Prague – a City Walk

Karoly Most or the Charles Bridge

Prague, or Praha as the czechs themselves call it is the capital of the Czech Republic. It is visited by more than 8 mill tourists every year and that is a lot for a city of 1,3 mill people. As […]

Cyprus – a brief history lesson

The Cyprus Flag

The Cyprus Flag

Cyprus officially the Republic of Cyprus is an island country in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, off the coasts of Syria and Turkey.

Cyprus is the third largest and third most populous island in the Mediterranean, and […]

John Steele and the Bell Tower of Ste Mere Eglise

On the night before D-Day (June 5–6, 1944), American soldiers of the 82nd Airborne parachuted into the area west of Sainte-Mère-Église in successive waves. The town had been the target of an aerial attack and a stray incendiary bomb had […]

The Pointe de Hoc

The most dramatic campaign of the whole landing was the assault on the Pointe de Hoc, the most heavily fortified German position on the coast. A large part of the invasion beaches were within range of these guns.

Bunker […]

Arromanches and the Mulberry Harbour

Remnants of the Mulberry Harbour at Arromanches

A good place to start a tour is the town of Arromanches. Here the Allies build a artificial floating harbour a so-called Mulberry in just 12 days and 6 days later more than 300 000 troops and their equipment had […]

The Airborne Museum in Ste Mere Eglise

The DC 3 and the Paratroopers

The DC 3 and the Paratroopers

Another “must-see” is the new Airborne Museum in Ste Mere Eglise. It’s set up to commemorate the paratroopers who liberated the town as the first on in France. Its new and modern and […]

Krista, our favorite Estonian Guide

Krista Suppi our Estonian Guide

Though Estonia is the country best adapted to the new rules and western values that appeared after the collapse of communism, it is still a very good idea to find a local guide to […]

Lobster Fishing in Homborsund

The early morning sunrise is an added attraction for fishermen going to sea.

 

 

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Nature gave us a glorious start of this years lobster season.

Yesterday was the first day of the season and so the traps were […]

Croatia and the Krka Waterfalls

…Or Hrvatska i Slapove Krke

Slapove Krka

Krka is a river in the Dalmatia region of Croatia,it is famous for the numerous waterfalls. The river is 73 km (45 mi) long running from the border between Croatia and Bosnia […]

Aurland to Lærdal – Over the Top

 

From Aurland over the Mountain to Lærdal

Driving from Aurland to Lærdal you can choose to go through the world’s longest road tunnel. (25 km).

OR; you can choose to take the scenic or rather, the spectacular road […]

Monterey, Cannery Row and the Bay Aquarium

Monterey is one of the more beautiful coastal cities of California. It was originally the state capital of California, and has many historic buildings in its downtown. Today it is best known for its beautiful coastline, its world-class aquarium and […]

Kiev/Ukraina – summing up.

The three days in Kiev were very well spent, the City is surely worth a visit. In many ways, of course, thanks to our eminent guide, Oksana. That we accidentally were there during VictoryDay we can only be grateful for.

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Three days in Kiev, Ukraine

 

This spring brought three very pleasant days in Kiev, the capital of the Ukraine, or Ukraina as the ukrainians themselves say. Purely by chance, it turned out that the third day of our visit was on the Ukrainian […]

Kiev Pechersk Lavra

 

Kiev Pechersk Lavra

Kiev Pechersk Lavra or Kyiv Pechersk Lavra, also known as the Kiev Monastery of the Caves, is a historic Orthodox Christian monastery and has also given name to one of the city districts where […]

Azores, a journey through Nature

Moscow with a Guide

There are quite a few difficulties facing anyone who comes to Moscow as a tourist. The major one is, to my experience, the language. Not only is it impossible to understand what they are saying, it is also […]

Das Ostel – Real “Ostalgie” in Berlin

THE ORIGINAL GDR-DESIGN HOTEL IN BERLIN

Take a trip back in time, relive East Berlin of the seventies and eighties.

In a massive apartmentbuilding you find the Ostel, designed to take you back. There is a new trend […]

The Berlin Wall

Walking the Wall

There are very few bits left of the infamous Berlin Wall, but what remains has been turned into a sort of open-air gallery. It is considered to be the world’s largest open air gallery, and […]

Being in Berlin

Berlin is a central part of our recent history.

and the Brandenburger Tor (or square) is Berlin’s iconic center.

The gate is spectacular by night with all the lights. It stands at the end of Berlin’s famous avenue, […]

Kremlin, Changing of the guards

The Changing of the Guards

 

Inside the Kremlin

An event not to be missed when inside the Kremlin is the changing of the guards. It is quite a spectacular event, with horses and guards, guardsmen firing guns in the air and the only […]

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