1918! A monumental year. World War I ended, empires broke up, national borders were rearranged, political orders changed dramatically, and new countries appeared. One of these was Latvia. The little Baltic country declared its independence from Russia on 18 November 1918, just one week after the [...]
This week, we're exploring the hills and dales of the Lake District and the urban milieu of Manchester here on Sophie's World. Follow along on #LuxLakeDistrict and #BestofMCR.
By Alexandra Redisch in Bergen At the old Sentralbadet (public swimming pool) in Bergen, you will no longer find the smell of chlorine, but rather the scent of gingerbread - and Christmas itself. This is the site of the largest gingerbread town in the world. [...]
Reminiscing about a Christmas past today, a Christmas in India. You'll pardon the photos - they're from the days of 35 mm-film in rolls. Remember those? We rarely travel over the holidays. It's a sacred time of sorts - not in the conventional meaning, but [...]
On a chilly November day last year, I spent a brief twenty-four hours in the Lithuanian capital. Here's a quick look at wintry Vilnius by Instagram. 1. A night-time shot of the pretty Vilnius Cathedral. (See the photo on Instagram here.) 2. Borscht, a Lithuanian [...]
As the year draws to a close, for the year-end self-indulgent post that we bloggers do, I thought I'd share our 15 most popular Instagrams in 2015. It's no secret I adore Instagram; I think it's my favourite social media platform. (Although Pinterest is a [...]
Christmas markets have just exploded the last years, have you noticed? They're everywhere! It's no longer just an ancient German/Central European custom. These days, every city, every town and every little village seem to organise these festive affairs during Advent. Some Christmas markets last from late [...]