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Depeche Mode Baar in Tallinn

Depeche Mode Baar in Tallinn

What to do on a sunny day in Tallinn? The answer is obvious: Dress all in black and visit the infamous Depeche Mode Baar. I guess the poor bartender never knew what hit him as thirsty Swedes in black came looking for beer in broad daylight.

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Are you a flashpacker?
A cold New Years Eve in Budapest

A cold New Years Eve in Budapest

Since Sweden has had the coldest December month in 110 years, I thought it would be at least a bit warmer in central Europe. But the streets of Hungary’s capital are absolutely freezing. Fortunately there are lots of places with hot goulash to escape the chill, and not to forget the famous thermal baths all over the city.

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Walking across America
Esfahan

A journey through Iran

Some time ago I traveled around in Iran with friends. It’s about time to write something about the journey and maybe inspire someone to visit this secluded country.

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An idiot abroad

An idiot abroad

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. But what about all those people who just don’t have the talent for it?

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Warsaw from above

Warsaw from above

I’m writing this at a window some hundred meters above the streets of Warsaw, the capital of Poland. Staying at the five-star hotel InterContinental Warsaw which offers a good view of the city. Even though it’s only the 55th tallest building in Europe, it’s the tallest hotel in Poland and the third tallest in Europe.

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Back from Brussels
From Toledo to Salamanca

From Toledo to Salamanca

So I am back in Spain, the land of tapas. Currently staying with a friend here in Madrid who has an amazing roof terrace outside his apartment, where we’ve spent long evenings with great tapas and cold drinks.

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Getting lost in Yazd

Getting lost in Yazd

So here I am in Yazd, an ancient desert city in Iran. I arrived a few days ago coming by bus from Esfahan, a magnificent modern city. The contrast is enormous, since the old town of Yazd mostly consists of sun dried mud bricks. But I must confess that the ice cream I found today was the best so far in Iran, while Esfahan had the best coffee.

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