Posts from year 2012

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Presidential election in Utah

Presidential election in Utah

I’m currently in the small town of Kanab, Utah. Tonight is the presidential election and Obama squares off against Romney. The state of Utah is pro-Romney as expected, and there was much about it on the local radio.

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Driving through Death Valley

Driving through Death Valley

As I drove into Death Valley in the dark hours before sunrise, I silently pondered why the area got its name. It’s one of the hottest places on the planet and the record temperature of 56 degrees Celsius was measured here in 1913.

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The silver screen memory of Los Angeles

The silver screen memory of Los Angeles

It feels good to be back in Los Angeles, the city of angels, devils and Hank Moody. Even though I started the morning by dipping my pale toes in the Pacific at Malibu, I’m not doing Venice this time around.

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Review: Urban Safari

Review: Urban Safari

If you prefer to spend your vacation on a sunny beach instead of walking through crowded cities, this book is not for you. This is a love story about the big cities in the world.

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Halloween ten years later

Halloween ten years later

Tonight the annual Halloween parade was planned to roam through Greenwich Village in New York as usual, but it has been cancelled due to the emergency situation in wake of hurricane Sandy. I guess somewhere Jack Skellington cries out in agony.

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The footsteps of Mozart in Vienna

The footsteps of Mozart in Vienna

The city of Vienna is closely associated with Mozart. When he was six, Mozart played his first royal concert at Schönbrunn palace in the presence of Austria’s ruler, Maria Theresa and the royal family in 1762.

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Alive in Bratislava

Alive in Bratislava

When the kids of the movie Eurotrip arrived in Bratislava, they frightfully whispered “Dear sweet mother of god, we’re in eastern Europe”. Well, I’m in Bratislava today and for the record, it’s nothing like the that scene. No angry dogs, severed hands or dodgy characters.

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Inspirational travel writers

Inspirational travel writers

I’ve earlier mentioned some people in the travel industry, such as Anthony Bourdain, Megan McCormick and Michael Palin. Their faces are well-known from television series where they travel around the world. I’ve also written about a few authors in the Travel book section.

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Hurricane Isaac is approaching New Orleans

Hurricane Isaac is approaching New Orleans

The hurricane Isaac is about to hit the US Gulf Coast. New Orleans is preparing for the worst, since tomorrow is the seventh anniversary of hurricane Katrina which devastated the city and caused the death of 1800 people.

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Tim Ferriss and the digital nomad movement

Tim Ferriss and the digital nomad movement

Tim Ferriss is the author of The 4-Hour Workweek, first published in 2007. After his speech at SXSW the same year, the word quickly spread through the blogosphere and the book soon became extremely popular among aspiring digital nomads.

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