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Moleskines of the world

Moleskines of the world

In the digital society of 2007, I suppose that plain notebooks are on the decline. However, there are times when you don’t want to bring a laptop. This is where the classic Moleskine notebooks enter the scene. Due to the quality and portable format, I find them very useful and always bring one or two with me on all travel occasions.

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New wonders of the world

New wonders of the world

About 2300 years ago, a list of seven wonders were compiled. The so called wonders of the world were spectacular man-made constructions located around the Mediterranean. They were the Khufu pyramid of Giza, hanging gardens of Babylon, colossus of Rhodes, lighthouse of Alexandria, temple of Artemis, statue of Zeus in Olympia and mausoleum of Maussollos.

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Increased speed in global cities

Increased speed in global cities

I am currently sitting in a hotel room in Oslo, restoring mind and body after a lot of urban walking in the evenings. One of my favorite things to do is to explore large cities by foot. Marvel at the shifting architecture, discover interesting people, smell the bakery and tune in to the local pace of life.

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The dancing globetrotter

The dancing globetrotter

Matt Harding was a game designer at ActiVision who got tired of his work. Four years ago, he decided to do what many of us dream of but never get around to. He simply quit his job and traveled around the world.

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Realistic subway maps

Realistic subway maps

Subway maps are a visual guide to the system and not by any means an accurate map of the real city. What seems close on a tube map could very likely be a large distance in the real world.

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Lord of the Rings locations in New Zealand

Lord of the Rings locations in New Zealand

The beautiful scenery of New Zealand became world famous and an instant tourist magnet as soon as the first Lord of the Rings movie was released in 2001. People from all over the world flock to see the places were Peter Jackson imagined Middle Earth.

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Mythbusting in Wellington

Mythbusting in Wellington

I’m currently in Wellington, New Zealand. At latitude 41°S, it’s the southernmost national capital city in the world. This is about as far south as you can be without hiking through Patagonia. Being south of the equator once again, this time I actually remembered to personally debunk an old myth: The statement that water drains “backwards” in the southern hemisphere.

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New Years Eve in Sydney

New Years Eve in Sydney

The year is about to get wrapped up, so me and Emelie are on our way to Mrs Macquarie’s Point in the Botanic Gardens. It is the best view in the city, where the Opera House is seen in front of the massive fireworks in the harbor area, celebrating the 75th anniversary of the old “coathanger” Harbour Bridge.

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Welcome to Hotel Barajas

Welcome to Hotel Barajas

During the weekend, we revisited Madrid to say hello to a friend and have some tapas. That was the good part. The bad part was the flight home. Me and Emelie got up at 4 AM and catched a cab outside the Atocha station. That trip presented no problem and we arrived at Barajas two hours before the flight departure.

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Manhattan elsewhere

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