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Silent Sunday: Domes of the magnificent St Andrew’s Church in Kiev, Ukraine

The magnificent domes of the baroque Andriyvs’ka tserkva (St Andrew’s Church) in Kiev

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Silent Sunday: Enchanting Asdøljuvet Canyon

Enchanting Asdøljuvet Canyon, Lier in Eastern Norway

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8 Instagrams from Arctic Sweden

A visit in Arctic Sweden will likely begin in Luleå, one the biggest cities in the region. Luleå isn’t uninteresting in itself, with more than 100 cafes and restaurants, a pretty cityscape and some unusual street art. But I’m here to have a closer look at the Laponia region (the Latin name for the Sami [...]

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Silent Sunday: Wall of honour in Tiraspol, the breakaway republic Transdniestr

Wall of honour in Tiraspol, featuring upstanding citizens of Transdniestr, chosen by the authorities in the breakaway republic

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Mysterious Newgrange

You’ve heard about Stonehenge, of course, but are you familiar with Newgrange? Just across the water, in Ireland, Newgrange is a temple even older than the mysterious stones at Salisbury Plain. 97 standing stones surround the megalithic tomb. You’ll be with a guide; can’t wander about on your own in here; small groups are let [...]

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Silent Sunday: Curious sheep in the Preseli Mountains in Wales

Curious sheep in the Preseli Mountains (Mynyddoedd Y Preseli), Wales

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Old Rauma and Sammallahdenmäki, UNESCO in Finland

As I write this, I’m sat in my favourite cafe in Rauma, for the third time in two days. I’m in Finland to have a look at two of the country’s world heritage sites. As you know, I’m on a quest to see many of them, perhaps even all, and I’m really enjoying this self-imposed [...]

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