Bringing the world home: Books, the Algerian edition

Spring of 2020: days, weeks, months (we'll stop there) dominated by a vicious virus. The spring of corona. 'If the mountaine will not come to Mahomet, Mahomet will goe to the mountaine', said Francis Bacon nearly 400 years ago. 'We can't travel the world. But [...]

Dreaming of Uzbekistan

I just submitted an article about Kiev, and was reminded of my first journey there a couple of years ago. Uzbekistan came to mind. Why? Well, as I was waiting in transit at Riga airport, I noticed an Ilyushin from Uzbekistan Airways on the tarmac. [...]

The Jelling Stones: Denmark’s birth certificate (Day out Aarhus)

On my must-see list for this trip were Denmark's three UNESCO World Heritage Sites. One of these, the 10th century Jelling Stones - or  Jelling Mounds, Church and Runic Stones - hail from the time when Viking king Harald Bluetooth ditched the Norse gods for [...]

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