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11 most popular Instagrams in May 2015

Here, better late than never, is our monthly Instagram feature.  As usual, I’ve linked to the photo on Instagram in the numbers. No less than five World Heritage sites are included this month, so let’s get on with it. Here are the 11 most popular ‘grams on Sophie’s World in May 2015. 11. This snapshot is from the Sunday […]

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Almonds aren’t just almonds

Christmas is upon us; time for almonds. In Norway, almondy goodness is on the menu this time of year, in the form of marzipan and kransekake.

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Three Terrific Christmas Markets

A highlight in Europe this time of year is the cheerful (sometimes even magical) Christmas markets. I adore browsing through the arts and crafts for sale, and trying some of the hearty seasonal street food. And then there’s mulled wine. Here are three of my favourite Christmas markets: Elegant and child-friendly Vienna I’m very fond […]

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The Devil’s Wedding and the cats of Tallinn

About time for a new installment of the infrequent Cats of the World series and today we’ve come to the cats of Tallinn, the adorable little capital of Estonia. Tallinn’s UNESCO-listed wonderful old town is a spooky, exciting place – full of lore. The Devil’s Wedding is perhaps the most famous legend. If you ever […]

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