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Memories of Brazil

Footage from Rio de Janeiro and other cities in Brazil can be seen all over the news these days, due to the FIFA World Cup, which brings back many fond memories. Ten years ago I visited this beautiful country, from the sprawling urban jungles of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo to the soothingly tranquil Ubatuba, Paraty and more.

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Review: Urban Safari

If you prefer to spend your vacation on a sunny beach instead of walking through crowded cities, this book is not for you. This is a love story about the big cities in the world.

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Review: Nasty Bits

Anthony Bourdain used to be a chef at Les Halles in New York and rose to stardom after his book “Kitchen Confidential” in 2000. Even though this book may have launched him into stardom, it fell below my radar at the time. But I’ve been a fan of Bourdain ever since I picked up Nasty Bits in Singapore.

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Rendez-vous in Rio

Apart from the obvious reference to the song by Lustans Lakejer, I met a lot of interesting things in Rio de Janeiro. Maybe the most striking was meeting Jesus on the top of Corcovado. The tall statue is towering above the city on top of a mountain, with a marvelous view.

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Exploring Chernobyl

Exploring Chernobyl

"The soundtrack of the day was Radioactivity by Kraftwerk, as we rolled into Chernobyl this morning."
Vineyards of southern France

Vineyards of southern France

"Not far from Sauternes is the village of Saint-Émilion, also a famous wine region but what got me hooked was their impressive limestone caves."
Wazzup in Vaduz

Wazzup in Vaduz

"Vaduz Castle is overlooking the town from a hill, a short walk from the center. It’s really a postcard view with the alps in the background, which I’m sure the prince enjoys as he sips his morning coffee while towering above his loyal subjects."
The lakes of Lombardy

The lakes of Lombardy

"The town of Como, largest settlement around Lake Como, attracts a lot of people with big wallets. But I preferred to take the funicular up the mountain to the Brunate region, where you get a much better view of the lake."
Memories of Skye

Memories of Skye

"The countryside is charming and some places even have coffee."
Greetings from Moldova

Greetings from Moldova

"But Chisinau is an unexpected gem in the wilderness. Even though Moldova is one of the poorest countries in Europe, the capital has its fair share of impressive buildings and post-Soviet architecture."

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