Photo gallery: Notre Dame de Paris

I may have passed by it thousands of times in Paris, my home town. Still: every time I walk by, I have to stop to admire its stunning architecture, detailed sculptures, scary gargoyles, and beautiful glow in the evening sun. In more than 850 years, it has seen Keep reading

Angkor off the beaten path & on the single track!

The majestic temples of Angkor are victim of their own success: with 4 million visitors a year mostly during the dry season focusing mainly on three temples, the atmosphere can be lost. Still, it is possible to experience the Angkor temple complex off the beaten path for a fantastic and authentic discovery, unravelling the splendour of the great Khmer civilisation.

I skilfully steer my mountain bike along a few pointy rocks on a narrow single track through the jungle of Cambodia. In front of me appears a desolated ruin, half swallowed by tree roots of strangler fig trees. Birds sing, butterflies flutter around reflecting the strong sun rays peeping through the dense vegetation on their brightly-coloured wings, and a cat yawns while stretching its front paws on the step of the almost-millennium old Khmer temple of Preah Khan in the temple complex of Angkor.

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Top 3 running routes of Paris by a local!

Discovering Paris running is a fantastic way to enjoy some of the major landmarks and take the pace of the city. It is better though to have a few routes in mind before venturing out as the traffic can be hectic and its nice cobble stone streets that are great to discover on foot can be a runner’s ankle nightmare. These top running routes tend to avoid these hazards and will also take you to some of the nicest parks of Paris. Keep reading

Photo of the day: Monk visiting Angkor, Cambodia

This young Buddhist monk is taking in the view from the top of Baphuon’s Temple on the Terrace of the Elephants where the Khmer king used to watch performances from.

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Photo of the day: the glorious ruins of Ayutthaya, Thailand

Founded in 1350, Ayutthaya used to be the capital of Siam for more than 400 years. Strategically located at Keep reading

The Mont Saint Michel: A visual tour

The Mont Saint Michel (Saint Michael’s Mount) is a marvel of medieval architecture set in one of the most beautiful bays of the world in Normandy, and part of the top 3 most visited sites in France. Keep reading

The High Coast Trail, Sweden: A visual tour

The High Coast trail (or Höga Kusten leden) is a beautiful 128-kilometre multi-day hiking trail from stuga to stuga, along the eastern coast of Sweden, about 6 hours north of Stockholm by car. The High Coast trail leads  Keep reading

Photo of the day: Discover Skuleskogen, Sweden

Trekking along the Swedish High Coast of the Baltic Sea and through its isolated Skuleskogen National Park, the landscape takes Keep reading

Photo of the day: The High Coast of Sweden

The High Coast trail goes through many different landscapes, dense forests inhabited by moose and beautiful birds, or higher plateaus, offering some fantastic views to brave hikers.

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Photo of the day: Perspective on the Mont Saint Michel, France

The UNESCO World Heritage site “Le Mont Saint Michel” in Normandy, France, is visited by over 3 milion visitors a year.  Keep reading