Tokkekøb Hegn: 12 km Hike through a Neolithic Culture Landscape

Tokkekøb Hegn is a 631 hectare nature pearl in North Zealand with varied landscapes of forest, hills, marshes and lakes, dotted with remnants of prehistoric times. The area is home to many dolmens, long barrows and passage graves from the Neolithic, including the well-preserved Dæmpegårdsdyssen from 3,400 BC. Autumn is officially here, although it feels like summer never was. Even Indian summer hasn’t greeted us…

A Cycling Trip Through the Southeast of Bornholm

Weekend time is sightseeing time! I’ve spent three weeks on Bornholm, but only had two free days to fully explore some of the gems of the island. Although I’ve also made the most of my weekday afternoons, discovering areas close to Åkirkeby, I felt like I really had to make the most of those two weekend days! So, on the Saturday I decided to bike…

An Evening of Festivities in Khujand

Our last destination on our travels through Tajikistan was Khujand, an ancient Silk Road city, which dates back about 2,500 years. Just like Osh in Kyrgyzstan, Khujand is one of the most important cities in the culturally diverse Ferghana Valley. It’s also the second largest city in Tajikistan and, in my opinion, the most interesting one. We had a full day of travelling from Dushanbe…

After the A-bombs: Discovering Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Beautifully set between mountains and vast forests, Hiroshima is a bustling and modern city. While walking the streets of the city, one could easily forget about the devastating event that once left the city in ruins. Hiroshima was the first city in the world to be hit by an atomic bomb, dropped by the United States Army Air Forces at 8.15 AM on August 6th…

Photo Diary: A Day in Trakai

On our second day in Lithuania, my mum and I chose to get out of the capital for a bit and head out in the country. We had seen pictures of the famous island castle of Trakai and figured that it would be the perfect place to experience another side of Lithuania. We set off early in the morning and spent the day walking along…

Let’s Try Again – Visegrád vol. 2!

A week after my very unsuccessful attempt at getting to Visegrád, I decided to try again – this time with a friend by my side. We finally made it there and had a great day with gorgeous weather, hiking in the mountains and studying old buildings. A few days earlier, I had found out that my friend Christopher, who I know from high school, lives…

A Joyful Revisit to Bratislava

Back in the Summer of 2013, my family and I drove down through Europe to Croatia, stopping in several cities on the way. One of those cities immediately stole my heart and gave me my first moment of “I HAVE to come back!!”. That city was Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. When I was finally back in that area earlier in January this year, I…

Kazimierz: In the Footsteps of the Jews of Europe

Of all the cities in Poland that I visited during my one-week travels, Kraków was the one I spent the most time in. My main reason for going and staying for three nights was to experience the notorious atmosphere of the old town that – unlike in many other Polish cities – wasn’t destroyed during the Second World War and still stands as it was…