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…

The Invisible Exhibition | Budapest 2016

Imagine that all the lights go out… That is the tagline for the Invisible Exhibition – and that is exactly what happened to me and 5 others, when we stepped into complete darkness. The Invisible Exhibition, located in the Millennium Park in Budapest as well as in Warsaw and Prague, is a unique interactive 1-hour tour of everyday settings in an invisible world; a rare…

Destination Gotland

After sailing for three hours from Nynäshamn on the Swedish mainland, I finally arrived on Gotland at 11.20 PM on May 1st, to the beautiful town of Visby, which is the main town on Gotland. The old Hanseatic city center of Visby is surrounded by a 3,4 km. town wall and is one of the best-preserved medieval towns in Scandinavia. It’s also represented on the…

Exploring Longyearbyen at 78 Degrees North

My time in Svalbard has been packed with activities and I actually only had one free day. For this day, I decided to explore the town that I’m staying in – Longyearbyen. Longyearbyen, which was founded by John Munroe Longyear, is the biggest town on Svalbard with about 2000 inhabitants and is also the administrative center of the archipelago. It’s also the worlds northernmost settlement…

Birthday Time in South Iceland

Originally, I had planned to go to North Iceland after spending some time in Egilsstadir, but since my parents had surprised me by booking flights to Iceland’s capital Reykjavik for my birthday, I decided to fly from Egilsstadir to Reykjavik instead. I did really want to see North Iceland, but seeing my parents was definitely more important to me – and I can always come…

The Old Cottage in Saksun: Night at the Museum

Saksun is often called ‘the most beautiful place in Faroe Islands’ – and that is not without reason! Ása and Erling have a quaint little summer house in Saksun, which they allowed me to borrow for a night. I decided to invite Elien, Liam, Ildi and Steve for some cozy times and it was really nice to spend so much time with them! I’ll definitely…