In search of the brown bear: an expedition on the taiga in Finland

In search of the brown bear: an expedition on the taiga in Finland

In search of the majestic brown bear: an expedition in Finland September 20, 2019 With some 2,000 brown bears freely roaming the country, Finland offers some of the best opportunities in the world to encounter wild brown bears. Still, bears are shy and avoid meetings with people, so encounters are rare. I traveled to Finland’s
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The Punt van Reide in the Netherlands, nature on the border of land and sea

The Punt van Reide in the Netherlands, nature on the border of land and sea

The Punt van Reide in the Netherlands, nature on the border of land and sea August 27, 2019 The Punt van Reide is a peninsula, located at the tip of Groningen in the very north of the Netherlands. It is a narrow cape outside the dike. Once upon a time here was the Reiderland, which
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Visiting the Marker Wadden, the newest part of the Netherlands

Visiting the Marker Wadden, the newest part of the Netherlands

Visiting the Marker Wadden, the newest part of the Netherlands August 3, 2019 I’m on a boat, on my way to an uninhabited island. And I didn’t even leave my own country. The Marker Wadden are the newest part of the Netherlands. Five islands are created with sand, clay and sludge from the Markermeer. A
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Exploring the Dachstein massif in Austria

Exploring the Dachstein massif in Austria

Exploring the Dachstein massif in Austria June 29, 2019 If it’s your dream to hike on a glacier surrounded by impressive mountains in a winter wonder land, you have to visit the Dachstein massif in Austria. A small cable car brings you up to 2100 meters altitude and suddenly you enter a white fairytale world.
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Visiting Vaduz in the Fürstentum Liechtenstein

Visiting Vaduz in the Fürstentum Liechtenstein

Visiting Vaduz in the Fürstentum Liechtenstein June 12, 2019 On the right bank of the Rhine sandwiched between Switzerland and Austria, lies an old principality called the Fürstentum Liechtenstein. It is a dwarf state that measures only 160 square kilometers. Liechtenstein has high mountains and a surprising amount of culture and that makes it a
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Driving the Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse in Austria

Driving the Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse in Austria

Driving the Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse in Austria June 5, 2019 The Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse or the Grossglockner High Alpine Road is a road that you must have driven at least once in your life. It is an adventure, an exciting road, comprised of 36 curves and extremely sharp U-turns. The curves are breathtaking and so are the
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A roadtrip in the Netherlands: hunebed highway

A roadtrip in the Netherlands: hunebed highway

A roadtrip in the Netherlands: hunebed highway April 24, 2019 Hunebeds are impressive neolithic tombs. These prehistorical burial monuments are made of large boulders and they were built between 3400 and 3100 BC with wooden or stone tools and without machines. Hunebeds are located on powerful places in nature and they speak to the imagination.
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Sealwatching on the German island Helgoland

Sealwatching on the German island Helgoland

Sealwatching on the German island Helgoland December 27, 2018 Helgoland is a small rock island in the Atlantic Ocean. It is located approximately fifty kilometers north of the mainland of Germany. After the last Ice Age, around 4000 BC., the sea level rose and Helgoland was formed. It was already inhabited in the Neolithic era
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Stockholm, Sweden, city on the border of land and water

Stockholm, Sweden, city on the border of land and water

Stockholm, Sweden, city on the border of land and water December 26, 2018 I love cities by the sea. Earlier this year I had a very relaxing time in Venice, Italy. And now it was time to explore ‘Venice of the north’, Stockholm. The Swedish capital is a friendly coastal town. One third of Stockholm
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What to see and do in the Reykjanes peninsula in Iceland

What to see and do in the Reykjanes peninsula in Iceland

What to see and do in the Reykjanes peninsula in Iceland November 15, 2018 Reykjanes peninsula is most famous for the Blue Lagoon, Icelands most popular tourist attraction. Most people only hurry by this area on their way tot he airport. But that’s a shame, Reykjanes has so much more to offer then the airport
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