Posts in category ”Travel”

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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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Milan on a May day

Milan on a May day

Milan is a city of many wonders. The city is world famous for the latest fashion and over-prized accessories, but if you don’t want to spend your hard-earned Euro on stuff that you don’t really need, there are still lots of things to discover.

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The old town of Bergamo

The old town of Bergamo

The town of Bergamo is often overlooked by hordes of people flying with RyanAir to the airport of Bergamo, just to get to Milan in a cheap way. But the old town is a hidden gem.

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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.

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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.

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Pool at Marina Bay Sands

Staying at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore

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, 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

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 build a town out here in the rugged island semi-archipelago is a mystery to me.

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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

Berlin is one of those cities that keep drawing me back. 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.

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