Posts in category ”Travel”

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Tales from Tehran

Tales from Tehran

Tehran is a place of controversy and contradictions. Many people have a strong opinion about the city without ever placing their feet on the pavement. I’m here to find out the real story.

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Getting lost in Yazd

Getting lost in Yazd

Today 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.

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Hunting for kebab in Shiraz

Hunting for kebab in Shiraz

After arriving in Tehran a few days back I discovered that Facebook, Twitter and other fun sites are thoroughly blocked, just as suspected. So I had a coffee and took the next flight to Shiraz, the lovely city in the south of Iran, on a quest to find the perfect kebab.

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A virtual trip with the Trans-Siberian railway

A virtual trip with the Trans-Siberian railway

Have you ever dreamed of going on the Trans-Siberian railway across Russia? Google has cooperated with Russian Railways to create a video of the entire trip.

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The bearded journey

The bearded journey

Many of you probably remember Matt Harding and his dancing journey across the globe, but you might have missed the adventures of German traveler Christoph Rehage.

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The bastions of Gothenburg

The bastions of Gothenburg

In 1624 the Swedes began construction of a heavy defense structures around Gothenburg. With a bit of help from Dutch engineers they created one of the most fortified cities in Northern Europe.

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New Years Eve in Prague

New Years Eve in Prague

The year is about to end and I’m spending the last days of it in Prague, the beautiful gothic capital of Czech Republic. Since it’s also the last day of the decade, we might as well go out with a bang.

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Kidnap the Sinterklaas in Amsterdam

Kidnap the Sinterklaas in Amsterdam

I’m back in Amsterdam where they celebrate the Saint Nicholas’ eve today. This guy is the basis for the more familiar Santa Claus, but originally this eve was the celebration of Saint Nicholas, patron saint of children.

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Fall of the Berlin Wall

Fall of the Berlin Wall

Twenty years ago, the Berlin Wall was opened and Germany was reunited about a year later. I remember reading about it in November 1989, maybe a bit too young to fully understand the impact of this monumental event.

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Sweet days in Provence

Sweet days in Provence

As they say, Nice is nice, but after walking along the beach of Promenade des Anglais and spending a few hours exploring the city I felt quite done with it. If you got the time I strongly recommend exploring the surrounding area.

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