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Ethiopia (in English)

03.01.2018, travelfood

My actual destination was Lalibela in northern Ethiopia, well known for its medieval churches carved in the soft rock by local priests. The eroded scenery in the region reminds you of Grand Canyon and it will be a popular tourist destination in the future as soon as an Indiana Jones-styled movie is filmed there and …

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Madeira (in English)

15.03.2017, travelfood

Madeira is a flourishing Portuguese island, where flowers indeed blossom on both the ground, in bushes and in trees. The highlight of your Madeira trip is probably a long levada walk (levadas are water channels along the hillsides and they work also as trekking paths) with views towards gorges, terrace cultivation, gardens and forests resembling …

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Buenos Aires (in English)

16.02.2017, travelfood

Argentina is of course much more than just its capital, but this time we visited just Buenos Aires during humid and hot January. The buildings of the city center resemble of Paris, and also the atmosphere is bohemian and even pompous. This is visible also in the Recoleta graveyard with all its grand monuments. Even …

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Chile (in English)

17.01.2017, travelfood

Chile is an interesting winter destination for us from the north. The middle parts of Chile and its capital Santiago offer 30 degrees Celsius in January with a dry sunshine, making it more bearable than for example the humid hot Southeast Asia. The port town of Valparaiso offers beautiful scenery with colorful architecture, culture and …

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Switzerland

16.12.2016, travelfood

If Switzerland would not be so ridiculously expensive, the country would probably be one of the best in the world. Maybe the price level is what prevents the whole world from moving to the beautiful alpine country. Timetables work and the air is clean, the scenery is so beautiful that you could just stare at …

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Singapore (in English)

04.11.2016, travelfood

This tiny citystate is something quite unique. It is situated almost at the equator with all its humidity and heat, but the country is still clean and the infrastructure works well. Although there is little space in the state, there are still green parks and even forests to be found there. People live in suburbs …

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Northern Italy

23.09.2016, travelfood

In northern Italy there are numerous famous small towns to be discovered by tourists and they all look a little different with their own old, beautiful city center. For example Ravenna, Ferrara, Padua, Verona, Cremona, Parma, Mantua, Genua and Turin are all well-known but still out-played by the biggies. The biggest city is Milan, but …

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Peru (in English)

15.08.2016, travelfood

Not until after my trip to Peru I have understood how fortunate I am to having reached the destination Macchu Picchu. Many travel all the way to Peru, but their visit to the inka fortress is delayed or cancelled for different reasons. The flight to high-altitude Cuzco might be cancelled due to bad weather, the …

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Estonia

08.07.2016, travelfood

The old city of Tallinn is one of the most beautiful there is. And what a great luck for us Finns that you can get there so easily by boat or hydrofoil! The old city is like a glossy picture of the middle ages and the view from Toombea hill are breathtaking. But as soon …

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Iceland

12.06.2016, travelfood

We travelled to Iceland in June 2013 when lupins blossomed between moss-covered lava stones. Besides lupins we saw few other flowers, bushes or trees in the harsh landscape. We went to the Gullfoss waterfalls, we saw erupting geysirs and swam in the outdoor Blue Lagoon baths. During winter, temperature seldom falls below zero degrees Celsius …

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Canada

16.05.2016, travelfood

Finns tend to like Canada. The Canadians are a step closer to Europe than USA and the climate and scenery resembles of Finland. If Americans love everything and everyone, the Canadians simply like the same things and this feels closer to our culture. For example big city Montreal has something that all European cities have, …

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Shanghai (in English)

04.04.2016, travelfood

Ten years after my visit to Beijing it was time to explore Shanghai and its surroundings. Travelling on your own in China is a great challenge and requires loads of pre-planning and bureaucratic arrangements. But it is also great fun to in a way already be on the road before you are actually there. Through …

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Israel (in English)

15.02.2016, travelfood

It was easy to arrive in Israel, but the departure was difficult. The domestic flight from Tel Aviv to Eilat caused a 3-hour interrogation, the domestic flight from Eilat to Tel Aviv caused another 3-hour interrogation and arriving in Tel Aviv the transfer to the international flight caused another 3-hour interrogation. Every time it all …

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Myanmar (Burma) (in English)

04.01.2016, travelfood

Already from the airplane’s window you can see the vast delta of the Irrawaddy river, where the capitol Yangon (formerly known as Rangoon) of Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) is situated. Small agricultural squares form a quilt of human presence. Before my flight my entering into the country by a transit visa was held with …

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