Sunday snapshot: Nevskij prospekt, Leningrad, 1984

Nevskij Prospekt, main street Leningrad, Soviet Union – February 1984 (the present-day Russian city of St Petersburg)

Neum: where Bosnia and Herzegovina touches the sea

Bosnia and Herzegovina is a landlocked country. Except here at Neum. This little stretch of land along the Adriatic is the country’s only access to the ocean. If you’ve ever taken the bus from north to south in Croatia, along the Adriatic highway, you may have seen the drivers hop off the bus and load [...]

Dar es Salaam by Instagram

I’ve just returned from an all too quick visit to Tanzania. Though I was mostly on the deliciously spicy (in every sense) island of Zanzibar, I managed to get a look at دار السلام as well. A look at where, you ask? Why, the Haven of Peace, of course. Or Dar es Salaam, as it’s [...]

The Saint: a funky sleep in New Orleans

Is there a city in the USA more fitted to play naughty or nice than New Orleans? I don’t think so. And The Saint plays that particular game very well indeed. Located on Canal Street, The Saint is just a stone’s throw away from the delightful French Quarter, without the disadvantages (read: noise) of actually [...]

Svartisen Arctic Glacier

The final segment of my road trip last summer ended, somewhat unplanned, at Svartisen, a large Arctic glacier. My plan for the day was to drive across the Arctic Circle and have a look at Polarsirkelsenteret (the Arctic Circle Centre), but as I headed out of the city of Mo i Rana, a sign for [...]

Monday Memory: Butrint

At the southernmost end of Albania, near the Greek border, and just a short hop across the Adriatic from the Greek island of Corfu, is Butrint, one of the country’s two world heritage sites. Like Carthage, Butrint is an archaeological site. Butrint was known as Bouthrōtón by the Greeks and as Buthrotum by the Romans. [...]

Yerevan – a photo essay

It’s been quite a while since we’ve had a segment in our Magic of Cities series. Well, wait no more. Enjoy these Yerevan photos. I utterly enjoyed this curious city in the Caucasus and it quickly climbed up the list of my favourite cities in the world. Yerevan is all about colour, water, music, life… [...]

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