Semuc Champey – Secluded Paradise

Guatemala looks like a small country on a map and  I am still under that illusion, but when I decided to visit Semuc Champey on a day trip from Cobán in the Alta Verapaz region, I realised that the size of a country shouldn’t be measured in, but in road and vehicle conditions. And then google maps tells me that… Read more →

Picture Køge

It’s difficult being in the shadow of someone bigger and louder, cause it’s easy to be forgotten when you keep your distance, a little in the background, quiet and peaceful. But sometimes less is more and smaller is better. 39 kilometers south-west of the Danish capital lies the picturesque city of Køge. Well connected to Copenhagen with two rail lines,… Read more →

7 Reasons to fall in love with Brugge

In 1892 George Rodenbach wrote a short novel about a city that was rapidly wasting away after its flourishing Golden Era. Bruges La Morte or Bruges the dead, was such a correct reflection of the city’s decline that it was even adopted into an opera, ‘Die tote Stadt’ – The Dead City. Bruges had been one of Europes’ most important… Read more →

Hike Picturesque Cinque Terre in Italy

Few places in the world can compare to the appeal of small village romanticism as Cinque Terre. In Italian the ‘Five Lands’ are actually five ancient, small fishing villages situated on the rugged coast of the Liguria Region north in Italy. Hauling themselves along the mountainous  Mediterranean seaside, the Cinque Terre is a spectacular place for enjoying a walk in… Read more →

Hike Pulpit Rock in Norway

I could tell you thousands of reasons why you should visit Norway and I’m beginning right here at the foot of Pulpit Rock in the western county of Rogaland. The name, known in norwegian as ‘Preikestolen’ is derived from the shape of the rock itself. 604 meters above the spectacular Lysefjorden hangs a 25 by 25 meter square cliff plunging… Read more →