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Posts of year 2016

Autumn in Gothenburg

Autumn in Gothenburg

For many the autumn is a season of melancholy. Some sort of confirmation that decay is the fate of all mankind, while we gaze upon the colorful trees as the last vestiges of beauty.

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Reliving history in Washington D.C.

Reliving history in Washington D.C.

The capital of the United States, Washington D.C., features an impressive array of historical artifacts and buildings. This weekend I visited a lot of them and was unexpectedly drawn in by the allure surrounding them.

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I still love you, New York

I still love you, New York

It’s been 15 years since our last meeting. I was young(er) and curious with unrealistic expectations of you, while you were still in recovery from a horrible event. One year had passed since 9/11 but I could still see it in your eyes. The suspicion with which you regarded me, searching for hidden agendas that never were.

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Back in Krakow

Back in Krakow

I didn’t expect to be back in Krakow four months later, but here I am. The city was already beautiful in spring but it’s absolutely gorgeous in summertime as well.

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Chilling in Chile

Chilling in Chile

My weary feet has finally reached Valparaiso, the colorful city in western 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 (yeah, it’s winter down there). Dear Patagonia, I will say hello another time.

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Conquering Machu Picchu

Conquering Machu Picchu

A life-long dream came true this morning, as I stood upon the mountain looking down at Machu Picchu. I felt like some strange mix between Indiana Jones and a small boy, gazing down upon the final treasure of the Incas. Perched deep in the Peruvian mountains, shrouded in mists. No wonder the conquistadors never found it.

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Across the equator in Ecuador

Across the equator in Ecuador

I’ve been crossing the equator several times before, but I’ve never actually stood on it until now! Of course it’s big business here in Ecuador, with even the Spanish word “ecuador” meaning “equator”.

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Taking care of business in Panama

Taking care of business in Panama

Greetings from Panama City! This is a place that many people seems to be unable to even place on a map, even though the country was featured prominently in the press some time ago, regarding the “Panama Papers” – 11 million leaked documents of juicy details regarding financials of offshore companies.

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Top spots in Gothenburg

Top spots in Gothenburg

Gothenburg is so much more than rusty cranes and pretty girls! Here are some of my favorite locations from spending decades in this seaside gem of a city.

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The sound of Salzburg

The sound of Salzburg

"It is based on the true story of Maria von Trapp, even though I suspect she didn’t go singing alone in the mountain ranges."
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."
Memories of Skye

Memories of Skye

"The countryside is charming and some places even have coffee."
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."
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."
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 NIN concert."

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