From Lisbon to Cabo da Roca and Moorish Castle in Sintra

In all the land of Portugal, the whole expanse of Europe, Sintra stands out as one of the loveliest, rarest places that Nature’s prodigious hand has created (quota: the poet Afonso Lopes Vieira). Once the royal town of the country, it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site on account of its 19th century Romantic architecture. Sintra has a population of about 30,000 inhabitants and is a major tourist attraction, with many day-trippers visiting from nearby Lisbon. Thanks to our magnificent hosts…

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Hot red beach at night is a Scandinavian delight

Pure and natural elements are all exposed on a beach if you add red sky; Earth, Wind, Fire and Water. It reminds me of an old sailor’s saying: “Red at night sailor’s delight, red in the morning sailors take warning“. That’s what I experienced one evening on our favourite beach at our vacation home in Mariestad – another quality time with my wife – and I tried to capture the magic moment: I’m fascinated by the nature and its recreational…

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Forest Fall Colour photo hunt in Norway

Autumn has arrived with its characteristic blasts of colour over most of Norway. The hills, forests and mountains are ablaze and waiting to welcome hikers, bikers and all who headed off on a photo hunt like DianeCA, my wife and I last weekend. You see thermometers have dipped below the freezing point at night in the Oslo area and the chill is bound to bring forth even more fall colours, as the greenery of summer gives way to the red…

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Mini Cruise on Oslo Fjord in Norway

By ship from the City Hall to the new Opera House, then to Bygdøy Island with Maritime and Viking museum gives an adventures cruise on the Oslo Fjord. A hop on – hop off tour with a double masts motor vessel “Jumfruen” (Eng. Virgin) (build 1917) leaves the harbour at the City Hall every 90 min. from 9:45AM to 15:45PM. That means you can cruise a whole day and at the same time enjoy cultural buildings, museums, beaches on the…

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Scandinavian fall season at Göta Canal in Sweden

Autumn in Scandinavia offers colourful scenery – a proof of the significant four seasons. Photo hunting for the natural golden beauty of fall, I had another quality time with my wife in the local area around in our vacation home in Mariestad, Sweden. I had my Nokia N82 mobile phone at hand of course, and gladly share some of the fall beauty with you. In the spirit of my blog, let’s learn something from this sight seeing too: The Göta…

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