It's that time of year again! A mere 24 days until Christmas, as I'm writing this on the last morning in November. In a cafe... in Riga. But but but, I hear you say... the heading says Budapest...? Indeed it does. And yet, here I [...]
We're not quite ready to leave Mexico yet here on Sophie's World. Today, we'll go for a swim, in a spring deep below ground, sunlight shining from high above. And we'll dive through enchanted caves in the jungle. (Well, you are. I'll stay in the [...]
Last week, I wrote about the 7 wonders of the world – ancient and new. The good people in the Yucatan have Chichen Itza, one of the seven new ones, so naturally I've heard lots about it lately. As I've listened to locals going on [...]
Ever given much thought to the 7 wonders of the world? I have, naturally. You expected nothing less, did you? When I think of the 7 wonders, though, it’s those of the ancient world. Those amongst which, all but one has vanished. Five of the [...]
JFK 18 Oct 2019 All in the name of efficiency: Friday tip on how to unintentionally make friends at airports. Picture the scene: Airport security, pretty busy, couple hundred people in line. Finally my turn. I go through that machine where you raise your arms [...]
I seem to be having a thing for glaciers lately and can't help but sharing it with you good folks. Luckily, I live in a part of the world where they abound; not only in Norway but in some of our neighbour countries as well. [...]
Whatever this potentially ominous sign means, water is everywhere in Augsburg and it has been systematically managed since the 14th century. In fact, you'd be hard pressed to go anywhere in Augsburg and not encounter the city's ingenious water operating system. There are medieval water towers, fountains, millwheels, hydroelectric power stations...