The small town of Kirkwall is big on history

Arriving in the town of Kirkwall was an experience. It’s all so familial that even the car rental picks you…

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Orkney – Churchill Barriers and the Southeast

One of the main reasons my friend wanted to visit Orkney was Scapa Flow and Günther Prien. If you don’t…

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Orkney – Skara Brae and other Neolithic sites

If you know anything about Orkney you might have heard about Skara Brae. But it’s just one of many Neolithic…

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A long weekend on Orkney – a Scottish adventure

Obh obh (that’s ‘oh dear’ in Gaelic), how I have missed Scotland in 2020. Due to the pandemic we couldn’t…

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What I learned in Venice

Looking back now, I can’t stress enough how grateful I am that I managed to visit Venice in September. Sometimes…

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The doors of Venice

The doors of Venice look sturdy, wooden, and dark. Some of them had a safety board in front to hold…

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Discovering Cannaregio

It was my last day in Venice and on this Sunday I decided to move beyond the masses and discover…

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What else to see in Venice

My long weekend in Venice started with a lot of sightseeing on my arrival day. First the Basilica San Marco,…

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A visit to the Doge’s Palace

Right after coming out of Saint Mark’s Basilica I lined up to get into the Doge’s Palace. Here the line…

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Saint Mark’s Basilica in Venice

Arriving in Venice in the early morning leaves the full day to explore the city. Since it was a Friday …

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