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Top spots in Gothenburg

Top spots in Gothenburg

Gothenburg is so much more than rusty cranes and pretty girls! Here are some of my favorite locations from spending decades in this seaside gem of a city.

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The lakes of Lombardy

The lakes of Lombardy

The most beautiful feature of northern Italy is arguably the amazing lakes. Last week I had a road trip through the area with friends.

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The dragon of Krakow

The dragon of Krakow

During my travels I’ve seen a lot of statues depicting dragons. Saint Georg and the dragon is a popular motif all over Europe. I especially liked the dragons of Ljubljana, where I crossed the Dragon bridge and saw the city emblem feature a dragon. But Krakow is probably the only place I know where you can actually visit a dragon den.

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The fairytale castles of Sintra

The fairytale castles of Sintra

The Portuguese town of Sintra is famous for many beautiful castles. Palácio Nacional da Pena is arguably the most stunning of the lot. It stands proudly on a hilltop in the mountains above Sintra. Construction started with a chapel built in the Middle Ages, which was later turned into a summer residence for the royal family in 1847. Heavily inspired by German castles, it also features Islamic elements.

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Staying at Marina Bay Sands

Earlier this year I had the pleasure of staying at the Marina Bay Sands hotel in Singapore. Completed in 2010, it is the world’s most expensive casino featuring 2500 rooms, a mall, a museum, celebrity chef restaurants, ice skating rink and of course the famous infinity pool at the top.

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Art Nouveau in Ålesund

Art Nouveau in Ålesund

Wait what? Ålesund who? Even though nowhere near as remote as Tromsø or Svalbard, it still feels like I’ve reached the very end of Norway. Why someone chose to start a town out here in the rugged island semi-archipelago is a mystery to me. Even getting from the airport to the town center takes crossing several bridges and tunnels!

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The sound of Salzburg

The sound of Salzburg

The streets are alive with the sound of Salzburg, to paraphrase that movie from 1965. This cozy city in Austria feels alive and buzzing despite often being reduced to a tourist frame, compared to big brother Vienna.

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Back in Berlin

Back in Berlin

So I’m back from another trip to Berlin. This unique city has a kind of deliberate urban decay which I find quite compelling.

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In Bruges

In Bruges

Yes, I’m actually in Bruges. It’s not just a pun to the movie bearing that name. The medieval town is like a construction from a fairy tale, with cobbled streets and winding alleys. With a lot of canals, it reminds me of Amsterdam or Venice.

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Visions of Singapore

Visions of Singapore

Singapore is one of the most dynamic cities of Asia right now. By extensive use of landfill with sand bought from Indonesia and Cambodia, the bay area has expanded greatly in the last few years and tall buildings pop up everywhere.

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