You can feel the presence of the “Goddess of Love” all over the island. There is the Petra tou Romiou where Aphrodite is believed to have risen from the foam of the ocean, her sanctuary at Kouklia or her bath in the grotto near the town of Polis on the north coast (but still in […]
[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text] Cyprus – the Island of Aphrodite – has ever since the onset of mass tourism, been a favoured destination for sun thirsty Europeans. Germans, Englishmen, Scandinavians, we’ve all indulged in the nice climate, the calm lifestyle and the history of the island. In recent years however, a new brand of tourists have […]
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 a member state of the European Union. It is located south of Turkey, west of Syria and Lebanon, northwest of Israel, north of Egypt and east of Greece. The earliest known human activity on the island dates to […]
Our trip to Estonia revealed a small but proud nation – making a peaceful transition from Soviet rule to western democracy. In 1989, during the “Singing Revolution“, in a landmark demonstration for more independence, more than two million people formed a human chain stretching through Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, called the Baltic Way. All three […]
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 set fire to a house east of the town square. The church bell was rung […]
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. The Allies had bombed it to rubbles before sending 300 specially trained Rangers to assault its cliffs, […]
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 been landed. Out in the sea you can still see remnants of the pontoons and […]
The Normandy Beaches are a full size open air museum The Normandy beaches stretches from Utah Beach in the west to Sword Beach in the east. Everywhere you’ll find a WWII monument, a museum, a cemetary or some other kind of remains of the D-Day invasion. All designated to the memory of and a tribute […]
The drive took us through Big Sur and Higway One. Along the American Riviera and to Palm Springs. Through the desert to The Grand Canyon and via The Red Hills of Sedona to Phoenix, Arizona. Finally we ended up back in San Francisco, Sausalito and Muir Woods. Here is the story! Leaving San Francisco The […]
On June 8, 1944, the U.S. First Army established the temporary cemetery, the first American cemetery on European soil in World War II. After the war, the present-day cemetery was established a short distance to the east of the original site. Like all American cemeteries in France from both World War I and II, the United States […]
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 well worth a visit. You can visit the museum’s own website here
At the church square in the small village og Ste Marie du Mont there is a spacious vacation rental that shall meet all your expectations. It’s very well equipped and with large rooms and a nice back yard. If you ever need to find a place to stay in this part of Normandy, don’t […]
The beautiful Sagadi manor is called “the most manorial manor” in Estonia. The manor consists of several buildings with white arcades surrounding a large square, a gorgeous 18th century manor house and a lovely pond.
Estonias Rakvere – The Medieval Castle and open air Museum When Krista took us to the Rakvere castle, she gave us an opportunity to visit the past, the mysterious middle Ages. The castle is located half a way between Tallinn and the Russian border. It takes about an hour and a half by car.
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 show you around.
The early morning sunrise is an added attraction for fishermen going to sea. Nature gave us a glorious start of this years lobster season. Yesterday was the first day of the season and so the traps were set and now is the time to go and check on them. More from Homborsund
…Or Hrvatska i Slapove Krke 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 and Herzegovina in the Dinara moutains and into the Adriatic in the town of Sibenik. Vis større kart The best known sites on the river path […]
A Collection of Sunshine Images These are images shot all over the world with nothing in common except the fact that they are all of sunsets and sunrises .
This is a collection of images from various parts of Western Norway, shot during the spring of 2013 The idea is to show some of the stunning landscapes and the impressive nature that this part of the country has to offer. Enjoy! This is a collection of images from various parts of Western Norway, shot […]