Tiny Triesenberg

For most, Liechtenstein is a quick stop to check off yet another country on their list. They only stop for an hour at most, in the capital Vaduz - and leave with a very incomplete impression of this ancient Alpine country. The little principality has [...]

Faroe Islands: Sagas, sushi and street art

Sagas abound in the Faroe Islands. Perhaps surprisingly, these Viking isles also have a fabulous sushi restaurant and lively street art.

Scenes from a Bahraini mall – empty elegance

Manama, Bahrain, 29 September 2009 It's 6:30 pm and I'm in Moda Mall at the World Trade Centre, wondering where all the people are. Moda is a huge shopping centre with high-end boutiques. Just from where I now sit, I see Louis Vuitton, Dior, Emporio [...]

Where in the World: Tonga

It's time for another photo quiz, so without further ado - where in the world is this lovely bit of nature? This spectacular natural phenomenon occurs along a 5-kilometre-stretch of coastline in this little country. There you are, walking along the beach, when suddenly a [...]

Two highlights of Bahrain: Qal’at al-Bahrain and Bahrain National Museum

It's early evening in the village surrounding Qal’at al-Bahrain. The creatively decorated houses remind me of pictures in fairy-tales, especially through the filter of the setting sun. Five horsemen appear out of the dusk in front of the silhouette of a large 16th century Portuguese [...]

Flirting with Fate in the Faroe Islands

Faroe Islands roads are spectacular, not least Oyggjarvegur, the mountain road from Torshavn, the archipelago's tiny capital, towards the northern islands. But then, nothing less is to be expected in the world’s best island-destination. In places, there are no barriers between us and a 1000-foot [...]

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