Røros Mining Town – and a childhood inspiration

Remember Pippi Longstocking? Mischievous, fun-loving, freckled little redhead, about 9 years old, who lived in a big, ramshackle villa all by herself. Strong in every sense, she could lift her own horse. Generous, unpredictable, thoughtful, philosophical, living completely by her own rules. I loved watching [...]

2021-10-21T18:54:05+01:0020 October 2021|Norway, UNESCO World Heritage|

Postcard from Belize City: 5 things to see and do

Belize City, ca 2pm. Well, not 2pm today. But pre-corona and then some. Isn't just about everything fun pre-corona these days? BUT - post-corona is just around the corner. Smiiile! I'm in Belize to see Mayan pyramids. We're just down from Mexico, and the kids [...]

2021-09-27T22:48:57+01:007 October 2021|Belize|

Dordrecht: 11 things you’ll love about this island city

Writing about the fabulously Gothic Villa Augustus made me think of Dordrecht itself. It really is a lovely city, with plenty to discover. Also, it has been a while since I've written a city post, so here you go. Let's start with a Dordrecht cat. [...]

2021-09-28T16:46:21+01:0028 September 2021|11 things, Magic of Cities, Netherlands|

World at a Glance: Noravank (Day out Yerevan)

Thought you had seen enough Armenian monasteries here on the blog, did ya? Nope nope nope: here's yet another. One different from the rest, located in a gorge with tall red cliffs. On the road to Noravank - and past the mysterious Nakchivan In this [...]

2021-09-14T12:04:26+01:0014 September 2021|Armenia, Daytrip|

Road tripping in the Arctic: North Cape

Norway’s Hurtigruten (Coastal Express) passes through the most stunning scenery as it voyages from Bergen to Kirkenes, next door to Russia’s Kola Peninsula. The entire round trip takes 11 days and is a leisurely way to see the ruggedly beautiful skerries. My mission this morning, [...]

2021-09-07T15:37:06+01:007 September 2021|Norway, Road trips|
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