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11 most popular Instagrams in January 2015

Our 11 most popular Instagram photos last month are mostly of wintry Oslo, but not all. Here they are: 1. In Drammen, close to home, is an abandoned copper mine. Took me years to finally visit. Abandoned copper mine not far from home. Only possible to go inside the mountain 4 times a year. A […]

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Silent Sunday: The stark beauty of the Arabian desert

The stark beauty of the Arabian desert

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Day out Dubai: Al Ain Oasis

Oasis – it’s such a wonderful word, isn’t it? Like haven, or sanctuary. The proper definition, the Oxford Dictionary tells me, is a fertile spot in a desert, where water is found. And that is just what Al Ain is. An oasis. A garden at the edge of the fabled Empty Quarter, inhabited for more […]

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Most popular Instagrams in November 2014

I’m enjoying Instagram more and more. The majority of last month’s faves are from Southern Norway. But let’s let the photos speak for themselves; here are our most popular Instagrams in November. 1. Finnemarka, Norway Late autumn in the forest, Norway A photo posted by Sophie's World (@sophieredisch) on Nov 14, 2014 at 7:27am PST […]

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Fujairah, the friendly emirate

Some of the seven emirates we quite liked, others less so. I’m happy to finish this series with Fujairah, the friendly emirate.

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Abu Dhabi, the affluent emirate

Abu Dhabi holds a whopping 9 % of the world’s oil reserves, is the richest city on earth, safe, green, clean and, dare I say it, a wee bit…

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Sharjah, the energetic emirate

Between Ajman and Dubai lies Sharjah, the third largest emirate – and perhaps the third best known, as well. Sharjah is also the most conservative emirate: alcohol is completely forbidden, dress codes are strict and no mixing of men and women if unwed. Not even a sheesha cafe to be found. Lively Sharjah Despite those […]

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