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Tromsø in January

A snippet from my journal: 19 Jan 2017. The local paper claimed that today would bring with it hurricane-like gusts. Based on my experience today, I can’t say I could argue that. As I...

Lausanne's cathedral at midnight

New Year’s Eve in Switzerland

These women. From Germany, USA, and England, who found each other in Australia. Who happened to reunite in Lausanne, Switzerland over New Year’s Eve. I’ve never been a huge fan of those massive, fancy...

Duomo at dawn

Milan in Winter

What is there to say about Milan? Well, there’s this: I thought Milan was a beautiful city, full of little surprises. For instance, while just walking around town, I just happened to stumble upon...

Hiking in autumn

Rondane: Norway’s Oldest National Park

Rondane National Park. Tucked away? Barely. Rondane stretches over 963 km². It is one park in a cluster of many enchanting national parks, each with its own characteristics and pull. I’d never been and wanted to...

Malmö beach

Swinging by Malmö

I swung by Malmö, Sweden, for a couple of days with work, and I could not have been more smitten with the city. Walking out of the train station, I was immediately struck by...

Forest scene

Oslo’s Nordmarka: My Backyard

When was the last time you explored your own backyard? This particular Sunday in August was arguably the last one of the summer, or so they claimed. I therefore eagerly strapped on my hiking...

Expo 2017 sign

World Expo 2017

My trip to Astana, Kazakhstan coincided with Astana’s Expo 2017. And believe me, the city was proud. Signs were eeeeverywhere throughout Astana, the lights making the city glow at night. World Expos are an...