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London and the United Kingdom

24.11.2011, travelfood

London was one of my first foreign travel destinations and I had made a long list in advance of everything I wanted to see and experience in the city. The week was filled with events and thanks to the effective tube I did not have to waste a lot of time for transportation to the …

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Northern Spain and Barcelona

23.11.2011, travelfood

Spain is a vast country, with counties that differ from each other a great deal. Therefore it feels a bit odd to write about northern Spain in one article. Since the differences are so big, it is understandable that there are many groupings that would like to see for example the Basque country and Catalonia …

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Slovenia

22.11.2011, travelfood

Slovenia is a wonderful little country, with a little of everything. There are high mountains, interesting sights, Mediterranean beaches, ski resorts, beautiful buildings, functional infrastructure and good food to be found. After the independence and the break-down of Yugoslavia, peace remained in the country and its wealth flourished. Slovenia was spared from unrest because there …

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Miami and Key West

21.11.2011, travelfood

Florida is usually connected with sun and beaches, but this snout of the American mainland is much more than that. The art deco architecture of Miami is a sign of a flourishing time, which is either in the past or in the present. In Miami they have succeeded in combining old with new in a …

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Hong Kong and Macao

18.11.2011, travelfood

After my first trip to Hong Kong I have visited the city several times as a transit for other countries, and since there is a quick connection to the city center, there is always time for some fun. Last time we stayed on Lantau Island, where the airport is, and took the cable car to …

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Egypt

17.11.2011, travelfood

First I have to admit that I have not visited Cairo nor have I seen the pyramids closer than from the airplane window. We went to Hurghada on the west bank of the Red sea in January when Egypt is warm for Scandinavians but cold for the locals. Hurghada has grown from a small fishing …

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Vietnam (in English)

15.11.2011, travelfood

We travelled to Vietnam in December, when the south is dry and warm unlike the wet monsoon rains during the summer months. The northern and central parts of Vietnam were not visited this time, but we did some day trips in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) and in the Mekong delta. The most important tourist …

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Paris and northern France

14.11.2011, travelfood

My first visit to Paris was a disappointment. With great enthusiasm I tried to cope with my modest school French, but still the locals looked at me with despise when trying to talk to them. Trying with bad French, they answered in English and if trying to speak in English to them, they would not …

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Berlin and eastern Germany

11.11.2011, travelfood

Berlin is surely one of Europe’s most dynamic capitals. Everything works fluently and the city is clean, sympathetic and tolerant. When I rented a car in Berlin, I was able to drive through the city without having to stop for traffic lights turning to red, because the city traffic is designed to flow fluently for …

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Rome, Naples and the Italian Riviera

10.11.2011, travelfood

For many travelers to Italy, Rome is the first destination and the eternal city offers traffic chaos, ruins and Catholic churches. Rome is surely perfect for many, but for me the most interesting Italy are the small towns. From Rome it is easy to do a daytrip for example to beautiful Orvieto, which offers magnificent …

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Portugal

07.11.2011, travelfood

Lisbon is a beautiful city, which in many ways resembles of San Francisco. In both cities there are steep hills, trams and similar-looking bridges. From the architecture in Lisbon you can see references to a great past and all the house fronts and tiles radiate of great handicraft tradition. In the nearby town of Sintra …

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Morocco

06.11.2011, travelfood

When the ship arrived from Spanish port Algeciras to Tanger on Morocco’s north coast, I had planned to continue my Interrail train trip to the old cultural cities of Fez and Meknes or to the more famous Marrakesh and Casablanca. My visit to Morocco ended in Tanger, though. It might not be fair to make …

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San Francisco and California

04.11.2011, travelfood

There is something special about San Francisco. Steep hills, the squeaks from the ever-braking cable cars, the fog rolling from Golden Gate bridge over the city, the cultural diversity – something that make you feel you are not in the United States, although you are touching the innermost of USA. Moving from block to block, …

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Nepal (in English)

02.11.2011, travelfood

Flying from Delhi to Kathmandu, the plane rises the whole time during the last half an hour although the Himalayan slopes, valleys and terraces seems to be as far away under the plane all the time. Kathmandu is situated high up in the mountains although it actually is in a valley. In that valley pollution, …

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