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Marseille 40 years later

Marseille 40 years later

So I’m back from a weekend in Marseille and more. The town itself reminded me of Gothenburg and San Francisco. All three have a riverfront, lots of hills, an island fortress and a lot of great seafood restaurants.

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Au revoir Jubilee Gardens

Au revoir Jubilee Gardens

Some cities have a sweet spot where I tend to return. It’s like a magnet and I don’t know why. 12 years ago, I walked alone along the Thames riverfront in London. This was one year before the London Eye wheel was built. I came to the Jubilee Gardens and sat down on a bench.

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Across the divided island of Ireland

Across the divided island of Ireland

Back from a short trip to Ireland, where we managed to squeeze in a concert with Explosions In The Sky in Dublin, soaking up Titanic memorabilia in Belfast and finally got to jump around at Giant’s Causeway.

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Depeche Mode Baar in Tallinn
Are you a flashpacker?

Are you a flashpacker?

Pam Mendel recently photographed her packing for Antarctica. It made me remember an article I read a while back where Amanda Kendle writes about how she changed from traditional backpacker into something called flashpacker.

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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.

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Walking across America

Walking across America

Many have seen Matt Harding dance across the globe and earlier this year I wrote about Bearded journey. Now it’s time again for another inspiring movie where a man walks across America from New York to San Francisco.

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The tomb of Cyrus in Pasargadae

A journey through Iran

Touchdown in Tehran, the capital of Iran. Imam Khomeini Airport was not the jolliest of places late in the evening and there was a tedious passport control.

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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.

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Warsaw from above

Warsaw from above

As I am writing this, I’m currently sitting at a window some hundred meters above the streets of Warsaw, the capital of Poland. The location is the five-star hotel InterContinental Warsaw, which offers a good view of the city.

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