Tag Archives: Europe

Spot the difference: Photos show how Berlin has changed since 1990

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What a difference 22 years makes… I had the pleasure of living and working in Berlin from 1990-92 and have been back many times since. I was rummaging around in my box of old (printed) photos from those days and took a few of them with me when I was in the German capital a few […]

Hotel Review – Adina Apartment Hotel Berlin Hauptbahnhof, Germany

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[UPDATE: I stayed at the Adina Apartment Hotel Berlin Hauptbahnhof in February 2012, this time in a studio apartment. Once again I had a wonderful experience and my top score of 6/6 remains in place – also for those travelling alone] Having stayed at – and been wowed by – the Adina Apartment Hotel in […]

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 […]

Celebrating New Year’s Eve Scandinavian style

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It’s not only nearly Christmas, it’s also nearly that other time of the year again. The end of the year, to be precise. Time for reflection on the last 365 days and to make resolutions for the next 365. And then there’s New Year’s Eve – and for me the London celebrations at Trafalgar Square are […]

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 […]

The best Christmas markets in Copenhagen

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We’ve now covered Berlin, Paris, Stockholm and New York in this updated series and today we’re heading back to Scandinavia by popping down to the Danish capital, Copenhagen. Here you’ll find a variety of Christmas markets to check out, and don’t forget to sample one of the many Christmas beers produced by the city’s excellent craft brewers. When […]