Some hotels in the world are steeped in myths and lore. Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles is arguably one of the most legendary hotels in the world, with equally legendary guests.

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Review: In the Weeds

Review: In the Weeds

After the death of Anthony Bourdain in 2018, there has been a number of books published about his life less ordinary.

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Construction time again in Oslo

Construction time again in Oslo

Last time I was in Oslo, the Opera house was the new poster boy of the harbor. Since then it has been construction time again, to borrow the name of the acclaimed third album by Depeche Mode.

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Roadtrip along the Wild Atlantic Way

Roadtrip along the Wild Atlantic Way

The Wild Atlantic Way is a strange and wonderful thing. It stretches all along the western coast of Ireland for 2600 km of narrow windy roads.

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On the Trans-Siberian

On the Trans-Siberian

"Since the toilets were locked during the seven hour stop, we had to bribe the provodnitsas to use the facilities."
A journey through Iran

A journey through Iran

"I woke up freezing on a Persian rug with aching back. Behind a corner I saw the wicked rooster that kept me awake for hours, but luckily for him I was too tired to go hunting."
Alone in Kyoto

Alone in Kyoto

"I tried my best to sneak across the building, but the floor revealed me each time. I suppose I would make a lousy ninja."
Exploring Chernobyl

Exploring Chernobyl

"The soundtrack of the day was Radioactivity by Kraftwerk, as we rolled into Chernobyl this morning."
Good morning Montenegro

Good morning Montenegro

"One would almost think that all this secrecy was made on purpose to keep the hordes of tourists away."
Exploring Durban

Exploring Durban

"I would not recommend other travelers to do a casual stroll through the dodgier parts, such as the quarters near Juma Masjid."
Greetings from Moldova

Greetings from Moldova

"Even though Moldova is one of the poorest countries in Europe, the capital has its fair share of impressive buildings and post-Soviet architecture."
Getting lost in Yazd

Getting lost in Yazd

"Navigating on random while surrounded by staring old men, pointing their crooked fingers at the Godzilla Viking in surprise. It feels like I’m walking around in Mos Eisley."
Roaming the cobblestones of Istanbul

Roaming the cobblestones of Istanbul

"Inside the church there are still traces of rune inscriptions made during the Viking age by Varangians, an elite guard made up of Scandinavian immigrant warriors."
Historic locations in Gothenburg

Historic locations in Gothenburg

"Hundreds of houses were quickly build, but unfortunately all of it was burned to the ground in 1611 by Danish forces."
Aliens in Nevada and New Mexico

Aliens in Nevada and New Mexico

"We turned around and went down another dirt road, past countless Joshua trees until our car was covered in dirt and we finally arrived at the Front Gate of Area 51."
Visions of Singapore

Visions of Singapore

"By extensive use of landfill with sand bought from Indonesia and Cambodia, the bay area has expanded greatly in the last few years and tall buildings pop up everywhere."
Conquering Machu Picchu

Conquering Machu Picchu

"I felt like some strange mix between Indiana Jones and a small boy, gazing down upon the final treasure of the Incas."
Chilling in Chile

Chilling in Chile

"After almost a month of traveling across the South American continent I realize that this is as far south as I will come, due to weather conditions."
The urban maze of Tangier

The urban maze of Tangier

"The old Medina is full of fascinating gates and narrow alleys, where I blend in like Moby Dick at a Nine Inch Nails concert."
The dark days of Sarajevo

The dark days of Sarajevo

"The city survived on the edge of annihilation and has started to recover, but the stone walls still seem to cry out in lament at all the horrible things they have seen."
Roaming through Banff

Roaming through Banff

"Even though the main town is surrounded by mountains with names such as Sulphur Mountain, it is as far away from Mordor as one could imagine."
Road trip across the American Southwest

Road trip across the American Southwest

"We drove along Route 6, Route 66 and Route 666. If there was a Route 6666, we must have missed that turn."

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