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Mosi-oa-Tunya: the smoke that thunders

Happy Friday, folks – with another #frifotos-inspired post. The theme is fall, interpretation is wide open. And fall, of course, is much more than the American word for autumn. I’m in a splashing mood today, so I’ll choose one of my favourite features of nature, a waterfall. And not just any waterfall, but the world’s […]

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In retrospect: Border crossing in Africa

Crossing borders in Africa can be difficult, next to impossible – or easy as pie. Senegal was in the latter category. Back in 1996, at least. I spent a bit of time in The Gambia that year, and enjoyed it. It was an easy place to be. One day, I met a group of fellow […]

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The lighthouse at Colonia

Wherever I went in town, I always saw Colonia lighthouse, an ever-present guide, for sailors throughout the centuries – and for this jetlagged Scandinavian.

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Family Fun in Carinthia

This summer, go to Nassfeld in Austria’s southernmost province, Carinthia. Then head up on Madritsche mountain for heaps of family fun.

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Hiking in Tyrol with Oetzi

Oetzi may have been hiking in these hills 5000 years ago. I did last summer. I had it much easier than he did, though. I took the cable car.

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Bregenz: going back

Bregenz, though not perhaps Austria’s best-known city, is a city dear to me. When I was 15, a friend and I spent the summer, officially doing a language course, but in reality concentrating on beer, boys and night clubs we were much too young for. (These things were a bit more lax back then). We […]

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Walking across borders

I love walking across borders and try to do that whenever I can. It’s still fun in Africa – say, between South Africa and Lesotho, or Asia, even between USA and Mexico or any place where borders still mean something. Sadly (in a nostalgic sense, that is), this is no longer the case in Europe. […]

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