World at a Glance: The beautiful library at Pannonhalma Abbey

https://www.instagram.com/p/21pkFDvSPb/?taken-by=sophieofnorway Few things enchant me more than libraries. I've often thought I'd like to sleep over in one, especially in a delightfully dusty, old library. Sneak in around closing time, say, then hide until everyone is gone and stay overnight. Sleeping bag, head lamp and [...]

2019-03-14T08:56:52+01:0011 March 2019|Hungary, UNESCO World Heritage|

Naval Port of Karlskrona

Present-day Sweden has about 10 mill inhabitants, just over 1% of Europe's population. But back in the 17th and 18th centuries, this little country was an empire, ruling a rather large part of Europe. Around the Baltic, you can still see markers of the Swedish [...]

2019-03-14T08:57:18+01:008 March 2019|Art and architecture, Sweden, UNESCO World Heritage|

Driving the Pamir Highway – Dushanbe to Osh

Thinking of driving the Pamir Highway? It's one of the world's epic road trips (possibly the most epic), through the wild landscape of the Pamir Mountains, and along the equally wild Panj, the river that forms the border between Tajikistan and Afghanistan. You'll drive across [...]

2019-02-13T08:36:02+01:0028 January 2019|Kyrgyzstan, Road trips, Tajikistan|

World at a Glance: Lake Bled (Day out Ljubljana)

The postcard pretty baroque church on tiny, lovely Bled Island is probably the best known image of Slovenia. If you could zoom out, you'd first see the stunning Lake Bled (Blejsko jezero in Slovene), then the little villages along its shores, then the green fields [...]

2019-01-01T14:17:36+01:0030 December 2018|Art and architecture, Daytrip, Islands, Slovenia|
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