Writing postcards Snow is falling outside my window. It's undoubtedly beautiful. And cold. The summery memory of this little harbour at the foothills of the Sierra Madre makes the day a little warmer. Here's a little photo essay. Where: Huatulco, State of Oaxaca, Mexico Huatulco secrets? Huatulco is a cruise port. I always wonder what happens in the little towns after [...]
The girls and I recently sailed through the Panama Canal and stopped - all too briefly - in the beautiful, beautiful Colombian city of Cartagena. Cartagena architecture Strolling through the lively old city, I was struck by the vibrant colours of the colonial architecture. Seemed to go well with the sultry heat, too. UNESCO's World Heritage Committee has included the [...]
A new week, a new travel quiz. Where in the world is this evocative cemetery? A crisp autumn day three years ago, the girls and I walked through this cemetery. It was a melancholic walk past the graves of hopeful immigrants, of children, of those never found. Two questions this time: Where in the world is this cemetery and what [...]
Recently, a friend of mine was on a plane hit by lightning. Seemed scary enough, but the pilot had quickly explained very calmly that it was nothing to worry about. A bit later the plane landed safely. Most of my stories of flying have been more funny than scary. And whenever I'm bored, I snap pictures from above. Northern Zealand, [...]
I took my first plane journey when I was 11 years old. My oldest daughter was 11 weeks. Times have certainly changed. Back in the 70s, Mum took my brother and me to New Orleans to a visit her cousin, Aunt Hanna - who had emigrated. It was quite the journey, involving 4 different planes and 5 airports. We switched [...]
Nature is at her best in Prince Edward Island, with rolling green meadows, red sand beaches and surrounded by the sea; red sea, caused by the red earth. In fact, PEI looks just as sweet and beautiful as in the Anne of Green Gables films.
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