Posts in category ”Travel”

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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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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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Past and present in Bergen

Past and present in Bergen

As I look down on the city of Bergen from nearby mountain Fløyen, I try to understand the unique atmosphere of this place. Bergen is jammed tightly between fjords and seven mountaintops, nicknaming it “city of seven mountains”.

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Paris Redux

Paris Redux

After several visits to Paris spread across four different decades, it feels bittersweet to once again wander alone along the narrow streets.

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Things to do in Budapest

Things to do in Budapest

Budapest is a very popular destination in the summer, and with good reason. The capital of Hungary has lots of things to discover and everyone will find something to their liking.

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Tales of Turin

Tales of Turin

Some cities are often closely associated with a landmark or historic location. Most people think of Rome if they see a picture of the Colosseum and the Eiffel Tower is the ultimate symbol of Paris.

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The traboules of Lyon

The traboules of Lyon

Lyon is a charming city with lots of things to discover. For instance, the Fourvière hill has a stunning basilica with great view of the area, easily ascended by funicular. The old town features small alleys and the city is renowned for its great food.

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Things to do in Cape Town

Things to do in Cape Town

As the pandemic is starting to lighten its grip for some areas in the world, many armchair travelers such as myself smell the morning air once again. One of the most interesting places I’ve visited in recent years is Cape Town.

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