|Yes, you have to hike up to Tiger's Nest in Bhutan. I can not guarantee that the dog still lives there, though.|
Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
|That's pretty much it. Creative Commons Licenced by Binter.|
Two countries don't have official capital cities, while 13 countries have more than one. The biggest capitals are among the usual suspects, but which ones are the world's smalles capital cities? I'll bet you a beer you haven't been to the smallest one*.
|Tay-young Pak, Øystein Djupvik and I visited 22 US states in 24 hours.|
Perhaps we ought to visit a different country next time.
Make America great again, the new president of the US has shouted all over the place before and after being elected. Not remembering, caring or perhaps even knowing that America consists of two continents, totalling 35 countries. The USA is only one of those. But the US of A is also the second most visited country in the world, with almost 70 million tourists a year. What if we stop visiting?
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
|Why I was never admitted to art school. #altrape|
I am often asked similar questions. As a prolific traveller, I am lucky enough to receive quite a lot of messages from fellow travellers and wannabe travellers from around the world. Most people ask for travel tips, but as of lately I have received a lot of questions dealing with safety.
Sunday, January 22, 2017
|This island nation has no official capital.|
South Africa is the only country in the world that has three capital cities, while 12 countries have two. But two countries have no official capital city. Can you guess which ones?
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
|Samoa can be visited visa free by everyone. Well, unless you are from American Samoa, that is.|
Monday, January 16, 2017
|The world's biggest riverless country.|
I bet you will never guess how many countries lack rivers. The biggest of them is even the 12th biggest country in the world. And it is far from being alone. Perhaps not surprisingly given that Tuvalu's highest point is only 5 meters above sealevel. That is still more than twice as high as the highest "peak" of the Maldives.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
|A village in the Mergui Arcehpelago.|
Tuesday, December 06, 2016
|Snow ball fights cannot really compete. Tomatoes are the new weapons of choice.|
Thursday, November 24, 2016
|The National Monument in Central Jakarta.|
It is a huge city, with a reputation to match. Traffic hell in a dirty concrete wastelands with shabby neighbourhoods in between cannot be anyone's idea of fun. Well, if that was all there was to the metropolis. There is much more.