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We nearly missed our train over these crispy pancakes. If we had, it would almost have been worth it. They are a Hanoi specialty and they are very very tasty. But as it turned out, we ate our pancake dinner … Continue reading

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Dinner train

We’re back Zambia again, where we’ve checked in again at the homey ZigZag lodge on the edge of Livingstone. Right across the street from the lodge compound we can see these beautifully restored passenger train cars. This is the Royal Livingstone Express … Continue reading

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What beverage did Andreas and I learn to appreciate while we were on holiday? I’ll give you a hint. We were in Portugal. In a city called Porto. Yes, you got it. Within the EU, only fortified wine from this … Continue reading

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Planes, trains, and automobiles

Stornoway, Lewis, Scotland to Alhambra, California, USA in one go. Not the most exciting post, but taking pictures gave me something to do for 50 hours. Sunday, 7 am. Stornaway. 7:10 am. Nice taxi driver offers us a lift to … Continue reading

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Calais again

The automated ticket machine offered interesting choices for our overnight train journey to France. While I would describe us as adventurous, we do have our limits. Alekka and I opted for the regular couchette for 6 women in expectation of a quiet night. It … Continue reading

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Flåm railway and Flåm

This morning we backtracked a little and took a train back along the same route we traveled last night, then at Myrdal transferred to the privately run Flåmsbana railway. The route from Myrdal to Flåm, a small village at the … Continue reading

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Norway on $450 a day

When we told friends in Addis that we were going to Norway, just about every one of them said the same thing: “Wow, nice!  But you know, it’s really expensive.” It’s hard to understand just what that means until you … Continue reading

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One does not simply walk into Mostar

Andreas and I took the train to Mostar yesterday. We’d stopped there once before on our way to the coast for spring break, but it was rainy that day and the city hadn’t quite come to life yet for the tourist season. We … Continue reading

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