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Only in Norway…some lessons I’ve learned from living up here

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At the time of tapping this out I’d been living here in Trondheim, central Norway for the best part of 14 years. I’ve now been here nearly 20, and decided to revisit this classic post before I write more on this subject. It’s been quite a roller-coaster ride as most of you know, but during […]

6 of the best…day trips from Copenhagen, Denmark

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As we’ve said before, the Danish capital has a wealth of attractions for visitors and it’s unlikely you’ll find yourself looking for more during a long weekend. But if you’re staying longer, have ticked off our list of more unusual sights in Copenhagen, exhausted the Danish craft beer scene (yeah, right!) and explored all the […]

Retro Travel Photo – Before We Grew Up: Fishing boats at Senya Beraku, Ghana, West Africa

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In this new occasional section we share some of the travel photos from our archives – when we paid our dues but rarely our way. Times were tough, hitch-hiking was a favoured mode of transport (even through the Sahara, which was surprisingly easy) and luxury hotels were places we tried to sneak into to have […]

The five stupidest things I’ve done while travelling

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Now this sounds good. You must have been up all night narrowing this list down to five… Hey, not so fast. I may have made my fair share of mistakes in my younger years but I like to think of myself as a pretty savvy Grown-up Traveller these days. Savvy, perhaps. Pretty, no… All of […]

Why Chicago should be the next city you visit in the USA – even if it was also the last

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Before we get into this, Noo Yoikers, I do understand. You find it hard to believe how anyone – and a Limey at that – could rate another city over yours. Don’t get me wrong here; I love the Big Apple as a wealth of articles on this very site will attest. But for my money, the […]

6 of the best…breakfast joints in London

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London is bursting at the seams with places to see and things to do, but you still have to eat, right? If you’ve never had a proper English breakfast, then you don’t know what you’re missing – apart from several hundred calories. In the past the humble transport cafe was the place to go for […]