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    Stopover in Reykjavik

    by  • April 3, 2016 • - Europe / Scandinavia, Travel + Places • 0 Comments

    reykjavik port

    Some photos from my half-day stopover in Reykjavik after the ’round Iceland tour. Reykjavik harbor   Harpa concert hall   Laugavegur shopping street   Delicious hot dog at Baejarins Beztu Pylsur, near the Reykjavík Harbor. Claimed to be one of the best European food stalls by The Guardian. Just go for the one with everything (lamb-based...

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    Winter in Iceland

    by  • April 2, 2016 • - Europe / Scandinavia, Travel + Places • 0 Comments

    iceland flying birds2 - Kirkjugólf

    Kirkjugólf   For a someone who normally prefers the city, coming to Iceland is a rare occurrence, if not an exception. I didn’t know what I was missing. sunset in Ásborgir, South Iceland   Goðafoss, North Iceland   Akureyri, capital of North Iceland   Djúpivogur fishing village – East Iceland   Fáskruðsfjörður, East Iceland –...

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    36 hours in Copenhagen

    by  • January 25, 2016 • - Europe / Scandinavia, Travel + Places • 0 Comments

    Copenhagen - trees

    Quick stopover in Lego land. Love, love, love the functional minimalism that’s typically Danish. Everything’s so well thought out and beautifully designed. Copenhagen Kongens Nytorv station   Nyhavn   Public transport in Copenhagen runs 24-7. The city is clean and safe with lots of open and green spaces. Education and healthcare is free. With...

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    48 hours in Dublin

    by  • February 1, 2014 • - Europe / Scandinavia, Travel + Places • 0 Comments

    Arthur and his daily pint

    This trip was inspired by Anthony Bourdain’s layover series. It’s not the best way to see a new place, but if you’re short of time, it’s better than not getting there at all. The Irish are a naturally friendly lot. Everyone I met had a ready smile. There’s generally a good vibe around here. The...

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    To market, to market

    by  • April 14, 2013 • - Europe / Scandinavia, Travel + Places • 0 Comments

    broadway market03

    It’s always market day in London. Any day of the week, there’s bound to be one, somewhere in London. I’m sure this is where I’ll be spending most of my time if I were living here. On a quick stopover in London, I visited the market. It was fun pottering around, checking out the fresh...

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    Eel, Englishman and Pie & Mash

    by  • February 3, 2013 • - Europe / Scandinavia, Travel + Places • 2 Comments

    robert cooke serving pie & mash

    I am smitten with this traditional eel, pie and mash shop in Broadway Market, Hackney, East London. With its cheery pastel yellow wall tiles and quaint furniture, F. Cooke has been here since 1900s. Antique eel sign. Traditional menu.   Robert Cooke, the charming owner. Handmade beef pies, served with mashed potatoes and parsley-based gravy (known...

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    Zurich

    by  • September 1, 2012 • - Europe / Scandinavia, Travel + Places • 0 Comments

    zurich

    My work brings me to Zurich occasionally. While it may not be the most exciting of cities, Zurich is attractive in its own subtle way.  I’ve grown pretty fond of this clean and efficient city, to say the least.   There are a few places I tend to visit each time I’m here. Top...

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