The Seven Bulls

The Seven bulls are a popular tourist attraction in Kyrgyzstan. The massive stone formation is particularly beautiful in late spring and early summer when the rich greens of the surrounding valley contrast the red stone. The legend of the Seven Bulls tells the story of two Khans who were fighting … Continue readingThe Seven Bulls

Coffee Break

Now that the days are getting shorter, I enjoy a cosy day inside wrapped up in a warm blanket, a book in my hands, and a hot drink right next to me. As much as I love a cup of tea, I enjoy freshly brewed coffee just as much. But … Continue readingCoffee Break

Nostalgia

Normally, this would be the time when you meet friends at a Christmas market after work, drink a cup of hot mulled wine, and indulge in the Christmas lights, cheesy Christmas music, and scents of pine trees, herbs, and Christmas foods. And no Christmas market visit is complete without a … Continue readingNostalgia

The Wounded Shooting Star

When thinking of Barcelonas must-sees, many people think first of its architectural icons such as the Sagrada Familia by Gaudí. A close second is probably the sea and sandy beaches. So it comes at no surprise that the Barceloneta neighbourhood is a popular place among tourists and locals alike as … Continue readingThe Wounded Shooting Star

Risin og Kellingin

The giant and the witch – Risin and Kellingin – form one of the most famous landmarks of the Faroe Islands. You find the two stack at the northern coast of Eysturoy, the second largest of the Faroe Islands, close to the town Eiði. Legend says that two trolls came … Continue readingRisin og Kellingin

CareLess Summer Days

In Kyrgyzstan, horses are an essential part of everyday life. They are a means of transport, a source of milk and meat, hard co-workers on the fields, and good friends, too. Naturally, kids in the countryside learn to ride a horse very early in life. If you have ever seen … Continue readingCareLess Summer Days

Symbolic Sakura

In Japan, sakura – the cherry blossoms – have many symbolic meanings: Cherry blossoms, like spring itself, is a symbol of renewal. In Japanese culture, they stand for beauty, hope and new life. Every year the circle of life starts again and is at its most beautiful in spring when … Continue readingSymbolic Sakura