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Posts of year 2015

Staying at Marina Bay Sands

Earlier this year I had the pleasure of staying at the Marina Bay Sands hotel in Singapore. Completed in 2010, it is the world’s most expensive casino featuring 2500 rooms, a mall, a museum, celebrity chef restaurants, ice skating rink and of course the famous infinity pool at the top.

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Art Nouveau in Ålesund

Art Nouveau in Ålesund

Wait what? Ålesund who? Even though nowhere near as remote as Tromsö or Svalbard, it still feels like I’ve reached the very end of Norway. Why someone chose to start a town out here in the rugged island semi-archipelago is a mystery to me.

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The sound of Salzburg

The sound of Salzburg

The streets are alive with the sound of Salzburg, to paraphrase that movie from 1965. The city feels alive and buzzing despite often being reduced to a tourist frame, compared to big brother Vienna.

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Back in Berlin

Back in Berlin

So I’m back from another trip to Berlin. This unique city has a kind of deliberate urban decay which I find quite compelling.

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Yet another year at Way Out West

Yet another year at Way Out West

Time for yet another visit to Way Out West, the annual gigantic outdoor city festival in my hometown Gothenburg. At first the lineup seemed a bit sparse, but it actually turned out to be great.

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In Bruges

In Bruges

Yes, I’m actually in Bruges. It’s not just a pun to the movie bearing that name. The medieval town is like a construction from a fairy tale, with cobbled streets and winding alleys. With a lot of canals, it reminds me of Amsterdam or Venice.

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Visions of Singapore

Visions of Singapore

Singapore is one of the most dynamic cities of Asia right now. 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.

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Chilling at the Perhentian islands
Urban chaos in Kuala Lumpur

Urban chaos in Kuala Lumpur

After spending a few hours on the unforgiving hot streets of Kuala Lumpur, it was finally time for a meal. I had read about the cuisine found in Little India, but the small corner restaurants displayed the same level of…

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One night in Copenhagen

One night in Copenhagen

There are some towns that tend to feel like your own backyard. You know the place inside and out, but every time you look there is something new that has popped up, joining the familiar.

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Sessions in Seville

Sessions in Seville

"I end my journey in front of the tomb of Columbus, located inside the world’s largest Gothic cathedral."
I still love you, New York

I still love you, New York

"Now I’m back and our roles are somewhat reversed. Like River Song and the Doctor, we meet again under different circumstances."
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."
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. Let them all perish in the crowds of Dubrovnik while the people of Montenegro can enjoy their beautiful country on their own. Or something like that."
Having champagne in Champagne

Having champagne in Champagne

"We roamed the damp and chilly tunnels and stumbled upon a large barrel delivered by Napoleon himself."
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."

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