Author: Sunny Jansen

Immerse yourself in Viking times in Jutland Denmark

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Immerse yourself in Viking times in Jutland Denmark May 24, 2018 In Denmark I love to search for traces of the past. The country has more than 28,000 protected (pre-) historical monuments, such as burial mounds, celtic fields, dolmens and rune stones. Most of them are special places to visit....

The islands Fur and Mors in the Danish Limfjord

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The islands Fur and Mors in the Danish Limfjord May 22, 2018 The Limfjord in Denmark is a great place to visit with beautiful beaches and impressive cliffs and fjords. My favorite places in the Limfjord are two islands. On the island of Mors you don’t really get the island...

North Jutland in Denmark, land eaten by sand

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North Jutland in Denmark, land eaten by sand May 20, 2018 The north of Jutland in Denmark is land eaten by sand and sea. Water and waves, wind and drifting sands are threatening land, but at the same time the elements are creating mindblowing landscapes as well. In Jutland you...

Traveling and journaling

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Traveling and journaling May 10, 2018 Earlier this year I traveled to the Dutch Waddenisland Terschelling with my niece and nephew, 10 and 13 years old. When I had their age, I also visited Terschelling and in preparation for our holiday I showed them the photobook and the journal I...

Blue Mind and Plastic Soup

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Blue Mind and Plastic Soup May 4, 2018 For whatever we lose, it’s always ourselves we find in the sea. The sound of the surf on the shore makes my heart smile, whatever is going on in my life. The sea feels like home, whether I am scuba diving or...

The Place to Be: travel inspiration

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The Place to Be: travel inspiration April 27, 2018 Recently Lonely Planet published the book The Place to Be, featuring 240 travel destinations around the world. The book categorizes the destinations according to emotions. With 20 places and experiences for each emotion and state of mind, The Place to Be...

Island time: the Dutch Waddenisland Vlieland

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Island time: the Dutch Waddenisland Vlieland April 13, 2018 The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul For me Wyland’s sentences are a perfect capture of my time at the beach. I was so fortunate to spend this weekend at the Dutch Waddenisland...

Listening to the voice of the desert

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Listening to the voice of the desert March 30, 2018 I love deserts almost as much as I love oceans. That is one of the reasons I keep traveling to Egypt. The unique mix of faraonic culture, the magical Red Sea and vaste deserts keeps calling me. There is so...

Exploring Kharga Oasis in Egypt’s Western Desert

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Exploring Kharga Oasis in Egypt’s Western Desert March 22, 2018 Kharga is the most southern oasis and it’s technically not situated in the Western Desert, but in the Libyan Desert. Kharga is often reffered to as the ‘Great Oasis’ and it offers quite some places to visit. Many archaeological sites...

Exploring Dakhla Oasis in Egypt’s Western Desert

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Exploring Dakhla Oasis in Egypt’s Western Desert March 16, 2018 The main road to Dakhla oasis is called Darb el-Ghubari, the Dust Track, and it’s an appropriate name for this desert track through impressive dune fields. In ancient times Dakhla was known as el-Wah, the ‘Inner Oasis’, an area bounded...

Winter magic at the Dutch island Terschelling

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Winter magic at the Dutch island Terschelling March 4, 2018 Terschelling is the third Dutch Wadden Island. North of the island lies the North Sea, on the south side is the Wadden Sea. With 40 kilometers of beach and 70 kilometers of cycle paths, I planned to explore the island...

Exploring Farafra Oasis in Egypt’s Western Desert

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Exploring Farafra Oasis in Egypt’s Western Desert March 1, 2018 Farafra Oasis is situated deep in the desert which gives it a special, peaceful vibe. In and around Farafra Oasis you will find some of my favorite places: the magical spring Ain Hadra, the hidden Cave Djara, rough and wild...

Exploring Bahariya Oasis in Egypt’s Western Desert

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Exploring Bahariya Oasis in Egypt’s Western Desert February 23, 2018 The Bahariya Oasis lies aproximately 370 kilometers from Egypt’s capital Cairo. The desert road to Bahariya begins at the Giza Pyramids and offers you a great view on the pyramids. The name Bahariya might come from the word ‘bahr’, which...

Exploring the el-Fayoum Oasis in Lower Egypt

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Exploring the el-Fayoum Oasis in lower Egypt Febrauary 16, 2018 The Fayoum Oasis is Egypt’s largest oasis. El-Fayoum is situated about a hunderd kilometers southwest of Cairo. This agricultural area has been called the ‘garden of Egypt’ for centuries. Although el-Fayoum has several archaeological sites, it’s best known for the...

Pyramids and temples: Egypt for first-timers

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Pyramids and temples: Egypt for first-timers February 8, 2018 Egypt has everything to be the ideal travel destination: an unrivaled amount of ancient monuments, vast infinite deserts and colorful coral reefs. There is so much to see and do, that there is the serious danger of getting overwhelmed. If you...

Hiking in the Spanderswoud in the Netherlands

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Hiking in the Spanderswoud in the Netherlands February 2, 2018 The Spanderswoud is a forest area of approximately 213 hectares west of the road between Bussum and Hilversum in the center of the Netherlands. It’s an oasis of rest and peace in the busy heart of Holland. The forest has...

First World War Battlefield Tour in Flanders, Belgium

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First World War Battlefield Tour in Flanders, Belgium January 26, 2018 During the First World War (1914-1918) the Belgian region of Flanders formed the front area of one of the most devastating conflicts in history. While the Great War raged through out Europe, a war that racked up nearly 38 million...

Exploring silence area Lage Vuursche Forest

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Exploring silence area Lage Vuursche Forest January 19, 2018 I wrote about Lage Vuursche forest before in my blog ‘My five favorite hiking areas in the Netherlands’. As I wrote then: Lage Vuursche is my secret forest. It’s located in one of the most busy spots of the Netherlands and...