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Visiting Kristiansand in Norway

We were Visiting Kristiansand in Norway because it is one of the popular cruise stops, and also a summer destination for local people. Kristiansand is Norway's 5th largest town and the capital of southern Norway. It is one of the sunniest cities in Norway, FYI. It is...

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Visiting Flåm in Norway

It was a day when everyone woke early on the cruise ship because we were Visiting Flåm in Norway. I am talking 4am early because we were sailing along the Aurlandsfjord, an extension of the Sognefjord, the world’s second longest fjord, and because it is ethereally...

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Weird and Wonderful Things about Japan

Have you ever wondered about some Weird and Wonderful Things about Japan? Like why Japanese people can fall asleep, anywhere, anytime?  Why people slurp noodles? Why KFC is so popular at Xmas time? What is it with vending machines? We regularly go to Japan, yet I...

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Street Food in Copenhagen at Papiroen

If you want to sample some amazing Street Food in Copenhagen, then head to Papiroen, or more correctly Papirøe, which translates to Paper Island. If you want the very traditional smørrebrød, then this is the place to go. Papirøe means Paper Island as these warehouses...

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Is Naples worth visiting? That would be a yes.

Is Naples worth visiting? That would be a yes. Naples is generally the southern Italian city that people transit through on their way to the archaeological ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum, and to the Amalfi Coast, and the picture postcard city of Sorrento. I have to...

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Top 20 FREE things to do in New York City

New York City is one of the most visited cities in the world, and here is a list of the Top 20 FREE things to do in New York City. Just walking around the city is enough to keep you occupied, but there are many free things to see and do in New York City to add to your...

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