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(English) In retrospect: Birthplace of Christianity in Bethlehem

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Ting som er gøy i Aswan

Av Catarina Redisch i Aswan, Egypt Aswan er en by ved Nilen, en veldig interessant by, særlig hvis du liker ekstreme ting. Visste du for eksempel at Aswan er en av de tørreste byene på jorda? Aswan High Dam Hvis du liker ekstreme ting kommer du også til å like Aswandammen, som var et av [...]

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Hvor i all verden?

(English) This skyline – shimmering in the afternoon heat – is in Doha, capital of tiny Qatar on the Arabian Peninsula, the world’s richest country.

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Scenes from a Bahraini mall – empty elegance

29 september 2009 It’s 18:30 and I’m in Moda Mall, Bahrain World Trade Centre, wondering where all the people are. Moda is a huge shopping centre with high-end boutiques. Just from where I now sit, I see Louis Vuitton, Dior, Emporio Armani, Versace and Fendi. And where I sit is in a purple velvet chair; [...]

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(English) The travel ABC of Sophie’s World

(English) Travel ABCs are all the rage in the travel blogging circuit these days. Fun idea! Here’s the travel ABC of Sophie’s World:

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Two highlights of Bahrain

It’s early evening in the village surrounding Qala’at al-Bahrain. The creatively decorated houses remind me of pictures in fairy-tales, especially through the filter of the setting sun. Five horsemen appear out of the dusk in front of the silhouette of a large 16th century Portuguese fort. This is home to Iranians, says Aziz, my guide [...]

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Reading the past with the Rosetta Stone

The British Museum is one of my favourite museums in the world. Yet, like many museums in the western world, the British Museum should probably return some of the artefacts to their country of origin. One of these is the Rosetta Stone, a stele from 196 BC. It belongs, if not in Rosetta, at least [...]

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