Earlier this week, Holmenkollen Ski Jump, one of Oslo's best known attractions, reopened. The old ski jump from 1892 was torn down in 2008 to make room for a new, improved hill to be ready for the 2011 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships.
Davos, these days host of the annual World Economic Forum for the 40th time. Normally, competition has been a major focus of the WEF. I'm happy to see that global cooperation and transformation is on the WEF agenda this year.
Oslo and Copenhagen are both in the headlines these days; Oslo for being the venue of the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony on 10 December, and Copenhagen for hosting the United Nations Climate Conference 09 on 7 - 18 December. Oslo and Copenhagen Oslo's Frogner Park [...]
To get from Alghero to Corsica, we take a bus north to Santa Teresa di Gallura, then a ferry onwards to Bonifacio in southern Corsica. We have with us an inimitable guide, Marco. Along the way, we're treated to wonderful stories about Sardinia and Sardinians. [...]
Isle of Man has been used as film location for numerous movies, including the deliciously wicked Keeping Mum. Remember this gorgeous view?
The Schengen Agreement, while convenient, means I no longer get passport stamps in most of Europe. Do you remember the days of the DDR?
Last week, UNESCO decided on new properties for its World Heritage list, properties to place on the danger list and even one to delist.