Being a huge fan of animal documentaries, preferably those filmed in wild Africa, I’ve long dreamt of experiencing a real safari. This past spring, it was finally time to realize that dream.
After a short stop in Johannesburg, South Africa, a change of planes in Maun, Botswana, we touched down on a airstrip right in the middle of the Okavango Delta. [click to continue…]
On the small square Plaza Mercadal, where several small, winding lanes converge in the charming neighborhood known as ”Casco Antiquo” has just seen a new neighbor move in.
The hotel Palma Suites has just opened its doors in a stately property thoughtfully designed and carefully renovated under architect and co-owner Peter Ödlund’s supervision.
The hotel offers 35 ultra modern apartments furnished with everything a guest needs for a comfortable self-catering stay in Palma de Mallorca. [click to continue…]
So you’re looking for a replenishing, well-deserved family vacation filled with sun, swim and a ton of fun?
Well, the next time you’re in South Africa, head on over to one of the four hotels at the Sun City Resort where over a hundred family-friendly activities await you.
Sun City is just a two and half hour drive from Johannesburg via a well-kept highway through mostly dry bush fields framed by beautiful mountains.
The resort itself lies nested in the expansive wildlife reserve Pilanesberg National Park. [click to continue…]
Chamonix-Mont-Blanc (as is its full-name), is a collection of 15 or so villages on the edge of the mountain Mont Blanc – often referred to as the “roof of Europe”.
This is the world’s third most visited nature area, and it continues to lure millions of skiers, mountaineers and nature-lovers every year.
The near-mythical town of Chamonix, in the shadow of Mont Blanc, has attracted alpinists and skiers alike, for more than a century. [click to continue…]
Stockholm is unarguably one of Europe’s most beautiful cities – and an inspiring destination all year round. And the best way to experience Stockholm´s centuries-old beauty and stunning sights, is by walking.
Stockholm consists of 14 islands separated 57 bridges and strolling along the many waterfronts offers you spectacular views – in every direction. [click to continue…]
A wonderful tradition when in Copenhagen is visiting Tivoli Gardens. Especially during December, when their magnificent Christmas atmosphere is on full display.
The whole amusement park is transformed into a Nordic fairytale land with hundreds of Christmas trees and thousands of glittering lights. There is a traditional Christmas market with more than 50 cottages selling beautiful gifts, decorations, hot drinks to keep you warm, as well as sweets and food. Don’t miss trying ”Glögg” – a Scandinavian traditional winter beverage made from mulled wine mixed with liquor, nuts and spices. The Danes enjoy it with hot apple dumplings. [click to continue…]
From art to architecture, the streets of Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter are overflowing with a rich cultural history, just waiting to be discovered. A neighborhood of charming squares, gurgling fountains and vintage shops connected by maze-like alleyways awaits you just near the famous Las Ramblas.
During the centuries this area changed over and over telling the rise and fall of the ruling empires until more than 500 years ago the Gothic Quarter’s face was shaped to what you can see today.
Here are some “must-see” gems to explore when you visit the Gothic Quarters.
It will take you through the core of medieval Barcelona, down narrow lanes, across tiny plazas, and past some of the city’s oldest and most imposing palaces and religious centers.
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It’s perhaps a worn cliché, but this age-old, sprawling city and cultural melting pot really has something to offer everybody. In fact, after just a few days here, Istanbul became my new favourite destination. Here’s why.
Istanbul is huge. By some accounts, the city is home to over 17 million people. Which by far makes it Europe’s most populated city.
That said, Istanbul still doesn’t feel overly crowded. In part thanks to its anatomy consisting of several dozen, loosely interconnected, village-like neighborhoods. [click to continue…]