Since Sweden has had the coldest December month in 110 years, I hoped it would be at least a bit warmer in central Europe. But the streets of Hungary’s capital are absolutely freezing.
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Many have seen Matt Harding dance across the globe and earlier this year I wrote about Bearded journey. Now it’s time again for another inspiring movie where a man walks across America from New York to San Francisco.
Touchdown in Tehran, the capital of Iran. Imam Khomeini Airport was not the jolliest of places late in the evening and there was a tedious passport control.
I often get travel inspiration from exotic scene locations featured in movies. Scarlett Johansson taking the Shinkansen to Kyoto, Matt Damon driving a vespa through a vibrant Tangier, Jake Gyllenhaal sipping drinks on a balcony overlooking Djemaa el Fna in Marrakesh and so on.
Travel hosts tend to come in different flavors, but most of them are curious, positive and charismatic. Everybody loves Michael Palin in his quirky British way and Megan McCormick is adorable even when she’s wading through a mosquito-infested swamp.
The mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot died today of pancreatic cancer at the age of 85, but most people probably don’t have a clue who he was.
As I am writing this, I’m currently sitting at a window some hundred meters above the streets of Warsaw, the capital of Poland. The location is the five-star hotel InterContinental Warsaw, which offers a good view of the city.
Døgnvill is a kind of arctic, yet urban, music festival. Tromsø is located 500 miles above the Arctic Circle and it was definitely the coldest festival I’ve ever been to.
Elliott Hester sold everything he owned in 2002 and has been traveling around the world ever since. This book tells the tale of his first year on the road, spanning six continents and a countless number of weird encounters.
Ryszard Kapuscinski passed away some years ago but his legacy stays with us. He is perhaps better known for The Soccer War, an account of tensions in Central America. It is also a good read but in my opinion not as inspiring for traveling as Imperium.