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Wieliczka SaltMines, Cracow

Wieliczka SaltMines   The SaltMines of Crakow is surely a sight not to be missed. It may sound a bit strange to visit a mine but it is certainly worth the effort. Getting there can be a challenge but all of the tourist bureaus can arrange it for you. We

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Cueva de los Verde, Lanzarote

  Lanzarote, the green Caves La Cueva de los Verdes, is situated close to the northern tip of the island of Lanzarote, to the south-east of the volcano Monte de la Corona or the “Mountain of the Crown”.

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Dining and drinking in Zhuhai

Dining with Friends in Zhuhai   Tonight we’re having dinner with our hosts. Yan, our travel companion has a brother-in-law, Laogan, who runs several restaurants in Zhuhai and he has invited us to dine in one together with the whole family.   He turns out to be a big, rugged

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A brief note on the Vietnamese language

   Reading signs and posters in Vietnamese*. One of the greatest challenges facing you when travelling in this sphere of Chinese influence, is to be able to retrieve information from signs and posters, to the untrained eye they’re just a clutter of drawings, lines and dots and curls which means

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Lofoten Gallery

Views of Lofoten Stockfish at Reine Catch of the Day View from Ballstadheia Mount Svein Winter moods Looking towards Lyngen Raftsundet on a sunny october day Sun behind Skrova Brettesnes Brettesnes, StorMolla

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Fishing in beautiful weather

Lofoten revisited

Lofoten once more! Last fall we revisited the Lofoten archipelago. Once more nature did its best to please us; sunshine and plenty of fish (mainly cod) We stayed at a small place called Brettesnes.

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Vietnam, Phan Thiet street life

Visiting the town of Phan Thiet The town of Phan Thiet is a charming town, it’s crowded and seems chaotic, just like any small (or large) Asian town. There are people everywhere, all smiling.                                               Family Dinner in Phan Thiet   It looks like everybody live their lives outdoors

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City of Hvar, Island of Hvar

Hvar, Croatia, a Perfect Gem

The Croatian Island of Hvar is located a short boat trip from Split and is an island of great beauty. It is not very large, just approximately 68 km long, with a high east-west ridge. Hvar is different from many of the other islands in the area, in that it has

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Zhuhai, South China

So high in Zhuhai. Woke up early this morning, the boat to Zhuhai leaves at 12.30 but we’re expected to be at the jetty in  good time and with all the luggage we carry, we’ll have to take a taxi to the jetty. We’re informed by our Chinese companion that

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Elena – The best Moscow-guide

—-If you ever decide to go to Moscow you will probably need a guide. First of all; evrything is of course written in Cyrillic letters here and they are quite impossible to read. Second; you need to be acompanied by a certified guide to gain access to places like the

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Cruisin’ Croatia

Croatia is a land of great variety and breathtaking scenery. Nature has truly strived to make it spectacular. We arrived at Split International airport or “Zracna luka Split” as the Croats themselves call it, around noon on a friday. We wanted to go straight to the island of Hvar where

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WinterFishing in Homborsund

   Winter in Homborsund, Norway Fishing in the sea of the small Norwegian village of Homborsund. This is a favored place for seaside activities but it certainly has its advantages in winter as well. Please excuse the poor quality of the pics; they’re shot with my mobile phone. (I’ll bring

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Sun Setting over the Andaman sea

Langkawi Island

      The Langkawi Island is situated off the coast in the very north of Malaysia, close to the border with Thailand. It has not yet reached the top of the Asian holiday-destinations but tourism is beginning to take its toll. This can be clearly seen in the capital,

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Mastering Moscow

Mastering Moscow Having read up on Moscow’s and Russia’s culture and history through Simon Montefiore’s comprehensive biography on Stalin “The court of the red czar” and even more impressive; Orlando Fiennes: The Whisperers, we came to Moscow with plenty of prejudices. Another thought that prevailed in our minds was the words of

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Exploring HongKong’s WanChai Market

‘Outdoor shopping in Hong Kong’ Wandering through Hong Kong’s WanChai Market. Hong Kong is an impressive sight with all its glass and concrete palaces. The tall high-rises tower over the city and tell the world of Hong Kong’s economical position and its “westerness”. But wander just a couple of blocks

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