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.
Without a basic knowledge of the Cyrillic alphabet, a visit to Kiev (Kyjiv) or the Ukraine can be quite a challenge. There is a definite need for a guide ! A quick Google-search will produce a number of personal guides in and around Kiev. Choosing one at random or by intuition led me to book […]
A magical park with amazing buildings, sculptures, and tile work designed by Gaudí. Here you also find Gaudí’s old home, now made into a small museum, open to the public.
Barcelona is famous for , among many other things, the architecture and art of Antonio Gaudi. Gaudí’s work is one of the most unique and distinctive architectural styles in the world. His work is visible all around the city.
Barcelona Duo de Guitarra Let it be said at once; a more intense and vivid experience of Catalonia and Spain is not to be found anywhere! This intimate concerto took place in an old church inside the monastery Santa Anna in Barcelona. In the modest church room there was room for just a […]
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 nothing at all to us. […]
These images were shot from the city beach in January. It can be difficult to imagine that in 5 months this will be a place for swimming and sunbathing
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 a large coastal plain, ideal […]
—-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 Kremlin, which of course is […]
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 we had an apartment waiting […]
The visit to the Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps is of course an eerie experience.
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 a proper camera next time) […]
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, Kuah, where the high-rises and […]
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 former german chancellor Helmut Kohl;”A […]
Krakow is the former capital of Poland. It’s a city rich on monuments and history. It’s populated by friendly people and its main square is one of the largest town squares in all of Europe. All the essential info you need on the city, you can find http://www.krakow.pl/en/ HERE. We aim to give you […]