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Tirana

At first sight, Tirana is not a beautiful city. You need to get in a little closer, look around and sit down. Then you’ll…

Balkan roadtrip

Sole traveller took a road trip through the Balkans which gave an insight into four small countries, all with their own personality: Macedonia, Albania,…

3 stops in Iceland

Dramatic nature, rocky beaches and flatbaka – that’s Iceland. I sit down, dig my hand into the gravel and study what I’m left with….

Kosovo: The forbidden road

It is difficult visiting Kosovo without the war coming to mind. I remember the 1999 images of desperate people standing together in a field,…

Bergen: Gingerbread Town

Should you find yourself in Bergen, Norway by the end of the year, there’s one attraction you should definitely not miss and that is…

From the archive: Taquile

In the middle of Lake Titicaca in Peru lies the quiet and beautiful island of Taquile. An island where time seems to have stood…

Albania’s Accursed Mountains

Blood feuds and strict communism are now history. In front of us lie Albania’s impressive mountains and beautiful valleys. It is all viewed with…

Vatnajökull: Ice cold giant

Through time, glaciers have formed on land on this planet. Today they play an important role as an indicator of global warming. Maybe a…