Sophie’s World Travel Inspiration Blog

11 things to do in Dubai

Curious about dashing Dubai? Well, here’s a nice little list for you of things to do in the most famous city of the United Arab Emirates. 1. Travel from the past to the future in an abra A not-to-be-missed experience in Dubai is crossing Al Khor (the Creek) in a water taxi, locally known as an abra. These […]

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Silent Sunday: House at hastily vacated Pyramiden in Svalbard

A ramshackle house at Pyramiden, a hastily vacated Soviet settlement in Arctic Svalbard

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Mtskheta, UNESCO in Georgia

As in Armenia and the rest of the Caucasus, the world heritage sites in Georgia are churches and monasteries, all about religious history and architecture. On my final day in Tbilisi, I hopped on a marshrutka for the half-hour trip to Mtskheta. This town has been continuously inhabited for more than 3000 years and was the […]

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Silent Sunday: Destroyed by war, Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Destroyed by war, ruin of a house, Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Zanzibar and the senses

Wandering around Zanzibar as I arrived, fresh from the Dar ferry on a tropical March afternoon, my first thought – and my last when I left a week later, as it turned out – was that this enchanted African island speaks to all our five senses. Here’s what I mean: sight : the sun setting […]

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Silent Sunday: L’Escalier Tête Chien, Dominica

Volcanic rock at Escalier Tete Chien (the snake’s stairway) Carib territory, Dominica. 

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The landscapes of Lista

At the southernmost tip of Norway is the mysterious ancient landscape of the Lista Peninsula, frequently hidden beneath a thin veil of ocean mist. I’ve spent many summers here, but a few months ago, I encountered the Lista landscape in late autumn: even more atmospheric then. Lista through history and beyond The Lista landscape is special, and packed with […]

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